Information Management Institute



THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE IS THE ACTUAL PROGRAM FROM THE


The
INK JET ACADEMY
Theory Of Ink Jet Technology

February 2-3, 2009

Crown Plaza Hotel Mid-Peninsula
Foster City (San Francisco), California

featuring

Pivotal Resources

and

Xennia

sponsored by

Information Management Institute, Inc.


The Ink Jet Academy: Theory of Ink Jet Technology provides a program and format to get an expert start in the ink jet field, to get an update or to open up new ink jet fields.

Understanding the fundamentals is a prerequisite to any development. The Ink Jet Academy offers a one and one-half day course covering the basic theory of all the diverse types of ink jet technology in use today. Learn how the printheads work, what materials are used in their fabrication and the theory of operation. Learn about inks and media used, how they are formulated and the supply and support systems used. This course assumes a basic scientific knowledge and will provide a useful background to anyone entering the ink jet industry or seeking an efficient update of ink jet technology.

San Francisco, California


The
INK JET ACADEMY
Theory Of Ink Jet Technology
February 2-3, 2009
Crown Plaza Hotel Mid-Peninsula
Foster City (San Francisco), California

  Monday, February 2, 2009

  12:00 NoonRegistration

  1:00 p.m.Opening Session


WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine


INTRODUCTION

  • Course Overview
  • Types Of Ink Jet Technology
  • Brief History
  • Drop On Demand Technologies
  • Thermal & Piezo Ink Jet
  • State Of The Art
  • Office & SOHO Markets & Applications


INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

  • Evolution of Industrial Ink Jet Printing
  • Technology Advances
  • Printheads & Printers
  • Ink Technologies
  • Current Status & Emerging Applications:


INK TECHNOLOGY

  • Understanding the Ink Jet Printing Process
  • Designing an Ink Jet Ink
    - Piezo Drop on Demand
    - Continuous Ink Jet
    - Thermal Ink Jet
  • Properties Influencing Ink Jet Performance
  • Typical Performance Issues
  • Diagnosing Typical Ink Problems
  • Ink Types: Solvent, Aqueous & UV Cure
  • Testing an Ink for Reliability: Methods & Characterization


DOD PRINTHEAD DESIGNS AND VENDORS

  • Thermal Ink Jet
  • Piezo Ink Jet
    - Piston Mode Designs
    - Roof Mode Actuators
    - Stacked Piezo Technology
    - Shear Mode Designs
    - Silicon Printheads


  5:30 p.m. Reception

  Tuesday, February 3, 2008

  7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

  8:30 a.m. Session 2

MATERIALS FOR INK JET INKS
  • Typical Material Requirements for Successful Ink Jet Printing
  • Polymers, Dyes & Pigments
  • Pigment Dispersion Technology & Processing Techniques
  • Key Suppliers
  • Advances in UV Curing Ink Technology
  • Formulation Considerations
  • Challenges, Properties & Current Performance


DOD PRINTHEAD DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • Drop Ejection Frequency
  • Crosstalk
  • Printhead Life
  • Temperature Control
  • Drop Placement Accuracy
  • Considerations for Page Arrays
  • Greyscale Techniques
  • Drive Waveforms


PRINT & IMAGE QUALITY

  • Factors Affecting Print Quality
  • Technologies to Improve Print Quality
  • Improving Image Quality


 12:00 Noon Lunch

  1:00 p.m. Session 3

SYSTEM DESIGN ISSUES
  • Nozzle Maintenance
  • Drop Detection
  • Filling/Bubble Removal
  • Ink Supply & Replacement


FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

  • Evolution of Current Technology
  • Hardware & Ink Technology Advancements
  • Status & Developments of Ink Technology
  • Important Future Applications
  • Recent & Projected Trends


 5:00 p.m. Adjournment

Download the PDF version of this program  
Ink Jet US 2009.pdf


IMI Conferences During February 2009

18th Annual Ink Jet Printing Conference
February 4-6, 2009



IMI Completed Conferences on this Topic

Ink Jet Technology Suppliers Showcase 2008
April 16-18, 2008

17th Annual Ink Jet Printing Conference
February 6-8, 2008

A Complete Listing of IMI Completed Programs


COURSE LEADERS

Dr. Alan L Hudd
President & Chief Technical Officer
Xennia Technology Limited
Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England


In 1996, Dr. Hudd founded Xennia Technology; the world's first independent contract ink jet technology house dedicated to the industrial and office inkjet industries.

Dr Alan Hudd, Xennia Technology

Since then, Dr. Hudd has grown Xennia into a leading player in the rapidly emerging market for industrial inkjet technologies. Under Dr. Hudd, Xennia has developed a unique set of inkjet chemistry, engineering and problem solving capabilities that has resulted in a number of important technology innovations, especially in the field of inkjet dispensing of difficult materials.

Prior to establishing Xennia, Dr. Hudd was for 8 years the Fluids Technology Manager at Domino Printing Sciences, developing a wide range of inkjet inks for diverse applications and is credited with a number of patents and significant innovations within the industrial inkjet industry. He spent almost eight years with the Ministry of Defence and Royal Ordnance in the UK, developing new solid polymer rocket propellants for air to air missiles. Dr. Hudd graduated with B.Sc. Honours degree in Chemistry and Physics, M.Sc and Ph.D research degrees in Polymer Chemistry from Manchester University.


Mr. Mike Willis
Managing Director
Pivotal Resources Limited
Cambridge, UK


Mr. Willis is Founder and Managing Director of Pivotal Resources, an international marketing technical consultancy specializing in electronic printing and the graphic arts. In addition, he is the publisher of Directions, a service which monitors patents, research papers and significant product launches in the electronic printer market.

Mike Willis, Pivotal Resources

During the past twenty years, Mr. Willis has been based in Cambridge working as an engineer and consultant for a large number of clients in a variety of roles. For eight years, he was Consultant, then Group Leader of Digital Printing at Cambridge Consultants, a subsidiary of Arthur D. Little. He has led several major development contracts for electrophotographic printers, based on LED and light valve imaging systems, and for the development of a major new office ink jet technology.

In 1990, Mr. Willis was a founder member of Xaar, a company set up to exploit high resolution piezo ink jet technology. He graduated from the Polytechnic of Central London with Honours in Photographic Sciences.


IMPORTANT

The binder for this completed program is not being sold at this time. If you would like to be contacted when another IMI conference on this topic is announced, please fill out the form below, then select the "Send to IMI…" button.
Mr. Ms. Mrs. Dr.
Name
Job Title
Organization/Company
Mail Address
City
State, Country, Zip/Postal Code
Daytime Phone
Fax
E-Mail Address
Comments

Press To send the form. Press To clear the form and start over.

All checks should be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to Information Management Institute, Inc. An invoice with bank transfer details for IMI's U.S. or European bank account will be provided upon request.


Return to Information Management Institute Master Schedule