Industrial print events

The Inkjet Conference
Conference covering the technical aspects of inkjet technology, including printheads, ink chemistry and machine integration.
24 – 25 October 2017
Dusseldorf, Germany

Interesting show that brings together inkjet printing with industrial applications and highlights some of the most innovative approaches to manufacturing. Some emphasis on functional, decorative and packaging printing.
14 – 16 November 2017
Munich, Germany

Direct Container Print
The second outing of this show, which aims to introduce printers, packaging manufacturers and brand owners to direct to shape container decoration on plastics, including bottles, cups and pots used in the food and pharmaceuticals industries.
27 – 28 November 2017
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

Glassprint follows on from DCP, at the same location, but deals specifically with technologies for printing to glass and is the only European event dedicated to glass decoration.
29 – 30 November 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany

International trade show covering home and contract textiles, including industrial textile printing equipment. Visitors typically include both manufacturers and designers.
9 – 12 January 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

Printwear and Promotion
UK show organised by the magazine of the same name covering the decorated garment industry. This includes babywear and school clothing up to corporate clothing and bags. Deals with screen and digital printing as well as embroidery.
21 – 23 January 2018
Birmingham NEC, UK

Sino Corrugated
Packaging show that concentrates on the corrugated manufacturing sector with new consumables and manufacturing equipment. Attracts buyers from both first world and emerging markets. The show alternates each year between Shanghai and Dongguan.
10 – 12 April 2018
Dongguan, China

Pure Digital
This is a brand new show, developed by the team behind InPrint and aimed at creative designers working on digitally printed applications. Essentially it aims to bring together fashion and interior designers and marketers with printing suppliers.
17 – 18 April 2018
Amsterdam, Holland