18 June 2019: Decision letters were emailed to the corresponding author.

Print4Fab 2019 Author/Presenter Information

For ALL Authors

For Interactive (Poster) Authors

Projector Aspect Ratio / Presentation Computer
  • Speakers will use their own computers for their presentations.
  • All authors will use their own laptops for presentations.
  • We suggest you review Package Your Power Point Slides for best results and be sure to bring a backup of your presentation on a USB.

Print4Fab Demonstration Session
All authors are invited to participate in the Demonstration Session, Wednesday 2 October 13:30 – 15:15, during the Interactive (Poster) Paper Session and lunch. Exhibits will also be open during this time.

What is the Demonstration Session?

This popular event provides you with an additional opportunity to showcase objects, prints, soft- or hardware, and/or other items that support the work in your paper.

Demonstration Session FAQs
  • Half-table size is 2’x3’x30” (DxWxH); everything should fit in the allotted space.
  • Author registrants receive a complimentary half-table if they sign up by 30 August; $50 after that date.
  • Non-author registrants may also reserve a half-table: $100 by 30 August or $175 after that date.
  • Space is limited and available on a first come/first served basis.
  • Complete the Demonstration Application forms to participate.
  • You are expected to stand by your table during the session to answer questions from attendees who stop by.
  • Tables will be set close to posters for Interactive Paper authors.
  • For information, contact Donna Smith: dsmith[at]imaging.org

    Final Submission Directions
    for extended 1-page abstracts AND 4-6 page proceedings manuscripts

    • Check you acceptance letter for further details.
    • Presentation-only authors are expected to submit a 1-page extended abstract; other authors should submit a 4-5 page paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings and the IS&T Digital Library
    • Deadline: 15 July 2019
    • Use the reviewer comments to revise and finalize your submission.
    • Use the Word or LaTeX template to format your submission.
    • Final documents should be print-ready PDF files. Be sure that all fonts and graphics are embedded.
    • Use the Open/Conf system to upload the abstract and the appropriate, completed copyright transfer form.
    • Note: IS&T does not edit or proofread papers. We publish the final version that you provide.
    • Note: For presentation-only authors—one-page extended abstracts are required to be included in the conference program; these will not become part of the conference proceedings.

    Presentation Lengths

    • Interactive (Poster) Paper Previews: 5 minutes; no time allotted for questions and answers (Q&A).
    • Oral: 20 minutes; this includes 1 minute for chair introduction; 15-16 minutes for your talk; and 3-4 minutes Q&A
    • Focal: 30 minutes; this includes 1 minute for chair introduction; 25-26 minutes for your talk; and 3-4 minutes Q&A
    • Keynote: 50 minutes; this includes 1-2 minutes for chair introduction; ~42 minutes for your talk; and 5-7 minutes Q&A

    What to do on the Day of your Presentation

    • Either day of or prior to, test your computer on the actual AV equipment in the room—during a coffee break or lunch—to make sure your presentation runs smoothly.
    • Meet with a Session Chair to review any changes to the program, etc. Session chairs are listed in the final onsite program; registration desk staff can help you contact your chair.
    • Report to the meeting room 5-10 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.
    • The session chair will announce your title, the author(s), affiliation(s), and speaker. If you are a substitute speaker, state your name and the author’s.
    • Please help keep the session running on time. Your session chair will signal you when your speaking time is almost done.
    • Q&A is permitted only if there is time remaining for your talk. To be fair to the next presenter, do not take any questions if you have used up your allotted time. Repeat each question into the microphone before answering it.
    • Please note that personal belongings such as briefcases, computers, backpacks, coats, book bags, etc. should not be left unattended in meeting rooms.

    Interactive Paper Author FAQs
    Interactive (poster) papers offer the unique opportunity for authors to make a 5-minute oral presentation during a technical session PLUS have a poster of their work displayed during the entire conference + get direct feedback from other attendees during the Interactive Paper Session.

    Interactive Paper presenters need to prepare 3 things:
    1. Extended abstract or proceedings manuscript (see above)
    2. Poster for viewing
    3. Presentation slides for your 5-minute oral preview. Refer to your acceptance letter or the Preliminary Program for the day and time of your preview talk.

    Prepare your Poster: Posters must fit within a 1-meter x 1-meter space. Suggestions for how to prepare a good poster are below.

      Poster Preview Slides
      We recommend you prepare 5-10 slides; keep your 5-minute presentation concise and focus on the key points:

      • What problem did you want to solve?
      • What was your approach/methodology?
      • What are your results?

      The goal is to entice people to come talk with you about your work during the Interactive Paper Session.​ (Don't forget to include a slide with the name and authors of the paper!)

        Poster Set-up
        Begins Sunday afternoon. Please bring your poster with you when you register onsite and pick up your badge.

        • Your poster location will be identified by a sign with your photo, name, and paper title.
        • Push pins and/or adhesive materials will be supplied.
        • Proximity to an electrical outlet is not guaranteed given the space so please plan accordingly
        • What was your approach/methodology?
        • What are your results?

        During the Interactive (Poster) Paper Session: Please get your lunch, then proceed to your poster. It is important that you stand by your presentation during the entire scheduled time of the Session so that you are available to discuss your work with attendees. We hope you will enjoy the lively interaction that this direct contact provides.

        Author Resources

        1. Packaging your Powerpoint Slides
        Detailed instructions can be found in the Package Your Power Point Slides pdf, in the Files and Links list on this webpage. Here is an overview:

        • In Powerpoint, select FILE –> EXPORT –> Package Presentation for CD.
        • Be sure to check the boxes to "include linked files and embedded TrueType fonts".
        • Check "Inspect presentation for inappropriate or private information" if you have concerns about this.
        • No need to add a password.
        • Select "Copy to Folder".
        • We recommend creating a new folder to hold the entire package; it will contain the PPT and any associated files. Give the folder a unique name, easy to identify, and compact. (hint: YearMonthSurnameInitial, ie. 2019YeeSeptM).
        • Confirm that you really do want to copy all the linked files to your computer; this  includes any files that might be on company servers.
        • After you click "Yes", a package is created and placed in the location you specified above. It will contain the PPT presentation with all of the fonts and graphics embedded. Put a backup copy on a USB drive and bring it with you to the conference.

        2. How to Update/Edit Author Information in OpenConf

        • Go to the OpenConf homepage.
        • Click Edit Submission.
        • Enter your OpenConf Submission ID number and password: If you have forgotten your password, there are measures to change your password on the OpenConf site.
        • Click Edit Submission.
        • Review the submission and correct any information that has changed.
        • Click Submit Changes.

        3. How to Upload your Files to OpenConf
        • Go to the OpenConf homepage.
        • Click Upload File.
        • From the pulldown menu, select your upload type: (i.e., manuscript, photo, copyright)
        • Enter your OpenConf Submission ID number and password.
        • Click Choose File to select the file you want to upload.
        • Click Upload File.

        4. How to Prepare a Good Poster

        • Posters must fit within a 1-meter x 1-meter space.
        • Remember: people will read your poster materials from a distance of ~ 3 feet/1 meter, so text should be large and legible.
        • Don't include too much information. Details are best presented in a form that is easy to interpret visually, without requiring a lot of time spent reading.
        • Strong visuals—images, figures, graphs—are ways to draw others to your work.
        • Each section of the poster  should have a descriptive heading; display the material in a logical sequence.
        • We discourage the use of multiple pieces of paper; a large-format print is preferred.
        • Simply affixing copies of your paper from the proceedings to your poster board is not acceptable.
        • Consider the “Better Poster” guideline and templates to assist you in preparing your poster. (These templates were created by Mike Morrison, a doctoral student in Psychology at Michigan State University.  If you want to know more and have time, his YouTube video is an entertaining exploration of some of the problems with scientific papers and his ideas for improvements.  Fast forward to 10:40 for his explanation of the template). 

        Call for Papers

        Conference Topics

        Fundamental Science and Technology of Printing Systems
        • Inkjet-based, toner-based, and hybrid processes
        • Print machinery and systems for 2D and 3D printing
        • Material science for enhanced colloids and colloidal suspensions
        • Post-print processing (drying, curing, sintering)
        • Print-process modelling
        • Raster image processing (RIP), pre-press solutions, and CAM for printed production
        • Inline and offline metrology tools for quality control and performance
        • Color science
        • Standardization of materials and processes
        Printing Materials and Material Interaction
        • Chemistry of ink (UV, aqueous, solvent)
        • Chemistry of primers and pre-coats
        • Material-machine interactions and processes
        • Substrates for print processes
        • Ink-substrate interactions
        • Environmental sustainability
        3D Printing
        • Advances in material properties and throughput of 3D printing processes
        • 3D metal printing and fabrication
        • Functionality formation in 3D printing
        • Combinatorial materials science using digital printing technologies
        • Computational fabrication
        • Legal, liability, and industry issues in 3D printing and additive manufacturing
        Digital Packaging
        • Digital printing on foils and corrugated
        • Digital finishing and converting
        • Digitalization of packaging for IOT

        Printed Electronic Functionalities
        • Printing-based large area electronics (displays, photovoltaics, PCBs)
        • Printable conductors, semiconductors, and insulators
        • Stretchable and flexible electronics
        • Printing for energy applications: harvesting, storage, and conversion (solar, power generators, batteries, capacitors)
        • Printing of soft-robotics (electronic skin, tactile sensors, etc.)
        Printing for Textiles and Nonwovens
        • Fabric design printing
        • Technical textile processing by printing
        • Smart wearables and functionalities integration
        • Smart wearables for health monitor applications
        Inkjet Printing onto Non-flat Objects
        • Printing using robotics in industrial applications
        • Printed functionalities integration on wallpapers, décor papers, and laminates
        • Advanced digital wallpaper printing
        • Laminate décor paper printing
        Printing of Biological Materials and Pharmaceuticals
        • Bio-printing techniques
        • Hydrogels and living cell ink formulations for bio applications
        • Biomedical engineering
        • Tissue modeling and biological surface modification
        • Characterization of bio-printed objects
        • 2D and 3D pharmaceutical printing
        Security Printing
        • Materials
        • Workflows
        • Manufacturing
        • Variable data printing

        How to Submit

        Prospective authors are encouraged to review all the details below

        Option 1: Journal of Imaging Science and Technology JIST-first Submission
        Submit via jist.msubmit.net
        Submission Deadline: March 10, 2019

        Submit a complete JIST manuscript of original work to the website above; under manuscript Type/Focused Sections, select JIST-first–Printing for Fabrication 2019. Before submitting, please review the Author Guidelines at www.imaging.org/JIST. Authors will be notified by late May as to their status. Accepted papers are included in the conference program as a JIST reprint. Upon acceptance, at least one author must register for the conference at the full registration fee and pay JIST page charges reduced by 50%.

        Rejected papers are converted automatically to a Conference Paper submission and sent to the program committee for review.

        Option 2: Conference Paper or Talk Submission
        Submit viahttps://openconf.org/print4fab2019/openconf.php
        Submission Deadline: April 21, 2019

        Authors may select a preferred presentation format; final decision is at the discretion of the Program Chairs. Accepted papers will be assigned a Focal (30-minute talk with Q&A), Oral (20-minute talk with Q&A), or Interactive/Poster (5-minute talk + 90-minute poster discussion) format. Focal papers are broader in scope and more accessible to a wider audience. Oral and Interactive/Poster papers concentrate on a narrower topic. 

        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 (poster) paper, as well as whether you plan to submit a proceedings paper or do a presentation-only. Abstracts are peer-reviewed on a rolling basis; authors will be notified in mid-May as to their acceptance. Accepted papers are published in the conference proceedings.

         Submission Template:
        MS Word
         Final Manuscript Templates:
             MS Word


        Final papers are due in electronic format by July 15, 2019. Direct submission inquiries to Katrina Bird at 703/642-9090 or papers@imaging.org.