Information Management Institute

Printhead Selection & Evaluation

January 28 - 29, 2013

Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites
Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona

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Course Focus

IMI's Printhead Selection & Evaluation Course is being held in conjunction with IMI's Digital Printing World 2013 Conferences.

Printhead technology developments and advancements are enabling the use of ink jet technology in an ever expanding array of applications.

To successfully implement ink jet technology, one of your critical decisions is printhead selection. This course is designed to provide information about the selection and evaluation of printheads to assist you in making the best possible decision in this key area of ink jet system development.

As printhead technology options continue to expand the applications horizon; IMI's Printhead Selection & Evaluation Course provides a unique opportunity to obtain information and insights critical to your printhead selection process.

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Printhead Technology Selection & Evaluation
January 28-29, 2013
Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites
Scottsdale (Phoenix), Arizona

Course Schedule

  Monday, January 28, 2013

  12:00 NoonRegistration

  1:00 p.m.Session 1 - Printheads: What, Who & How?

Course Leader: Clive Ayling, Inkjet Specialist, TTP, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK

  • Types of Ink Jet Printheads
    - Continuous and Drop-on-demand
    - Piezoelectric & Thermal
    - Binary & Grayscale
    - Commercially-available, commercially-unavailable, and pre-commercial

  • Suppliers of Printheads - FUJIFILM Dimatix
    - Konica Minolta
    - Kyocera
    - Ricoh
    - ToshibaTEC
    - Trident
    - Xaar
    - Others

  • Target Applications for Ink Jet

  • Printhead Support Requirements

  6:00 p.m. Networking Reception

  Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  8:30 a.m.Session 2 - Selection Criteria & Evaluation Process

  • Business Model

  • Matrix of Application Requirements

  • Evaluation Kits

  • Technology Evaluation

  • Characteristic Errors & How to Fix Them

  • Your Roadmap for Printhead Selection & Evaluation

 12:00 Noon Adjournment

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IMI Conferences in January - February 2013

3D Printing: Opportunities & Challenges Symposium
January 28-29, 2013

AWA Inkjet Label & Packaging Print Seminar
January 29-30, 2013

22nd Annual Ink Jet Printing Conference
January 30 - February 1, 2013

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Clive Ayling, Inkjet Specialist, TTP, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK

Clive Ayling, TTP Clive Ayling is an inkjet specialist at The Technology Partnership (TTP). Clive's roles at TTP are varied and include business development for TTP's 'Meteor' business group and leading product development projects for TTP's clients. TTP employs 300 scientific and engineering staff near Cambridge, UK. Around 25% of TTP's engineers work on projects relating to digital printing, making TTP a leading service provider in this field. Clive has worked on label printers, coding and marking printing systems, proofer printers, wide format printers, bar code printers, office printers and industrial inkjet systems for many different industries. In 2005 Clive helped to found the 'TTP Meteor' business group that supplies electronics to drive industrial inkjet printheads used in OEM inkjet printers, custom industrial inkjet systems and inkjet laboratories. Clive is a regular speaker at IMI conferences: launching each new product from TTP Meteor and sharing insights into the state-of-the-art of engineering in this industry. Fifteen of his past presentations are available on

Clive has worked at TTP for 15 years, leading many inkjet-related projects. Prior to this, Clive worked for 6 years as an R&D engineer for Schlumberger Industries (Solartron Transducers) developing industrial meters for liquid viscosity, flow and density. He has a degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) from Cambridge University.

Hotel Information

IMI's IMI's Printhead Selection & Evaluation Course is being held in conjunction with IMI's Digital Printing World 2013 Conferences at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each meeting registrant. Early booking is advised as the special meeting rate of $124 (includes daily resort fee) for single or double occupancy is guaranteed only until January 6, 2013. After that date, the group meeting rate will be on a space available basis.

To make reservations, go to or call +1-480-991-1414. You must identify yourself as part of Information Management Institute Group to obtain the group rate by phone.and to assure that the $15.00 daily resort fee is waived. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to arrival or 1 night room and tax will be assessed.

Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Scottsdale is serviced by Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) which is approximately 12 miles from the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is one of the busiest airports in the U.S. and is served by over 15 domestic and international airlines with convenient and economical nonstop service to over 80 domestic and 20 international destinations.

Super Shuttle is available at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and is located outside the baggage claim areas. Super Shuttle's current price from Sky Harbor Airport to the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites is $16 per person each way. Taxi fare should be approximately $30 to $35. Door to door limousine service is also available outside baggage claims.

Additional information on Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and available services can be found at

Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites Location & Information

Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites is a peaceful, green 25 acre retreat tucked into the Sonoran Desert.

Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain and drenched in sunshine an astonishing 300 days a year, the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites desert resort is an inviting oasis in Scottsdale featuring exotic desert flora, clean crisp air, and breathtaking mountain views. Everything has been designed for ultimate comfort and supreme relaxation including our beautifully manicured grounds, two swimming pools, fitness center, tennis courts, putting greens, and nature trail where guests often spot cottontail rabbits and quail in their natural habitat.

The casita-style guest rooms are unique and offer a private at home feel. All casita-style guest rooms feature beautiful appointed décor, luxury bedding with duvet, 300 thread count Persian linens and pillow top mattress and private patios. Complimentary internet is provided in guest rooms and the conference center.

Dining options within a ten minute walk of the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites include J. Alexander's, Blanco Tacos & Tequila, Veneto Trattoria, Houston's, Rancho Pinot, Tottie's Asian Fusian, Fogo De Choa, Blue Wasabi and more! There is also a Trader Joe's Supermarket adjacent to the hotel as well as numerous shops.

The Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites is located approximately 1 ˝ miles from Old Town Scottsdale and Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Ollie the Trolley operates from December thru March stopping at the The Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites every twenty minutes (2012/2013 schedule will be posted when announced). Also, the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites Town Car Service operates within a 3 mile radius of the hotel - subject to availability.

Arizona means golf to some visitors. While golf abounds in all areas of Arizona, there are four courses within minutes of the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites. Concierge can assist with your arrangements to play McCormick Ranch Golf Course, Camelback Golf Club, Kierland Golf Club and Talking Stick Golf Club as well as others. Dolce Salon and Spa is located adjacent to the hotel. Dolce is a two-story 13,083 square foot location with 21 spa rooms, 10 manicure and pedicure thrones, 28 styling stations, 1 Versa Spa spray tanning booth, 1 make-up counter, 1 Brow Bar and a cafe. Hotel concierge can make arrangements for your desired treatments.

The Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites plus the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas and the State of Arizona provide excellent opportunities to extend your visit into a memorable vacation experience.

Dress for IMI's Printhead Selection & Evaluation Course will be casual.

The Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites address is:

Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites
6160 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona USA
Phone: +1-480-991-1414
Fax: +1-480-951-3350
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