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IMI to Offer Short Courses on Inkjet Technology Integration at Showcase

July 18, 2012
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME—July 18, 2012—The Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2012 produced by Information Management Institute (IMI) will include three Short Courses on Sept. 7, 2012, at the Hyatt Rosemont in Rosemont, IL.
According to IMI President Al Keene, “These three courses offer another convenient method to improve your digital printing knowledge and take advantage of the many opportunities in the evolving digitization of the printing and manufacturing industries.” Keene summarizes the courses as follows:

Understanding Piezo Technology—With piezo printheads becoming the key imaging technology for a wide new range of products and manufacturing processes, it is vital to understand how these critical components work. As a developer or user, it is important to recognize when things are not as they should be!

Led by Rob Harvey of AtomJet, this course will take you through the basics of piezo materials and their properties, how they are used as actuators within printheads, other aspects of printhead design, printhead operation, crosstalk, reliability and lifetime issue plus the special considerations for deposition and ink jet as a manufacturing process.
Designing for Digital—Anyone currently working or planning to work in ink jet print space needs to understand how all the process “dots” connect.

Led by Mary Schilling of Finch Paper, this course outlines the distinctive elements which make up print quality in the ink jet process. These elements of design (ink, substrate, resolution, drop size and printheads) all interconnect and impact one another—effecting final output quality. The course focuses on current and future technology changes that effect print quality and drive the success of the digital market.
Developing More Winning New Products Faster!—This unique course is an integrated system of lecture and case based teamwork that will help you learn how to choose a better mix of new product development projects to maximize their chance of success and to maximize their value.

Led by George Gibson of Xerox Innovation Group, this course will teach you fundamental skills for the entire chain of steps required for successful innovation. This full process focus will improve your ability to identify new product or service opportunities that will have the largest payoffs for your organization.
Additionally, the following Tech Talks will discuss some of the latest scientific findings and techniques critical to ink jet integration and implementation are included in the Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2012 program:


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