Printed Interior Decoration conference reveals first programme details

Interior design by Knoblauch, one of the presenters on the creative track

18 presentations on the technical track and 10 more on the creative track provide for an intense learning and networking agenda during the 2nd edition of the Printed Interior Decoration (PID) conference which takes place on 5-6 June 2018 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel in Düsseldorf. Participants will witness the latest printing technologies for home textiles, wallpapers, laminated floorings, wooden panels, carpets, building and mobile interiors.

“Large format printing and industrial inkjet in general have been increasingly stimulating the trend of developing printed products for interior decoration, as well as personalisation of design items. The trend has expanded in the professional environment and found its way into shops, bars, hotels, offices and other commercial areas. It employs digital printing technology for creating series of unique designs on wood, glass, textiles and other materials,” says Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA (European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association), conference organiser. “On one hand, it is driven by economical aspects resulting in imitation of expensive materials such as exotic wood types or wall decoration techniques such as frescos and murals. On the other hand, we witness a returning demand for the use of large scale pictures as wallpaper or ceiling covers, only now they can be produced in the finest quality, meeting visual expectations, light fastness requirements and the overall end user demands. In that context, we invite both technology suppliers, as well as printers, interior designers, shop fitters and architects to PID 2018.”

Printed Interior Decoration will discuss topics ranging from substrates, workflow and pre-press, through printing systems, inks and finishing, to regulations and case studies, not only from suppliers but all involved in the creative process, including designers and print service providers. Some of the papers submitted for the main conference track include:

  • “Fascinating designs with additive colour mixing” by Dr Marc Hunger from Merck Group
  • “Wallpaper, aluminium, HPL – standard wide-format printers for bespoke solutions” by Stefan Höfs from Roland DG
  • “The usage of inkjet printing for interior decoration” by Dr Dieter Holzinger from Tiger Coatings
  • “Managing colour deviations in the decorating industry” by Jan Seguda from ColorGATE
  • “How to solve the conflicts between human perception and numeric spectral values by multispectral technology” by Michael Nothelfer from Caddon

As well as academic presentations:

  • “How digital develops creative and functional interior textiles” by Prof. Marc Van Parys from Unitex
  • “Conceptual framework or surface imaging concept” by Prof. Hitoshi Ujiie from Jefferson University
  • “Exploring redesign opportunities using layers in inkjet-printed textile” by Prof. Kislaya Choudhary from the National Institute of Fashion Technology

A total of 18 presentations will take place on the main track and additional 10 talks will be held at the parallel creative track, including:

  • “What is still to be done for a good workflow in the industrial reality of design for interior decoration” by Prof. Angelika Rösner from Hochschule Niederrhein
  • “Collective design – collective thinking” by the textile designer Katharina Jebsen
  • “Storytelling for interiors with large format printing. Experience the transformation of a restaurant” by Caroline Zöller from Forteam Kommunikation
  • “From white paper to identity. Handcrafted” by Andreas Weidner from Knoblauch Design
  • Debbie McKeegan from Texintel
  • Carl Huijskens from Incatro Room Acoustics
  • Jörg Stein from Comexpo

Featuring high-level technical and inspirational lectures, as well as a networking arena of 25 tabletop stands, PID informs printers, decorators, designers and brand owners about innovation and application possibilities enabled by digital inkjet and other printing processes.
The conference opens in the morning of the 5th and closes in the afternoon of the 6th of June. Delegates can now register online for 595 EUR. Reduced fees are granted to ESMA members (495 EUR), print service providers (295 EUR), designers, architects and academics (195 EUR) – all prices are subject to 19% VAT.

For delegate registration and conference agenda updates please visit

Printed Interior Decoration conference is organised by ESMA in cooperation with 3T Inkjet Textil Consulting and enjoys media support from “Specialist Printing Worldwide”, “IDtex” and “MD” magazines.


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