2018 Inkjet Ready! Virtual Conference Registration
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Thursday, November 15, 2018

1:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time

Virtual Conference Overview

After years of “coming soon” trade show buzz, production inkjet presses are already on many shop floors—how about yours? Before you take the plunge to invest in inkjet technology, get informed and become Inkjet Ready!


Building on last year, Printing Industries of America brings you the second Inkjet Ready! virtual conference event. In part two of the Inkjet Ready! series, we’ll delve deeper with a focus on production inkjet applications and growth areas, job and ink estimating accuracy, ink reduction for cost savings, and more. In a special session, you’ll also get the facts—right from the manufacturers—on who’s buying their products, their applications and verticals, and the company size that aligns with each of their product offerings.


Following the half-day event, you’ll have access to an exclusive online resource center where you’ll be able to review the recorded sessions at your convenience.


What You Will Learn:

  • Cost estimating production inkjet: What makes it different from offset and toner?
  • Best practices and procedures for accurately estimating ink costs
  • Ink reduction options for cost savings, what are the techniques?
  • Inkjet interaction characteristics with the substrate
  • Production inkjet applications and verticals being served, and the company size that aligns with each of their product offerings.


Who Should Attend:

  • Top executives
  • Operations managers
  • Prepress and pressroom managers
  • Technology and research managers
  • Equipment vendors and manufacturers



Inkjet Ready will be presented in four sessions via ReadyTalk, an easy-to-use web conferencing platform. Attendees can participate from the comfort of their office, using their computer or tablet to watch presentation content and listening via their phone or computer speakers. This is an interactive event—attendees can ask questions and receive answers throughout. There will be 10-minute breaks between each session. Specific login instructions will be provided upon registration.



Thursday, November 15, 2018

1:00–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

(It’s a virtual conference, viewed from your desktop)




1:00–1:50 p.m. Topic Coming Soon!

Presenter TBD

Check back soon for more details about this session.


2:00–2:50 p.m. Estimating Production Inkjet: What’s Different?

Paul Dombrowski

ROI Analyst for Digital Printing Systems

What’s different about cost estimating jobs for production inkjet versus offset or toner-based printing? For production inkjet, ink is the single most important variable to get right—it will make or break your profitably. What about makeready waste? Is there downtime and how much? What about changeover? Gain insights and best practices on how to accurately estimate ink costs, job setup, makeready and changeover, materials waste, and other variables for production inkjet.


About the presenter

Paul Dombrowski is an independent ROI Analyst for digital print systems, offset, and narrow web and CI flexographic presses. Paul works with printing organizations to help calculate the costs and benefits of new presses. For three years, Dombrowski conducted ROI analysis for the Eastman Kodak Company. He worked directly with sales executives and their customers that are considering the purchase of inkjet and electro photographic printing presses. Dombrowski's expertise in the printing industry is derived from having produced hundreds of unique print projects. Paul Dombrowski founded and ran his own print services company where he has direct experience in sales, estimating, production, and management.


3:00–3:50 p.m. Ink Reduction Bang for the Buck

Dr. Mark Bohan, Technology Evangelist

Cost is heavily tied to ink when it comes to production inkjet. Maintaining, or even improving color appearance, while reducing the amount of costly ink hitting the paper is the “holy grail” for maximizing profitability. Can you really reduce ink consumption and still get the acceptable color? Join Dr. Mark Bohan as he will discuss what’s really possible and what’s really not, the interactions with the substrate, and the techniques available for using less ink, optimizing costs, and getting great results.


About the presenter

Dr. Bohan is an acknowledged expert on the application of all print technologies, their business impact, and the optimization of production workflow and print operations. While working on many different processes, with inkjet he has carried out extensive technical and business assessments for both users and manufacturers of many different systems. He maintains close ties with many users, researchers and manufacturers. His work has culminated in 104 publications, 251 invited presentations and 89 press articles.


4:00–5:00 p.m. Sponsor Spotlights

Sponsor Spotlights is a fast-paced session with concise, highly informational ten-minute presentations from each of our sponsors. Get valuable insights and the latest information about their production inkjet solutions. Get the facts on who’s buying their products, the applications and verticals being served, and the company size that aligns with each of their product offerings. You’ll hear from:


  • Kodak
  • Konica Minolta
  • Ricoh
  • Xerox
  • More coming soon!