Important Dates

Call for Presentations
 » Standard Submission
     (w/paper in proceedings)
1 Aug 2017
   » Presentation-only
     (no proceedings paper)
31 Aug 2017
Final Manuscripts Due
1 Sept 2017
Early Registration Ends
8 Oct 2017
Hotel Reservations
13 Oct 2017
Conference Begins
5 Nov 2017

Printing for Fabrication 2017

Materials, Applications, and Processes
the 33nd International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP)

Denver Colorado
November 5 - 9, 2017

Presentation-Only Option | How to Submit | Topics | Late Breaking News | Special Topics Sessions

Presentation-only Submission Option Now Open

Designed for those who would like to present a talk at Print for Fabrication 2017, but do not want to write a paper for the conference proceedings. See submission guidelines, below.

Deadline: August 31, 2017

Note, for those who still want to submit a proceedings paper for consideration, submissions will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until August 1st. See submission guidelines.

Conference Topics

Submissions in the following areas are encouraged:

Printing and Fabrication Principles and Processes

  • Hybrid Technologies
  • Laser Imaging and Patterning
  • Aerosol-based Processes
  • Finishing and Converting
  • Metrology Tools for Digital Printing Processes
  • Performance of Print Products (quality,robustness, permanence, functionality)
  • Single-pass Printing
  • Toner-based Processes
  • Inkjet-based Processes
  • Thermal Printing
  • 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • Industrial Digital Printing
  • Bio-Printing
  • Large Area Electronics – organic and inorganic printed materials
  • Electronic Paper and Paper-like Displays
  • Smart Packaging & Internet of Things
  • Security Printing
  • Textile Printing – graphics and wearable smart devices

     Special Topics
  • Pharmaceutical 3D Printing
  • Computational Fabrication
Physics and Chemistry of Materials
  • 2D Materials
  • Colloids and Colloidal Suspensions (toner, particles, ink formulation, functionality)
  • Substrates for Print Processes
  • Ink-Substrate Interactions
  • Process Materials – Machine Interactions
  • Metrology for Printed Materials
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Design/Build of Digital Production Machines
  • Standardization
  • Printing Services and Solutions
  • RIP and Pre-Press Solutions; CAM for Digital Production
  • Printing Systems Optimization
  • Custom Printing and Print Ordering

Special Topic Sessions

Following on the highly successful Special Sessions on Digital Biology (2013), 3D Printing (2014), Nanoprinting (2015), and Integrating 2D (i.e., graphene) Electronic Materials into Digital Fabrication, the 2017 conference will feature special sessions on Pharmaceutical 3D Printing and Computational Fabrication. We invite papers in these areas.

5 Timely Keynotes

The following keynote presentations are confirmed for Print4Fabrication 2017.
•    Shlomo Magdassi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: From Gutenberg Bible to 4D Printing
•    Takashi Fukue, Iwate University: Attractive and Innovative Solutions for Highly Qualified 3D Printing Process Development in Next Generation
•    Ghassan Jabbour, University of Ottawa: Reactive Inkjet Printing in Nanoparticle Manufacturing and Device Applications
•    Jason Rolland, Carbon: From Prototyping to Production: Rethinking Materials for Additive Manufacturing
•    Masahiko Fujii, Fuji Xerox: Evolution Theory of Ink Jet Technologies—Progress by Component or Architectural Knowledge

Late Breaking News & Trends Session

A favorite of attendees, this session held at the end of the week, compiles recent success stories on the implementation of digital printing applications into manufacturing lines. Every new successful implementation strengthens the standing of our community and the general perception of digital fabrication. We encourage you to present your success story. Please, con-tact to do so.

How to Submit

Presentation-only Submission

submit via select "Presentation-only" option

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017

This option is for anyone who wants to give a talk at the conference, but does not want to write a paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings. To apply for this option, submit an extended abstract of approximately 300-500 words clearly stating the technical content of the talk, methods, relevance to the audience, and/or conclusions; if appropriate, emphasize what is new compared to previously presented/published results. Note that talks presented at the conference should focus on technology and/or applications and should not be marketing talks, per se. Those who wish to highlight their products or services should consider exhibiting at the conference. Acceptance of talk is on a rolling basis; presenters will be notified no later than September 6th. Direct submission inquiries to Karen Francisco at 703/642-9090,

Conference Paper Submission

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Submission Deadline: August 1, 2017

Submit a technical paper representing original work in the science and/or technology related to digital printing or fabrication, to the conference paper web address noted above. Submissions should be based on the template provided and must include an extended abstract of approximately 500 words, clearly stating the technical content of the paper, the methods, and conclusions; if appropriate, emphasize what is new compared to previously presented/published results. You will be asked to indicate your preference for giving an oral or an interactive paper. Abstracts are peer-reviewed; authors will be notified in early June as to acceptance. Accepted papers (4-6 pages in length) are published in the conference proceedings. Final papers are due in electronic form by September 1, 2017. Direct submission inquiries to Karen Francisco at 703/642-9090,

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Co-sponsored By

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Cooperating Societies

Royal Photographic Society

Collocation with TDPF

IS&T and The Royal Photographic Society are joining to pres-ent the eighth International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Print Fulfillment (TDPF). TDPF 2017 will have a special session on photobooks, as well as look at the technologies that drive the digital photography ecosystem, from capture to fulfillment. Plans are being made to tour local photographic archives.