ESMA Inkjet Conference 2018 – Inkjet reliability, quality and speed

The fifth edition of The Inkjet Conference 2018 organised by ESMA takes places on 16 and 17 October in Duesseldorf, German (Source: ESMA)

GERMANY • As inkjet enters a new era, there are three key areas of development: speed, image quality and reliability. Breakthrough findings enabling equipment manufacturers to address these areas and will be presented at “The IJC”.  Next week – from 16 to 17 October 2018 – the fifth edition of The Inkjet Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf/Neuss in Germany.

Organised by ESMA (European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association), Digital Direct Technologies and with an ongoing support of drupa, The IJC has grown from 270 attendees in 2014 to 525 during last year’s event. The conference will include a focus on inkjet engineering, a review on fluid and ink components such as nano particles, conductive, aqueous and UV inks and an academic track open to all universities and non-commercial research institutes to present their work.


ESMA Inkjet Conference 2018 (“TheIJC”) – Short preview

When? 16-17 October 2018

Where? Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf/Neuss, Germany


  • 60 presentations on three parallel tracks
  • Focus on inkjet engineering
  • Review on fluid and ink components
  • Academic track
  • Free inkjet workshop session on 15 October
  • Networking arena with 90 participating companies
About 60 presentations on three parallel session will focus on the whole world of inkjet engineering (Source: ESMA)

The event features more than 60 presentations on three parallel tracks. Presenters will explain technologies which will find way into the existing and future printing systems for all industrial applications. From scientific papers on jetting reliability through to the latest innovations in software and printheads, attendees will be able to see latest technology developments that will soon be introduced.

“Building this conference has been a dynamic process with a global approach to all those who are involved in hardware, chemistry, software and related developments. Each presenting company or research institute will contribute to the high technical level of the conference programme and the invaluable social networking aspect,” says Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA.

The 2017’ edition welcomed 525 attendees (Source: ESMA)

Technology track

Ink formulation, fluids, and the chemistry surrounding inkjet have their own track. Another conference block is focused on software and hardware with opening plenary sessions covering printhead architecture. The third track features innovation and academic research with topics ranging from

inkjet-printed tablets, orodispersible films and capsules, ceramic inks for glass, printing functional elements on 3D objects or inkjet-printed perovskite photovoltaics.

“Delivering industrial inkjet to a manufacturing scale is difficult. The IJC brings together every element needed to drive success, from the inks and technologies to the integration and end users. This communication is key in a booming industry undergoing rapid innovation and the conference is now firmly established as the home of such cross-industry engagement,” adds Ronan Daly from University of Cambridge and the conference Scientific Board.

90 companies will welcome visitors totheir stands in the networking arena, including first-time exhibitors such as Atfex, BASF Personal Care & Nutrition, Ceradrop, Cyan-Tec, DSM Coating Resins, Gardner Denver Thomas, Notion Systems, Saule Technologies, Siegwerk, Tiger Coatings and TriModal.

 The ESMA Inkjet Conference 2018 takes place at the Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf, Germany on 16 and17 October, with free inkjet workshop sessions scheduled for 15 October 2018.  More details of the programme are available at the event’s website

The editorial team of NarrowWebTech will report from the ESMA Inkjet Conference 2018 – stay tuned by visiting our website or by reading the November issue of NarrowWebTech.

The fifth edition of The Inkjet Conference 2018 organised by ESMA takes places on 16 and 17 October in Duesseldorf, German (Source: ESMA)

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