Inkjet Drying & Curing
Hardware & Chemistry for fixing inkjet Inks
Thursday 13 - Friday 14 June, 2019
Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK
The Inkjet Drying & Curing course covers all of the necessary hardware and ink chemistry for fixing inkjet inks. The course covers drying of aqueous and solvent inks, comparing different possible methods and including near-infrared (NIR) drying, ultra violet light (UV) curing and electron beam (EB) curing. Course presenters include Adphos and Phoseon, with further speakers to be confirmed.
The drying section reviews the ink drying process, including adhesion, penetration into the substrate, rub resistance and print quality. The differences in behaviour on porous and non-porous media are discussed. Wavelength, absorption characteristics of inks, typical substrates and coatings are also covered. The advantages and disadvantages of potential ink drying techniques are reviewed.
The course gives an in-depth introduction to the UV curing process and its relevance to digital inkjet printing. The course introduces the fundamental chemistry and hardware required, assessing the pros and cons of each type available on the market. The emerging technique of EB curing will also be introduced, and its potential advantages reviewed.
Thursday 13 June 2019
12:30 - 13:30 Registration
13:30 Course begins
Drying aqueous and solvent inks
James Burbidge, Adphos
What is dry, and how dry is dry?
Differences in inkjet heads and resulting chemistry
The principles of:
Wetting & Setting
Absorption in Porous & non-porous Media
Paper and ink characteristics
Spectral absorption of inks
Spectral absorption of paper
Defining durability, liquid removal and measuring it
What are we measuring
Comparison of systems
Homogeneity due to focusing and airflow management
Machine layout and its influence
The development of Hybrid-UV / Water-based UV
James Burbidge, Adphos & Rob Karsten, Phoseon
17:00 Session ends
18:00 - 19:00 Reception
Join us for beers, wines and good company!
Friday 14 June 2019
09:00 Session begins
UV curing fundamentals
Rob Karsten, Phoseon
Introduction to UV curing
The UV curing process
Characterising UV sources
Benefits of UV curing
Latest advances in UV technology
UV curing considerations
Dr Tim Phillips, Catenary Solutions
Physics of UV curing
UV source comparison
Single pass/multipass systems
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 Session begins
Electron beam curing
Mikala Baines, Ebeam Technologies
Introduction to electron beam (EB) curing
The EB curing process
Chemistry and physics
Characterising EB Sources
Coating and varnishes
Benefits of EB curing
Comparison with UV technology
UV cure chemistry
Dr Stuart Palmer, IGM Resins
UV cure mechanisms
Oligomers and additives
Print quality effects with UV inks
17:00 Course ends
James Burbidge, Technical Director Europe - Print Technology
Adphos Innovative Technologies, Germany
James has had much experience in his ten years in the digital printing field, working both as a key technical trouble shooter for a market leading manufacturer of digital colour presses, and as technical lead in a large printing company responsible for the development of digital production. He now brings that experience to bear enhancing the performance & productivity of production lines by integrating Adphos technology into the process, thereby increasing performance and flexibility.
Rob Karsten, Regional Director EMEA
Phoseon Technology, USA
Rob Karsten is the Regional Director EMEA for Phoseon Technology, the world leader in UV LED technology. He has been with Phoseon pretty much from the beginning and has been responsible for building their business in Europe. Rob was born in Canada to Dutch parents and holds a degree in mechanical Engineering.
Dr Tim Phillips, Founder & Director
Catenary Solutions, UK
Tim Phillips has extensive experience in challenging inkjet integration projects, spending eight years working at Xennia Technology Ltd, the leading inkjet solutions company that was acquired by Sensient in 2015. This involved working with a wide range of companies developing technology for new applications including textiles, ceramics, packaging, décor and functional material deposition for printed electronics and biomedical uses. Tim founded Catenary Solutions in 2015 to bring this knowledge of digital solution development and marketing to a wider audience. Tim has also presented IMI Europe courses in the past including the Inkjet Academy and Inkjet Ink Manufacturing & Digital Textile Printing courses.
Mikala Baines, Applications Development Specialist & Business Development Manager
ebeam Technologies, Switzerland
Mikala Baines has nearly thirteen years of experience working in the printing industry. Most of these years were dedicated to developing her career in formulating UV inkjet inks for various applications at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems in the UK. In this time Mikala also studied part-time to acquire her BSc in Chemistry with the University of Greenwich and the Open University. Drawn to the potential of electron beam curing in the printing world, Mikala moved to Switzerland in March 2017 to join the dynamic team at ebeam Technologies. She currently works as an Applications Development Specialist, collaborating with a wide range of companies to research solutions for their businesses as well as evaluating new possibilities for the technology.
Dr Stuart Palmer, Sales Manager
IGM Resins, UK
After obtaining a degree and PhD in Chemistry (University of Kent, Canterbury, UK), Stuart worked in UV-curing technology at Autotype and Fujifilm SIS (then known as Sericol). He then spent 10 years working in chemical distribution, which exposed him to many other coating technologies. He joined IGM Resins, a company dedicated to producing raw materials for UV curing, in 2008.