Inkjet Summer School 2023

IMI Europe announces Inkjet Summer School programme for 2023. IMI Europe’s Inkjet Summer School event returns to Cambridge, the ‘home of inkjet’, for 2023 with six courses allowing developers to get an in-depth look at key technology areas. The line-up for 2023 includes the well-known Inkjet Academy along with courses on printhead modelling, functional material printing, inkjet drop behaviour, drive electronics & waveforms and ink manufacturing. The event is located at The Møller Institute and includes evening drinks receptions as well as a punt trip along the river Cam. Course summaries are as follows:

Posted On
2nd Jun 2023
Company, 2023 Q2, General

Inkjet Academy

The theory of inkjet technology

Mon 3 - Tue 4 July 2023

Presented by Dr Mark Bale of DoDxAct and Dr Tim Phillips of Catenary Solutions/IMI Europe, the course gives an introduction to the basics of inkjet technology.

Fluid Dynamics & Acoustics

How inkjet printing really works

Mon 3 - Tue 4 July 2023

This course uses the theory of fluid acoustics to understand the characteristics of droplet formation and subsequent behaviour. The course leader is Prof Emeritus Dr Frits Dijksman, University of Twente, Netherlands.

Jetting Functional Fluids

Rheology, deposition, process & development

Wed 5 – Thu 6 July 2023

The Jetting Functional Fluids course looks at the development of functional printing applications, including inkjet printhead selection, formulating an ink with functional materials and jetting functional fluids onto a substrate. The course is led by Dr Neil Chilton and Dr Clare Conboy of Printed Electronics Ltd.

Inkjet Drop Behaviour

How ink behaves on, in and above surfaces during inkjet printing

Wed 5 – Thu 6 July 2023

This course covers the link between fluid bulk & dynamic properties on jetting, waveform & fluid interaction during drop ejection, drop break-up & aerodynamics, before looking at drop-substrate interactions including during drying and curing. The course is led by experts from the University of Cambridge, TriJet and Advanced Inkjet Solutions

Selecting & Driving Printheads

Drive electronics & waveforms

Thu 6 - Fri 7 July 2023

Presented by experts from Meteor Inkjet, this course covers everything you need to know about the hardware and software required for driving printheads, including printhead selection, screening algorithms, drive electronics and waveform optimisation.

Inkjet Ink Manufacturing

Manufacturing inks for performance and reliability

Thu 6 - Fri 7 July 2023

This course covers inkjet ink design for manufacture, testing and reliability, scale-up for manufacture and manufacturing itself. It also covers ink plant design, required equipment, quality control and commercial considerations. Course leaders are Dr Chris Nicholas of Smart Chemistry and Dr Tim Phillips of MI Europe/Catenary Solutions.

“Our Inkjet Summer School is the ideal place to learn about inkjet technology in a relaxed environment,” comments Dr Tim Phillips, Managing Director IMI Europe. “We have a great venue in Cambridge, the home of inkjet technology, and six excellent courses from industry leaders. As well as learning from the course providers, the Inkjet Summer School also gives excellent opportunities to exchange information with the other attendees, with lunches, evening receptions and a punt trip on the river Cam.”

For more details on our events, see the IMI Europe website,

About IMI Europe

IMI Europe facilitates collaboration and learning within the community of technology developers and users for digital inkjet printing and other applications. We organise high quality conferences and courses in Europe and Asia aimed at strategic & commercial executives, technical developers, academics and students. Our sister company IMI Inc organises similar events in the USA. For more information see