Important Dates

Short course Proposals 1 May 2017
Workshop Proposals 1 May 2017
JIST-first Deadline 17 April 2017
Paper Abstract Deadline 14 May 2017
Final Manuscripts Due
7 August 2017
Hotel Reservations
13 Oct. 2017
Early Registration Ends
~ 5 Oct. 2017
Conference Begins
Nov 5, 2017

Printing for Fabrication 2017

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

Denver Colorado
November 5 - 9, 2017

How to Submit | Topics | Late Breaking News | Special Topics Sessions

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.

Keynote Presentations

Keynote presentations given by leaders in the industry and related scientific fields are a highlight of the conference. These talks provide attendees with broader context on industry-wide issues, important technical achievements, and/ or international market trends. The 2017 keynotes will focus on the special topics noted above, as well as the development of new techniques for traditional processes.

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

New Submission Deadline: May 14, 2017 Please read the submission criteria carefully as it has changed from last year.

Option 1: Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST-first) Submission

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Submission Deadline: April 17, 2017 (NOTE: All papers submitted via Option #1 will automatically also be submitted to the conference program committee for review per Option #2.)

Submit a complete JIST manuscript of original work in the related science and/or technology to the web address noted above; under manuscript type, select: JIST-first–Printing for Fabrication 2017. Prior to submission, pay close attention to the Author Guidelines Authors will be notified by the end of May as to status. Accepted papers will be included in the conference oral presentation program. Rejected papers will be automatically sent to the program committee for review and inclusion in the Printing for Fabrication program unless the author specifies otherwise.

Submit a JIST-First Paper

Option 2: Conference Paper Submission

Submission Deadline: May 14, 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 July 31, 2017. Direct submission inquiries to Diana Gonzalez at 703/642-9090,

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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.