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THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE IS THE ACTUAL PROGRAM FROM THE


18th ANNUAL
INK JET PRINTING CONFERENCE

February 4-6, 2009

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

sponsored by

Information Management Institute, Inc.

Conference Focus

IMI's unique annual Ink Jet Printing Conference is the only U.S. ink jet printing industry event devoted entirely to ink jet printing technologies, markets and applications. Ink jet printing continues to make technology advancements in product functionality, cost performance, print quality and nonprinting/deposition capabilities. Such improvements have made ink jet printing the leading digital printing technology with expansion into many new markets and applications. In addition to personal and office computer printing, applications such as display graphics, materials deposition, digital photography, digital printing presses, multifunction printers, printable electronics, 3D modeling, biomedical, textile printing, packaging printing and many other specialty printing and nonprinting applications are increasingly using ink jet as the technology of choice. As ink jet printing becomes a manufacturing tool as well as a printing technology, market opportunities have never been better, albeit in a very competitive environment.

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This conference program is designed to bring together the ink jet industry's leading experts to provide a comprehensive assessment of the ink jet printing industry. The program will address the most recent innovations, trends and issues critical to continued adoption, growth and expansion of ink jet printing applications and markets. As ink jet printing continues to increase market share in numerous application sectors; IMI's 18th Annual Ink Jet Printing Conference provides an unique opportunity for representatives from all segments of the printing industry to obtain information critical to their understanding of ink jet printing technology and market dynamics that are shaping the industry's future.


Benefits of Conference Participation


Conference Co-Chairmen
Dr. Ross N. Mills, iTi
Mike Willis, Pivotal Resources
Conference Speakers
Tom Ashley, Pivotal Resources USA
Clive Ayliing, TTP
Marco Boer, I.T. Strategies
Axel Fischer, INGEDE
Tim Greene, InfoTrends
Jennifer Heathcote, Integration Technology
Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Xennia Technology
Darek Johnson, ST Media Group Int'l
Yair Kipman, ImageXpert
John J. Kuta, EXFO
Elizabeth Logue, EFI
Chris Lynn, Xaar Americas
Tom Molamphy, Phoseon Technology
Guy Newcombe, Tonejet
Duncan Newton, Oce North America
Martin Schoeppler, FUJIFILM Dimatix
Dr. Jignesh Sheth, Xerox
Wendell M. Smith, Technology Transfer Group
Dr. Trevor Snyder, Xerox
Dr. John Stanton, TTP
Quinton Stowell, Nordson UV
Peter Walshe, SunJet
Dr. Mark, Weislogel, Portland State University
Dr. Ray A. Work, III, Work Associates

Confirmed Displays at the 18th Annual Ink Jet Printing Conference
(as of 2/2/09)

Contact al@imiconf.com if you are interested in having a complimentary display.
Amica Software
CC1
Collins Ink
EXFO
ImageXpert
Integration Technology
Kanematsu
Membrana
Microfluidics
Pivotal Resources
Samsung
Sawgrass Technologies
UMass Dartmouth
Xennia
Buhler
Ciba Corporation
Cytec
FUJIFILM Dimatix
Imtech
I T I
Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Nordson UV
Phoseon Technology
Ricoh Printing Systems America
Sartomer Company
SunJet
Xaar

Registration Update:
As of 2/2/09 over 100 pre-registrants represent eight countries (Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, South Korea,UK & US) and the following organizations
American Trim
Aquvsol
Buhler
Ciba Corporation
Consultant RA Mein
DNP
Eastman Kodak
Evonik Degussa
FUJIFILM Dimatix
Ikonics
I M I
Infotrends
Inkjet Associates
Integration Technology
I T Strategies
Kanematsu
Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Microboards Technology
Milliken & Co
Oce North America
Pitney Bowes
Polytype
Punch Graphix
RJA Dispersions
Samsung
Sawgrass Technologies
Sensient Imaging
Signs of the Times
SunJet
Tonejet
Triteck
UMass Dartmouth
Work Associates
Xennia
Amica Software
BASF
CC1
Collins Ink
Cytec
Durst Phototechnik
EFI
EXFO
Heucotech
ImageXpert
Imtech
INGEDE
Ink Systems
i T i
ITW Trans Tech
Lexmark
Membrana
Microfluidics
Nordson UV
Phoseon Technology
Pivotal Resources
Printrex
Ricoh Printing Systems America
Riso
Sartomer Company
Sensient Colors UK
SGIA
SRI Consulting
Technology Transfer Group
Triangle Digital INX
TTP
VTT
Xaar America


18th Annual Ink Jet Printing Conference
February 4-6, 2009
Crown Plaza Hotel Mid-Peninsula
Foster City (San Francisco), California

Topic Coverage and Schedule

  Wednesday, February 4, 2009

  11:00 a.m.Conference Registration

  1:00 p.m.Opening Session
The Expanding Ink Jet Industry


WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Dr. Ross N. Mills, Chairman & Chief Technology Officer, imaging Technology international, Boulder, Colorado
Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources, Cambridge, England


THE PAST 10 YEARS - THE NEXT 10 YEARS: WHERE ARE WE ON THE EVOLUTIONARY SCALE?
Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources Ltd., Cambridge, UK

  • How far has Ink Jet Technology Progressed?
  • The Changing Technology Base
  • Ink Jet DRUPA: The Real Status
  • Desktop Ink Jet: Beyond the Adoption Phase - Does that mean no Further Development?
  • Future for Digital Commercial Printing: Page Chasing or New Applications?
  • Ink Jet as a Manufacturing Process
  • The Patent Scene: Update on Vendor Filings
  • Will the Pace of Change Change?


WHO IS MOVING AHEAD IN DIGITAL PRINTING?
Marco Boer, Consultant, I.T. Strategies, Hanover, Massachusetts

  • Comparison of the Ink Jet & Electrophotography Positioning of Top Ten Manufacturers: Hewlett Packard, Canon, Ricoh, Xerox, Fujifilm, KonicaMinolta, Epson, Lexmark, Oce & Kodak
  • Revenue History & Projection by Product Segment
  • Strategy
  • Leading Strengths & Technologies
  • IJP & EP 5-year Positioning


INK JET FOR TRACK & TRACE SECURITY
Wendell M. Smith, Founder & Consultant, Technology Transfer Group, Division of Polestar Ltd., Enfield, New Hampshire

  • Ink Jet Enables Possibility of Unique Identifier Codes (UIC) at Unit Production Level
  • Taggants & Dyes provide Forensic, Machine Readable Codes Invisible to Eye
  • Examples of Thermal & Continuous Ink Jets used for Digital Marks
  • Track & Trace System generating Unique Identifiers
  • Printing on Packaging & Filling Machines
  • Code Readers for Quick Automatic Reading - Just in Time Quality Approval
  • Code Readers in Warehouse & Transportation Applications
  • Anyone who wants to know the Whereabouts of Individual Items can inquire
  • Use the Visible Code, Invisible Code or RFID
  • Low Cost & Excellent Reliability: Same as Printed Bar Codes
  • Fast Simple Printing; Automatic Reading of UICs & Continuous Update of Location/Authenticity of Objects Defeat Counterfeiting, Piracy & Diversion


INK JET's ROLE IN PRINTING INDUSTRY'S PROGRESSION FROM ANALOG TO DIGITAL
Elizabeth Logue, Director Corporate Development, EFI, Foster City, California

  • EFI's Role in Ink Jet Business
  • Goal: Increase Print Service Providers Automation, Efficiency, Cost Savings & Revenue Stream Opportunities
  • Leveraging EFI Technology for Complete End User Solutions
  • Development of High Speed Ink Jet Systems
  • Challenges in Addressing New Markets & Integration
  • Partners & Cooperative Efforts Key to Success


INK JET FOR DIGITAL FABRICATION: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Dr. Ross N. Mills, Chairman & Chief Technology Officer, imaging Technology international, Boulder, Colorado

  • Ink Jet In The Printing World
  • Traditional Printing Vs. Digital Fabrication
  • Special Requirements
  • Ink Jet Evaluation
  • Ink Jet Integration
  • The Future of Digital Fabrication


FROM THE PRESS TO PAPER RECYCLING: WHY INK JET INKS MUST BE DEINKABLE
Axel Fischer, Head of Public Relations, INGEDE (International Association of the Deinking Industry), Munich, Germany

  • How Paper Recycling Works
  • Why Today's Ink Jet Inks Create Problems
  • Differences between the US & Europe - and what they have in common
  • Deinking is the Key Process in Paper Recycling
  • About Dyes & Pigments: How Inks Behave in Deinking
  • Ink Jet DRUPA: The Real Effect
  • Why Think About Recycling? Eco-Labels & Green Public Procurement
  • Future of Ink Jet Inks - There is a Way


  6:00 p.m. Reception

  Thursday, February 5, 2009

  7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

  8:30 a.m.Session 2
Technology Advancements

PIEZO INKJET PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS USING SILICON MEMS
Martin Schoeppler, CEO & President, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., Santa Clara, California
  • Silicon MEM Manufacturing
    - Technologies & Implementation
    - Features & Benefits
  • SAMBA Inkjet Technology
    - Key Attributes
    - Possible Directions
  • Q-Class Platform
    - Product Ranges & Configurations
    - Performance Characteristics
  • VersaDrop Imaging in Practice
    - Key Enablers
    - Modes of Operation


TONEJET: TAKING DIGITAL INTO THE INDUSTRIAL MARKETPLACE
Guy Newcombe, Chief Technical Officer, Tonejet, Melbourn, Hertfordshire, UK

  • Drop on Demand Tonejet Technology: Status & Developments
  • Requirements for Transition into Truly Mass Markets
    - Superb Images on any Material
    - High Throughputs
    - Low Cost Levels
  • Major Market Sectors
    - Flexible Film
    - Beverage Containers
    - Paperboard Packaging
    - Commercial Printing
  • How Tonejet is being used Today to Create & Grow New Markets in Industrial Print Sector


THROUGH-FLOW TECHNOLOGY: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTIONS
Chris Lynn, VP Sales & Marketing, Xaar Americas, Inc., Marietta, Georgia

  • Field Experience with the Xaar 1001 Printhead
  • Key Performance Measures
  • A Novel Recirculating Ink Supply Design
  • New Developments of the Technology


IMPROVEMENTS IN EASE OF WAVEFORM DEVELOPMENT
Dr. John Stanton, Consultant & Clive Ayling, Consultant, TTP, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK

  • Value of Understanding Ink Jetting Behavior & Using the Best Waveform
  • Experimental Results showing Effect of Waveform & Ink Pressure on Drop Mass & Speed
  • Measurement Tool Used & How it can be Adapted for Different Printheads
  • Real Integration Examples


 12:00 p.m. Luncheon

  1:30 p.m.Session 3
Consumables: Lifeblood of the Industry

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN INSTRUMENTATION FOR INK JET ANALYSIS
Yair Kipman, President, ImageXpert, Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Drop-in-Flight Measurement: JetXpert - a Machine Vision based System for Analysis of Drops in Flight
  • Other Ink Jet Instrumentation Technology
    - Nozzle Plate Inspection
    - Printhead Alignment
    - Dot Position Analysis
    - Print Quality & Color Measurement


XEROX SOLID INK PRINTING TECHNOLOGY: SOLIDIFIED LINE FORMATION & MEDIA ANALYSIS
Dr. Trevor Snyder, Principal Scientist & Dr. Jignesh Sheth, Materials Scientist, Xerox Office Group, Wilsonville, Oregon & Dr. Mark Weislogel, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

  • Solid Ink Technology Overview, Features, Latest Advances, etc.
  • Fundamentals of Individual Solidified Line Formation on Solid Surfaces
  • Drop Topology as Function of Inter-droplet Spacing
  • Line Uniformity, Jet Precision & Repeatability
  • Analytical Model of Solidified Line Formation taking into account Thermal, Fluid & Mechanical Properties
  • Statistical Analysis of Media Topology Related to Media Independence


CONDUCTIVE, EDIBLE, ECOLOGICAL AND A WHOLE LOT MORE - HOW INK JET INK IS RISING TO THE CHALLENGE OF MODERN PRINTING
Peter Walshe, Business Development Manager, SunJet, Bath, UK

  • Where Ink Jet Technology has Come From
  • From Graphics to Manufacturing Processes - Steps along the Way
  • Technology Available & Current Development
  • Partnerships & Hardware that make it Possible
  • Case Studies
  • …..And so to the Future


LED CURING PANEL
Moderator: Quinton Stowell, Development Manager, Nordson UV, Slough, Berks, UK


ARE UV LEDs THE RADIATION SOURCE OF THE FUTURE?
Quinton Stowell, Development Manager, Nordson UV, Slough, Berks, UK

  • State of UV LED Development
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of LEDs
  • Predictions: Where UV LED Technology will be in 3-5 years
  • What Impact this will have on the Traditional Mercury Arc Lamp Industry?


EMERGING REALITY OF LED FULL CURE SOLUTION FOR DIGITAL PRINT
John J. Kuta, Director of Business Development, EXFO Life Science & Industrial Division, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

  • LED Print Application Successes to Date
  • Challenges to an LED Full Cure Solution
  • A Glimpse at a Bright Future


MINIATURIZATION IN LED CURING - INCREASING POWER, REDUCING FOOTPRINT
Jennifer Heathcote, General Manager North America, Integration Technology, Chicago, Illinois

  • Progress of LED Curing to Date
  • Evaluation of Barriers to LED Technology
  • Peak Irradiance, Dose, Wavelength - Which is Most Important
  • Miniaturization: Driving up the Power & Driving Down the Size
  • Roadmap to the Future


UV LED CURING - JUST DO IT!
Tom Molamphy, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Phoseon Technology, Hillsboro, Oregon

  • Our View of Current State of the Art
  • It's Not Just about Technology
  • …Although Technology Does Matter
  • 7 (Good) Habits of Highly Effective Adopters


SUPPLIERS' FORUM: 5-Minute Presentations Related To Technology, Capabilities, Services, New Product Introductions, etc. The Suppliers' Forum is open to all Conference Registrants

 6:00 p.m. Reception

  Friday, February 6, 2009

  7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

  8:30 a.m.Session 4
Integration & Implementation for Real World Applications

THE PROOF IS IN PRODUCTION - INK JET COMES OF AGE FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
Dr. Alan L Hudd, President & Chief Technical Officer, Xennia Technology Limited, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Leveraging Recent Developments in Ink Jet Printhead Technology for Reliable Production Printing
  • Key Success Criteria for Ink Jet as a Manufacturing Process
    - Considerations for Fluid Formulation
    - Ink Supply
    - Motion Handling
  • R&D: Developing New Applications for Ink Jet from Concept to Production
    - Development of Novel Chemistries for Nontraditional Print Applications
    - Developing Application Driven Printing Processes
  • Production Solution Examples
    - Ceramic Tile Manufacture
    - Production Line Product Decoration


COST EFFECTIVE INK JET FOR HIGH VOLUME PRODUCTION PRINT ENVIRONMENTS
Duncan Newton, Manager, Client Development, Oce North America, Boca Raton, Florida

  • Actual Implementations in High Volume Print Environments: Direct Mail, Financial & Health Care
  • Compelling Value Proposition
  • High Initial Cost Offset by Low Running Costs
  • Total Cost of Ownership Model Makes 4-Color Inkjet Cheaper than Black & White Toner-based Bills & Statements
  • Océ JetStream's Multi-level Printing, Speed, Quality, Color Management, Ink, MICR & Media Options Expand Application Environments


INK JET STATUS & OPPORTUNITIES IN JETTING & WIDE FORMAT APPLICATIONS
Tim Greene, Director Wide Format and Jetting Technologies, InfoTrends,

  • Wide Format Applications & Markets: Technical (Architectural, Engineering & Construction Documents); Production (Posters, Signs & Banners) and Creative (Prepress, Photography & Fine Art Printing)
  • Progress in Long-predicted Textile, Packaging, Labeling & Ceramics Markets
  • Non-ink Jetting Pharmaceutical, Electronic & Bio-Medical Applications
  • Application, Imaging & Ink Requirements
  • Drivers Creating Ink Jet Demand
  • Channel Development for Various Ink Jet Markets
  • How to Capture Opportunities


WHAT'S NEW IN DESKTOP INK JET PRINTER MARKET
Tom Ashley, Director, Pivotal Resources USA, Kentucky

  • Desktop Printers
    - Latest Product Announcements
    - Newest Technology Releases
    - Creative Marketing
  • Inks and Media
    - Ink Technology
    - Ink Branding
    - Media Developments
  • Original vs. Aftermarket Supplies
    - Trends in Supplies Markets
    - Litigation & Distribution Strategy
    - Changes in the Law


DIGITAL LEATHER DECORATION: A REVOLUTIONARY PROCESS
Dr. Ray A. Work, III, President, Work Associates, Hockessin, Delaware

  • SIF - Smart Imaging Film - Structure & Function
  • Leather Application
  • Consequences to the Industry & Environment
  • Plans for the Future


DIGITAL PRINTING IN THE SIGNAGE INDUSTRY
Darek Johnson, Senior Technology Editor/Analyst, Sign of the Times Magazine, ST Media Group International, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Usage & Dollar Statistics (from certified & information surveys)
  • Print Machines & Inks Used in Sign Industry
  • Recent Applications using MEM's Technology
  • Case Studies
  • Future Growth & Usage in Sign Industry


 1:00 p.m. Adjournment



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Speaking Opportunities at IMI Conferences

IMI is always looking for potential speakers for upcoming conference programs and will be pleased to discuss your ideas for potential presentation topics. If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI (Email to imi@imiconf.com or fax to +1-207-235-2226) for review.




Product Demonstrations - Free Displays

Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by both conference speakers and registrants are encouraged. IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the conference breaks. There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table. Interested companies should contact Al Keene at IMI to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.



SPECIAL NOTICE WORLDWIDE PRINTER AND SUPPLIES MARKET REPORT TO BE PROVIDED TO ALL CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS

Information Management Institute, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has commissioned I T Strategies of Hanover, Massachusetts to prepare a confidential study report entitled "Worldwide Printer and Supplies Market Report" for distribution to all registrants to IMI's programs.

This exclusive market report is updated on an ongoing basis and provides a source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure. The report authors, I T Strategies, generate this report from their worldwide model of the printer industry.

All registrants to the 18th Annual Ink Jet Printing Conference on February 4-6, 2009 at the Crown Plaza Hotel Mid-Peninsula, Foster City (San Francisco), California will receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of the "Worldwide Printer and Supplies Market Report."



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