Information Management Institute (IMI) organizes conferences and courses in the USA, covering inkjet, digital manufacturing, and security printing. IMI will host a winter workshop on digital textile printing on 27 and 28 January 2020 at Hotel Ilunion Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain. The workshop will be headed by Prof Em Marc van Parys, professor of textiles, University of Ghent and Tim Phillips, founder, and director, Catenary Solutions, UK.
Over the last decade, digital textile printing using inkjet technology has been introduced and is growing rapidly, especially for apparel printing. Many of the technical and material challenges have been overcome, and the increasing emphasis on cost-saving, manufacturing flexibility, and following market trends is generating a surge of interest.
The workshop will give an overview of the industry – the markets, applications, and technology. The overall market dynamics and technology requirements for each digital textile application will be described. The required ink chemistries will be reviewed, and their use in inkjet printheads, and pre- and post-processing requirements detailed. The integration of inkjet technology within a production environment will also be considered, as well as the challenges of inkjet system design to make the process production-compatible.