The event is billed by the organisers as “the place to be for inkjet engineering and inkjet chemistry” and both companies have attended the equivalent Europe event in Dusseldorf for several years.
Martin Bailey will be giving an update on new technology developments that improve inkjet image quality in a session entitled Avoiding the orange peel.
Mr Bailey will be presenting a technology breakthrough that mitigates the most common problems faced by inkjet press vendors when it comes to output quality. These are orange peel effects that is seen when solid colors are used on non-absorbent substrates such as tin cans, plastics or flexible packaging or when metallic inks are used, and, visible streaking on fairly absorbent substrates. Both can be corrected in software that has been developed in Cambridge by Global Graphics Software’s development teams.
Sister company Meteor Inkjet will be giving a session called Complex engineering for complex challenges: Stepping up inkjet consistency and reliability. Mr Wilson will be arguing the case for a multi-disciplinary approach to inkjet press development. In his conference session he cautions against the pitfalls of getting trapped in what he calls “a loop of infinite adjustment” which can occur if each element of a system is treated in isolation.
“The growing demand for high speed, single pass industrial inkjet systems in a myriad of applications presents manufacturers with ever trickier technical challenges,” he says. “Tackling these issues requires a multi-disciplinary approach, uniting skills from hardware, software and color management to meet reliability and print consistency requirements.”
Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK. Its subsidiary companies are printing software developers Global Graphics Software; the type foundry, URW++ Design and Development GmbH, and the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, Meteor Inkjet. Global Graphics has offices in: Florida, US; Tokyo, Japan; and Hamburg, Germany.