Information Management Institute


THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE IS THE ACTUAL PROGRAM FROM THE


13th Annual

LASER PRINTING CONFERENCE

Technology
Markets
Applications

January 31 - February 2, 2005


Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
St. Pete Beach, Florida

sponsored by

Information Management Institute, Inc.


CONFERENCE FOCUS

Does Low Cost Color Laser = The Demise of Inkjet Printing?
With Color Laser printers for $299 and headed to $199, can ink jet growth survive?

Laser printing (Electrophotography or Toner Based Printing Systems) remains the dominant digital printing technology based on the number of pages printed annually. Laser printing is continuing to make technology advancements in product functionality, cost performance, print quality, connectivity, and color printing capabilities. Such improvements are threatening inkjet as we know it today and are enabling the development of new markets and applications. Applications such as color business printing, photo printing, internet printing, multifunction printers, digital presses, digital color copier/printers, industrial printing, and more are providing market opportunities for laser printing technology, even in light of an ever increasingly competitive environment. This conference program, IMI's only 2005 conference devoted entirely to laser printing, is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive assessment of technology, application and market development trends that are determining laser printing's role in the overall printing marketplace. Detailed analysis of issues such as cost of ownership, print quality, supplies developments and industry standards will provide new insights into the future of laser printing. The formal sessions and informal networking sessions provide a unique, interactive environment for leading hardware, consumables, components, software, system integrator and user company representatives to network and develop an improved understanding of current developments and other forces that are shaping laser printing's role in the increasingly competitive digital printing industry.


CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

J. Randolph Sanders, Torrey Pines Research

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Dr. Santokh Badesha, Xerox
Merilyn Dunn, InfoTrends/CAP Ventures
Alain Flament, Nipson America
Mark Hanley, I. T. Strategies
Dr. James H. Hurst, NexPress Solutions
Farhad Mafie, Savant Company
Peter Mason, Torrey Pines Research
Allen Rushing, LogLight Designs
Velliyur R. Sankaran, Sankaran Consulting
David R. Spencer, Spencer & Associates
Dr. Ming-Kai Tse, QEA


BENEFITS OF CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

  • Develop insights on key issues influencing your company's decisions and directions in the development, implementation and use of laser printing technology

  • Learn the latest advancements and developments in laser printing technologies that are advancing the product and application state-of-the-art

  • Establish personal contacts with recognized leaders and innovators in the laser printing community

  • Hear the industry experts' projections for market size, structure and trends

  • Participate in interactive sessions and informal discussions relative to laser printing's capabilities, features, advancements and requirements for continued market success

  • Obtain increased knowledge of the issues critical to the continued success of laser printing in an increasingly competitive end user environment

  • Have a complimentary table top display to inform the industry of your products and services

  • Give a five minute presentation during the popular Suppliers' Forum

  • 13th Annual Laser Printing Conference
    January 31 - February 2, 2005
    Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
    St. Pete Beach, Florida

    Program & Schedule

      Monday, January 31, 2005

      1:00 pm - 5:00 pmConference Registration

      2:00 p.m.Opening Session - State of Laser Printing


    WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
    Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Seminar Leader: J. Randolph Sanders, President, Torrey Pines Research, Carlsbad, California

    ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT TRENDS
    J. Randolph Sanders, President, Torrey Pines Research, Carlsbad, California

    • Technology Trends
    • Color Architecture Trends
    • Price Vs. Performance Trends
      - Hardware
      - Consumables
    • Application Trends
    • Predictions For The Future

    EVALUATION OF LASER VS. INK JET PRINTING RESULTS: PRINT QUALITY, COST OF OWNERSHIP & STANDARDS
    David R. Spencer, President & CEO, Spencer & Associates, Melville, New York

    • vTest Results May Surprise You!
    • Is Color Laser Printer Print Quality Better Than Ink Jet?
    • Is Laser Cost Per Print Lower Than Ink Jet?
    • Update On Standards Development For Measuring Ink & Toner Yields For Color Printers
    • Can Results Help Predict The Future?

    INK JET VS. LASER
    Mark Hanley, President, I.T. Strategies Inc., Hanover, Massachusetts

    • Laser May Be Pitching The Low End, But Laser Had Better Watch Its Back At The High End
    • The Story Of Fixed Array, Fast Drying Ink Jet Chemistry & Modular Systems
    • Why Ink Jet May Be The Only Viable Long Term Digital Print Technology For Really High Volumes

      5:30 p.m. Reception

      Tuesday, February 1, 2005

      7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

      8:30 a.m. Session 2 - Technology Advancements

    MATERIAL CHALLENGES IN SURFACES DESIGN FOR MARKING SUBSYSTEMS
    Dr. Santokh Badesha, Xerox Fellow, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York
    • Work Process To Develop New Materials & Enabling Surfaces That Provide Improved Performance
    • Role Of Surfaces In EP Subsystems: Image Generation, Charging, Development, Cleaning, Transfer & Fusing
    • Drivers For Continuing Improvement: High Quality Color, High Speed, Long Life, Low Cost, Substrate Latitude & Environment Friendliness
    • Examples Of New Surface Developments (Belts, Rolls, Brushes, Blades, Etc.)
    • What Is Needed For Process Optimization?

    FUSING IN HIGH SPEED COLOR LASER PRINTERS
    Dr. James H. Hurst, Scientific Associate, NexPress Solutions, Inc., Rochester, New York-TENTATIVE

    • Fusing Methods In Commercial High Speed Color Laser Printing Applications
    • Technological Hurdles To Developing Successful Products
    • Design Challenges
      - Color Vs. Black & White
      - High Speed Vs. Low Speed
      - How To Achieve Varying Gloss Levels

    NEW FUSER TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH SPEED 600 DPI PRINTING SUBSYSTEMS
    Velliyur R. Sankaran, Consultant, EP Materials, Sankaran Consulting, Coconut Creek, Florida

    • Study Of Print Quality With Different Fuser Materials & Toners
    • Types Of Fuser Rollers: Hard PFA, PFA Or FEP Sleeved Silicon Rubber Rollers, Silicon Rubber Rollers, Fluoroelastomer Rollers & Hybrid Rollers
    • Types Of Toner: Styrene-Butadiene, Styrene-Acrylate & Polyester Resin Based Systems
    • Print Test Data & Results

    WHAT'S LASER PRINTING WITHOUT PAPER?
    Merilyn Dunn, Director, CSCS, InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, Weymouth, Massachusetts

    • Market Size
    • Hardware Trends
    • Media Trends
      - Media Requirements
      - Unmet Media Needs
      - Media Opportunities
    • What's Color Got To Do With It?
      - Dynamics Of Transition From Monochrome To Color Laser Printing
      - What It Means For Paper Industry

     12:00 Noon Lunch

      1:30 p.m.Session 3 - Applications Growth & Expansion

    HOW DO WE OBTAIN THE ULTIMATE CONSUMER PRINTER
    Peter Mason, Senior Vice President, Torrey Pines Research, Rochester, New York

    HYBRID PRINTING: COMBINING DIGITAL & TRADITIONAL PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES
    Alain Flament, President, Nipson America, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois

    • Benefits Of Hybrid Configurations
    • Application Types That Gain Most From A Hybrid System
    • Requirements Of Hybrid System
    • Issues To Consider In Installation Decision
    • Possible Configurations For Hybrid/Integrated Systems Including Conventional Printing Equipment & Range Of Available Integrated Finishing Equipment

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

      5:30 p.m. Reception

      Wednesday, February 2, 2005

      7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

      8:30 a.m. Session 4 - Designing For The Future

    ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATIONS FOR COLOR LASER PRINTING R&D AND QUALITY CONTOL
    Dr. Ming-Kai Tse, President, Quality Engineering Associates, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts
    • Print Quality In Color Laser Printing & Measurement Requirements
    • Advances In Component Testing Technology
    • Physics Of Toner Transfer & Measurement
    • Image Quality Issues & Evaluation Methods

    DENSITOMETERS - CLOSING THE LOOP FOR IP CONSISTENCY
    Allen Rushing, LogLight Designs, Webster, New York

    • Densitometer Technology In Laser Printer Design
    • Role Of On-Board Densitometry To Monitor Process & Provide Basis For Automatic Process Control
    • Densitometer Technology In Laser Printer Design
    • Drivers For Use Of Denitometry: Photoconductor & Toner Variability, Variability Over Rest-Run Duty Cycle, Long Term Aging, Etc.
    • Maximizing Toner Yield
    • Design Issues & Trends

    CHALLENGES FOR DESIGNING A SINGLE CHIP CONTROLLER
    Farhad Mafie, President & CEO, Savant Company Inc., Irvine, California

    • System-on-Chip (SoC) Technologies For Designing Low High-End Printer Controller
    • Semiconductor Technologies, Packaging, Printer IP-Related & Embedded Memory-Related Issues
    • Overview Of High Performance Embedded Processors Such As MIPS, MRM, & ARC For Single-Chip Printer Controller
    • How OEM's (HP, Lexmark, Canon) Are Able To Meet Low Cost Printer Market By Using Complex SoC Design In Their Products
    • Systems Level Approach

     12:00 Noon Adjournment


    IMI Completed Conferences on this Topic

    12th Annual Laser Printing Conference
    February 9-11, 2004


    11th Annual Laser Printing Conference
    January 27-29, 2003

    IMI Completed Programs


    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.


    Information Management Institute

    Information Management Institute, Inc. is a leading worldwide sponsor of conferences designed to assist the digital printing industry in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer a unique opportunity for leading hardware, consumables, software and user companies representatives to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments in the digital printing industry. Since 1990, IMI has held over 250 programs and each year over 2,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from over 600 companies worldwide attend IMI programs.

    IMI conference programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI conference enables attendees to meet with the digital printing industry's leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

    IMI is dedicated to satisfying the information needs of the digital printing industry and publishes an annual Digital Printing Industry Directory which provides information on over 500 hardware and supplies manufacturing companies plus over 100 consulting organizations in the digital printing industry.

    Details on all of IMI's activities can be found on our web site or by contacting us:

    Information Management Institute, Inc.
    1106 Valley Crossing
    Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
    USA
    Phone: +1-207-235-2225
    Fax: +1-207-235-2226
    Email: imi@imiconf.com
    Web Site: www.imiconf.com



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