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30th Global Ink Jet Printing Conference, 21 March

Wednesday, 21 March

08.00 - 18.00

Registration and Information

09.00 - 10.00

HP Scalable Printing Technology
Ross Allen, HP Technologist, R & D, Hewlett Packard Company

  • Explosive growth and new market opportunities in office and industrial printing
  • Emergence of new printing solutions and technology innovations
  • Innovations: HP Scalable Printing Technology: introducing HP Edgeline Technology - page width printing
  • Printing advances in performance (high throughput at high print quality), print and document management, and lower running costs

10.00 -11.00

Keynote: Memjet, A 1600 npi Pagewidth Ink Jet Technology Which Features Cost Competitiveness With Scanning Inkjet In Home, Office, And Wide Format Applications
Kia Silverbrook, Chairman and CEO, Silverbrook Research Pty. Ltd.

  • Company background
  • Technology description: how high density of nozzles and low cost per nozzle is achieved
  • Comparison with other digital printing technologies
  • Range of applications
11.00 11.30 Refreshment Break
  Track 1: Office and Supplies Track
Track 2: Industrial Track

11.30 -12.15

Ink Jet Supplies Overview and Update
Norah Seery, Director, Communication Supplies Consulting Service Europe, InfoTrends Ltd
  • Ink jet hardware update
  • What's new in ink jet media and inks?
  • How are user printing habits changing? What are the big influences?

How Fast will Ink Jet Go?
Steve Temple, Technical Director, Xaar
  • Frequency
    • Pumping rate
    • Data Rate
    • Drying and curing
  • Resolution
    • Drop sizes
    • Film thickness
  • Printing
    • Linear and area rates
  • Manufacturing
    • Volume rate
  • Cost

12.15 - 13.00

Dye or Pigment - Horses for Courses?
Stewart Partridge, Business Unit Director - Digital Inks, Nazdar

  • Brief review of dye and pigment ink technologies
  • Colour issues: gamut, stability, light fastness, test procedures
  • Distinguishing branding and marketing hype from technical reality
  • Ink versus toner - any contest?
  • Does application govern system choice?
  • Future developments in ink jet ink technologies

Recent developments within the OEM printhead market and future trends
Howard Baldwin, Vice President of Sales, FUJIFILM Dimatix (Spectra Ink Jet Heads)
  • The Piezo Playing Field
  • New organization at FUJIFILM Dimatix (formerly Spectra)
  • Emergence of new applications for Piezo Electric
  • Will Wide Format and Digital Press products evolve into Single Pass Wide Format
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch  
  Track 1: Office and Supplies Track
Track 2: Industrial Track

14.30 - 15.15

Environmental Issues in Office Printing
David Connett, Publisher, The Recycler Ltd
  • Does green really matter? Does anybody care?
  • What are the environmental issues in ink and toner?
  • Modern research on environmental printing issues
  • Getting greener or forget global warming!
New Implementations for Single Pass Ink Jet Printing on the Horizon
Rob Haak, Managing Director, SPIKIX BV
  • State of the Industry
  • Single Pass ink jet technologies
  • Integration challenges
  • Innovative applications
  • Future integrations

15.15 - 16.00

Ink Jet cartridge market the icing on the cake
Pascal Bollon, Worldwide Director of IT, Office and Telecommunications Tracking, Gfk
  • Products and markets what is driving what?
  • OEM cartridge marketing how OEMs are trying to encourage consumers to stay loyal
  • Flooded with choice - recent developments in the compatibles market, and their impact
  • In the end, it's all about channels
Inks Present Achievements and Future Developments
Peter Walshe, Business Development Manager, SunJet
  • How ink jet and ink have evolved together
  • Current and future technology
  • UV Cationic vs. Free Radical
  • The return of hot melt?
  • Developments in DOD ink jet inks

16.00 - 16.30

Refreshment Break
  Track 1: Office and Supplies
Chair: Tony Harris, Chief Technology Officer, Software Imaging
Track 2: Wide Format Printing
Chair: Meyer Weiss, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, InteliCoat Technologies
Track 3: Narrow Format and Specialty Printing
Chair: Fred Noll, Sales Director, VIP Color
16.30 - 17.15 Cebit -The Death of the Tradeshow?
Tony Harris, Chief Technology Officer, Software Imaging
  • Report from CeBIT
  • Review and comparison of earlier years
  • Tradeshow research versus the internet - any contest?
  • The future of tradeshows?
Wide Format Ink Jet: Adding Value Locally in a Global Growth Market
Michael Flippin, President, Web Consulting
  • Global wide format ink jet market size
  • Ink jet technology trends and platform advantages
  • Discussion of flatbeds, inkjet printing on fabric: why and why not
  • Foresight of this market in 2010
Tends and Opportunities in the World of Labels
Mike Fairley, International Consultant, Labels & Labelling Consultancy / Tarsus Group
  • Global and regional growth trends for labels
  • Growth by label type and technology
  • Forecasts for RFID label usage
  • New opportunities with smart active and intelligent labels (including the future with nanotechnology)
  • The rise and rise of digital printing in label production
17.15 - 18.00 The Market Opportunity for Office Colour Ink Jet and Laser
Larry Jamieson, Director, Hard Copy Industry Advisory Service, Lyra Research
  • Worldwide market forecasts for office ink jets and low-end colour printers and MFPs
  • Price/performance analysis - which has the better figures?
  • End user perception of the benefits of ink and toner
  • Print quality analysis - which printers offer acceptable colour?
  • First SPT, now Edgeline - how will this affect colour in the future?
Currentt and Future Markets for UV Curing Ink Jet
Bill Baxter, CEO, Inca Digital
  • Current markets for UV Curing ink jet
  • What we expect in the next five years
  • What is preventing faster take-up of the technology
Memjet™ Technology: Will It Replace Thermal and Ink Jet Label Printing?
Sean Marske, Chief Executive Officer, Memjet Labels Inc
  • What is Memjet and why is it so promising?
  • Can new Memjet printing technology transcend all current imaging methods?
  • What about other new printing technologies for label printing?
  • Compare major printing performance metrics for Barcode, POS, Colour-on-demand, and more

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18.00 - 19.30

Cocktail Reception