Important Dates
Call for Presentations
 » JIST-first Submission
10 March 2019
      (w/paper in proceedings)
 » Standard Submission
21 April 2019
      (w/paper in proceedings)
Final Manuscripts Due
15 July 2019
Early Registration Ends
25 August 2019
Hotel Reservations 6 September 2019
Conference Begins
29 September 2019

As of 06/10/2019: Decision letters are in still in process.

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
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 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 via
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