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Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016: Emerging Technologies Academy



Three short courses lead by leading industry experts are now available as part of IMI’s Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016. Providing information not generally made available in public forums, IMI is pleased to offer the three following short courses ( Details at )


Three short courses lead by leading industry experts are now available as part of IMI’s Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016. Providing information not generally made available in public forums, IMI is pleased to offer the three following short courses ( Details at )


3D Printing Opportunities & Challenges Course
Presented by Hannah O’Brien of Alchemie Technologies, this course provides an introduction to the market opportunities and challenges that 3D printing and additive manufacturing present to prototyping and production applications. IMI’s 3D Printing Opportunities & Challenges Course provides a precise overview of current and emerging applications, future possibilities for the technology and the challenges of implementing a disruptive technology into mainstream manufacturing. Details at



High Speed Ink Jet Process Development & Process Design Course
Presented by Rob Rogers of Print3 Technologies, this course provides an introduction to the real world challenges of high speed printer design, focusing on five key areas:
Printer Development Process
Jetting Process
System Integration & Design Process
Process Development
Vendor & Outside Resources Management
High speed production printer development is challenging, and this course will provide a proven framework for printer development with practical recommendations. Details at


Industrial Inkjet – Practical Considerations Course
Presented by Dr. Rich Baker of Integrity Industrial Inkjet Integration, this course provides a preliminary introduction and grounding to inkjet technologies and the possibilities for the use of inkjet in industrial applications. The course then progresses with a step-by-step proven process to help Engineers, Managers and Directors understand how inkjet can be a beneficial process in a multi-step manufacturing line; connecting the dots between an initial idea, to feasibility studies, to development engineering, system design, and ultimately, implementation. Details at


These courses are coupled with IMI’s Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016 on September 7-8, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois which offers:



InPrint USA Industrial Print Forum: Presentations from EFI, Engineered Printing Solutions, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Heidelberg, IDC, Mankiewicz, Sensient Technologies and Tonejet will lead off the Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016. These expert speakers will be giving you updates and insights on what industrial print is doing and where it is going.


Keynote and Tech Talk Presentations: Collins Inkjet, Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, Global Graphics Software, I.T. Strategies, Procter & Gamble Co., RJA Dispersions and TTP Meteor will be giving Keynote and Tech Talk to provide industry insights and critical information to those looking to take advantage of ink jet technology in their printing and manufacturing operations.


Key Industry Supplier Presentations & Displays: According to IMI President Al Keene, "The rapidly expanding use of ink jet technology in printing and manufacturing requires constant attention to the latest developments in many areas (printheads, inks/raw materials, electronics, etc.). IMI’s Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016 provides the opportunity to improve your digital printing knowledge and take advantage of the many opportunities in the evolving digitization of the printing and manufacturing industries. Technology Suppliers below will be exhibiting and presenting their latest developments and products:



Alchemie Technology – technical, commercial and business support in industrial inkjet.
Buhler – Unique wet grinding & dispersing technology expertise
FUJIFILM Dimatix – High performance piezoelectric drop on demand inkjet products
FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants – High performance aqueous colorants & inks
Global Graphics – Experts in printing and PDF software including the Harlequin RIP®
Heraeus Nobleight America – Full engineered industrial UV curing process solutions
ImageXpert – Vision-based inspection & measurement systems & solutions
inc.jet – Rugged and effective variable data printing equipment and solutions
InPrint – Prodcuers of InPrint USA April 25-27, 2017 in Orlando, Florida
Integrity Industrial Inkjet Integration – Expert full-service industrial inkjet integration
Pivotal Resources – Consultancy & publisher of ink jet patent review reports "Directions"
Print3 Technologies – One stop shop for contract engineering & technical consulting,
RJA Dispersions – Highest quality dispersions for ink jet inks
Ricoh Printing Systems America – Industrial strength stainless steel printheads
TTP Meteor – Leading independent specialist in printhead driving solutions


IMI’s Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016 (now in its 15th year) brings together the leading suppliers of ink jet technology and services. Attendees who are new to ink jet and exploring this disruptive technology for a new product or process, as well as already active product manufacturers or users seeking an update and to renew contacts, find that they cannot do it more efficiently or cost effectively than at this annual IMI event." Full details and brochure can be found at or by contacting IMI – or +1-207-235-2225.



Let’s Talk About It

Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Screen Printing Industry

LET’S TALK About It: Part 3 discusses how four screen printers have employed people with disabilities, why you should consider doing the same, the resources that are available, and more. Watch the live webinar, held August 16, moderated by Adrienne Palmer, editor-in-chief, Screen Printing magazine, with panelists Ali Banholzer, Amber Massey, Ryan Moor, and Jed Seifert. The multi-part series is hosted exclusively by ROQ.US and U.N.I.T.E Together. Let’s Talk About It: Part 1 focused on Black, female screen printers and can be watched here; Part 2 focused on the LGBTQ+ community and can be watched here.

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