Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016

Event Program

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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8:00-8.30 am InPrint Industrial Print Forum & Supplier Registration

8:30 am - 12 noon InPrint Industrial Print Forum

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11:00 am-1:00 pm Showcase registration

1:30-7:30 pm Exhibits open

1:30 pm Session begins

Introduction to Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016
Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine, USA

Showcase Chairman
Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources & Chairman, IMI Europe, Cambridge, UK


Winning Industrial Inkjet for FMCG’s (Fast Moving Consumer Goods): Customizing Inkjet Printing – General Requirements, Challenges & Opportunities
Matt Alan, Principal Engineer, Package Development; Dr. Jennifer Counts, Section Head, Global Product Safety; Dr. Alrick V. Warner, Research Fellow, and Dr. Hui Yang, Principal Engineer, P&G Process Engineering, The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Inkjet Inks Performance
  • Product & Functional Additives Printing
  • Package Printing & Decoration
  • Fitness for Use for the Environment & Consumer


3:00 pm Technology Supplier Presentations


Heraeus Noblelight America

RJA Dispersions

3:45 pm Refreshment break in Exhibit Area


4:45 pm Technology Supplier Presentations

Ricoh Printing Systems America


TTP Meteor


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Inkjet, Drupa and the Long March - Now is the Time to Believe
Mark Hanley, President, I.T. Strategies, Inc., Hanover, Massachusetts

  • We are getting there!
  • But it is complex, changing & costly to develop
  • Sizing of all production markets with projections
  • A 3-way race? Inkjet, EP & Landa


6:15-7:30 pm Drinks Reception in Exhibit Area

Thursday, September 8, 2016

8:30-10.30 am Ink Jet Tech Talks

A series of tutorials at no extra cost for registrants to IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016. Listen to ink jet experts discuss some of the latest scientific findings and techniques.

8.30 am Tech Talk #1

Drive Waveform Optimization for Industrial Inkjet Printheads: Are You Sure that Ink Formulation Doesn’t Jet Well? Don’t Throw Out the Baby with the Bath Water!
Mike Raymond, TTP Meteor, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK

  • Basic theory
  • Pulse width optimization
  • Frequency response
  • Multidrop & grayscale

9.00 am Tech Talk #2

Software is as Important a Component as any Hardware
Martin Bailey, Chief Technology Officer, Global Graphics Software, Cambridge, UK

  • Intelligent software is as critical as printhead, media, ink, fluid control, media movement or electronics
  • Intelligent software has power to resolve problems not cost effectively resolved in hardware
  • It can differentiate your press in the market & bring unique value to users
  • So why do some press vendors spend so little upfront thinking about software?
  • Exploring major issues involved
  • Laying out what you need to know when your press is still on the drawing board

9.30 am Tech Talk #3

Ink Jet Dispersions: Key to Achieving Highest Quality Inks for Today’s Fast Growing Industrial Printing Applications
Dr. Joseph E. Ward, Vice President Marketing, RJA Dispersions, Hudson, Wisconsin

  • Precise, fast, reliable & cost-effective deposition required & dispersions must support new, high speed industrial applications
  • Dispersion technology basics
  • Commercial & industrial application examples
  • Commensurate Ink quality requirements
    • Regulatory issues
    • Key technical parameters needed at system level & for underlying dispersions
    • Specific techniques for measuring dispersion quality
  • Dispersion technology recent advancements & future needs

10.00 am Tech Talk #4

Challenges & Rewards Using Inkjet Printing in the Décor Laminate Market
Martin Redding, Global Inkjet Applications Specialist, Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, New Castle, Delaware

  • Benefits & Implementation Issues in Replacing Offset Printing with Inkjet
  • Single Pass & Scanning Imaging Systems
  • Lightfastness Requirements
  • Downstream Process Compatibility
  • Imaging Requirements
  • Digital Benefits: Manufacturing Agility & Inventory Reduction
  • Removal of Certain Analog Printing Design Limitations


10:00 am-6:00 pm Exhibits Open


11:00 am Technology Supplier Presentations


Global Graphics Software

Inc.jet Inc

12:00-1.30 pm Lunch



A Perspective on Creating a Successful Inkjet Business in High Speed Inkjet Printing
Lawrence Gamblin, President, Kao Collins, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • It’s an exciting time to be in the inkjet industry!
  • Technical developments in inkjet industry (printheads, inks, substrates, curing, etc.) & opportunities they create
  • Backward & forward-looking perspectives of developing markets & opportunities
  • Customer expectations for high-speed, high-volume inkjet printing
  • Integrators can now create cost effective printing devices targeting specific applications
  • Editorializing on cost & pricing models needed to support high-volume printing

2:30 pm Technology Supplier Presentations


FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants

Integrity Industrial Ink Jet Integration

3:15-3.45 pm Refreshment break in Exhibit Area


3:45 pm Technology Supplier Presentations

Alchemie Technology

Print3 Technology

Pivotal Resources


4:30-6:00 pm Drinks Reception in Exhibit Area


NOTE: You can view the program and/or order the Reference Materials from the Prior U.S. Ink Jet Technology Showcases on IMI's website. For prior European Ink Jet Technology Showcases, visit IMI Europe's website.