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Day 1
Sunday, 10th September 2017
12:00-17:00Board meeting
18:00Welcome reception at “L’Équilibre”, Fribourg
Registration start (Équilibre)
Day 2
Monday, 11th September 2017
08:30-09:00Welcome and CoffeeRegistration (at the NH Hotel)
09:00-10:30Opening session
09:00-09:10Opening of the conference
Anne Blayo, President of iarigai
Fritz Bircher, Conference director
09:10-09:15Fribourg University of Applied Sciences, City of Fribourg - Welcome addresses
Jean-Nicolas Aebischer, Director
09:15-09:20City of Fribourg - Welcome addresses
Thierry Steiert, Mayor
09:20-09:40Industrial printing - needs for education
Fritz Bircher, iPrint Institute Fribourg
09:40-09:45Introduction of new members
09:45-10:00JPMTR - iarigai scientific publishing platform (Gorazd Golob, Editor-in-Chief)
10:00-10:30Invited opening presentation
Digital Direct Manufacturing
Steve Knight, Digital Direct Technologies
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-12:00Plenary session 1 - New dimensions of industrial printing
Chair: Firtz Bircher
11:00-11:30Keynote 1
MouventTM Cluster - The Base for a printed Printer
Piero Pieranzzotti, Mouvent
11:30-12:00Keynote 2
Progress on massive scaling of NanoDrip electrohydrodynamic printing
Patrick Galliker, Scrona
13:30-14:45 Session 2 A – Inkjet printing
Chair: Fons Put
Session 2 B – Printing processes
Chair: Cathy Ridgway
13:30-13:55 A Model of Inkjet Printing on porous Substrates incorporating Droplet Impact
Li Yang, Jianghao Liu and Xianfu Wei
Calculation of Mesh Depression due to Squeegee Forces during Screen-Printing Process
Gunter Huebner
13:55-14:20 Ink Jet Matching of Gravure Printed Wood Grain
Vinay Anil Turke, Paul Daniel Fleming, Veronika Husovska and Alexandra Pekarovicova
On the Measurement of the Pick-up Volume of Anilox Rollers by Fluorescence
Felipe Fernandes, Fabio Campanelli and Edgar Dörsam
14:20-14:45 Waveform Optimization for Piezo Drop on Demand Inkjet Print Heads by Meniscus Motion Analysis
Johannes Renner and Fritz Bircher
Accelerated Weathering Tests of Parking Vignettes
JLászló Koltai, Csaba Horváth and Eszter Bartha
14:45-15:15Coffee break
15:15-16:30 Session 3 A – Printed functionality 1
Chair: Edgar Dörsam
Session 3 B – Printing for packaging
Chair: Patrick Gane
15:15-15:40 Co-Developing Services utilizing Printed Functionality
Liisa Hakola, Kaisa Vehmas, Thea Sipiläinen-Malm, Reetta Grenman and Anu Seisto
Investigating Opportunities for 3D Digital Package Prototypes in the Proofing Workflow Amanda Whyte, Natalia Lumby and Reem El Asaleh
15:40-16:05 Influence of Drying Temperature on Morphology and Conductivity of Silver
Vincent Faure, Aurore Denneulin, Yahya Rharbi, Albert Magnin and Anne Blayo
Formulation of a Bio-based and Water-based Ink for Flexography
Fanny Bardot, Charles Bouchard, Olivier Tonnoir, Anne Blayo and Gérard Mortha
16:05-16:30 Inkjet-fabricated Coated Reaction Platform for Colorimetric Glucose Detection
Eveliina Jutila, Risto Koivunen, Roger Bollström and Patrick Gane
Smart Packages by Means of Intelligent Codes Mustafa Bilgin and Johannes Backhaus
16:45-18:00 General assembly (appointed representatives only)
18:00-18:45 Board meeting (members only)
Day 3
Tuesday, 12th September 2017
09:00-10:15 Plenary session 4 – Media
Chair: tbd
09:00-09:25Keynote presentation 4
09:25-09:50Keynote presentation 5
09:50-10:15Canadian Magazine Publishers – State of the ‘App’
Christopher Smyth and Carman Fan
10:15-10:45Coffee break
10:45-12:00 Session 5 A – Printing inks
Chair: tbd
Session 5 B – Print quality
Chair: tbd
10:45-11:10 Predictive Modelling of Demixing and Evaporation from a Roller Nip-distributed Water-in-Ink Thin Film Emulsion using Tack Measurement
Patrick Gane, Carl-Mikael Tåg and Cathy Ridgway
Special Examination for the Durability of Text Books
Csaba Horváth
11:10-11:35 The Yin and Yang of Colors – how to calculate the exact complementary color to a specific chromatic Brand Color
Michael Abildgaard Pedersen
Quality Testing of Samples from Multi-Layer-Printing Process using the Method of Visual Color Assessment
Heike Gute, Edgar Dörsam and Hans Martin Sauer
11:35-12:00 Microscale Halftone Analysis: measurement Framework and Convolution Strategy to differentiate Physical and Optical Dot Gain Louis Vallat-Evrard, Lionel Chagas, Raphaël Passas and Nadège Reverdy-Bruas Quality Control in Job Printing: adaptable Camera Focus using Power Spectrum
Julian Schäfer, Felipe Fernandes and Edgar Dörsam
13:30-14:45 Session 6 A – Printing functionality 2
Chair: tbd
Session 6 B – Substrates for printing
Chair: tbd
13:30-13:55 Analyte Separation for Microfluidic Applications by Surface Charge Modified Functional Pigment Coatings
Risto Koivunen, Eveliina Jutila, Roger Bollström and Patrick Gane
The Evaluation of Bio-Based Binders Influence on Offset Print Mottle using GLCM
Igor Karlovits, Janja Juhant Grkman, David Ravnjak and Gregor Lavrič
13:55-14:20 A Method to Assess the Cross-Sectional Profile of Fused Deposition Modeling Lines
Heng Li, Bruce Myers and Shu Chang
Using ISIT as a Probe to establish Critical Roughness – film thickness relationship
Mika Anttila, Martti Toivakka and Patrick Gane
14:20-14:45 Cheap Carbon Nanodots obtained from Waste and their Use as Luminescent Material for (Water-based) Ink-jet Inks
Massimo Varisco, Denis Zufferey, Fritz Bircher and Olimpia Mamula Steiner
The Wettability Effect of CMY Water-based Flexographic Printing Inks
Zuzanna Żołek-Tryznowska, Joanna Izdebska-Podsiadły and Mariusz Tryznowski
14:45-15:15Coffee break
15:15-17:00 Plenary session 7 - Introduction & panel discussion on digital direct manufacturing
Moderator: Fritz Bircher
Several participants from different application domains (tbc)
17:00-17:15 Closing of the conference
17:00-17:10 Wrap up
Fritz Bircher, Conference director and Anne Blayo, President of iarigai
17:10-17:15 45th International Research Conference, Warszawa, September 2018
Presentation by the University of Warsaw (Zuzanna Żołek-Tryznowska)
19:30 Conference dinner
Day 4
Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Transfer by shuttle to the Marly Innovation Center (MIC)
09:00Meeting at the NH Hotel
09:00-09:45Visit iPrint Institute (MIC) 
10:15-10:30Coffee break (at the MIC)
Transfer by shuttle
10:45-11:45​Visit Gutenberg Museum
12:00Back at the NH Hotel 
Transfer back to the NH hotel at 12h00
Trains leaving Fribourg:
- 12h26 in direction of Geneva (every 30 minutes)
- 12h34 in direction Bern/Zurich (every 30 minutes)