IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School 2018

11-15 June 2018

Novotel Gent Centrum Hotel, Ghent, Belgium

The IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School is the ideal way to learn more about key aspects of inkjet technology, from the basics through to advanced courses on inks, printheads and applications. A brief summary of each of the 2018 courses is shown below - go to the individual course pages to find out more. Discounts are available for attending more than one course, or if your company is sending more than one person to the event - see the registration page for details.

Boat trip

All attendees to the Inkjet Summer School are invited to a guided tour boat trip around the medieval city of Ghent, including refreshments. The trip will be at 18.00 on Tues 12 June.

Inkjet Summer School 2018 timetable

Course Summaries

Inkjet Academy

Theory of Inkjet Technology

Mon 11 - Tue 12 June 2018

Understanding the basics is essential to any industry's development. The Inkjet Academy covers the basic theory behind the many types of inkjet technology used today and aims to give your understanding of the industry an expert start. The course is presented by Mike Willis of Pivotal Resources and Dr Alan Hudd of Alchemie Technology.


One further course to be confirmed.


Inkjet Ink Characterisation

Viscosity, dispersions, jetting & surfaces

Wed 13 - Thu 14 June 2018

This course covers rheology and surface tension measurements, particle and dispersion assessment, as well as drop visualisation and print quality analysis. The course benefits from contributions from industry leaders Malvern Instrumentsand ImageXpert.


Applications, Ink chemistry & integration

Wed 13 - Thu 14 June 2018

This course gives an introduction to digital textile printing markets and technology. The main applications for digital textile printing are reviewed, along with the key ink chemistries and integration considerations. Course leaders include Prof Marc Van Parys of University of Ghent and Dr Simon Daplyn of Sensient Imaging Technologies.

Inkjet Drying & Curing

Hardware & Chemistry for Fixing Inkjet Inks

Thu 14 - Fri 15 June 2018

This course provides all the information you need about fixing inkjet inks, covering near-IR drying, UV curing and electron beam curing hardware, as well as the required chemistry. The course includes contributions from Adphos, Phoseon, Ebeam Technologies and IGM Resins. 

Jetting Functional Fluids

Rheology, deposition, process & development

Thu 14 - Fri 15 June 2018

This course shows you how to develop an inkjet functional printing application, including printhead selection, formulating an ink with functional materials and jetting functional fluids onto a substrate. The course is led by Dr Neil Chilton & Dr Clare Conboy of Printed Electronics Ltd.