TheIJC 2018 launches call for papers

TheIJC 2017 attracted a record number of 525 participants

All companies and research institutes involved in the development of inkjet technology are invited to submit papers for the 5th edition of The Inkjet Conference (TheIJC), scheduled for 16-17 October 2018 at Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf/Neuss, Germany.

Driven by research and by technology, inkjet continues to change the manufacturing process. With 62 presentations, 86 tabletop exhibitors and 525 participants in last year’s edition, The Inkjet Conference (TheIJC) is by far the world’s largest inkjet event and the focal point of the industry. Gathered in one venue, engineers, researchers and C-level executives follow and assess technical presentations to exploit knowledge and technology across sector boundaries.

The organisers from the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA) and Digital Direct Technologies welcome new innovative presentations on any topic related to inkjet engineering, inkjet chemistry or inkjet applications. Given the technical nature of the event and the target audience being equipment manufacturers, the objective of the paper should be to educate on the technologies that are in development and have potential for future commercial applications. The presentation should be understood by a competent technical person, not targeted to a specialist in a narrow field.

Topics may include all technical aspects of

  • software imaging
  • image inspection
  • software interface and control
  • electronics
  • mechatronics and robotics
  • printheads and specialist fluid deposition
  • ink components and coatings
  • laboratory equipment
  • inkjet applications (3D, biomedical, ceramics, direct-to-shape, glass, labels, laminates, packaging, pharmaceutical, printed electronics, textiles and others)

Deadline for abstract submission is 16th April 2018. Please submit your abstract of 150 words in English to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Presentations must be technical and educational in nature. TheIJC committee and Scientific Board will review all submitted abstracts to maintain the high quality of the conference. Only papers submitted on time and addressing subjects which are topical and relevant to the conference will be considered for inclusion in the conference programme.

The conference is accompanied by a networking arenaThe conference is accompanied by a networking arenaAbout TheIJC. With over 500 participants, TheIJC is established as the world's largest inkjet conference, bringing together senior development staff from equipment manufactures with leading technology providers. The event enjoys an ongoing support from drupa, the world’s biggest print exhibition, and sponsorship from MS Italy, as well as media partnership with “Specialist Printing Worldwide”.

From universities and research institutes, from start-ups to global corporations, from novices to veterans, TheIJC is the meeting point of the inkjet industry.

Dates and location. TheIJC 2018 takes place at the Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf in Neuss, Germany on 16-17th October 2018, with free inkjet workshop sessions scheduled for 15th October 2018. For more information please visit

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