After its second appearance this year, the Seiko Open Week in Germany is establishing itself as a fixed annual event in the industry. This year, it was expanded with two additional workshop days.
Thirteen different machines and many samples from a wide range of applications were displayed at the event, including textile printing, wood, corrugated board and ceramics, decorative printing, printed electronics, coding and marking branches, and many more. The latest ink innovations, such as matt varnish or security ink, were demonstrated live.
Representatives from all sectors, such as ink manufacturers, electronics and curing equipment suppliers, integrators, and independent technical consultants on all aspects of inkjet, were present.
This year, there were People & Technology, IdeeGO, Cadis, Bluhm Weber Group, Inkatronic, Topjet, Esmalglass-Itaca Group with Itaca Textile and Itaca Packaging, Kao Chimigraf, Siegwerk, Nazdar, Integration Technology, Lambda Technology, Meteor, TriJet, DoDxAct, and many others.
The attendees well-received the event and felt such a platform for exchanging ideas and knowledge was needed. Seiko Instruments had made its laboratory and showroom available for such gatherings.
In an industry where highly technical and complex coordination is necessary to offer customers the best possible solutions for their applications, it is important to provide a space where the pros and cons can be discussed without competition and where things can simply be tried out.
And that is how Seiko wants to differentiate itself from others.
Preparations for Seiko Open Week 2023 already started. A wider range of high-quality technical workshops will be offered next year geared towards new interesting topics.
Today’s Seiko Group started from a watch shop founded in 1881 by Kintaro Hattori in Tokyo. Seiko Instruments, which has its headquarters in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, offers coin batteries, quartz crystals, thermal printers, and inkjet print heads.