IMI’s Industrial Print Academy Inkjet Surface Decoration Short Course is being presented as one of the short courses at RadTech’s UV+EB Technology Expo and Conference – click on the banner below for complete program information, hotel, travel and registration information.

Course Registration Fees
Inkjet Surface Decoration Short Course

May 6, 2018
Hyatt Regency, O’Hare
Chicago, Illinois

Registration Fee       $695 RadTech Member
                                 $795 Non-Member
                                 $395 Student

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Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director and Founder, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK

Inkjet Surface Decoration Short Course

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Inkjet Surface Decoration Short Course Leader

Regardless of the products being decorated and personalized (packaging, glass, textiles, footware, flooring, home décor, containers, etc.), basic surface parameters, ink properties, drying/curing, print quality/durability, product handling, data handling, workflows, etc. must be evaluated and optimized for each application. This course will discuss these crucial system aspects as well as the successes and challenges of inkjet in the diverse product decoration landscape.

Who Should Attend?
Attendees for IMI’s Industrial Print Academy Inkjet Surface Decoration Short Course should include engineers, product development staff, product managers, business development/planning, and marketing professionals who want to understand how to evaluate and implement inkjet technologies in the decoration of the varied product surfaces in today’s era of rapidly expanding inkjet applications.

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Dr Hudd is Director and Founder of Alchemie Technology Ltd. Alchemie is an independent contract development and consultancy company to the industrial inkjet industry. Alchemie is also developing and commercialising a range of novel printhead technologies through its joint venture company, Jetronica. Jetronica specialises in supplying solutions to selectively pattern liquids and powders capable of using a wide range of chemistries from graphene through textile pre-treatments and 3D printing of metal powders to drugs for implantable drug devices.

Dr. Hudd was a founder of Xennia Technology and Managing Director from 1996 to 2012. During this period, he built Xennia to become a world leading Ink jet developer and solutions provider to industrial ink jet markets.

Dr. Hudd was the Founder and Managing Director of Xennia Technology from 1996 to 2012. During this period, he built Xennia to become a world leading Inkjet developer and solutions provider to industrial inkjet markets.

 Dr. Hudd is credited with being one of the pioneers to successfully inkjet print UV curable materials.  In one case, high aspect ratio UV curable printing was achieved to create fine 3D tooling for the use of injection moulding.  A number of other projects followed that have sown the seeds for many current UV cure applications.

Dr. Hudd graduated with B.Sc. Honours degree in Chemistry and Physics, M.Sc and Ph.D research degree in Polymer Chemistry from Manchester University.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

8:00 a.m.                     Registration Express Check-In: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

8:30 a.m.                     Opening Session

Transition of product decoration to digital

        Societal trend to digital
       Brand identity
       Current status & range of applicationsts

Why inkjet?
Marketing advantages
       Material & energy cost savings
       On-demand digital propositions

Surface properties
       UV curable technologies for inkjet
      Surfaces & interactions
      Bleed and intercolor bleed
      Pre and post coatings
       Adhesion & durability
      Requirements versus applications           


Print quality
        Establishing requirements
       Factors affecting print quality
       Greyscale methods
       Drop detection
       Banding, part. single pass issues           

      Drying effects

       Ink types: aqueous, solvent, oil, phase change & UV cure
       Understanding the inkjet printing process
       Inkjet ink design & formulation
       Dyes & pigments
       Drop formation
       Properties influencing piezo inkjet ink performance
       Testing an ink for reliability: methods & characterization

       Establishing suitability for applications

Challenges for inkjet

Inkjet & hybrid systems

Current offerings, capabilities, & applications

 Development trends & new market creation


6:30 p.m.                       Course Adjournment