Drop-on-demand piezoelectric inkjet printing represents nowadays one of the most diffused technologies thanks to its high performance and reliability. To achieve high quality printing many different requirements have to be met in terms of drop properties, leading to a very precise dot positioning and thus to a high quality final image.
In order to exploit the potential of inkjet printing, better understanding of droplet behaviour, both in flight and on the substrate, is needed. Modelling is a good way of gaining insight into the phenomena which drive the different stages of the printing process. Jakko Nieuwenkamp of Reden will make a presentation based on this work at the IMI Europe Inkjet Engineering Conference in Lausanne, 14 March 2017.
IMI Europe began its Summer School programme of courses in 1999 in Cambridge, UK. Mike Willis discusses how these programmes have developed and the latest courses available in Barcelona later this month.