Event Date/Time: Jul 27, 2009
End Date/Time: Jul 28, 2009
Ink jet printing is the fastest growing imaging technology for both office and industry. New applications are opening up for materials suppliers, media developers, consumables manufacturers, systems suppliers and others. But entering the ink jet market or just branching out into new parts of it can present a considerable technical challenge and a barrier to commercial success. The development of printhead technology and inks is advancing at a rapid pace - around 100 patents in this field are published each month. So getting up to speed is not easy. The Ink Jet Academy provides a program and format to get an expert start in the ink jet industry, 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, how they are formulated and the supply and support systems. 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.