IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School 2017

12-16 June 2017

Novotel Gent Centrum Hotel, Ghent, Belgium

Download the Inkjet Summer School 2017 brochure

Download the Inkjet Summer School 2017 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 2017 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 13 June. The boat trip is very kindly sponsored by Diamond Dispersions.

Inkjet Summer School 2017 timetable

Course Summaries

Inkjet Academy

Theory of Inkjet Technology

Mon 12 - Tue 13 June 2017

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.

Fluid Dynamics & Acoustics

How inkjet printing really works

Mon 12 - Tue 13 June 2017

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 Ink Characterisation

Viscosity, dispersions, jetting & surfaces

Wed 14 - Thu 15 June 2017

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 Steve Ward-Smith of Malvern Instruments and Kyle Pucci of ImageXpert.


Applications, Ink chemistry & integration

Wed 14 - Thu 15 June 2017

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 15 - Fri 16 June 2017

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 15 - Fri 16 June 2017

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.