IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School 2019

10-14 June 2019

Møller centre, cambridge, uk

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 2019 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.

punt trip

All attendees to the Inkjet Summer School are invited to a guided tour punt trip around Cambridge, including refreshments. The trip will be at 18.00 on Tues 11 June.

Inkjet Summer School 2019 timetable

Course Summaries

Inkjet Academy

Theory of Inkjet Technology

Mon 10 - Tue 11 June 2019

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 10 - Tue 11 June 2019

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 12 - Thu 13 June 2019

This course covers rheology and surface tension measurements, particle and dispersion assessment, as well as drop visualisation and print quality analysis. The course features contributions from industry leaders Malvern Panalytical, KRÜSS and ImageXpert.

INKJET COLOUR MANAGEMENT

PRACTICAL COLOUR MANAGEMENT FOR DIGITAL PRINTING WORKFLOWS

Wed 12 - Thu 13 June 2019

Accurate reproduction of colour is an essential aspect of printing, and the need to ensure true colours can be a limiting factor in digital adoption. This course introduces the key technology and processes required for colour reproduction, presented by Gerrit Andre of ColorGATE.

Jetting Functional Fluids

Rheology, deposition, process & development

Thu 13 - Fri 14 June 2019

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.

Inkjet Drying & Curing

Hardware & Chemistry for Fixing Inkjet Inks

Thu 13 - Fri 14 June 2019

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 and IGM Resins.