1:30 p.m.                                   Adjournment

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February 1-3, 2017

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
imi@imiconf.comor fax to +1-207-235-2226) for review.
IMI is always looking for potential speakers for upcoming conference programs and will be pleased to discuss your ideas for potential presentation topics.

Product Demonstrations & Free Displays
Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by Ink Jet Academy registrants are encouraged.  IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the course breaks.  There is no charge in addition to the course registration fee to have a display table.  Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene
al@imiconf.comto 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 al@imiconf.com.

Sponsored by

IMI 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 summary is updated annually 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 IMI’sInk Jet Printing 2017 Conference on February 1-3, 2017 will receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of the Worldwide Digital Printing Market Report.

Inkjet Anchors its Dual Track Future

Mark Hanley, President, IT Strategies, Inc., Hanover, Massachusetts

  • High Volume for Packaging & Graphic Arts
  • Industrial Specialty
  • But When Can We Print at Parity with Offset?
  • Industrial Markets Take the Revenue Lead

Taking Inkjet Efficiency to the Next Level

Jeff Weldon, Senior Analyst, Madison Advisors, Colleyville, Texas

  • Production Inkjet Printers Offer Opportunity to Streamline Production Workflow & Gain Operational Efficiencies
  • Key to Gaining Efficiencies is Optimizing Workflow from Printing through Finishing
  • Moving to White Paper Workflow is key to Achieving Available Production Gains
  • Steps Required to Achieve Document Streamlining Necessary to Ensure Print Providers are Maximizing Inkjet Systems’ Performance

Changing Landscape of User Requirements & How to Integrate Digital into Traditional Technologies
Greg Solloway, Market Development Manager, Outlook Group, Neenah, Wisconsin

  • Changing Retails Landscape in Food, Beverage & Consumer Package Goods
  • Trends in Customer Demands
  • How Digital Enables Outlook Group to Empower Our Customers
  • Outlook Group Digital Strategies

Inkjet in Industrial 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

Tim Greene, Research Director, IDC Research, Framingham, Massachusetts

  • Adding to the Fundamental Value Proposition of Digital Printing
  • Worldwide 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Market Size & Trends
  • Key Markets & Market Needs
  • Role of Governments in 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • Key Takeaway: The Next Industrial Revolution

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 12 Sign-ups in Session 1 – Additional in Session 2 on Thursday).  For additional information or to sign up, contact Al Keene al@imiconf.com or check off box on Registration Form.

 12:00 p.m.                       Luncheon

 1:30 p.m.                        Session 3 - Ink Management & Curing Critical to Expanding 


What Customers Want

Gary Fry, CEO, Global Graphics, Cambridge, UK

  • What do Your Customers Want - Increased Productivity at Lower Cost?

        - Does that Mean: Faster Throughput? Reduced Waste? Better Color?

          Easier Job Processing to Reduce Downtime? Or What?

  • Best Performing Presses Live or Die by Software that Drives Them
  • But Many Providers Do Not Know What to Look for in the Software Mix
  • A Look at Several Presses

        - Each Designed for Different Application
        - Examination of Problems Solved in Software

Single Pass Market Hurdles: Why Growth of Single Pass is Uneven Across Markets & Countries
James Gill, Account Director, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Lebanon, New Hampshire

  • Inkjet Evolution by Market
  • Inkjet Adoption Curve
  • Digital Enablers
  • DRUPA Retrospective
  • Hurdles & Expectations

Industrial Market Development & Digital Adoption
Liz Logue, Senior Director of Corporate Business Development, EFI, Foster City, California

  • Each Application is Unique
  • Barriers & Enablers
  • Application Examples & Status

        - Ceramic Tile
        - Textiles
        - Corrugated

Challenges of Digital Printing & Ink Migration on Food Packaging
Kevin Metcalfe, Applications Engineer, Engineered Printing Solutions, East Dorset, Vermont;  Kristin Adams, Marketing Manager, Kao Collins, Cincinnati, Ohio and Ron Heidebrecht,
Regional Sales Manager, Phoseon Technology, Hillsboro, Oregon

  • Overview of Ink Formulation & Special Considerations Required for Food Packaging, Testing & REACH Certification
  • Unique Machine Design Considerations to Minimize Potential Migration including Print Speed Considerations, Jetting Characteristics, Ventilation, Turbulence Minimization and UV/LED Controls & Sensors
  • Selecting Appropriate Light Source that Guarantees Consistency, Output Uniformity & Correct Wavelength to
    Maximize Highest Cross Linking of Inks & Coatings with Long Term Repeatability, To Guarantee Lowest Migration Results

Inkjet for Décor: Dream or Reality?
Donna Busse, Account Executive-InPrint USA, Mack Brooke Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois

  • Recent InPrint Show Survey Shows Strong Growth Forecasts

         - 70% of Respondents Believe Inkjet will Grow at 10+% Annually
         - Surely a Market that Inkjet will Revolutionize?

  • But – Is This the Whole Story?

         - Insights from Running InPrint Shows
         - Results from Surveys Conducted to Discover the Next Big Things for Industrial Inkjet

Inkjet Security Printing
Dr. Vitaly Talyansky, Managing Partner, Stardust Materials, LLC, Orchards, Washington

  • Overview of Common Security Materials Used in Inkjet
  • Luminescent Ceramics as Security Taggants
  • Challenges of Using Ceramics in Inkjet
  • Necessary Steps for Successful Incorporation of Ceramics
  • Applications of Security Variable Data Printing
  • Security Printing in 3D

The Changing Face of the Box
Sean Moloney, Global Product Manager, Sun Automation Group, Glen Arm, Maryland

  • How Industrial Inkjet is Changing the Way Corrugated Products are

         - Produced, Stored, Shipped & Used

        - By End Users & Consumers

  • Where are the Opportunities for

        - Box Makers

        - Box Users

Welcome & Introductions
Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Conference Chair; Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources, Cambridge, UK

Companies with Registrants


IMI's Jan 30-Feb 3, 2017 Ink Jet Programs

3M, Acucote, Acushnet, Agfa, Alchemie Technology, Avery Dennison, Bell Mark, Buhler, Catalina, Comet Technologies, Dart Container, Delphi Automotive, Deluxe Corporation, EFI, Engineered Printing Solutions, Esprix, Evonik Corporation, EWI, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Gemalto, Glatfelter Paper, Global Graphics, Global Ink Jet Systems, Graphic Solid Inks, Graphic Systems Services, Heraeus Noblelight America LLC, Heraeus Noblelight GmbH, Honle UV America, Huntsman Textile Effects, IDC Research, IIMAK, ImageXpert, IMI,  Intech Direct, Integrity Industrial Ink Jet Integration, Inkcups Now, Innovia Films, Integration Technology, Inx International, I.T. Strategies, Invista, Kanematsu USA, Kao Collins, Kyocera, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, Madison Advisors, Marken-Imaje, Meteor Inkjet, Michelman, Morphotrust USA, Nilpeter USA, Outlook Group, Pall Microelectronics, PARC-A Xerox Company, Phoseon Technology, Pivotal Resources, PolyOne, Prototype & Production Systems Inc, Quality Engineering Associates, Ricoh Printing Systems America, RJA Dispersions, ROKI S&S America, Roland DG Corporation, Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Samuel Packaging, Seiko Instruments, Sensor Films, Stardust Materials, SUN Automation Group, Tailored Label Products, The Waddington Group, United Color Manufacturing, Thiele Kaolin, Wikoff Color, WNA, Work Associates and Xerox.

 6:30 p.m.                       Networking Reception in Display Area

Friday, February 3, 2017
 8:30 a.m.                       Session 4 - Integration & Implementation for Real World Applications

Ink Jet Printing 2017


Worldwide Digital Printing Market Report
Provided to all Conference Registrants

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
 11:00 a.m.                              Conference Registration
 1:30 p.m.                                Opening Session - The Expanding Ink Jet Industry

New Designs in UV/LED Ink Jet Inks: Hybrid UV & Gel UV – Potential & Challenges
Dr. Ray A. Work, III, President, Work Associates, Inc., Lakewood Ranch, Florida

  • Why Develop New Types of UV/LED Inks?
  • What are They & Who is Developing Them?
  • What Potential Benefits do They Offer?
  • What are the Challenges to Wide Acceptance?
  • In What Applications do They Offer Benefits?
  • How do They Compare to Latex Inks?
  • Comparison of UV/LED Inks: Traditional, Hybrid & Gel


Nano-pigment Dispersions for Industrial Ink Jet Systems

Dr. Joseph E. Ward, Vice President Marketing, RJA Dispersions, Hudson, Wisconsin

  • Applications for Nano-dispersions Expanding Dramatically with the Growth of High Speed, In Line Ink Jet Printers
  • Ink Jet has Changed from “Printing Technology” to “Precision Coating Technology: Patterned Adhesives, Spectrally Selective Window Films, Flexible Electronics & More
  • Dispersion Technology Needed to Produce Highly Reliable, Transparent, Stable Functional Materials
  • What Developers Need to Know to Evaluate & Use Dispersions to Create Jettable Materials (to meet stability, viscosity, flexibility, transparency & filterability requirements)
  • Choices for Aqueous, Solvent & UV Curable Systems including

        - Monomers for Ink Properties
        - Pigments for Durability, Transparency & Color Space

        - Dispersion Evaluation for Stability, Viscosity & Filterability

Novel System Design for UV Curing of Widths from 3 to 90 inches
Marko Hofmann, Head of Product Management Optoelectronics, Heraeus Noblelight GmbH, Hanau, Germany

  • Scalable Plug & Play Concept

        - Advantages vs. Conventional UV-LED Systems in Handling & Maintenance

        - Freedom in Design (UV-LED Lamp Grows with the Printheads

  • Power Balancing & Impact on Uniformity

        - Explaining Power Balancing & Where the Benefit Is

        - Comparing Our Uniformity to Standard Medium Pressure Lamps

Low Energy ebeam Curing’s Role in Inkjet Printing Applications
Anthony (Tony) Carignano, Sales Director - Americas, COMET Technologies USA, Inc., Davenport, Iowa

  • ebeam: Photoinitiator Free, Color Blind, Curing Line Speeds >500 fpm with Formulation Ingredient Flexibility
  • Ebeam vs. UV Chemistry for Surface Curing Applications
  • Anatomy of an Electron Beam
  • Value Proposition of ebeam for Piezo Inkjet
  • Value Proposition of ebeam Curing & Crosslinking for EP Liquid Toner Printing & Finishing
  • ebeam Equipment Design & Integration Increase Appeal as Curing Method for Low Migration Digital Printing Applications
  • Emerging Industrial Areas of ebeam Application in Inkjet

Ink Delivery Systems: Types, System Design Challenges & Troubleshooting Common Problems
Debbie Thorp, Business Development Director, Global Inkjet Systems Limited, Cambridge, UK

  • Basic Requirements
  • Printheads and Flow Modes
  • Design Options & Challenges
  • Customizing Print Bars
  • Diagnosing Common Issues
  • Troubleshooting & Solutions

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 al@imiconf.com or check off box on Registration Form.

Conference Focus

IMI’s Ink Jet Printing 2017 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; IMI’s Ink Jet Printing 2017 Conference (26th 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 2017 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
  • Learn from interactive sessions and informal discussions of technology trends, applications developments and other aspects of ink jet printing
  • 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
  • Hear industry expert’s projections for ink jet printing’s opportunities in traditional and growth markets
  • Have a complimentary display space to inform the industry of your products and services
  • Give a five minute presentation during the popular Suppliers’ Forum

Conference Chair
   Mike Willis, Pivotal Resources

Conference Speakers
   Kristin Adams, Kao Collins
   Donna Busse, 
Mack Brooke Exhibitions

   Anthony (Tony) Carignano, COMET Technologies USA

   Gary Fry, Global Graphics
   James Gill,
   Tim Greene,
   Mark Hanley,
I. T. Strategies

   Ron Heidebrecht, Phoeson Technology
   Marko Hofmann,
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH

   Kazumi Honda, Kyocera Corporation
   Dr. Alan L. Hudd,
Alchemie Technology

   Liz Logue, EFI
   Kevin Metcalfe,
Engineered Printing Solutions
   Sean Moloney,
Sun Automation Group
Mike Raymond, Meteor Inkjet Ltd
   Greg Solloway,
Outlook Group

   Dr. Vitaly Talyansky, Stardust Materials
   Debbie Thorp,
Global Inkjet Systems
Dr. Joseph E. Ward, RJA Dispersions
   Jeff Weldon,
Madison Advisors
   Dr. Ray A. Work, III,
Work Associates

Insight into New Technological Developments from Recent Patents
Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources, Cambridge, UK

  • View from Inside the Industry’s Research Labs through the “Patent Window”
  • Thermal Inkjet has Plenty of Life Left
  • Update on Landa & other Intermediate Transfer Technologies
  • Challenges for High Speed Printing: Maybe Not What You Think?
  • Inkjet Developments for New Non-office Applications

Kyocera Inkjet Printhead for Industrial Printing

Kazumi Honda, Deputy Manager, PD2 Sales Department, Corporate Printing Device Group, Kyocera Corporation, Kyoto, Japan

  • Technology Description
  • Features Supporting Industrial Applications

         - Large Discharge Capacity Keeping High Resolution

         - High Print Speeds

         - Wide Printing Width Enabling Least Number of Printheads

         - Efficient Ink Circulation System

         - Remarkable Efficiency & Adaptability

  • Wide Range of Industrial Applications

         - Textiles & Garments

         - Transaction, Books & Newspapers

         - Graphic Arts

         - Ceramic Tile

         - Medical Items such as Pills

         - 3D Fabrication

Printhead Selection and Integration
Mike Raymond, Sales Director, Meteor Inkjet Ltd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area

  • What Do Printhead Specs Mean?
  • Performance
  • Frequency
  • Drop Size
  • Ink Rate
  • Coverage Requirements
  • Ink Chemistry Considerations
  • Heating
  • Ink Circulation
  • Scanning vs. Single Pass

Digital Technologies for Application of Materials Science
Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director and Founder, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK

  • Technologies to Selectively Pattern Liquids & Powders Directly
  • From Health Care to Complex High Performance Structures
  • Digital Printing Graphene to Transform Performance of Printed Electronics
  • Producing the Digital Poly Pill: Additive Manufacturing Solution for Old Age

Ink Jet Printing 2017 Conference
February 1-3, 2017

Florida Hotel & Conference

Orlando, Florida, USA

Information Management Institute

Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Orlando, Florida, USA

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 6:30 p.m.                       Networking Reception in Display Area

Thursday, February 2, 2017
 8:30 a.m.                       Session 2 - Technology Advancements

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