IMI Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014
Information Management Institute

Event Partner

Where Industry Suppliers Meet Their Customers
Now in its 13th Year!

September 3-5, 2014

Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, North Carolina

sponsored by

Information Management Institute, Inc.

IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 is IMI's unique program concept designed to enable current and potential ink jet printing system developers, integrators and users to obtain detailed technical information and establish professional working relationships with base ink jet printing technology providers (printheads, inks, media, curing systems, chemicals & materials, system integrators, instrumentation, etc.).

IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 program provides
  • Exhibits by Leading Ink Jet Technology Suppliers

  • Technology Supplier Presentations
    - Latest Developments, New Products, Capabilities, etc.

  • Keynote Presentations featuring Emerging Opportunities

  • Ink Jet Tech Talks: Free Training in Key Integration Areas

  • Reference Binder & CD: Complete Showcase Materials Package

  • Personal Discussions with Ink Jet Industry Movers & Shakers

  • Networking Receptions, Lunch & Breaks

  • Worldwide Printer and Suppliers Market Report

  • Short Courses: 3D Printing, Printhead Selection & System Design
Displays & Presentations from
d&K Engineering Wifag//Polytype Digital Competence Center Global Inkjet Systems ImageXpert Inc.
Trident Industrial Ink Jet Integration Technology Phoseon Technology Ricoh
Ink Mill NETZSCH Premier Technologies CERADROP IMI Europe
Innovative Digital Systems IMI Konica Minolta Industrial Inkjet Ltd
Amica Systems Wikoff Color TTP Meteor Pivotal Resources
FUJIFILM Dimatix Saint-Gobain Alchemie Print3 Technologies
Vexajet SII Printek Malvern

IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 is IMI's unique program concept designed to enable current and potential ink jet printing system developers, integrators and users to obtain detailed technical information and establish professional working relationships with base ink jet printing technology providers (printheads, inks, media, curing systems, chemicals & materials, system integrators, instrumentation, etc.).

Never before has there been an opportunity to review and evaluate ink jet printing technology options in such a cost effective and timely manner. If you have considered visiting just the major ink jet printhead companies (or ink companies or media companies, etc.) you know that you can easily spend man-weeks or man-months of time accomplishing such an information gathering process. Now, IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 enables you to obtain up-to-date information and contacts critical to your future ink jet printing technology endeavors.

Participation in IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 could well be the most productive week ever in your efforts to utilize ink jet printing technology in your company's future. Register Now!

Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014
September 3-5, 2014
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, North Carolina
  Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  8:00 a.m.Ink Jet Tech Talks & Supplier Registration

Ink Jet Tech Talks: A series of tutorials at no extra cost for registrants to IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014. Listen to ink jet experts discuss some of the latest scientific findings and techniques - information that you can use immediately!

Impact of Particle Size Distribution on Ink Jet Inks
Christopher Brunn, Regional Manager - Southeastern U.S., Netzsch Premier Technologies LLC, Marietta, Georgia, USA
Christoper Brunn, Netzsch Premier Technologies LLC
  • What is an Ink Jet?
  • Particle Size Distribution Affect
  • Why Mill Materials?
  • Principles & Technology for Producing Fine Particles/Nanoparticles
    - Dry Grinding
    - Wet Grinding
  • Test Results & Examples

Printhead Selection
Mike Raymond, Inkjet Specialist & Meteor Business Development, TTP Meteor, Newark, Delaware, USA
Mike Raymond, TTP Meteor
  • Ink Jet Printhead Technologies
  • Printhead Specifications
    - Ink Compatibility
    - Nozzles, Resolution, Layout
    - Drop Size, Drop Velocity, Placement Accuracy
    - Geometry, Footprint, Mass
    - Interface & Data Path
  • Industrial Printhead Suppliers
    - Dimatix, Xaar, Kyocera, Ricoh, Seiko, Konica, TTec, Trident
  • Selection Process
    - Criteria Depends on Application
    - Fixed or Scanning?
    - Productivity

Keeping It Working - Nozzle Maintenance
Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources, Cambridge, UK
Mike Willis, Pivotal Resources
  • Why do Nozzles get Dirty?
  • How Does this Affect Jetting Performance?
  • Cleaning Methods
    - Wiping with Blades or Belts
    - Purging
    - Washing
    - New Ideas from Patent Literature
  • Why Automate?

Top 5 Mistakes Made When Developing Industrial Ink Jet Products
Rob Rogers, Founder & President, Print3 Technologies, Shawnee, Kansas, USA
Rob Rogers, Print3 Technologies
  • Top Five List of Printer Development Mistakes
  • Real World Examples from 15 Years of Ink Jet Development & Support
  • Specific Common Design Mistakes to Avoid
  • Recommendations when Working with Key Vendors to Avoid Mistakes

  11:00 a.m.Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 Registration

  1:00-7:30 p.m.Exhibits Open

Introduction to Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014
Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine, USA
Showcase Chairman: Mike Willis, Managing Director, Pivotal Resources & IMI Europe, Cambridge, UK

  1:15 p.m. Keynote Presentation
Ink Jet Going for Mainstream Document Printing Markets & Industrial Markets: Can Ink Jet Do It All?
Mark Hanley, President, I.T. Strategies, Hanover, Massachusetts
Mark Hanley, President, I.T. Strategies
  • Ink Jet's Positioning & Realistic Prospects in Graphic Arts & Industrial Markets
    - Transactional & Direct Mail Print
    - High Coverage Print Graphics
    - 3D
    - Packaging & Labels
    - Bottles
    - Etc., etc.

  2:00 p.m. Technology Suppliers' Presentations

d&K Engineering
D&K Engineering is a global product realization company specializing in the design, engineering and manufacturing of complex electromechanical products and equipment.
Contact: Diane Law
Vice President of Marketing
Tel: +1-858-376-2500
Fax: +1-858-451-9989
D&K Engineering, Inc.
15890 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92127

Wifag//Polytype Digital Competence Center

The Wifag//Polytype Digital Competence Center is your interdisciplinary R&D partner in all digital inkjet projects. We offer a broad range of products like printhead electronics or ink supply systems as well as engineering and consulting services, among them inkjet process, web handling, custom software development and mechanical engineering.
Contact: Florian Faessler
Product Manager Digital
Tel: +41 26 426 1637
Fax: +41 26 426 1644
Wifag-Polytype Technologies AG
26, route de la Glane
Fribourg CH-1701

Global Inkjet Systems

Print Better: Print Faster: Print Smarter. GIS provides industry leading software and electronics to system builders. Any number of printheads: any number of inks: ultra-high data handling capability: high print speeds: production proven reliability: innovative software; ink system components - GIS technology enables system builders to develop ground-breaking printers for demanding production environments.
Contact: Debbie Thorp
Business Development Director
Tel: +44 1223 733733
Global Inkjet Systems Ltd
The Jeffreys Building
Cowley Road
Cambridge CB4 0DS

ImageXpert Inc.

ImageXpert Inc. provides a complete platform for inkjet development, including drop-in-flight measurement (both in-lab and in-situ), drop-substrate interaction, print station, print quality analysis, and ink supply. ImageXpert tools vastly accelerate development of inks, waveforms, printers, substrates, additives, and printheads.
Contact: Yair Kipman
Tel: +1 603 598 2500
Fax: +1 603 598 2687
ImageXpert Inc.
460 Amherst Street
NH 03063

  3:00 p.m. Break in Exhibit Area

  3:45 p.m. Technology Suppliers' Presentations

Trident Industrial Ink Jet

Trident Industrial Ink Jet

Trident Industrial Ink Jet is a leader in the development/manufacture of industrial piezoelectric ink jet printheads and inks. Used in applications requiring rugged, inert, stainless steel printheads for printing or accurately dispensing.
Contact: Steve Liker
Global Business Manager
Tel: +1-203-740-9333
Fax: +1-203-775-9660
Trident Industrial Ink Jet
1114 Federal Road
CT 06804


Ricoh Printing Systems America provides indusrial strength, stainless steel ink jet print heads to OEMs with demanding applications in wide format graphics, 3D modeling, ceramics and specialty fluid dispensing.
Contact: Joseph J. Ryan
Business Development Manager
Tel: +1-805-578-4117
Fax: +1-805-578-4299
Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc.
Ink Jet Technology Division
2390-A Ward Avenue
Simi Valley
CA 93065-1875

Phoseon Technology

Phoseon Technology is the world leader in providing UV LED solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Phoseon's products deliver maximum UV energy, high performance, and real-world reliability for UV LED curing of adhesives, coatings and inks.
Contact: Michael Beck
Director of Sales - America
Tel: +1-734-576-1010
Phoseon Technology
7425 NW Evergreen Parkway
OR 97124

  5:00 p.m. Break in Exhibit Area

  5:30 p.m. Technology Suppliers' Presentations

Ink Mill
High quality OEM ink jet ink manufacturer, Ink Mill Corporation's latest technology offers best in class ink solutions for Solvent based, UV Curable, LED UV Curable and BIO-Solvent based inks. We also offer pre & post coatings (including "jet-able" primers) & custom Graphics & Industrial inks. Let our experienced staff meet your needs.
Contact: Adam Tourville
Sales Manager
Tel: +1-603-217-4144
Ink Mill Corporation
6 Bay Road
NH 03269

NETZSCH Premier Technologies

NETZSCH specializes in machinery for grinding and dispersion of ink jet inks. We have been an innovative technology leader in batch and continuous process equipment for 140 years. Optimal results are achieved when using NETZSCH Beads®. The combined resources of NETZSCH, Premier Mills and NETZSCH Beads® offer total system solutions.
Contact: Steve Miranda
Sales Director, North America
Tel: +1-610-280-1220
NETZSCH Premier Technologies, LLC
125 Pickering Way
PA 19341


CERADROP, subsidiary of MGI Group, designs and markets Inkjet Printers exclusively for Printed Electronics Industry and Smart 3D Printing. Embedding all types of printheads as well as the latest generation of curing modules, CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and launch of new products onto the Printed Electronics market in the fields such as flexible solar cells (OPV), OLED Displays, Smart Cards, Antennas, Smart Systems, Passive Components and many others.
Contact: Tim Luong
National Sales Manager
Tel: +1-408-219-8764
Ceradrop MGI Group
Sacramento, CA 95832 USA
HQ - ESTER Technopole
32 rue de Soyouz
87068 Limoges Cedex

Additive Manufacturing: From Modeling to Manufacturing
Dr. Jeff Raquet, Director, Rapid Product Realization Lab, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Caolina
Dr. Jeff Raquet, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • What is Additive Manufacturing?
  • Basic Material Forms: Liquid, Powder & Solid
  • Key Technologies, Players & Systems
  • Success Stories
  • Why Additive Manufacturing?
  • Future Requirements & Prospects

  6:45-8:00 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Area

IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014

Prior attendees comments include:
"Great conference! My favorite in the industry"

"Excellent & outstanding in comparison to other conferences"

"Very interesting presentations - and enough time for serious discussions
with suppliers during the breaks & reception"

  Thursday, September 4, 2014

  8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.Exhibits Open

  8:00 a.m. Ink Jet Tech Talks

Ink Jet Technology and Solutions for Printed Electronics
Tim Luong, National Sales Manager, Ceradrop MGI Group, Sacramento, California, USA
Tim Luong, Ceradrop MGI Group
  • Technical Discussion: Feasibility & Challenges of Printing Functional Patterns
  • Complete Integrated Inkjet Deposition Process Solution: Jetting Commercially Available Conductive Low Cost Copper Oxide Ink
  • Fully Integrated In-line Curing System: Pulse Forge Curing Source for Conductive Working Circuits Built on Smart Paper & PET
  • Ink Jet's Potential as Manufacturing Tool in Printed Electronics

Implementing Ink Jet in an Industrial Environment: Overcoming Challenges Faced in this Growing Market
John Corrall, Managing Director, Industrial Inkjet Ltd., Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, UK
John Corrall, Industrial Inkjet Ltd.
  • Why Digital?
  • Some Basic Technical Guidelines
  • Limitations of the Technology
  • Application Examples
  • Where Does Ink Jet Go Next?

  9:30 a.m. Technology Suppliers' Presentations

Innovative Digital Systems
A progressive company in the field of Digital Printing Integration. We develop modular printing systems tailored to our end customer's specific needs. High speed printing platforms including roll to roll, conveyor and magnetic drive shuttle systems. We work with our customers from idea inception to installation providing experience technical and customer service. In addition to being a digital print integrator, we also house a custom decoration facility for contract decorating.
Contact: Darlene Putz
Vice President
Tel. +1-704 506 2372
Fax +1-208-247-2392
Innovative Digital Systems
Unit 3, Meridian
2000 Innovation Drive
Indian Trail
NC 28079

SII Printek

SII Printek (SPT) provides DOD Industrial piezoelectric printheads for high productivity through our state of the art recirculation and isolated-nozzle technology. By customizing the manufacturing, structures and driving methods; SPT offers specialized products for textile and graphics printing.
Contact: Esteban Marin
Tel: +1 310 483 8522
Direct: +1 310 517 7723
SII Printek Americas
21221 Western Avenue
Suite 250
CA 90501

Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta is a leading company in both EP and IJ technology, focusing on production and industrial applications. The IJ division provides high performance printheads for the wide range of ink to be used for industrial applications. It helps customers' development, not simply provides IJ heads as parts, but with total know-how of digital and process technology accumulated in whole KM group.
Contact: Akiyoshi Ohno
Executive Officer (IJ Division Director)
Tel: +81 425 89 3901
Konica Minolta IJ Technologies
No. 1 Sakura-machi, Hino-shi
Tokyo 191-8511

Industrial Inkjet Ltd

Industrial Inkjet Ltd is a global specialist in industrial inkjet design, manufacture, technology and service, as well as being the official sales and technical support centre for Konica Minolta industrial inkjet divisions. IIJ combines years of industrial inkjet experience with an innovative approach covering various applications that include security, labels, product decoration, packaging, research C&M and printed electronics.
Contact: John Corrall
Managing Director
Tel: +44 1954 232023
Industrial Inkjet Ltd
Unit 3, Meridian
CB24 4AE

Amica Systems

Amica Systems develops and manufactures high speed piezo inkjet digital press, small/wide-format graphics printers for industrial applications such as textiles, decorations, labels, coding, marking, variable data and security printing.
Tel: +1-949-748-1578
Fax: +1-949-387-1786
Amica Systems
18 Technology Drive, Suite 147
CA 92618

  10:45 a.m. Break in Exhibit Area

  11:15 a.m. Technology Suppliers' Presentations

Wikoff Color
Wikoff Color is the largest employee owned ink manufacturer in the US. With almost sixty years of ink and coating development history we can help solve the most challenging ink applications regardless of printing technology. Wikoff Inkjet works with OEM's, integrators and end use customers worldwide to develop energy curable inkjet inks for specific industrial applications. Our state of the art R&D facility allows us to develop small volume inks for initial product testing, equipment development and launch which allows our customers to bring products to market quickly.
Contact: Chris Cudzilo
Business Development Inkjet Ink
Tel: 803-835-8375
Wikoff Color
1886 Merritt Rd.
Ft. Mill
SC 29715

TTP Meteor

TTP Meteor provides proven inkjet drive electronics and software technology enabling you to focus on your industrial printing application. TTP Meteor systems are operating worldwide in textile, ceramic, graphics, packaging, additive- manufacturing and commercial print applications. Meteor is a division of TTP, a global technology and product service company.
Contact: Mike Raymond
Meteor Business Development
Newark, Delaware USA
Tel: +1-302-650-3377
Skype: mraymond23
Meteor Division
The Technology Partnership plc

Melbourn Science Park
Herts SG8 6EE

Pivotal Resources

We operate at the forefront of ink jet technology, working for vendors and users world-wide. We assist in defining and reviewing product strategies, support the development of new products and processes, and help our clients gain market position. Our clients include many familiar names. Among our services and activities are Directions, our ink jet patent review service and the Ink Jet Academy course.
Contact: Mike Willis
Managing Director
Tel: +44 1223 235900
Fax: +44 1223 235901
Pivotal Resources Ltd
11 Glebe Way
Cambridge CB24 9HJ

  12:00 Noon Luncheon

The Story of Spoonflower: Trials, Tribulation & Success
Stephen Fraser, Co-Founder, Spoonflower, Durham, North Carolina
Stephen Fraser, Co-Founder, Spoonflower
  • From Virtually Nothing to Over 2 Million Registered Users in 6 Years
  • Internet Based Business Model
  • One of World’s Most Well Known Custom Printing Businesses
  • Challenges of Building a Scalable Digital Textile Printing Business
  • Blogging & Social Media Tools vs. Conventional Marketing & Advertising to Create Passionate/Engaged Customers
  • What’s Next?

  2:15 p.m. Technology Suppliers' Presentations

FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants
FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants (FFIC) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance aqueous inks and colorants for the inkjet market. With an impressive track record in product development and extensive manufacturing capabilities, FFIC brings true innovation to ink jet material supply.
US Contact: John Spych
Business Manager
Tel: +1-302-477-8023
Fax: +1-302-477-8025

EU Contact: Carolyn Burns
Business Development Manager
Tel: +1-302-472-1022
Fax: +1-302-477-8025

FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants Limited
233 Cherry Lane
New Castle
DE 19720

Saint-Gobain is the world leader in Inkjet Ink Delivery Systems technology, offering a wide range of materials and process capabilities to suit any application. Our critical connections solutions include multi-layer tubes, overmolded single layer tubing with collars for precise alignment in peristaltic pumps, custom colors for ease of assembly, and pre-assembled manifolds with overmolded connections for lower cost installation and leak proof design.
Contact: David Himmelein
Marketing Specialist
Tel: +1 330 283 3555
Direct: +1 330 798-6902
Saint Gobain
2664 Gilchrist Road
OH 443050

Alchemie Technology Ltd delivers technical, commercial and business support for the inkjet industry. Alchemie provides an internal boost to customer programmes with three decades of consulting experience and can supply any aspect of a solution. Alchemie is launching a novel print head technology for additive manufacturing.
Contact: Hannah O'Brien
Job Title: Sales & Marketing Director
Tel: +44 1223 781286
Alchemie Technology
Future Business Centre
Kings Hedges Road
Cambridge CB4 2QT

Print3 Technologies
Print3 Technologies is a one stop shop, providing our clients custom inkjet printing systems, sub-system development, custom design and consulting services. Consulting services include; intensive technical training courses, assistance with system architecture, design reviews, manufacturing & testing best practices, debug / problem resolution, and overall program management.
Contact: Rob Rogers
Tel: 1-913-534-4946
Print3 Technologies
21718 W. 61st St.
KS 66218

Vexajet Corporation designs and builds automated ink supply and print head maintenance subsystems and specializes in developing practical solutions to complex problems in ink jet technology applied to industrial printing and digital fabrication.

Vexajet will introduce a new Integrated Ink Supply System for ink jet printers that includes a Bulk Ink Supply, Meniscus Pressure Controller, Print Head Reservoir, Ink Filter & Degas, and Inline Ink Heater. Each module can be purchased as a stand-alone unit or any number can be integrated into an Ink Supply System.

Contact: Bill Demyanovich (
or Dr. Ross N. Mills (
Tel: +1-303-527-2775
Vexajet Corporation
6560 Odell Place
CO 80301

  3:30 p.m. Break in Exhibit Area

  4:00 p.m. Technology Suppliers' Presentations

Malvern's materials characterization technology and expertise enables scientists and engineers to investigate, understand and control the properties of dispersed systems. Used in research, development and manufacturing, Malvern's instruments provide critical information that helps accelerate research and product development, enhance and maintain product quality and optimize process efficiency.
Tel: +1-508-768-6400
Tel: +44 1223 236920
Malvern Instruments
117 Flanders Road
MA 01581

Integration Technology

Integration Technology Ltd is a world pioneering designer and developer of ultra-violet curing solutions for digital printing as well as other technologies. Tthe company serves the industry's foremost OEMs, integrators and system developers. The strategic partnership with IST provides a one stop shop for all UV and UV LED applications.
Contact: David Bohn
Business Development Manager
Tel: +1 630 410 2189
Tel: +1 508 546 0200
Integration Technology North America
590 Territorial Drive, Suite A
Bolingbrook (Chicago)
IL 60440-4881

IMI Europe

IMI Europe - Europe's leading Ink Jet conference and course organiser has been running events since the 1980's. Focusing on the development and commercialisation of ink jet technology, IMI educates businesses within this fast-paced industry. With best-value networking events, delegates and speakers are able to meet with potential customers whilst learning about new advances.
Contact: Kirsty Inman
Sales & Marketing Assistant
Tel: +44 1223 236920
IMI Europe Ltd
Tile Barn, Manor Offices
Milton Road, Impington
Cambridge, CB24 9NG


IMI sponsors conferences & courses to assist in understanding digital printing technologies, markets and applications. IMI conferences offer attendees a unique opportunity to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments impacting successful product implementations, market entry/expansion and technology utilization. Since 1990, IMI has held over 500 programs attended by well over 25,000 technical, marketing and management personnel.
Contact: Alvin Keene
Tel: +1 207 235 2225
Fax: +1 207 235 2226
Information Management Institute
1106 Valley Crossing
Carrabassett Valley
ME 04947

  4:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation

BioPrinting for Regenerative Medicine Applications
Dr. James Yoo, Professor & Chief Scientific Officer, Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Dr. James Yoo, Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine
  • Where is BioPrinting Today?
  • Potential Applications: Skin, Cartilage, Bone, Organs, ???
  • Portable Skin Printing Project
  • What Could the Future Hold?

 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Area

 7:30 pm Adjournment

Media Partners


IndPrint magazine is one of Earth Island Publishing’s range of print industry publications and focuses on the world of industrial inkjet printing and 3D printing - a market that has been tagged 'the new industrial revolution'. This is an exciting and growing sector, which will change the way we print and manufacture products across a wide range of industries from science and medicine to automotive and aeronautics, from ceramics, textiles, plastics and glass decoration, to construction and interior design and on into specialty markets. IndPrint will inform you on all the latest news, views and insights for this developing technology.


InPrint is the Exhibition for Industrial Print Technology. Taking place on 10-12 November 2015 in Munich, InPrint is co-located with Productronica, the world's leading exhibition for electronics production. The first InPrint Show took place on 8-10 April 2014 in Hannover and attracted 6,995 visitors who connected with 110 exhibiting companies. Visitors rated InPrint exhibitors as providing a high level of technical expertise, whilst showcasing innovative technology whether this is screen, specialty, digital, inkjet or 3D printing technology.

InPrint's new location at Messe Munich unlocks new potential for the German manufacturing sector, whilst enhancing international access from a number of locations across the globe adding tremendous value for exhibitors and visitors.


Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) is available exclusively online at serving global converters of flexible/semi-rigid materials made of paper, film, foil, and nonwovens. These converters print, coat, laminate, metallize, extrude, slit, die-cut, and make bags/ pouches, labels, tapes, tags, cartons, boxes, fiber tubes, magnetic media, sanitary, and disposable products. features technical/testimonial articles, expert columns, news/events, new products, directories, webinars, and videos. PFFC’s Online Buyer’s Guide complements a weekly E-Clips e-newsletter with subscriptions available.

Photizo Group

Photizo’s Business Intelligence service is designed for anyone who needs to understand the latest trends and dynamics within the imaging industry. This includes marketing managers, engineering teams, sales professionals, and executives who are responsible for making tactical and strategic decisions that directly affect customers, sales and product development efforts.

This information platform gives subscribers full access to market insights, industry articles, market perspectives, and data from Photizo Group’s Hard Copy Data source, an online database of 25,000 hardware and supplies specifications. The Business Intelligence platform is available on a per-seat basis for less than $2 per day, allowing subscribers to leverage a continuous stream of impactful imaging industry information.

Photo Imaging News

The worldwide Photo Imaging News team, based in Bonita Springs, Florida, USA, publishes PDF international industry periodicals in Chinese and English as well as an Excel-based statistical Global Syndicated Market Forecasting programme covering picture-taking and picture-making from 2000 through 2016 in 30 regions, sub-regions and countries around the world. In addition the team, with representatives/offices in China, India, Japan and the UK, provides custom global market reports and consulting services.

Plastics Decorating

Plastics Decorating is a free quarterly magazine covering the latest trends in decorating plastics – including hot stamping, pad printing, screen and offset printing, digital inkjet, heat transfer and in-mold decorating – and plastics assembly processes.

RadTech - The Association for UV & EB Technology

RadTech - The Association for UV & EB Technology

RadTech is the trade association for the advancement of ultraviolet and electron beam (UV & EB) technology. RadTech serves as an industry forum, addressing the educational needs of the users and suppliers of UV and EB equipment and materials.


[TC]2 was established in 1980 to elevate the level of technology, manufacturing systems and business processes that are used in the fashion and related sewn products industries. The future of this global industry continues to be driven through leading-edge technology development, supply chain consulting, business development and hands-on education and training. Our National Apparel Technology Center in Cary, N.C. showcases leading-edge equipment, software and methodologies that are currently available to the fashion industry. [TC]2 also operates a made-to-order digital printing service called Inkdrop Printing ( providing high-quality printed fabrics and finished products to individual customers. It also serves as a demonstration center to showcase the potential of this technology to the sewn products industry.

Veritas et Visus

Description of the Publication: "The Flexible Substrate, from Veritas et Visus covers the fast-paced interdisciplinary topic that is alternatively referred to as "Plastic Electronics", or "Printed Electronics", or other variants, and not only covers display technologies, manufacturing, and markets, but also such areas as semiconductors, thin-film photovoltaics, sensors, batteries, RFID, lighting, and wearable computing.

Our Media Partners Program is designed to work with relevant publications to increase exposure for both IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 and the participating publications.

If you would like to receive information about how to become a Media Partner for IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014, please request details via email from Al Keene

Emerging Technologies Academy Short Courses

On Friday, September 5, 2014, IMI's Emerging Technologies Academy Short Courses will offer multiple one-day courses (presented by leading industry experts) covering various aspects of ink jet technology and the subsystems required for the successful integration of the ink jet engine with the fluid handling, substrate manipulation, software and other specialized system components.

  Friday, September 5, 2014

  8:00 a.m. Registration Opens

  9:00 a.m. Concurrent Course Sessions Commence

  12:00 Noon   Luncheon

  1:00 p.m. Course Sessions Reconvene

  4:00 p.m.   Adjournment

Hotel Information
IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 is being held at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each program participant. IMI's room rate is $129 per night and includes in-room internet service. Early booking is advised as the group rate is guaranteed only until August 15, 2014.

To make hotel reservations online, go to

Hilton Charlotte University Place
Reservations can be made by calling +1-704-547-7444 or +1-800-HILTONS (+1-800-445-8667) and identifying yourself as a member of the Information Management Institute group.

Hilton Charlotte University Place

The Hilton Charlotte University Place is conveniently located only fifteen miles from the airport in the Northeast section of Charlotte adjacent to the Shoppes at University Place and the nearby University of North Carolina Charlotte and Carolinas Medical Center University. Attendees may walk around a beautiful lakeside boardwalk to enjoy assorted theme restaurants and shops.

Taxis are available at Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport and one-way fare to Hilton Charlotte University Place should be $40 - $50. If you wish to reserve a taxi, you can call Yellow Cab at 704-444-4444.

For limousine service, The Hilton Charlotte University Place recommends Lotus Limousine (704-719-4799 or ) - $45.00 one way to the hotel and $40 for return to airport. Reservations are required and drivers will be waiting outside Baggage Claim Door D with sign and will communicate with you via cell phone.
Billy's Restaurant The Hilton Charlotte University Place has just completed a total renovation and received the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award (awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site). Guest rooms feature Hilton's "The Bed" premium bedding, PrinterOn remote printing service, coffeemaker, iron & board, work desk, 37-inch HDTV and access to 24 hour business center, fitness center, Lakefront Restaurant, outdoor pool, complimentary local area shuttle service, on-site Enterprise Car Rental and much more! IMI's $129 group room rate includes WiFi access in both the guest rooms and meeting space.

Hilton Charlotte University Place is located just steps away from the Shoppes at University Place which features numerous restaurants including Bad Dog American Pub, Bar Louie, Boardwalk Billy's, Ciro's Italian, Firewater, House of Leng, Los Arcos Mexican, Saigon Bay Vietnamese, Sushi 101, Zapata's Mexican and more as well as many retail shops and services!

The Hilton Charlotte University Place, City of Charlotte and State of North Carolina provide excellent opportunities to extend your visit into a memorable vacation experience.

The Hilton Charlotte University Place address is:

Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC, 28262 USA
Phone: +1-704-547-7444
Fax: +1-704-549-9708

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

IMI has chosen Charlotte, North Carolina for its central location and great travel connections from within the USA and beyond as well as its strong economic climate. Charlotte is known as the International Gateway to South and Charlotte's Douglas International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the world. It serves over 40 million passengers per year with competitive fares and convenient fight schedules from more than 140 nonstop destinations. Nearly 60% of the US population is within a two hour flight of Charlotte.

Charlotte is the center of the United State's sixth largest urban region with 7.3 million people living in a 100-mile radius. Charlotte is a major Southeastern US hub with major manufacturing, energy, healthcare, educational and financial facilities. More than 270 Fortune 500 companies have facilities in the Greater Charlotte metro area. Charlotte is a major manufacturing force - Mecklenburg County has 1,150 producers generating an annual payroll of $3.1 billion. Charlotte serves as headquarters for many major national and international companies. During the past ten years, nearly 7,000 firms have invested $12 billion in new Charlotte area facilities.

Charlotte offers major and unique attractions including the following favorites:
NASCAR Hall of Fame:
U.S. National Whitewater Center:
Billy Graham Library:
Levine Museum of the New South:
Discovery Place:
and Much More!

Becoming a Technology Supplier Participant

In the past twelve years IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase has become the leading forum where industry suppliers meet developers.

If you would like to become a Technology Supplier (have a display and give a 15 minute presentation on your products and services) at IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014, Click here for complete information or Register Now as a Technology Supplier.

Becoming a Media Partner

Our Media Partners Program is designed to work with relevant publications to increase exposure for both IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 and the participating publications.

If you would like to receive information about how to become a Media Partner for IMI's Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014, you may: Click here for complete information, Register Now as a Media Partner or request details via email from Al Keene

Event Partner

IT Strategies, Inc. is a digital printing market research firm and consultancy, with a focus on non-consumer printer markets. Established in 1992 and under the same private ownership since that time, IT Strategies has been a partner of Inkjet production printing manufacturers in helping to identify, size, and qualify new market opportunities for Inkjet printing technologies.

The Numbers: Worldwide Digital Printing Market Report
Provided to all Showcase 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 "The Numbers: Worldwide Digital Printing 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 Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2014 on September 3-5, 2014 will receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of the "The Numbers: Worldwide Digital Printing Market Report."

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 400 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.

For further details, contact Information Management Institute:

Information Management Institute, Inc.
1106 Valley Crossing
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
Phone: +1-207-235-2225
Fax: +1-207-235-2226
Web Site:

Information Management Institute


The CD for this completed program, containing handout materials from all speakers; handout materials from companies giving Suppliers' Forum presentations; plus a registration list with names, addresses, phone numbers and emails may be purchased for:

$400 US including shipping by Federal Express
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