February 3-5, 2016
Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
Information Management Institute, Inc.
IMI’s Ink Jet Printing 2016 Conference, a unique annual event, is the only U.S. ink jet printing industry event devoted entirely to ink jet printing technologies, markets and applications. Ink jet printing continues to make technology advancements in product functionality, cost performance, print quality and nonprinting/deposition capabilities. Such improvements have made ink jet the leading digital printing technology with expansion into many new markets and applications. In addition to commodity type personal and office computer printing; applications such as display graphics, materials deposition, digital photography, digital printing presses, multifunction printers, printable electronics, 3D printing, biomedical, textile printing, packaging printing and many other specialty printing and nonprinting applications are increasingly using ink jet as the technology of choice. As ink jet printing becomes a manufacturing tool as well as a printing technology, market opportunities have never been better, albeit in a very competitive environment.
With the rapid technology developments, applications expansion and increasing market potential; it is all the more important for you to keep up to date to maximize your participation and profitability in the ink jet industry. IMI’s conference program is designed to bring together the ink jet industry’s leading experts to provide a comprehensive assessment of the ink jet printing industry. The program addresses the most recent innovations, trends and issues critical to continued adoption, growth and expansion of ink jet printing applications and markets. As ink jet printing continues to increase market share in numerous application sectors; Ink Jet Printing 2016 Conference (25th consecutive year) provides a unique opportunity for representatives from all segments of the ink jet printing industry to obtain information critical to their understanding of ink jet printing technology and market dynamics that are shaping the industry’s future.
Benefits of Conference Participation
- Participate in the only 2016 U.S. conference program devoted solely to ink jet technology, applications and markets
- Explore the key issues important to your understanding of ink jet printing with your counterparts from all sectors of the ink jet printing industry
- Establish personal contacts with leading technologists, managers and innovators in the ink jet printing industry
- Gain knowledge on the latest hardware, ink and media developments and market opportunities
- Obtain critical insights into technological, application and market developments critical to your company’s decision making process relative to ink jet printing and its role in the overall printer marketplace
- Have a complimentary display to inform the industry of your products and services
- Present a five minute overview of your company’s technology, products and services during the popular Suppliers’ Forum
Conference Co-ChairmenDr. Ross N. Mills, VexajetConference Speakers
Mike Willis, Pivotal Resources
Yuan (Charlie) Chang, Amica Systems
Lawrence Gamblin, Collins Inkjet
George Gibson, PARC, a Xerox Company
Mark Hanley, I.T. Strategies
Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Alchemie Technology
Jeremy Peterson, IKONICS Corporation
Kyle Pucci, ImageXpert
Judson (Judd) Quimby, Memjet Labels
Don Rasmussen, Anajet
Martin Schoeppler, FUJIFILM Dimatix
James W. Stasiak, Hewlett Packard
Debbie Thorp, Global Inkjet Systems
Dr. Ray A. Work, III, Work Associates
Ink Jet Printing 2016 Conference
February 3-5, 2016
Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
Anaheim, California, USA
Tentative Topic Coverage and Schedule
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
11:00 a.m. Conference Registration
1:30 p.m. Opening Session - The Expanding Ink Jet Industry
Welcome & Introductions
Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Conference Co-Chairman: Dr. Ross N. Mills, President, Vexajet, Boulder, Colorado Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources, Cambridge, UK
The Revolutionary Evolution of Ink Jet
Dr. Ross N. Mills, President, Vexajet, Boulder, Colorado
- The Beginning of The End
- A Solution in Search of a Problem
- PC to Home to Office to Industry
- Digital Printing to Digital Fabrication
- Predicting the Future in Hindsighgt
Production Speeds in Industrial, Graphic Arts & Packaging: Is Inkjet Up to It All?
Mark Hanley, President, IT Strategies, Inc., Hanover, Massachusetts
- The Unresolved Technology Issues
- The Market’s Expectation
- The Real Speed of Adoption
Printing the Future: Building the Trillion Sensor Network One Droplet at a Time
James W. Stasiak, Distinguished Technologist, Advanced Technology and Products Lab, Hewlett Packard, Corvallis, Oregon
- Sensor Technologies
- Current & Future Applications
- Network & Performance Requirements
- Fabrication & Manufacturing
- The Trillion Sensor Network (TSN)
Additional Presentation to be Added
SUPPLIERS' FORUM Session 1: 5-Minute Presentations Related To Technology, Capabilities, Services, New Product Introductions, etc. The Suppliers’ Forum is open to all Conference Registrants (1st 15 Sign-ups in Session 1 – Additional in Session 2 on Thursday). For additional information or to sign up, contact Al Keene firstname.lastname@example.org or check off box on Registration Form.
6:00 p.m. Networking Reception in Display Area
Thursday, February 4, 2016
8:30 a.m. Session 2 – Technology Advancements
Opportunities and Challenges of Inkjet Expansion
Martin Schoeppler, President & CEO, FUJIFILM Dimatix Inc., Santa Clara, California
- Existing Success Stories in the Industrial Inkjet Market
- Si-MEMs Enable Expansion in Many Directions
- Is Printed Electronics Made for Inkjet?
- Future Application Scenarios
Technology Advancements & Growing Markets in Memjet Water Based Digital Inkjet Printing
Judson (Judd) Quimby, VP Business Development, Memjet Labels, San Diego, California
- Past, Present & Future of Page Wide Memjet Printing Technology
- Print Engines
- Developing Markets & Value Add of Page Wide Memjet Printing Technology
- Wide Format
- Digital Press
Intermediate Transfer for Ink Jet: Are We Seeing a New Dominant Architecture?
George Gibson, Director for Marketing Strategy, PARC, a Xerox Company, Palo Alto, California
- Historical Basis for Intermediate Transfer
- Promises of Intermediate Transfer
- Main Technical Challenges in Intermediate Transfer
- Survey of Current Intermediate Transfer Implementations
- Residual Challenges & Path Forward
Insight into New Technological Developments
Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources, Cambridge, UK
- The View Inside Inkjet Industry’s Research Laboratories through the “Patent Window”
- Thermal Ink Jet has Plenty of Life Left
- Higher Speeds
- Lower Costs
- New Inks
- Update on Landa & Other Transfer Technologies
- Challenges for High Speed Printing
- Missing Nozzle Detection & Correction
- Ink Jet Developments for New Applications
12:00 Noon Luncheon
1:30 p.m. Session 3 – Focused Development: Lifeblood of the Industry
Digital Technologies for Application of Materials Science
Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director and Founder, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK
- Digital Deposition of Liquids
- Printing Difficult Materials such as Graphene
- Digital Deposition of Powders
- Printing Metal Powders such as Titanium
- Printing Drugs to Create 3D Pills
Electron Beam (EB) Ink Jet Inks: The Future of Energy Curable Inkjet Inks
Lawrence Gamblin, President, Collins Inkjet Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Overview: Inkjet Inks for Nonporous & Semi Porous Substrates
- Water Based Inks Now & in the Future
- Solvent Inks
- UV Inks
- Electron Beam
- Why Electron Beam?
- Streamlined Ink Formulation
- Lack of Heat Generated during Curing
- Low Migration
- & More!
- Development System & Approach
- Trends, Drivers, Economics & Challenges
- Consumer Products & Packaged Goods Applications
Ink Jet Challenges in Food/Pharmaceutical Packaging & Label Printing
Dr. Ray A. Work, III, President, Work Associates, Bradenton, Florida
- The Problem: Adulteration of Food/Pharmaceuticals by Ink Jet Inks
- Modes of Contamination
- UV Curable “Low Migration” Ink Design
- Water Based Ink Design
- Packaging & Label Media and Post-Printing Processing
- It’s A System! Custom Design Required
Using Machine Vision to Accelerate Inkjet Development
Kyle Pucci, Applications Engineer, ImageXpert, Nashua, New Hampshire
- Overview of Important Measurements & Analysis for Inkjet Developers
- Introduction to Drop Watcher Use for Drop-in-Flight Measurement
- New Tools that Expand Analysis Capabilities & Improve Efficiency
- All-in-One Dropwatching & Sample Printing
- Visualization of Drop Impact & Spreading
- Automated Analysis
SUPPLIERS' FORUM Session 2: 5-Minute Presentations Related To Technology, Capabilities, Services, New Product Introductions, etc. The Suppliers’ Forum is open to all Conference Registrants. For additional information or to sign up, contact Al Keene email@example.com or check off box on Registration Form.
6:00 p.m. Reception in Display Area
Friday, February 5, 2016
8:30 a.m. Session 4 - Integration & Implementation for Real World Applications
Digital Mold Texturing: Development of Ink, Substrates and Method
Jeremy Peterson, Product Specialist, IKONICS Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota
- Advantages of Inkjet over Alternative Methods
- Process Requirements
- Functional Ink Design
- Matching Ink & Substrate Interaction & Function
- Substrates & Curing Requirements
- Expanding the Value of Inkjet Offering
- Transition to Production
Designing Inkjet Printers for Manufacturing Applications
Yuan (Charlie) Chang, Vice President of R&D, Amica Systems, Irvine, California
- Changes in Manufacturing Process
- Short Run & Digital Automation
- Nature of Custom Application Challenges
- Inkjet Printing Expectations& Reality
- System Design, Engineering & Integration
Inkjet Advancements in Product Decoration
Debbie Thorp, Business Development Director, Global Inkjet Systems Ltd., Cambridge, UK
- Why? How?
- Technology Developments: Inks & Processes
- Market Developments
- Inkjet Only vs. Hybrid?
- Direct to Container Marking
- System Prototypes to Production
- Next Steps and Challenges
Textile Production Inkjet: Flagship of Success
Mark Hanley, President, IT Strategies, Inc., Hanover, Massachusetts
- Why This Market has Succeeded: The History
- Diverse Market Models
- Projections Forward
Direct to Garment Printing Enables Successful Mass Customization
Don Rasmussen, Co-Founder/Director of Engineering, Anajet LLC, Costa Mesa, California
- Mass Customization Enablement
- Brief History of Direct to Garment Printing
- Major Equipment Manufacturers
- Market Growth & Projection
- Ink Chemistries
- Head Technology
- Ancillary Equipment
- Image Processing (RIPs)
- Technology Challenges\
1:00 p.m. Adjournment
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Speaking Opportunities at IMI Conferences
If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI (Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to +1-207-235-2226) for review.
Product Demonstrations & Free Displays
Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by both conference speakers and registrants are encouraged. IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the conference breaks. There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table. Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene email@example.com to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.
You can also reserve your display space and Suppliers’ Forum presentation slot by registering online and checking off the appropriate boxes indicating your participation OR complete the registration form at the end of this program and fax to +1-207-235-2226 OR send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmed Displays List
(as of 2/5/2016)
Alchemie is evolving as the preferred global developer and supplier of digital technologies for the application of materials science. Our technologies are capable of dispensing high viscosity liquids and powders. Our unique Jetronica technology enables a range of; coatings, adhesives, pre and post treatments to be digitally applied at high speeds and coating thicknesses. We supply solutions and modules based on high precision, industrial piezo printhead technology, TriJetica, for applications including printed electronics and bio dispensing. Completing the portfolio; a capability of solving problems. Our contract development team supports customers with developing industrial print solutions based on available printheads.
Amica Systems develops and manufactures high speed piezo inkjet digital printer, flat-bed UV, small/ wide-format graphics printers for industrial applications, such as labels, coding and marking, variable data printing, security printing, WFP, textile, UV printing and decorations.
Buhler develops plants and machines for the production of pasty, liquid and digital printing inks and is the recognized market leader for wet milling equipment for processing both low viscosity products such as inkjet inks and high-viscous products such as offset and intaglio printing inks.
Ceradrop MGI Group
As the subsidiary of MGI Group focused on Printed Electronics and Smart 3D Printing, CREADROP designs and markets Material Deposition Digital Printers exclusively for Printed Electronics and Smart 3D Printing. Thanks to its modular-based scalable concept, CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and launch of new products into the Printed Electronics market. Combining several materials deposition technologies as well as the latest generation of curing modules, this equipment line permits to reach a wide range of application fields such as membrane switch, antennas, sensors, passive components, interconnection, flexible solar cells (OPV), OLED Displays and others.
Collins Inkjet Corp
Collins Inkjet has over 25 years of experience creating innovative solutions for industrial inkjet customers and OEMs. Collins is a vertically integrated high-volume formulator and manufacturer of water, solvent, UV curable inks and is at the forefront of EB curable inkjet development. More recently, Collins expanded its offerings to include printheads, printhead refurbishment and printer development.
D&K Engineering (Reception Sponsor – Wednesday, February 3, 2016)
D&K Engineering is a global product realization company with locations in San Diego and Singapore. D&K specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of complex electromechanical products and equipment. With world-class R&D and manufacturing talent, state-of-the art product realization processes and a global supply chain infrastructure, D&K Engineering helps organizations become leaders in their industries by designing and manufacturing breakthrough hardware based products. Through innovation, collaboration and process discipline, D&K works with our clients at all stages of the product development process to help bring innovative, high-quality products to market quickly and efficiently.
With extensive experience in the printer industry, D&K Engineering has worked with start-ups to industry leaders to bring all types of printing platforms to market. D&K experience expands across both 2D and 3D printing systems, from swathing single and multi-head based printing to high speed page-wide printing arrays. D&K has a unmatched depth of experience in the industry for delivering swathing home, office, and wide-format printers, as well as high speed single pass page-wide printing solutions for label, wide-format and press applications. Please contact us at 858-798-9537 or visit our website and we will develop a customized proposal to meet your requirements.
DigiFab® Systems is an innovative developer and manufacturer of software, fabrics, supplies, and equipment for the digital printing industry. Recognized for its groundbreaking processes and patents for pre-treating fabrics to ready them for use in digital printers, DigiFab® is continuing its innovation in the sign and graphic arts sectors. The product lines currently include pre-treated fabrics, digital textile printers, CAD - RIP software for textile and graphics applications, heat presses, fixers, and steamers. DigiFab® has headquarters in Los Angeles and conducts business globally.
Where there are labels, there is Epson. With over 160 installations, the 7-color SurePress L-4033 digital inkjet web press for short run high quality digital labels is the most affordable press in its class. The new L-6034 uses LED cured UV ink, and features digital varnish to provide spot or full coverage gloss control—a powerful value-add tool for designers. Both SurePress models print on most off the shelf media without pre-treatment: paper-based, film, metallic.
Excelitas Technologies Corp
Are you looking for faster line speed? OmniCure® by Excelitas Technologies is showcasing its new AC9 Series of extremely high output, air-cooled UV LED curing systems. Designed for industrial print and assembly applications, the OmniCure® AC9 Series features advanced front-end optics, high peak irradiance (14 W/cm²) and exceptional uniformity at different working distances. The P versions of the AC9 Series have enhanced optics to optimize the dose for short working distances along with a removable window for easy cleaning to support print applications. The compact size and air-cooled technology of the AC9 Series allow for simple integration into automated system while customizable optics make it ideal for multiple applications.
FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants (FFIC)
FFIC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance aqueous colorants and inks for the inkjet market. With an enviable track record in product innovation, and extensive manufacturing capabilities, FFIC brings true innovation and manufacturing scale to ink jet material supply.
Global Inkjet Systems
Global Inkjet Systems will be showing the latest information on their printhead electronics, ink system components and new customisable GUI. Video animations of our latest technologies will be shown along with print samples to illustrate the presentation that GIS will be giving at the conference on product decoration.
ImageXpert is the world-leading provider of advanced vision-based solutions for drop-in-flight, part and print quality analysis. ImageXpert will be showcasing the JetXpert dropwatcher for drop-in-flight measurements for inkjet and dispensing applications, as well as inspection solutions for inkjet, printed electronics, and 3D printing.
IMI Europe Limited is the leader in providing strategic and technical overviews of the inkjet printing industry, developing and organising high quality digital printing conferences and courses in Europe and Asia. Our sister company IMI Inc. organises similar events in the USA. IMI Europe's experience dates from the early days of the commercialisation of inkjet technology in the 1980s, and we were early to recognise and promote the growth of industrial inkjet applications since 2000. We organise inkjet conferences and courses annually including the IMI Europe Inkjet Printing Conference, the IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School, and the IMI Europe Inkjet Technology Showcase.
Parc-A Xerox Company
PARC Today is a prolific and powerful partner to governments and companies as they future-proof their business. Using our proprietary Innovation Framework, PARC becomes your trusted advisor that can map your specific strategic challenges to emerging technologies from across our labs, covering computer, social, and physical sciences. Our framework sheds new light on seemingly unsolvable problems, reveals untapped business models, and gives focus to your internal capabilities. The result is true innovation you can take to market for faster growth.Partner with PARC Today to:
• Create new business opportunities. Take advantage of our cross-domain expertise to spot early trends and potential breakthrough applications.
• Mitigate risk. Apply our Innovation Framework to your internal processes to create consistent outcomes.
• Gain immediate access to more than 300 world-renowned scientists and researchers and our extensive IP portfolio.
• Avoid being blindsided by emerging technologies. Leverage insights and solutions from our private, global network.
• Rapidly prototype business models. Use our multi-disciplinary approach to problem definition. Quickly assess leverage points and roadblocks.
• Accelerate time to market. Achieve concrete and meaningful technology results in 12 to 36 months.
PCT Engineered Systems
From folding cartons and labels to flexible pouch applications, ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB) curing technology for inks, coatings and laminating adhesives are well established methods of drying and curing inks, coatings and adhesives. Growth in UV/EB curing applications over the past decade has been driven by the inherent advantages of 100% solid resin chemistry over organic solvent and water based systems. For digital inkjet applications, EB differentiates itself from UV curing in that it is photoinitiator free and widely recognized as a preferred curing method for low migration printing. PCT will compare and contrast the benefits of UV vs. EB curing for DOD digital inkjet applications regarding both curing equipment design and chemistry. It discuss recent advancements in the integration of EB technology for low migration printing and converting applications within the narrow to intermediate web applications space.
Pivotal Resources Ltd
Pivotal Resources is the worldwide source of insight into ink jet technology developments through patent research. Our team reviews a pick of the most interesting printhead, system, application, ink and media patents and write them up in clear, easy to read reviews suitable for both your management and technical teams. For an annual subscription the service provides 6 reports (including a pdf copy which you are free to circulate within your company), and an index of all ink jet patents in Excel format.
Launched in 1999, Prism Inks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It’s 35,000 square feet facility dedicated to the development, production, packaging and distribution of variety of inkjet inks and industrial fluid products. Prism Inks prides itself as a technology-focused company that offers a total system solution based on our customer requirements. 100% of our inks are manufactured for private label customers and made to the highest quality standards. Visit our website or call us for more information (408) 394-7595.
Prototype & Production Systems, Inc.
Makers of the well-known DICE™ modular inkjet systems, PPSI will be showcasing the DICElab process development printer. This servo-driven system is designed to allow manufacturing organizations to quickly develop high-speed single-pass inkjet processes. The system is highly modular, and can be configured as a roll-to-roll printer, a conveyor printer or with a slide table. Unlike other development systems, the DICElab is built from industrial components that can scale to full-sized production systems.
Ricoh Printing Systems America
Ricoh Printing Systems America is a global technology company specializing in providing industrial grade ink jet print heads for production printing applications, such as, product decoration; packaging; labelling and additive manufacturing.
RJA Dispersions is a rapidly growing Nano-materials dispersion company founded in 2002. The founders have leveraged their years of experience in digital imaging at major companies and developed a unique business focused on making excellent dispersions for Ink Jet Inks. RJA works with their customers to solve difficult problems, and wins their business based on the relationships established.
Spectracorp Inkjet Technologies
Spectracorp, Inc. has provided consulting and manufacturing services to OEMs since 1998. In 1999 Spectracorp, Inc. emerged as a full service inkjet supplier providing solutions to all phases of the inkjet market. The technical staff with over 50 years combined experience in the inkjet market includes; ink chemists, process and manufacturing engineers, software developers and experts in color calibration and substrates. Our 14,000 square foot Denver facility includes ink manufacturing and prototype laboratories, a certified food kitchen for the development of edible inks, custom cartridge manufacturing and ink filling lines, and a durability testing area. Let our company help your company develop profitable products for your inkjet applications.
Vexajet Corporation designs and builds automated ink supply and print head maintenance subsystems and specializes in developing practical solutions to complex problems in ink jet technology applied to industrial printing and digital fabrication. Vexajet has introduced a modular Integrated Ink Supply System for ink jet printers that includes a Bulk Ink Supply, Meniscus Pressure Controller, Print Head Reservoir, Ink Filter & Degas, and Inline Ink Heater. Each module can be purchased as a stand-alone unit or any number can be integrated into an Ink Supply System.
WORLDWIDE PRINTER AND SUPPLIES MARKET REPORT
TO BE PROVIDED TO ALL CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS
Information Management Institute, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has commissioned I T Strategies of Hanover, Massachusetts to prepare a confidential study report entitled "Digital Industrial, Communications, Graphics Print & High Volume Inkjet: Market Statistical Summary" for distribution to all registrants to IMI's programs.
This exclusive market report is updated on an ongoing basis and provides a source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure. The report authors, I T Strategies, generate this report from their worldwide model of the printer industry.
All registrants to the Ink Jet Printing 2016 Conference on February 3-5, 2016 will receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of the "Digital Industrial, Communications, Graphics Print & High Volume Inkjet: Market Statistical Summary."
Information Management Institute
Information Management Institute, Inc. is a leading worldwide sponsor of conferences designed to assist the digital printing industry in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer a unique opportunity for leading hardware, consumables, software and user companies representatives to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments in the digital printing industry. Since 1990, IMI has held over 600 programs attended by well over 25,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from companies around the world.
IMI conference programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI conference enables attendees to meet with the digital printing industry's leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.
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