This first colloquium of the recently formed "International Centre for Manufacture by Printing" (icmPrint) looks at recent developments and concepts that could provide benefit, reduce costs and increase value added for packaging and commercial printing. This wide ranging event covers topics which can have immediate impact, such as reducing colour changes and environmental bills, combined with some of the latest concepts and thoughts on future developments for innovative packaging. Some of these stem from the EU COST project FP1104 on "New possibilities for print media and packaging - combining print with digital" (i.e. new media, the www etc) who have enabled us to fly in experts from Holland and Finland to compliment the UK experts.
Sanne Tiekstra and Frans Mayra are supported by the COST FP1104 project
Registration to the above event will be £25 per person. The event is supported by the Welsh Government who is providing the meeting space in London. Numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. The cost is merely to cover the light refreshments.
Tim Claypole is a founder and director of the WCPC (Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University). He is a faculty member of the College of Engineering, Swansea University. His areas of research include colour control, manufacturing systems, quality, maintenance, reliability experimental design, fluid mechanics and process thermodynamics. He is a British Expert on ISO TC130 on standards for the graphic arts. As well as graphics and packaging, he has internationally leading research on the use of volume printing processes for advanced manufacture of a diverse range of products including electronics, sensors and point of care health.
Tim led the ERDF funded DIPLE project won the 2009 Regiostars award for "Research, Technology Development and Innovation", reflecting the successful transfer of the research into industry. He was awarded an MBE for his services to graphic arts and industry in the 2010 Queens New Year's Honours.
His contribution to the printing industry has been recognised by the industry with the TAGA Michael Bruno award in 2008 and in 2009 an EFTA special award for outstanding contribution to flexographic printing. The EPSRC, Government and Industry have funded his research that has led to over 170 publications on printing and related topics. He recently finished a prestigious EPSRC Portfolio Grant in "Complex Fluids for Complex flows", these are only awarded to World leading research groups. He is a co-investigator on the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacture of Large Area Electronics. This major UK award for research is held by the WCPC jointly with the other 3 UK Centres of excellence in Printable Electronics - Cambridge University, Imperial College London and Manchester University.
Nigel Wells entered the industry in 1965 with a five year apprenticeship in the UK, followed by nearly 20 years in Australia working in production, sales, marketing and management positions for sheetfed, heatset and coldest printing companies. In 1988, he returned to Europe working in Munich and Madrid for the Eurografica consultancy (subsidiary of Manroland). In 1993 he became business development director of MEGTEC Systems based in Paris. In 1998 he created the Virtual Industrial Marketing company and launched the Web Offset Champion Group (international cross industry best practice group, he is also project manager and publisher to the PrintCity Alliance since 2001. Formal education includes printing technology in the UK, management in Australia and marketing in Paris (Economiste en Marketing Industriel de CNAM). Nigel co-organised drupe Lean & Green conference with the World Print & Communication Forum.
As Program Leader of the End Products Program at Bumaga BV and KCPK, Sanne is responsible for the realisation of the industry vision within this area. Bumaga's vision is that paper based products offer great possibilities for increasing consumer needs like sustainability, safety, added functionalities, intelligent packaging, and chain optimisation. Even though the usage of paper and board might change significantly, worldwide the usage will still grow. Innovation and business development grow more important, and our industry has a future in specialisation! Furthermore, SME partners have a crucial role in innovations in the paper and board industry. By research, development, innovation/demonstration, implementation, and consortia we are trying to realise this vision. We are always taking the point of view of the paper and board industry, but we closely cooperate with partners from the value chain and outside our industry. Our ultimate goal? Improve the position of the Dutch paper and board industry and develop new products.
Since I am working at KCPK / Bumaga BV, paper is literally impossible to miss in my everyday life as it is such a fascinating product. I?d like to show paper and cardboard are very versatile, especially when you are open to new ideas and collaborations.
During my Master's studies Industrial Design Engineering at University of Twente, I deliberately chose the direction of Packaging Development and Management because the world of packaging is so diverse and challenging. The (Dutch) paper and board industry can achieve much more in amongst others the packaging sector. Cooperation with different chain partners, but also the link between industry and science offer many opportunities. With imagination, integration, and lots of enthusiasm, my aim is to innovate and create new opportunities and applications within the paper and cardboard industry.
Frans Mäyrä is the Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, with specialization in digital culture and game studies in the University of Tampere, Finland. FMäyrä heads the University of Tampere Game Research Lab, teaching digital culture and games since early 1990s. He is widely consulted as an expert in socio-cultural issues relating to games, play and playfulness. His current research interests extend from game cultures, meaning making through playful interaction and online social play, to borderlines, identity, as well as transmedial fantasy and science fiction. He is currently leading the research in the Ludification of Culture and Society, Hybridex, and several other games and play related research projects.
David Frohlich is Director of Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey and Professor of Interaction Design. He joined the Centre in January 2005 to establish a new research agenda on user-centered innovation in digital media technology. Current work includes a mixture of PhD and Research Council projects exploring a variety of new media futures relating to digital storytelling, personal media collections, and community news and arts (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/dwrc/). Prior to joining Digital World, David worked for 14 years as a senior research scientist at HP Labs, conducting user studies to identify requirements and test new concepts for mobile, domestic and photographic products. David has a PhD in psychology from the University of Sheffield and post-doctoral training in Conversation Analysis from the University of York. He has also held visiting positions at the Royal College of Art, and the Universities of York, Manchester, Sydney (UTS) and Melbourne.
David Galton PhD
David Galton is a director of Asahi Photoproducts. The corporate company Asahi Kasei is based in Japan and its principle business is rooted in industrial chemicals for hydrocarbon technologies. Asahi photoproducts are one of many companies in the functional products division of the corporate company. Galton leads the companies UK flexographic printing plate business activities.
Galton remains an active researcher and has published numerous technical papers and articles on his research in recent years. He is currently the Chairman of the EFIA (European Flexographic Industry Association).
Galton maintains regular contact with Leeds University and the University of Swansea. Both are regarded highly internationally for their contribution to the research and understanding of the underpinning science which supports the flexographic printing process. His contribution to Education and Training was recognised with the presentation of a gold award for his services to the UK flexographic industry by the EFTA in 2005.
David Galton is a native of London and has worked within the printing industry for his entire industrial career. Since finishing his initial printing education at the London Collage of Printing he started his industrial career with ILFORD Films. Working in a technical group based in the R&D department, which was tasked with the field application of Rapid Access graphic arts film in the early 1970's. In the early 1980's he transferred to Litho Plate technology working with Polychrome. In the mid 1980's Galton transferred to Asahi Chemical Industries working in the flexographic sector of the printing industry.