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Cygnus Graphics Media to produce Graph Expo Show Daily

Monday, June 28, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Reston, VA - The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has announced that Cygnus Business Media, publisher of Quick Printing, Printing News and Wide-Format Imaging, will produce the Official GRAPH EXPO Show Daily at this year's GRAPH EXPO.  Distributed free to attendees every day of the graphic communications exhibition, the Official Show Daily provides the latest roundup of news, product announcements and happenings at GRAPH EXPO.  GRAPH EXPO 2010, the year's largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas, will take place October 3-6, 2010, at Chicago's McCormick Place South.

Under the agreement between GASC and Cygnus, Cygnus will distribute a print version of the Show Daily on all four days of GRAPH EXPO 2010.  An electronic version of each day's issue will also be available on the GRAPH EXPO website, www.graphexpo.com, and Cygnus' printing-related websites, www.quickprinting.com, www.printingnews.com, www.wide-formatimaging.com and www.myprintresource.com.  The electronic Show Daily will also be e-mailed to any subscribers of Cygnus' printing-related publications who have opted into this service.

Each issue of the Show Daily will contain practical information about GRAPH EXPO, such as show-floor maps, exhibitor lists with booth numbers, registration and on-site services information, education programs and conference information, the show schedule and more.  In addition, the Show Daily each day will provide editorial coverage of the conferences that are co-located with GRAPH EXPO this year, including the annual conference of the International Newspaper Group, the KBA Web Offset Users Group Conference, MAN Roland Users Group, among others; highlight new features and special events that will be or have already taken place at the show, including newsworthy vendor press conferences and special presentations; and, perhaps most importantly to attendees, spotlight the latest equipment, materials, consumables, products and services on display at GRAPH EXPO.

"The Official GRAPH EXPO Show Daily is not just a practical resource about GRAPH EXPO, but also the definitive source of product news and information for attendees," said Ralph Nappi, GASC President.  "GRAPH EXPO attendees turn to the Show Daily to keep up-to-date on everything important that is happening at the show, from the latest graphic communications technologies being demonstrated on the show floor to the best practices being discussed during one of our more than 50 educational sessions, to the cutting-edge products that will help them streamline their businesses and boost profits.  We are looking forward to the high-quality editorial coverage that Cygnus Business Media will provide for all of the major news at this year's GRAPH EXPO."

In addition to producing the Show Daily during GRAPH EXPO, Cygnus will also partner with GASC to provide a pre-show preview, a 60-minute 'sneak peek' webcast about the GRAPH EXPO MUST SEE 'EMS, highlighting the newest technologies to be found at the show.  It will be moderated by Cygnus Graphics Media editorial director Bob Hall and presented by MUST SEE 'EMS program administrator Bill Lamparter, president of the PrintCom Consulting Group.  More details will be provided at a later date.

Recognized as the commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition for the Americas, GRAPH EXPO 2010 will offer the latest graphic communications technologies, equipment running live on the show floor, and education on the most in-demand products and profit-making opportunities. Attendees will find seven special interest pavilions on the show floor, including the brand-new News Print, dedicated exclusively to the newspaper publishing industry; PackPrint, covering package printing; Future Print, featuring printed electronics and RFID; the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, the industry's largest mailing event anywhere in the Americas; the second annual GREENspace, a showcase on sustainability and eco-friendly products and services; Prepress/Software-Design; and, Press/Finishing. GRAPH EXPO 2010, themed "The Next Generation of Print," will take place October 3-6, 2010, in Chicago, the epicenter of the print market.

As a lead-in to GRAPH EXPO 2010, graphic communications professionals are invited to attend the 15th edition of the annual EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference, which takes place the day before GRAPH EXPO 2010 on Saturday, October 2, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in McCormick Place South.  The popular technology trends update conference provides a unique blend of technology updates, print trends and forecasts, and economic and marketing information to guide graphic communications professionals in how best to use technology to gain a competitive advantage.  This year's theme, "The Challenge of Change in the New Era of Print," emphasizes the technological shifts taking place in print and products that are fueling that shift.  The EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference will conclude with the announcement of the MUST SEE 'EMS nominees.  Immediately following the program, the Conference's Positively Print Recognition Reception will feature the nominees for the important role they play in artfully-and effectively-promoting the enduring value, effectiveness and power of print in today's media mix.




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