Inkjet Surface Decoration Short Course
May 6, 2018
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.
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
Current status & range of applications
Material & energy cost savings
On-demand digital propositions
UV curable technologies for inkjet
Surfaces & interactions
Bleed and intercolor bleed
Pre and post coatings
Adhesion & durability
Requirements versus applications
Factors affecting print quality
Banding, part. single pass issues
Ink types: aqueous, solvent, oil, phase change & UV cure
Understanding the inkjet printing process
Inkjet ink design & formulation
Dyes & pigments
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
Inkjet Surface Decoration Short Course Leader
Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director and Founder, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK
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 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.
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.
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