Farewell!

Farewell!

It was back in 1995 that we founded Pivotal Resources. The objective was to offer technical consultancy for the emerging ink jet industry. It was a pleasure to see so many of our clients thrive and grow over 25 years to offer such a wide range of technology and products for countless applications.

Along the way, other successes were the founding of the ink jet patent review publication “Directions”, the Ink Jet Academy course with Dr Alan Hudd, and the conference company IMI Europe with Al Keene of IMI Inc. All of these businesses continue as you can see below.

In 1995 hardly anyone else was technology consulting in the ink jet business, but today there are a number of great companies and individual services offering specialist expertise. We wish all of our hundreds of customers over the years the very best health and good fortune!

Mike & Loraine Willis, December 2020

The businesses continue!

Directions

Directions

Commercial Intelligence from Ink Jet Patents: Mike Willis had been monitoring ink jet patents since the mid-1980s, so it seemed sensible to continue doing so when he founded Pivotal Resources. In 1997 the ink jet patent review service “Directions” was founded to commercialise the research. The objective was to track technology developments to give an insight into what products and processes might be launched in […]

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Ink Jet Academy

Ink Jet Academy

The course that launched hundreds of new ink jet developments: While waiting together for a delayed flight one evening in the Autumn of 1997, Dr Alan Hudd and Mike Willis wondered if there might be interest in an ink jet course. IMI ran ink jet conferences where you could learn about the latest industry and technology developments. But in the late 1990s there were many […]

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IMI Europe

IMI Europe

Growing industrial ink jet in Europe: In 1998 Al Keene was running a successful conference programme in the USA with IMI Inc., and had also run a few events in Europe too. We agreed to form a joint company to build the conference business for the fast-growing digital printing industry and IMI Europe was born. We started off with a couple of conferences in Dublin, […]

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So what now?

I may have

• Stopped consulting in 2019
• Given my last Ink Jet Academy course in November 2019
• Read my last ink jet patent in April 2020

But its not all daytime TV and gardening now! You can read more here: