If you wish to meet and speak with FLAAR-REPORTS team in person (en español, or in English) the following opportunities are upcoming Print
Nicholas Hellmuth, Teckwin printers
Dr. Hellmuth an hour north of Bangkok inspecting a screen printing company that had more than 17 wide-format inkjet printers. In Asia it is traditional to have a welcome sign at the front door when a guest visits a factory, distributor, or major printing company.

If these dates are not convenient and you wish professional consulting services from FLAAR-REPORTS, please check out our description of consulting services on all FLAAR web sites (listed under consulting). Nicholas Hellmuth is available to fly to your location anywhere in the world or you can visit us in Guatemala and work with you in English, en español, or auf Deutsch. We also understand written Italian, French some Portuguese.

If you wish to hire FLAAR-REPORTS as a consultant to come to your company, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If no answer, telephone our USA telephone 1 419 823-9218 (Vonage VoIP service).

Nicholas Hellmuth, Dilli Neo Venus printer
Nicholas Hellmuth with the Dilli Neo Venus at ISA 2008.

But this is NOT a telephone number for access to general FLAAR-REPORTS information whatsoever. No information is provided by phone other than to companies and individuals who wish to consider professional consulting at standard industry rates; we ask that all other contact be via e-mail please, or using the Survey Form.

Please explain who you are, what you seek to get out of consulting, your approximate level (beginners are considered as well as seasoned pros), and what equipment you have (most people don't yet have the equipment which is why they want to sign up for consulting, to learn what to buy; so it is not a pre-requisite that you already have the equipment).

If you wish information on where FLAAR-REPORTS can be found around the world in 2020, the list is towards the bottom of this page.


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FLAAR-REPORTS Schedule for 2020

2020
January 2020 Jan. 12 - 14 : SGI Dubai 2020, Sign Middle East, Dubai, UAE. www.signmiddleeast.com
March 2020 Mar. 04 - 07: APPPEXPO 2020, Shanghai, China. www.apppexpo.com
Mar. 24 - 27: FESPA 2020, Spain, Madrid. www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com
April 2020 Apr. 02 - 04: ISA Sign Expo, Orlando, Florida, USA. www.signexpo.org
May 2020 May. 27 - 30: Photokina 2020, Cologne, Germany. www.photokina.com
September 2020 Sep. 09 - 11: FESPA Africa 2020, Johannesburg, South Africa. https://signafricaexpo.com/
Sep. 17 - 20: SIGN Istanbul 2020, Istanbul, Turkey. https://en.signistanbul.com
Sep. 24 - 26: FESPA Mexico 2020, CDMX, Mexico. https://mexico.fespa.com
October 2020 Oct. 21 - 23: Printing United 2020, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. www.printingunited.com
2019
January 2019 Jan. 13 - 15 : SGI 2019 (Dubai)
March 2019 Mar. 04 - 07: APPPEXPO (Shanghai, China)
April 2019 Apr. 24 - 26: ISA (Las Vegas, NV)
May 2019 May. 14 - 17: FESPA Global Print Expo (München, Germany)
September 2019 Sep. 11 - 13: SIGN Africa/ FESPA Africa
(Johannesburg, South Africa)
Sep. 19 - 22: SIGN Istanbul (Turkey)
October 2019 Oct. 23 - 25: Printed United - SGIA (Las Vegas, NV)
2018
January 2018 Jan. 14 - 16 : SGI 2018 (Dubai)
March 2018 Mar. 22 - 24: ISA (Orlando, Florida)
Mar. 28 - 31: APPPEXPO (Shanghai)
May 2018 May. 15 - 18: FESPA Europa (Germany)
July 2018 Jul. 24 - 28: SIGGRAPH (California)
September 2018 Sep. 12 - 14: FESPA Africa (SA)
Sep. 20 - 23: Sign Istanbul (Turkey)
Sep. 20 - 23: Glasstec (Duesseldorf)
Sep. 26 - 29: Photokina (Cologne)
Sep. 24 - 28: Tecnargilla (Rimini, Italy)
October 2018 Oct. 18 - 20: SGIA (Las Vegas, NV)
Oct. 23 - 26: Glasstec (Dusseldorf)
2017
January 2017 Jan. 15 - 17 : SGI 2017 (Dubai)
March 2017 Mar. 08 - 11: APPPEXPO (Shanghai)
April 2017 Apr. 19 - 22: ISA (Las Vegas, NV)
May 2017 May. 08 - 12: FESPA Europe (Hamburg)
September 2017 Sep. 13 - 15: FESPA Africa (Johannesburg)
October 2017 Oct. 04 - 08: SIGN Istanbul (Turkey)
Oct. 10 - 12: SGIA (New Orleans)
2016
January 2016 Jan. 10 - 12 : SGI 2016 (Dubai)
February 2016 Feb. 18 - 20 : GoA 2016 (Miami)
March 2016 Mar. 08 - 11: FESPA (Amsterdam)
Mar. 09 - 12: APPPEXPO (Shanghai)
April 2016 Apr. 20 - 23: ISA (Orlando)
July 2016 Jul. 24 - 28: SIGGRAPH (California)
August 2016 Aug 18 - 20: FESPA (México )
September 2016 Sep. 07 - 09: Africa Print/FESPA Africa (SA)
Sep. : Sign Istanbul (Turkey)
Sep. 20 - 23: Glasstec (Duesseldorf)
Sep. 20 - 25: Photokina (Cologne)
Sep. 26 - 30: Tecnargilla (Rimini, Italy)
October 2016 Oct. 26 - 30: ITMA Asia + CITME (Shanghai)
2016 FESPA Eurasia (Turkey)
2015
January 2015 Jan. 11 - 13 : SGI (Dubai)
February 2015 Feb. 26 - 28 : GOA (Miami).
March 2015 Mar. 6 - 9: D-PES (Guangzhou)
Mar. 11 - 14 : APPPEXPO (Shanghai)
April 2015 Apr. 9 - 11: ISA International Sign Expo (Las Vegas)
May 2015 May. 18 - 22 : Fespa (Köln)
June 2015 Jun. 1 - 4: Ceramics China (Guangzhou).
Jun. 15 - 18 : ShanghaiTEX
July 2015 Jul. 22 - 24 : AFRICA Print/FESPA Africa, Johannesburg
September 2015 Sep. 10 - 13 : Sign Istanbul (Turkey)
November 2015 Nov. 4 - 6: SGIA (Atlanta)
Nov. 12 - 19 : ITMA Europe (Milan)
2014
January 2014 Jan. 7-9 : Dubai (SGI)
February 2014 Feb. 21 - 24: D-PES (Guangzhou)
Feb. 23 - 26 : SignChina (Guangzhou)
March 2014 Mar. 27 - 1: GOA (Orlando)
April 2014
Apr. 22 - 26: ISA (Orlando)
May 2014
May. 20 - 23: FESPA (Munich)
June 2014
Jun 16 - 20 : ITMA Asia + CITME
July 2014
Jul 15 - 18 : Panamá Expo Gráfica (Panamá)
August 2014 Aug 21 - 23: FESPA (México )

September 2014

Sep 11 - 14 :Sign Istanbul (Turkey)
Sep 16 - 21 : Photokina (Cologne) Germany
Sep 22 - 26 :Tecnargilla (Rimini) Italy

October 2014

Sep 28 - Oct 1 : PRINT (GraphExpo) Chicago
Oct 21 - Oct 23 : GLASSTEC (Düsseldorf ) Germany
Oct 22 - Oct 24 : SGIA (Las Vegas)
2013
January
2013
Jan. 20 - 22: Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East in Dubai
February 2013 Feb. 21 - 23: GoA, Graphics of Americas in Orlando, FL
Feb. 25 - 28: D-PES in Guanzhou, China
March 2013 Mar. 1 - 4: Sign China in Guanzhou, China
April 2013 Apr. 3 - 6: ISA Sign Expo, Las Vegas, NV
May 2013 May. 21 - 25: PacPrint 2013 in Melbourne, Australia
May. 29 - Jun - 1: Ceramics China 2013 in Guanzhou, China
June 2013 Jun. 10 - 13: ShanghaiTex in Shanghai, China
July 2013 Jul. 10 - 13: APPPEXPO 2013 in Shanghai, China
2012
February 2012 Jan. 31 - Feb. 02: Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East in Dubai
Feb. 18-21: D-PES Guanzhou, China
Feb. 20-23: China Sign , Guanzhou
Feb. 21- 24: FESPA Digital in Barcelona, Spain.
March 2012 March 1-3: Graphics of the Americas, Miami
March 22-24: ISA Orlando
April 2012 Apr. 17-19: China Sign Expo (CIEC) in Beijing, China
May 2012 May 3-16: DRUPA in Dusseldorf, Germany
May 22-25: Rapid & 3D Imaging Exposition 2012 in Atlanta, GA

Sept 2012

Sept 18-23: Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany
Sept 24-26: Tecnargilla in Rimini, Italy
Sept 27-29: Reklama in Moscow, Russia
Oct 2012 Oct 18-20: SGIA Expo, Specialty Printing & Imaging Technology in Vegas
2011
January 2011 January 24-26: Dubai SGI, Sign and Graphics Imaging, the first major international sign industry event in the world each year. 25th January 2011, Seminar Room, Airport Expo, Dubai, UAE. Lectures by Nicholas.
  • Seminar 1, 11:00HRS Green Inkjet Printing (Ink & Media) vs Greenwashing (over-exaggerated claims)
  • Seminar 2, 1400HRS After-Market (wide-format inkjet) Inks: How to Assess and Evaluate
February 2011 February 24 -26: FLAAR at FESPA Americas + Graphics of the Americas (GoA)

Lectures by Nicholas Hellmuth

At GoA:
Feb 24: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM New Technologies in Wide Format Printers
Feb 25: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Wide Format Opportunities with resin ink Technology

At FESPA
Feb 25: 3:00 - 4:00 Cartón con estructura de nido de abeja: Materiales innovadores y amigables con el medio ambiente
Feb 26: 12:00 - 1:00 Impresión sobre todo tipo de materiales: La impresión decorativa para sobresalir ante su competencia

February 28: Dongguan
March 2011 March 22 - 26: Graphispag Digital Barcelona
March 25 - 27: Art Expo
April 2011 April 28 - 30: ISA Vegas
2010 It helps to also see where Nicholas has been the last two years.
January 2010 January 25-27: Nicholas will attend Sign and Graphic Imaging, Dubai Airport, Expo Dubai, UAE.
After Dubai, Nicholas will inspect the AT Inks company and products in India.
February 2010 February 25-27: Graphics of the Americas (GoA trade show). Two presentations by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, ¿Cómo determinar que impresora plana de UV de Gran Formato es la correcta para las necesidades de su trabajo? (Spanish lecture). New Technologies in Wide Format Printing, Trends Updates – UV, Textile, and Latex: Present & Future Wide-format Inkjet Innovations, Completely New Wide-Format Ink Recipes, Faster UV-Cured Flatbed Printers, Innovative Textile Inks (English lecture).
March 2010 March 2-6: Dongguan Chinese trade show.
March 9-12: Japan Shop trade show, Tokyo.
April 2010 April 7-10: ISA (International Sign Expo) – Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.
April 13-15: Sign & Digital UK - NEC, Birmingham, England.
April 17-20 (tentative): Singapore, consulting.
April 20: starting, China Sign Expo, BEIJING.
May 2010 May 18-20: RAPID (Conference & Exposition), Disneyland Hotel, Anahaim, CA, USA.
May 27-29: ISNG 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Lectures by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth. and Roundtable – Conventional graphic technology vs. new media. Dr Nicholas Hellmuth with Is the future of printing associated predominantly with digital printing technologies?
May 29 - June 11: DRUPA (printers for everything) - Dusseldorf, Germany.
June 2010 June 22-26: FESPA (Fabric) - Messe Munich Germany.
FESPA week: Nicholas will be in one of the FESPA Munich discussion panels.
July 2010 July 7-10: APPPEXPO, Shanghai.
August 2010 August 26 -28: Dr Hellmuth has been invited to be at FESPA Mexico at Centro Banamex, Mexico City
September 2010 September 8-10: Sign Africa Johannesburg 2010 – Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
September 28 - Oct. 3: Photokina, (photo equipment, and printers for giclee, décor & fine art photography) -Cologne.
October 2010 October 12-15: SGIA '10 – Las Vegas, Nevada.
October 21-23: VISCOM Italy, trade show.
October 25-28: Reklama Moscow, Russia.
October 28-30: VISCOM Germany, trade show.
November 2010 November 12 -14: FESPA Asia Pacific – Bangkok, Thailand.
November 19: FESPA Brussels Belgium. Lectures on Green inks and Latest Digital Technologies by Nicholas Hellmuth.
  • 10:20 AM-10:50 AM New technology – Digital Printing
  • 11:40 AM-12:10 PM New technology – Sustainable Inks
  • 12:10 PM-12:40 PM Panel Session: Innovation, Exploring the drivers for innovation (is it technology; customers; printers; or all of these and more)
  • 3:30 PM- 4:00 PM Panel Debate: Developing powerful print, Where print meets marketing (innovative use creates a strong message and provides added value to your customers)
November 25-28: Sign Istanbul .
November 29-30: SIM in Abu Dhabi. Nicholas will be one of the speakers at this sign expo:
  • Monday 29, Major Lecture Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
  • Tuesday 30, Lecture Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
December 2010 December 7: Costa Rica conference on cultural heritage (Dr Hellmuth will be a speaker).
2009
Sept 2009 September 1: Meeting with Rob Makinson, Midcomp CC. Sandton, South Africa.
September 2: 2:30 PM - - 3:30 PM Lecture on Anatomy & Applications of UV flatbed Printers by Nicholas Hellmuth. Sign Africa, Johannesburg.
September 3: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lecture on New & Unusual Inks for Signage on Lower cost Substrates by Nicholas Hellmuth. Sign Africa, Johannesburg.
September 4: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lecture on Giclee and Fine art Photography Printing & Workflow by Nicholas Hellmuth. Sign Africa, Johannesburg.
September 11-16: Print '09 (Graph Expo '09) trade show, Chicago. A presentation by Nicholas Hellmuth about trends in UV-curable, solvent and textile printers and especially, what new wide-format flatbed printer technologies will be available in 2010-2012 (that will replace everthing you know today...)
October 2009 October 7-9: SGIA (printers for signage) trade show. New orleans, LA.
Nov 2009 November 5-7: VISCOM Italy, Milan trade show.
November 18-20: Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth will be in London
November 21-30: Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth will be in Seoul, Korea.

 

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