IMIs 21st Annual Thermal Printing Conference

Venue: Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort

Location: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 01, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 03, 2010
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IMI’s 21st Annual Thermal Printing Conference will provide the thermal printing industry’s most comprehensive coverage ever. Key worldwide thermal market sectors will be reviewed from supplier, channel sales and end-user perspectives. Advances in wireless communications, hand held devices and web-hosted software that represent driving market forces in distributed printing will be presented in the context of their likely impact on thermal markets. Innovation and compliance initiatives that represent new growth drivers for direct thermal and thermal transfer usage will be presented from an application perspective along with the latest events and advances in photographic quality printing and thermal printhead technology. Finally a review of thermal industry sales channel dynamics, worldwide capacities and the impact of the current worldwide economic slow down will cap off this comprehensive conference agenda.

Specific topics include the following

• Direct thermal trends and application dynamics
• Advances in thermal transfer products and applications
• Photographic quality printing
• Thermal printheads
• PDA based application platforms
• Relevant wireless communications trends
• Mobile printing
• RFID chips and fabrications for smart labels
• Item level RFID tracking and printable electronics
• ID, brand protection and document security
• Competitive & Economic Barriers and Market Drives

As a mature technology, thermal printheads and media are highly refined, distribution channels are well established and thermal printing continues to dominate its primary markets. In spite of its maturity thermal printing continues to grow although current economic conditions have impacted that growth. This years’ conference will provide in depth, strategic insight into all aspects of thermal printing from a supplier, channel sales and end user perspective. Don’t miss it! IMI’s 21st Annual Thermal Printing Conference format is designed to gain insights into the opportunities and challenges of exploiting world markets and capitalizing on the many new and exciting information, communications and media related innovations. Historically these trends have impacted thermal printing more than progress in competing technologies such as ink jet and electrophotography. Come and explore ways in which camera phones, mobile computing and wireless advancements can mold the future usage of the unique and resilient technology known as thermal printing. IMI’s 21st Annual Thermal Printing Conference program combines a diverse group of speakers addressing new, innovative information and communication products as well as technology developments plus consumer, business and industrial end-user trends. The format is designed to connect industry participants with systems and end-user product innovations and prepare thermal printing industry participants for future challenges and opportunities. It is also an ideal training format for new personnel.


One San Marcos Place
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