Theory of inkjet Technology
May 16-17, 2023
The Florida Hotel & Conference
Understanding the basics is essential to any industry’s development. The Inkjet Academy one-and-a-half-day course covers the theory and practice behind the many types of inkjet technology used today and aims to give your understanding of the industry an expert start by introducing concepts which are further expanded in other IMI innovation academy courses.
Based on proven content but updated significantly in 2022/2023 to use plenty of practical examples from DoDxAct’s unique laboratory, the Inkjet Academy course will show you how printheads work, the materials used in their fabrication, and the introductory theory of their operation. You will also learn a little about ink types and properties, how inks are broadly formulated and used and why they are sometimes more challenging than inks for other print technologies. The ink supply systems and other crucial integration topics are also discussed to explain the importance of the system approach to inkjet application success for different markets. The course finishes with a discussion on established and developing applications/markets including a section on case-studies of different machines, highlighting what motivates the OEM design choices.
Presented by inkjet industry leading expert Dr. Mark Bale of DoDxAct, the course is designed to provide useful background information for anyone entering the inkjet industry, seeking an update on today’s technology, or looking for further fields of development.
Inkjet Academy Course Outline
May 16-17, 2023
The Florida Hotel & Conference
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Welcome & introductions
Alvin G. Keene, President, IMI, Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Course Leader: Dr. Mark Bale, Director, Wells, Somerset, UK
Introduction to Inkjet
Evolution of inkjet markets
Overview of inkjet technology & printhead intro
Introduction to ink types & key differences
Ink materials & formulations
Industrial Inkjet Printheads
De-mystifying printhead specs
Real printheads by type & manufacturer
Bulk, thin Film, & MEMs explained
Choosing a printhead starting from the application performance
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Inkjet Inks & Testing
Overview of ink physical differences by ejection process
Ink properties for jetting & wetting
Particles & the importance of dispersion
Manufacturing & quality assurance
Lab testing methods in formulation
Inkjet System & Components
Overview of factors influencing print quality
Ink & substrate
Ink supply systems design
Printhead integration - mechanics, failure, & maintenance
Role of hardware & software
Motion & droplet placement
Print quality metrics
Industrial Inkjet Markets & Applications
The digital proposition & benefits
Development through collaboration
Example markets addressed by inkjet
Graphics, ceramics, textiles, packaging & beyond
Where is inkjet going?
Case Studies & Trends – What it Takes!
Graphics & textiles
Single Pass & packaging
Dr. Mark Bale, Director, DoDxAct, Wells, Somerset, UK
Mark Bale is a PhD qualified Physicist who started DoDxAct Ltd in 2017 in order to provide practical support to those developing technology for the industrial inkjet printing industry based on independent laboratory facilities. Specializing in print heads, inks and the optimization of print process, Mark is recognized by leading vendors of inks, printheads, printers, and components as someone who can enable their technology in the market and support their customers to success. DoDxAct's clients list comprises start-ups to globally recognized brands, spanning 4 continents with the common goal of getting the most out of their inkjet products or applications.
After starting his career in Oxford and Cambridge University spin-off companies Opsys and CDT, Mark got into inkjet by helping develop the process to print OLED displays, including the print strategy & metrology to optimise the uniformity. Mark then worked with Sun Chemical for over 10 years, ultimately leading a team that supported the integration of cutting-edge inkjet ink developments of all types into OEM customers of their SunJet branded and private labelled products.
IMI is excited to provide The Inkjet Universe sponsorship opportunity to expand the number of industry suppliers able to digitally position themselves “front and center” before a key group of inkjet business leaders including executives, product developers, technologists, major users, etc. - PLUS distributing their message to IMI’s global database of nearly 20,000 relevant contacts. Sponsors will receive ongoing recognition, exposure, and publicity for an entire year via multiple channels!
Our goal is to develop an “inkjet community” focused on generating excitement about rapidly expanding inkjet technology developments, markets, applications, and opportunities - thus benefiting all Inkjet industry participants and end users.
Our goal is to develop a “community” focused on the conference program and the Sponsors to generate excitement about inkjet technology, market, and application developments - benefiting all industry participants and end users.
For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Al Keene firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors of theinkjetuniverse
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@example.com) 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.
Printer, materials, and other product demonstrations/displays by both course leaders and registrants are encouraged. IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the Inkjet Innovation Academy breaks & receptions. There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table. Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations. You can reserve your display space by registering online and checking off the appropriate box indicating your participation.
Conference Hotel Information
IMI’s Inkjet Innovation Academy is being held at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando, Florida – A Trip Advisor Award of Excellence winner & currently rated #3 Trip Advisor traveller ranked hotel in Orlando.
Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each meeting registrant. Early booking is advised as the special meeting rate of $139 (Daily service fee included in this rate) for single or double occupancy is guaranteed only until April 24, 2023. After that date, the group meeting rate will be on a space available basis.
To make online hotel reservations – Go to The Florida Hotel Orlando (reztrip.com) and complete the online form. Please contact us for assistance if you have any problems making your hotel reservations.
Phone reservations can be made by calling The Florida Hotel & Conference Center Reservations at +1-800-588-4656 or +1-407-859-1500. You must identify yourself as attendees of “IMI Inkjet Printing Programs” to obtain the $139 group rate which will assure that you receive the conference rate and that the daily service fee is included in your conference rate. You may also contact Hotel Reservations via email at email@example.com
Orlando International Airport
Orlando is serviced by Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is approximately 7 miles from The Florida Hotel & Conference Center. Orlando International Airport is served by approximately 50 domestic and international airlines with convenient and economical service from destinations around the U.S. and the world.
Taxis and shuttle/limousine services are available at Orlando International Airport and are located in or outside the baggage claim area. Uber and Lyft fares from Orlando International Airport to the Florida Hotel and Conference Center are estimated at $20 - $30. Additional information on transportation options can be found at http://orlandoairports.net/transport/local_transport.htm
The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Located only seven miles from Orlando International Airport, The Florida Hotel & Conference Center has over 500 guestrooms, each equipped with many amenities including coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, 42 inch flat panel LCD TV, and in room electronic safe.
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Dining options within the hotel include Chick-fil-A, Crickett’s Bar, Marcello’s Bistro, and Starbucks. The Florida Mall restaurants include Bucca di Beppo, Cantina Catrina, Hocca Bar, and Sushi Yummy; plus an extensive food court. Restaurants in close proximity to the hotel include Adega Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse, Chili’s, El Cilantrillo Restaurant, Garibaldi Mexican Cuisine, Gozamba Restaurant, Havana Bistro & Café, Maguro Latin Asian Cuisine, Millers Ale House, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and many more.
The Florida Hotel & Conference Center’s business center and fitness center are open 24 hours daily. The heated outdoor pool and hot tub are open year-round.
The Florida Hotel & Conference Center is located approximately 15 miles from Disney World, 6 miles from Universal Orlando, 7 miles from SeaWorld, 7 miles from Church Street Station-Orlando, and only ½ mile from Crayola Experience! The concierge located in hotel lobby can assist in arranging golf reservations, attraction tickets and transportation reservations.
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