Part 2 of a review of the recent IMI Europe Digital Printing Conference, the main event of Digital Print Europe, Barcelona, 17-20 Sep 2018
Mark Bale of DoDxAct reviews the impact of inkjet in hybrid print processes, with some of the most successful implementations of inkjet machines relying on combined technology approaches.
Clive Ayling, managing director at Meteor Inkjet Ltd, discusses how printer driver electronics are increasingly adapting to an ever-demanding market and how good design is critical to high performance inkjet printing.
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.
Prof J. Frits Dijksman of the University of Twente explains the basic principles of fluid mechanics behind the operation of an inkjet printhead, comparing it with a musical instrument.
Production speed is an ever-present challenge in digital printing, and is often exacerbated by thermal management challenges. Bart van Liempd of Exergen explains how the use of their thermal management sensors and equation can help boost production speeds.
Sander Jansen, CEO Changeventure and former CEO Scanlaser, describes how cut sheet inkjet has transformed the educational book printing industry in the last few years.
Mike Willis, Managing Director of Pivotal Resources, explains that it’s a lot more than just printheads and inks.