2012 TAGA Conference Advanced Tutorial Sessions Announced

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) is excited to announce the advanced tutorial sessions and technical focus sessions that will take place at the 64th Annual Technical Conference. These informative sessions will convey the future of the industry with specific insight into the latest in technology. The 2012 TAGA Technical Conference will be held March 18–21, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, FL.

Advanced Tutorial Sessions
These sessions have been developed by the TAGA board to update attendees on some of the latest technical innovations that focus on a particular subject area. These sessions will cover much more than can be conveyed in a technical paper. Attendees will get a great insight into each topic covered, including the underpinning technology, applications, and business impact in these areas.

This year’s conference will feature standout sessions focusing on sustainability, holography, and educational/development skills. Sessions include:

Sustainable Ink, presentedby Don Duncan, Wikoff Color Corporation
Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations. Learn about different ink technologies—the differences between them and where they integrate into a sustainable process.

Advancement and Developments in Holography—All You Wanted to Know and More, presentedby Anthony Stanton, Carnegie Mellon University
Holography has developed significantly over recent years from the initial work in the ‘40s and then the developments that were accelerated due to the use of lasers in the ‘60s. Today the use of holography covers many different areas and can be seen in everyday life. Learn the underlying principles behind holography and the different effects that can be used, the difference between a static and dynamic hologram, and how they are used for art, data storage, sensors, and security.

Technical Focus Sessions: Color, Ink, and Paper
These two interactive sessions, conducted by industry leaders, allow an in-depth discussion of the latest technologies, methodologies, and standards. Discussions will include:

  • How changes impact the industry.
  • What you should be aware of that is new in the industry.
  • How these standards will impact equipment and processes.
  • How consumables—for any process—impact the performance of the printing.

This conference provides the assets, solutions, and networks necessary to stay on top of graphic arts technology. For more information please visit tagaatc.printing.org/, or to register for the conference contact Elise Cohen at ecohen@printing.org or 412-259-1713.