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Print 18 Event Coverage

The Graph Expo and Print events have been united under one brand called PRINT®. The event now exclusively owned by The Association for Print Technologies (formerly known as NPES) will take place in Chicago, September 30-October 2, 2018, at McCormick Place South.

“With the entire graphic communications industry in a state of major transformation, we are in a unique position to redefine ourselves as an organization and provide a new vision for the future,” said Thayer Long, President, Association for Print Technologies (APTech). “Attracting the largest attendance of any printing, imaging and mailing industry event in the U.S., PRINT convenes our global community and represents our identity and path forward.”

Commentary and Analysis

Wide-Format and Specialty Graphics at PRINT 18

Marketing Guru Seth Godin Kicks Off PRINT 18

@PRINT18 Adds New Dimension to PRINT 18 Trade Show

Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) Expands Membership to Print Service Providers

Too Cool to Part With: The Superfan Company Creates Special Print Projects for Superfans

Marketing and Publishing Guru Seth Godin to Keynote PRINT 18

Print 2018 News

PRINT® 18 Chicago Puts Industry Out In Front

Koenig & Bauer (US) Welcomes Large Crowds at PRINT 18 As It Unveils Its New Corporate Branding

OKI Data Returns from Their Successful Exhibition at PRINT 18

Ultimate Impostrip 2019 Awarded Vanguard Breakthrough Technology

Xante' Breaks All-Time Record for Visitors at Print 18

Konica Minolta’s Award Winning Digital Print Technologies Showcased at Print 18

Ricoh’s Award Dominance Continues at PRINT 18® with New Buyers Lab PRO Awards

VISOgraphic Grows Ricoh Relationship by Adding its Newest Affordable, High-Speed Sheet-Fed Press

GAM Graphics and Marketing Partners with Ricoh, Changing the Game for 5th Color Printing with the RICOH Pro C7210X

Canon Announces Version 7 of PRISMAprepare Software, Introducing Next Generation of Makeready Tools for Print Providers

Ricoh’s Newest Strategic Investments and Portfolio Innovations Take Center Stage at PRINT 18

New Award-Winning RICOH Supervisor Brings More Profitability and Productivity to Print Businesses

Ricoh Unveils Centralized SaaS Platform to Enhance Visibility, Efficiency of Print and Digital Communication Workflows

Ricoh Dominates PRINT® 18 RED HOT Technology Awards

Mountain View Printing & Graphics Expects to Double Revenue with the Help of Two New Xerox Presses

Nine Game-Changing Products Recognized with Red Hot Technology Vanguard Awards

Avanti Slingshot wins PRINT 18's Vanguard Collaboration Award

Color-Logic Touch7 Neon Suite Designated a RED HOT Technology and Wins Vanguard Breakthrough Award at PRINT 18 in Chicago

HP Unveils New Digital Print Capabilities to Drive New Levels of Profitability, Quality, Creativity, and Automation

DocketManager Partners with Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Imposition Engine

Guests Encouraged to #PRINTCANON and Celebrate the Capabilities of the Company’s Broad imaging Portfolio at PRINT 18

Canon and Duplo Together Demonstrate the imagePRESS Digital Color Press Series with the Duplo DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater at PRINT 18

Lake Image Systems Wins a 2018 Red Hot Technology Award Leading Up to PRINT 18

Xerox Shows New Ways Customers Can Connect Physical and Digital Worlds at PRINT 18

IST Metz World Leader in UV Curing Technology Announces Global Premiere of LEDcure SCR at Label Expo Americas 2018 and Print 2018 Events

Association For PRINT Technologies (APTech) Announces Print Service Provider Membership

Tilia Labs Takes Vanguard Breakthrough Trophy at PRINT 18

Red Hot Technology Recognition for Enfocus and Their Solution Partners

CHILI publish Announces New Strategic Partnerships

Kao Collins XBAR Print Module and Controller Debuting at PRINT 18

More News »

 

Print 2018 Video

Video preview: Colter and Peterson Announces New Saber Cutting Line

Colter and Peterson Announces New Saber Cutting Line

Published: October 16, 2018

Finishing products manufacturer Colter and Peterson has been in the industry for 100 years and continues to innovate the paper finishing business. President Bruce Peterson, grandson of the company's founder, talks with Kelley Holmes about C&P's new line of Saber cutters.

 

Video preview: Producing High-Value Print Applications with Scodix's Ultra2 Pro

Producing High-Value Print Applications with Scodix's Ultra2 Pro

Published: October 15, 2018

Mark Nixon, General Manager for Scodix, introduces the Ultra2 Pro at PRINT 18, able to cast and cure, a process that can create very high-value, digitally embossed applications, from holographics to foil.

 

Video preview: Frank-ception: Taking On a New Dimension at PRINT 18

Frank-ception: Taking On a New Dimension at PRINT 18

Published: October 12, 2018

Frank is beside himself over Augmented Reality (AR)-enabled print at this week's PRINT 18 event, which he demonstrates on an iPad.

 

Video preview: New Horizons for Standard Finishing Systems

New Horizons for Standard Finishing Systems

Published: October 11, 2018

Paul Steinke, National Sales Manager for Standard Finishing Systems, talks about two new Horizon finishing units on display at PRINT 18: the StitchLiner Mark III and BQ-480 perfect binder, both of which include new automation features.

 

Video preview: Tour the Canon Applications Gallery at PRINT 18

Tour the Canon Applications Gallery at PRINT 18

Published: October 8, 2018

Join Jennifer Kolloczek, Director of Marketing for Canon Solutions America, on a tour of the #PRINTCANON Applications Gallery at PRINT 18 in Chicago. This fully immersive hotel experience highlights the many applications that customers can add to their own businesses with the help of Canon technology.

 

Video preview: Seamless Cloud-Based Mailing Solutions

Seamless Cloud-Based Mailing Solutions

Published: October 4, 2018

Scott Eganhouse, Vice President of Business Development for TEC Mailing Solutions, talks about the importance of cloud-based mailing, and winning a Red Hot Technology Award at PRINT 18 for their mailing software.

 

Video preview: Kicking Off PRINT 18

Kicking Off PRINT 18

Published: October 1, 2018

Thayer Long, President of the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), talks with Kelley Holmes about PRINT 18's opening day and APTech's new membership option for print service providers.

 

Video preview: Smart Binding System Manufactures Fully-Automated Roll-to-Perfect Bound Variable Books with Ease

Smart Binding System Manufactures Fully-Automated Roll-to-Perfect Bound Variable Books with Ease

Published: September 13, 2018

Trish travels to Boston to visit the VIP Demonstration and Training Center at Standard Finishing Systems, and gets a tour and demonstration of their fully automated Smart Binding System.

 

Video preview: PRINT 18 Is Just Weeks Away

PRINT 18 Is Just Weeks Away

Published: September 12, 2018

Kelley Holmes of WhatTheyThink, talks with Thayer Long, President of the Association for PRINT Technologies, about what to expect at PRINT 18 just a few weeks away in Chicago.

 

Video preview: Frank Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT

Frank Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT

Published: September 7, 2018

Frank commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first PRINT show. Held in June 1968 in Chicago, PRINT 68 was the first major industry event of the modern era, comprising 274,000 square feet and 400 exhibitors. It was the first show where hot metal typesetting was not on display (it was the dawning of the age of phototypesetting) and the first to have web offset presses running on the show floor. Attendees lined up around the block to get in.

 

Video preview: A Wealth of Activities and Programs at Upcoming PRINT 18

A Wealth of Activities and Programs at Upcoming PRINT 18

Published: August 29, 2018

Julie Shaffer talks about the speakers and activities scheduled for PRINT 18 in Chicago, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

 

Video preview: Julie Shaffer Discusses the Importance of Education at the Association for Print Technologies

Julie Shaffer Discusses the Importance of Education at the Association for Print Technologies

Published: March 2, 2018

Julie Shaffer, Associate VP of Program and Community Development at the Association for Print Technologies, talks to Gina Testa about why she decided to join the team at the new association and her passion for education and bringing new people into the printing industry.

 

Video preview: APTech’s Kelly Kilga Shares Expectations and Education Opportunities the Print 18 Event

APTech’s Kelly Kilga Shares Expectations and Education Opportunities the Print 18 Event

Published: March 2, 2018

Kelly Kilga, VP Meetings & Events at the Association for Print Technologies (formerly NPES) lays the foundation for expectations and education at APTech’s signature annual event, PRINT®, coming September 30 - October 2, 2018 to Chicago’s McCormick Place.

 

Video preview: Mark Hischar talks about the APTech Rebranding Initiative and Print 18

Mark Hischar talks about the APTech Rebranding Initiative and Print 18

Published: February 15, 2018

Mark Hischar, President and CEO of KBA North America and Chairman of the Association for Print Technologies talks about the Association’s rebranding initiative and the upcoming Print 18 event.

 

Video preview: Thayer Long on NPES Rebrand and New Mission

Thayer Long on NPES Rebrand and New Mission

Published: January 17, 2018

Richard Romano talks to Thayer Long about the name change from NPES to Association for Print Technology, as well as the association's new mission to drive the industry forward.

 

PRINT® 18

McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA

When:

September 30 - October 2, 2018

Show Dates and Hours:

Sunday, September 30, 10 am-5 pm
Monday, October 1, 9 am-5 pm
Tuesday, October 2, 9 am-3 pm

 

PRINT 18 Keynotes

Presented by PRINT 18 and APTech

Seth Godin

Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author, and Speaker. Seth Godin will kick off PRINT 18 with the FREE Opening Keynote address on Sunday, September 30 at 8:45 AM, followed by a book-signing featuring his best-selling book, What to Do When It’s Your Turn (and It’s Always Your Turn).

Sunday. September 30 | 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM | Grand Ball Room


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Guided Tours

New to PRINT 18 — get an exclusive look at the Exhibit Hall through the lens of industry experts on special guided tours. These free tours follow topic-specific education sessions in the Exhibit Hall Learning Experience Theater (Booth 1652) and run each day of the event.

High Speed Ink-Jet Print Advancements with Mary Schilling

Automated Solutions for Today's Finishing with Trish Witkowski

Emerging Trends Reshaping Print with Professor John Leininger

For In-Plants the Secret for Success Can be Found in Two Things with Howie Fenton

Ideas Around Specialty Print and Embellishments with Jeff Peterson

Print is Flying in the Cloud with Vlad Zhitnikov

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