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Imaging Society of Japan (ISJ)


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Join World Innovators to Shape the Imaging Eco-System and Generate New Value in the Virtual Space!

As one of mankind’s most important means of expression, imaging technology has driven the evolution of human knowledge. Printing of images has continuously expanded into new areas, with digital printing technologies not only marking on media, but moving into the 3D, and even 4D, domains. The imaging eco-system, a collective term that melds all the aspect—digitization, materials, processes, output—of digital printing allows us to bring an idea, image, or object to fruition.

Imaging technology is at the forefront of our current data-driven society and continues to evolve. While the adverse effects of COVID-19 restrict the movement of people and objects, information can be freely accessed. Despite such challenging conditions, technology development must proceed, and the synergistic effect of information exchange and the resulting acceleration of innovation must continue. This year, we have decided to hold an online conference.  Printing for Fabrication 2020 will be a dynamic, interactive, online conference with live Q&A/discussion sessions and virtual networking. Recent progress in mature and leading-edge imaging technologies will be presented by experts from around the world, complemented by a short course program.  We will explore a broad range of applications, including 3D, packaging, industrial, and textile printing as well as printed electronics and life sciences.  Please join American, European, and Asian imaging innovators as we lead the evolution of the imaging eco-system in the virtual space in 2020.

While the physical space is currently dominated by COVID-19, we plan to take back control in 2021 and meet in person in Japan!

— General Chair Teruaki Mitsuya and Executive Program Chair Ronald A. Askeland

To meet the needs of the digital printing community
during these pandemic times, IS&T is pleased to announce that Printing for Fabrication will be held as an online meeting this year. It is being decoupled from ICAI and CIC; the originally planned joint meetings are now scheduled for October 4-8, 2021.

Submission deadlines for 2020 have been extended to allow those who were uncertain about attending the meeting time to submit.

In addition to Technical Sessions, Print4Fab 2020 will offer a full Short Course program—and with no funds needed for travel, approval to attend courses and the conference should be easier to obtain. We look forward to seeing you online!

(Information about ICAI 2020 can be found on the conference webpage.)


General Chair

Teruaki (Aki) Mitsuya, Ricoh Company, Ltd (Japan)

Executive Program Chair

Ron Askeland, Consultant (retired HP Inc.) (US)

Program Chairs

Yashwanth Bandari, EWI  (US)
Katrina J. Donovan, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  (United States)
Lutz Engisch, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences  (Germany)
Masahiko Fujii, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Yasuji Fukase, ISJ (Japan)
Madeleine Cannamela, HP Inc. (US)
Susanne Klein, University of the West of England  (UK)
Chung-Hui Kuo, Eastman Kodak Company  (US)
Kye-Si Kwon, Soonchunhyang University  (South Korea)
Takeshi Menjyo, ISJ (Japan)
Makoto Omodani, Tokai University  (Japan)
Christina Rodriguez-Rivero, University of Cambridge  (UK)
Alvaro J. Rojas, Universidad Autonoma de Occidente (Colombia)
Dong-Youn Shin, Pukyong National University  (South Korea)
Enrico Sowade, Zschimmer & Schwarz Mohsdorf GmbH & Co KG  (Germany)
Atsushi Tomotake, Konica Minolta, Inc.  (Japan)
Travis W. Walker, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  (US)

Short Course Chairs

Neil Chilton, Printed Electronics, Ltd. (UK)
Takeshi Menjyo, ISJ (Japan)

Community Engagement and Outreach Chairs

Reinhard R. Baumann, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems and Technische Universität Chemnitz (Germany)
Norio Nagayama, Ricoh Company, Ltd.  (Japan)
Ingo Reinhold, Xaar plc  (Sweden)
Cailin Simpson, Dynetics Technical Solutions  (US)
Michael B. Willis, Pivotal Resources, Ltd.  (UK)

Late Breaking Technology News Chairs

Masahiko Fujii, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.  (Japan)
Werner Zapka, WZA-Consulting  (Sweden)

Steering Committee Chair

Brian Derby, University of Manchester  (UK)


Held for the first time in 1981, NIP became an annual conference in 1988. With the exception of the first year when it was held in Venice, Italy, and 1993, when it was held in Yokohama, Japan, NIP has rotated to various cities throughout North America.

Prior to being spun off into a "stand-alone" collocated meeting in 2005, Digital Fabrication was a technical session within NIP. Held for the first time in 2005, it has been an annual conference ever since.


For more than 30 years, NIP has been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based electrophotographic printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields.

Digital Fabrication explores the potential of digital printing technologies with sessions on new applications and materials that go well beyond traditional printing. Digital fabrication techniques have been used for biomedical applications, as well as to produce MEMS and new electronic devices. Conference topics include 2D & 3D functional printing and micromachining; digital fabrication instrumentation; ink jet printing processes; laser patterning processes, direct-write, and integration in printing manufacturing lines; process materials and substrates for digital fabrication; nano-patterning and imprint technologies; prototyping technology; printed sensors, photovoltaic cells, lighting devices, biomaterials, architectural components and electronics and devices; and industrial and commercial digital fabrication.

Printing for Fabrication 2019 (NIP35)
September 29 - 3 October, 2019
San Francisco, California


Printing for Fabrication 2017 (NIP33)
November 5 - 9, 2017
Denver Colorado

Printing for Fabrication 2018 (NIP34)
September 23-27 2019
Dresden, Germany

NIP31/Digital Fabrication 2015
September 27 - October 1, 2015
Portland, Oregon

Printing for Fabrication 2016 (NIP32)
September 12 - 16, 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom

NIP29/Digital Fabrication 2013
September 29 - October 3, 2013
Seattle, Washington

NIP30 and Digital Fabrication 2014
September 7 - September 11, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NIP27/Digital Fabrication 2011
October 2 - October 6, 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota

NIP28/Digital Fabrication 2012
September 9 - September 13, 2012
Quebec City, Canada

NIP25/Digital Fabrication 2009
September 20 - September 24, 2009
Louisville, Kentucky

NIP26/Digital Fabrication 2010
September 19 - September 23, 2010
Austin, Texas

September 16 - September 21, 2007
Anchorage, Alaska

September 7 - September 12, 2008
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 18 - September 23, 2005
Baltimore, MD

September 17 - September 22, 2006
Denver, Colorado

September 28 - October 3, 2003
New Orleans, Louisiana

October 31 - November 5, 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah

September 30 - October 5, 2001
Fort Lauderdale, CA

September 29 - October 4, 2002
San Diego, CA

October 17 - October 22, 1999
Orlando, Florida

October 15 - October 20, 2000
Vancouver, Canada

November 2 - November 7, 1997
Seattle, Washington

October 18 - October 23, 1998
Toronto, Canada

October 29 - November 3, 1995
Hilton Head, South Carolina

October 27 - November 1, 1996
San Antonio, Texas

October 4 - October 8, 1993
Yokohama, Japan

October 30 - November 4, 1994
New Orleans, Louisiana

October 6 - October 11, 1991
Portland, Oregon

October 25 - October 30, 1992
Williamsburg, Virginia

November 12 - November 17, 1989
San Diego, California

October 21 - October 26, 1990
Orlando, Florida

August 24 - August 28, 1986
San Francisco, California

March 20 - March 25, 1988
New Orleans, Louisiana

June 22 - June 26, 1981
Venice, Italy

November 4 - November 8, 1984
Crystal City, Virginia

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