Print4All in Milan from 29 May to 1 June 2018

Single platform for Innovation across print segments


The ambitious Print4All project showcasing the innovations across the entire commercial and industrial printing, package printing, converting and labelling spectrum will be held in Milan between 29 and 1 June 2018 in alliance with sector companies. A total of 300 exhibitors will come together in unison to represent leading international brands. The Print4All umbrella platform will offer a unique opportunity to people in the printing industry to partake in business networking, present latest novelties, and to discuss authentic training in industry as well as other professional developments.

One of the highlight events, ‘Printing and Communication’, will bring together international brands to exhibit pioneering printing and communication products including increasingly sophisticated digital, offset and rotogravure printing machines meeting a wide range of customer demands. The event will display revolutionary ideas and solutions to ensure recognisability, identity and product interactivity in all aspects of packaging and printing including books, catalogues, direct mail, packaging, and labels. It will talk about post-printing treatments (finishing), extreme customisation with the use of high-performance and high quality inks along with traditional media in order to attain captivating results in both augmented paper and reality.

‘Converting, Package Printing and Labelling’ will showcase the latest rotogravure, flexo and hybrid technologies for package printing and labelling by leading international brands. The focus of the event will be on laminating, varnishing, embossing, relief and screen-printing effects. The special effects which enable new tactile sensations in conjucntion with creative use of color in labels and packaging give an edge and provide assurance regarding product origin. The event, ‘Industrial Printing’ will provide solutions for printing , digital textile, and interior decoration printing involving the latest technologies for ink jet printing and laser cutting of personalised objects on plastic materials.

Conferences and intensive seminars at Print4All
The event Print4All, through efficiently organized programmes and conferences, will provide visitors with a complete overview of printing and its various aspects while providing creative ideas and broadening their knowledge on the topic. The Intensive Seminar series are well articulated 30-minute meetings involving international speakers who will present concrete and concise opportunities while giving important details for development to professionals. The seminars on Printer governance & awareness; Channel innovation and new technologies; End product innovation; The customer journey; The 3rd-millennium printer; Market — new markets and sectors — a comparison of different sectors; and, Production techniques and strategies, will take place between 29 May and 1 June 2018.

The series of meetings titled, The Future of Printing Business and Product & Process Innovation will be held on 01 June 2018, to reflect on future challenges put forward by sector professionals including manufacturers and consumers. Publishers will also present their visions for the market along with exhibitors who will, naturally, advocate the advantages of their innovative technological offerings.

Furthermore, several association will organize conference in their areas of expertise. Intergraf will organize Print Matters for the Future: Print 4.0; while Assocarta, International Conference, will present the European initiative known as Two Sides, the Green Side of Paper; and the Paper and Graphics Federation (ACIMGA-ARGI, ASSOGRAFICI, ASSOCARTA) will present results of their research and mapping activities on State of the Art of Industry 4.0 Practices in their three segments.

Display of creative ideas
The evolution of markets will be one of the key topics that will be discussed in Print4All. The different exhibitions that will take place are: Print4All Cardboard Area by the corrugated board sector; Print4All Online Printers, dedicated to printing sector and its business models; while PrintMat will propose innovative solutions in printing materials, technologies, and consumables.

Print4All will hold a special Print4All school project for future professionals giving students a chance to learn about the history of paper, its value, and to engage with historic printing machines and innovative printing solutions. The project will involve students from the AIMSC, ASSOCARTA and ENIPG circuits.

The Innovative Alliance
Print4All is part of the Innovation Alliance project, which will bring IPACK-IMA, MEAT-TECH, PLAST, PRINT4ALL and INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA together at Milan for the first time. The programme will showcase Italian and international technological excellence in production industries from diverse food and non-food sectors. The event will cover all the aspects of an industry ranging from processing, packaging, plastic and rubber machining, industrial and commercial printing, graphic customisation of packaging and labels, handling and storage of goods.

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