IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School 2016

20-24 June, 2016

Print Media Academy, Heidelberg, Germany

Download the course brochure

Download the course brochure

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 2016 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.


IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School 2016 programme timetable

IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School 2016 programme timetable

Heidelberg R&D Laboratory Tour

On the evening of Tuesday 21 June, course delegates are invited to a free tour of the Heidelberg R&D labs. There will be a short presentation by Jason Oliver of Heidelberg, followed by a 30 minute tour of their inkjet development laboratories. We will then go back to the Print Media Academy for a beer and wine reception.

Course Summaries

Jetting Functional Fluids


Thursday 23 - Friday 24 June, 2016

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

Inkjet Ink Manufacturing


Thursday 23 - Friday 24 June, 2016

This course covers the issues of inkjet ink design, development and testing, scale-up for manufacture and manufacturing itself. It also covers ink plant design and commercial considerations. The course is led by John Tardrew and Vincent Wright of Sensient Imaging Technologies. 

Inkjet Ink Characterisation

Viscosity, dispersions, jetting & surfaces

Wednesday 22 - Thursday 23 June, 2016

This course covers rheology and surface tension measurements, particle and dispersion assessment, as well as drop visualisation and print quality analysis. Course leaders include Prof Long Lin of the University of Leeds, Gérald Chabanis & Dr Anne Virden of Malvern Instruments and Kyle Pucci of ImageXpert.

Digital Textile Printing

Applications, ink chemistry & integration

Wednesday 22 - Thursday 23 June, 2016

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 Claire Glénat of Sensient Imaging Technologies.

Fluid Dynamics & Acoustics

How inkjet printing Really works

Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

The aim of this course is to couple the characteristics of droplet formation and landing, spreading and permeation to the acoustics of the fluidics of the printhead. The course leader is Prof Dr Frits Dijksman, University of Twente, Netherlands.

Inkjet Academy

Theory of Inkjet Technology

Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

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.