Important Dates
Call for Presentations
 » JIST-first Submission 19 April 2020
      (w/paper in proceedings)
 » Standard Submission 1 May 2020
      (w/paper in proceedings)
Registration Opens Summer 2020
Final Manuscripts Due 1 September 2020
Conference Begins 2 November 2020


Cooperating Organizations

Imaging Society of Japan (ISJ)
The Imaging Society of Japan (ISJ)

The Society of Photography
and Imaging of Japan (SP&IJ)

The Japanese Society of 
Printing Science and Technology

Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan (IIEEJ)
The Institute of Image Electronics
Engineers of Japan (IIEEJ)

The Institute of Image Information and
Television Engineers  (ITE)

Vision Society of Japan (VSJ)
The Vision Society of Japan (VSJ)

Supported By

National Institute of
Information and Communications
Technology (NICT)

Chiba Convention Bureau
and International Center (CCB-IC)


At this time, planning for Print4Fab and CIC are progressing under the assumption that Covid-19 will be contained by the time of these meetings and that they will take place in Chiba, 2-6 November.  Having said that, we are monitoring the evolving situation and will make decisions, as necessary, that put the health and safety of our community at the forefront.

Authors concerned about submitting for this meeting given the uncertainty we find ourselves in should rest assured that IS&T is committed to providing alternative publication and/or presentation formats should that become necessary.

For details on the Covid-19 situation, visit WHO, CDC, and/or John Hopkins Center for Health Security.

Collocated events

  • Printing for Fabrication 2020
  • International Conference on Advanced Imaging 2020 (ICAI 2020)
  • 28th Color and Imaging Conference (CIC 28)

Join World Innovators to Shape the Imaging Eco-System and Generate New Value

The human intellect has been attracted to printing from the moment Gutenberg revealed his invention, which preceded the industrial revolution. Since that time, printing has been continuously expanding into new areas, with digital printing technologies not only marking on media, but moving into the 3D, and even 4D, domains. This is the imaging eco-system, a collective term that melds all the aspects—digitization, materials, processes, output—of digital printing that allow us to bring an idea, image, or object to fruition. As one of mankind’s most important means of expression, imaging must be continuously advanced, researched, and developed. While different imaging cultures are found in different geographic regions of the world, we have reached a time when a global-scale Imaging Eco-System is ready to be built and our hope is this co-located event will lead the way. The last time this conference was held in Japan was in Yokohama in 1993, when the challenges were getting printing into the office and home. Twenty-seven years later, our challenge is to bring new imaging domains to new and existing industries, as well as individuals.

Please join American, European, and Asian imaging innovators in Chiba, Japan, where the imaging revolution—from material interactions to 3D advancements and applications—will be showcased. Recent progress in mature and leading-edge imaging technologies will be presented by experts from around the world, complemented by a short course program and many networking opportunities. IS&T’s Printing for Fabrication 2020 in cooperation with the Japan Federation of Imaging Society’s ICAI 2020 is co-located with the 28th Color and Imaging Conference and provides a unique opportunity for practitioners in printing related fields to explore a wide array of insights and knowledge, and to discuss developments across geographies. Join us at the Makuhari Messe in Greater Tokyo and be part of the next wave of innovation! Let’s build the global-scale Imaging Eco-System together!

— General Chair Teruaki Mitsuya and
Executive Program Chair Ronald A. Askeland


General Chair

Teruaki (Aki) Mitsuya, Ricoh Company, Ltd (Japan)

Executive Program Chair

Ron Askeland, Consultant (retired HP Inc.) (US)

Print4Fab/ICAI Joint Program Chair

Nobuyuki Nakayama, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd. (Japan)

Program Chairs

Yashwanth Bandari, EWI  (US)
Katrina J. Donovan, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  (United States)
Lutz Engisch, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences  (Germany)
Masahiko Fujii, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Yasuji Fukase, ISJ (Japan)
Mariya Gelman, HP Inc. (US)
Susanne Klein, University of the West of England  (UK)
Chung-Hui Kuo, Eastman Kodak Company  (US)
Kye-Si Kwon, Soonchunhyang University  (South Korea)
Takeshi Menjyo, ISJ (Japan)
Makoto Omodani, Tokai University  (Japan)
Christina Rodriguez-Rivero, University of Cambridge  (UK)
Alvaro J. Rojas, Universidad Autonoma de Occidente (Colombia)
Dong-Youn Shin, Pukyong National University  (South Korea)
Enrico Sowade, Zschimmer & Schwarz Mohsdorf GmbH & Co KG  (Germany)
Atsushi Tomotake, Konica Minolta, Inc.  (Japan)
Travis W. Walker, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  (US)

Short Course Chairs

Neil Chilton, Printed Electronics, Ltd. (UK)
Takeshi Menjyo, ISJ (Japan)

Community Engagement and Outreach Chairs

Reinhard R. Baumann, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems and Technische Universität Chemnitz (Germany)
Norio Nagayama, Ricoh Company, Ltd.  (Japan)
Ingo Reinhold, Xaar plc  (Sweden)
Cailin Simpson, Dynetics Technical Solutions  (US)
Michael B. Willis, Pivotal Resources, Ltd.  (UK)

Late Breaking Technology News Chairs

Masahiko Fujii, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.  (Japan)
Werner Zapka, WZA-Consulting  (Sweden)

Steering Committee Chair

Brian Derby, University of Manchester  (UK)

ICAI 2020

General Chair

Teruaki Mitsuya (ISJ), Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Co-General Chairs
Makoto Omodani (ISJ), Tokai University
Yasushi Nakano (SPIJ), Konica Minolta, Inc.
Shigeru Takahara (JSPST), Chiba University

Executive Program Chair
Nobuyuki Nakayama, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd.

Program Chairs

Kenji Kagitani (ISJ), Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Nobuaki Kawano (ISJ), Canon Inc.
Yoshiaki Kondoh (ISJ), Konica Minolta, Inc.
Hiroaki Iino (SPIJ), Tokyo Insitute of Technology
Kenichi Kuge (SPIJ), Chiba University
Junichi Hanna (SPIJ), Tokyo Insitute of Technology
Haruo Uyama (JSPST), Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Toshifumi Inno (JSPST), Fujifilm Corporation
Toshifumi Sato (JSPST), Tokyo Polytechnic University


Held for the first time in 1981, NIP became an annual conference in 1988. With the exception of the first year when it was held in Venice, Italy, and 1993, when it was held in Yokohama, Japan, NIP has rotated to various cities throughout North America.

Prior to being spun off into a "stand-alone" collocated meeting in 2005, Digital Fabrication was a technical session within NIP. Held for the first time in 2005, it has been an annual conference ever since.


For more than 30 years, NIP has been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based electrophotographic printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields.

Digital Fabrication explores the potential of digital printing technologies with sessions on new applications and materials that go well beyond traditional printing. Digital fabrication techniques have been used for biomedical applications, as well as to produce MEMS and new electronic devices. Conference topics include 2D & 3D functional printing and micromachining; digital fabrication instrumentation; ink jet printing processes; laser patterning processes, direct-write, and integration in printing manufacturing lines; process materials and substrates for digital fabrication; nano-patterning and imprint technologies; prototyping technology; printed sensors, photovoltaic cells, lighting devices, biomaterials, architectural components and electronics and devices; and industrial and commercial digital fabrication.

Printing for Fabrication 2019 (NIP35)
September 29 - 3 October, 2019
San Francisco, California


Printing for Fabrication 2017 (NIP33)
November 5 - 9, 2017
Denver Colorado

Printing for Fabrication 2018 (NIP34)
September 23-27 2019
Dresden, Germany

NIP31/Digital Fabrication 2015
September 27 - October 1, 2015
Portland, Oregon

Printing for Fabrication 2016 (NIP32)
September 12 - 16, 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom

NIP29/Digital Fabrication 2013
September 29 - October 3, 2013
Seattle, Washington

NIP30 and Digital Fabrication 2014
September 7 - September 11, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NIP27/Digital Fabrication 2011
October 2 - October 6, 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota

NIP28/Digital Fabrication 2012
September 9 - September 13, 2012
Quebec City, Canada

NIP25/Digital Fabrication 2009
September 20 - September 24, 2009
Louisville, Kentucky

NIP26/Digital Fabrication 2010
September 19 - September 23, 2010
Austin, Texas

September 16 - September 21, 2007
Anchorage, Alaska

September 7 - September 12, 2008
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 18 - September 23, 2005
Baltimore, MD

September 17 - September 22, 2006
Denver, Colorado

September 28 - October 3, 2003
New Orleans, Louisiana

October 31 - November 5, 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah

September 30 - October 5, 2001
Fort Lauderdale, CA

September 29 - October 4, 2002
San Diego, CA

October 17 - October 22, 1999
Orlando, Florida

October 15 - October 20, 2000
Vancouver, Canada

November 2 - November 7, 1997
Seattle, Washington

October 18 - October 23, 1998
Toronto, Canada

October 29 - November 3, 1995
Hilton Head, South Carolina

October 27 - November 1, 1996
San Antonio, Texas

October 4 - October 8, 1993
Yokohama, Japan

October 30 - November 4, 1994
New Orleans, Louisiana

October 6 - October 11, 1991
Portland, Oregon

October 25 - October 30, 1992
Williamsburg, Virginia

November 12 - November 17, 1989
San Diego, California

October 21 - October 26, 1990
Orlando, Florida

August 24 - August 28, 1986
San Francisco, California

March 20 - March 25, 1988
New Orleans, Louisiana

June 22 - June 26, 1981
Venice, Italy

November 4 - November 8, 1984
Crystal City, Virginia

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