Printing Future Days 2005

November, 14. - 17. 2005

From the 14th to the 17th of November 2005, the world of print and media was looking at Chemnitz University of Technology. The Institute for Print and Media Technology had invited to the first international student conference worldwide, the "Printing Future Days 2005" under the auspices of the International Association of Research Institutes for the Graphic Arts Industry (iarigai).

Young researchers from 15 universities in 13 European countries, India and Malaysia as well as numerous professors and lecturers followed the invitation. Inspired by the motto "Colour your future now!", over 40 young scientists presented their academic work in the research field of print media technology. The contributions covered a wide range of topics from methods to protect banknotes from falsifications to printable dynamic images and printed displays. The scientific relevance of the contributions was reflected in excited discussions. In addition, leading companies, such as Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, MAN Roland, Kodak Versamark and MHM Holding GmbH, had the chance to present themselves. A conference commission, consisting of professors and industry representatives, among them Professor Helmut Kipphan (iarigai), Professor Nils Enlung (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Dr. Josef Schneider (MAN Roland) and Siegbert Holderried (PRINTPROMOTION/VDMA), evaluated and reviewed the conference presentations.

The winners in the category "conventional printing and engineering" were Karin Preissler (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany) and Davide Deganello (University of Wales, Swansea, Grossbritanien), in the category "digital printing, new media" Daniel Nystrom (ITN Linköping University, Schweden) and Frank Siegel (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany), and in the category "paper manufacture, package printing" Piotr Przybysz (Technical University of Lodz, Poland) and Ida Skotnicova (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic).


Supporters of the conference:

  • Print Promotion
  • German Printing Ink Industry Association
  • Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts
  • KBA AG