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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

Labelexpo 2018 Part 2—Digital Embellishment Going Mainstream Premium Content

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 Yields Solid Results for Colter & Peterson

Demand Increases for Hop-Syn Synthetic Paper Following Three Major Trade Shows

Linkz Intelligent Marketing Offers Unique Serialized Marks

manroland Goss web systems Debuts Merged Company at Print 18

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

More News »


Print 2018 Video

Video preview: Canon Partners With Duplo to Add Embellishments

Canon Partners With Duplo to Add Embellishments

Published: December 17, 2018

Matt Poliniak, Advisor for Canon USA, demonstrates how the combination of the Canon imagePRESS and the Duplo DDC-810 gives customers the ability to add embellishments to digital prints.


Video preview: PrintIQ Offers MIS Solutions

PrintIQ Offers MIS Solutions

Published: December 11, 2018

Matt Miloszewski, Sales Manager for PrintIQ, discusses end-to-end MIS solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry—from commercial to screen to packaging.


Video preview: Canon Introduces the Prisma Family

Canon Introduces the Prisma Family

Published: December 10, 2018

Bob Barbera, Senior Marketing Manager for Canon USA, unveils the Prisma family of workflow and print controller solutions for digital printing.


Video preview: Augmenting Print with AR

Augmenting Print with AR

Published: November 20, 2018

Jim Luttrell of SOCiOS talks about the future of AR and the possibilities available for print applications.


Video preview: Newprint's Search for the Perfect Web-to-Print

Newprint's Search for the Perfect Web-to-Print

Published: November 15, 2018

Elie Bellama, Vice President of Newprint Canada, talks about his four-year search for the perfect web-to-print solution—and why he chose CloudLab.


Video preview: Aleyant's Print Job Manager Brings Consistent Pricing

Aleyant's Print Job Manager Brings Consistent Pricing

Published: November 14, 2018

Trent Foreman, Product Manager for Aleyant, walks through the process of estimating and pricing with Aleyant Print Job Manager.


Video preview: Crawford Technologies and Workflow Automation

Crawford Technologies and Workflow Automation

Published: November 13, 2018

Ernie Crawford, CEO of Crawford Technologies, defines "workflow" and talks about the company's software and automation solutions for the transactional and direct mail space.


Video preview: BlueCrest:

BlueCrest: "A $450 Million Start-Up"

Published: November 13, 2018

Grant Miller, CEO of BlueCrest, discusses this new standalone company within Pitney Bowes that has merged Pitney Bowes' core document messaging technologies with its software portfolio.


Video preview: Two Sides'

Two Sides' "Keep Me Posted" Campaign Advocates Access to Printed Communications

Published: November 12, 2018

Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides North America, talks about the work the organization does to advocate for printing and paper, with more than 1,000 members. Through its Keep Me Posted Campaign, the organization is advocating access to printed statements and communications.


Video preview: Modern Litho Expands Its Footprint

Modern Litho Expands Its Footprint

Published: November 12, 2018

Jim Tomblinson, Vice President of Operations for Modern Litho, discusses the breadth of the company's offerings, its expanding geographical footprint, and how it has benefitted from the adoption of processless plates.


Video preview: Looking Ahead to drupa 2020

Looking Ahead to drupa 2020

Published: November 8, 2018

Sabine Geldermann, Director of drupa and Global Head of Print Technology, talks about what visitors can expect at drupa in 2020.


Video preview: Stefan Hunkeler on the Upcoming Hunkeler Innovation Days

Stefan Hunkeler on the Upcoming Hunkeler Innovation Days

Published: November 7, 2018

Stefan Hunkeler, President of Hunkeler, looks forward to Innovation Days in February and offers a preview of what attendees can look forward to in high-end inkjet production.


Video preview: Textile Printing for Commercial Printers

Textile Printing for Commercial Printers

Published: November 6, 2018

Tim Check, Senior Product Manager for Epson America, talks about textile printing technologies and how commercial printers can use fabric printing to open up new business opportunities and offer more options to customers.


Video preview: Canon Unveils New Wide-Format Printers

Canon Unveils New Wide-Format Printers

Published: November 5, 2018

Richard Reamer, Senior Director of Large Format Solutions at Canon USA, talks about Canon's wide-format printer portfolio and the new TM (Technical Multipurpose) Series, targeted at architects, engineers, and contractors. The use of a new pigment ink also makes the new series printers suitable for posters and other display graphics.


Video preview: CHILI Publisher and

CHILI Publisher and "Smart Artwork"

Published: November 5, 2018

Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI Publish, talks about the CHILI Publisher universal graphics engine focused around "smart artwork"—a way of templating and automating the design and production of a variety of packaging and marketing materials.


Video preview: Memjet Partners with Konica Minolta

Memjet Partners with Konica Minolta

Published: November 1, 2018

Len Lauer, CEO of Memjet, announces new innovations in its inkjet technology, and the company's recent partnership with Konica Minolta.


Video preview: Glazier Design, Digital Printing, and Beyond

Glazier Design, Digital Printing, and Beyond

Published: November 1, 2018

Ben Glazier, Director of Glazier Design, talks to Kelley Holmes about the new Xerox Iridesse press and the advantages of new digital technology, as well as Glazier Design's connection to the Stephen Hawking Foundation.


Video preview: Epson Introduces New SureColor Technical Printer

Epson Introduces New SureColor Technical Printer

Published: October 30, 2018

Matt Kochanowski, Product Manager for Epson America, talks about the company's new SureColor printers, designed for the AEC (architecture/engineering/construction) print market.


Video preview: Xeikon's Success at PRINT 18

Xeikon's Success at PRINT 18

Published: October 30, 2018

Donna Covannon, Director of Marketing for North America, Xeikon, talks about the company's productive year and the new technology to come.


Video preview: Meet This Year's Skills USA National Champion

Meet This Year's Skills USA National Champion

Published: October 29, 2018

Brittany Whitestone, a junior at California University of Pennsylvania, is this year's national champion of Skills USA, an organization that creates technical standards for students to showcase what they've learned. To win the national competition, Whitestone had to operate offset and digital printing and finishing equipment, estimate jobs, and pass a job interview. She goes on to compete in the WorldSkills competition in Russia.



McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA


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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