Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Print professionals, scientists, researchers, professors, and students will be among the industry’s brightest minds gathered at the 66th Annual Technical Conference of TAGA, March 23–26, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Attendees of the conference will come together from around the world to discuss industry innovations and dissertations and participate in worldwide networking.
TAGA, the only international conference for the graphic arts industry, features technical and scientific papers on research straight from the laboratory, studies from the pressroom, and software and engineering systems. This conference focuses not only on graphic arts systems, software, and computer technology developments, but also on the more traditional areas of press, ink, and paper engineering applications.
The keynote speakers represent some of our industry’s brightest minds, and they will provide their insight into the future and what is possible.
Daniel Dejan, North American ETC Print/Creative Manager, Sappi Fine Paper
“Print &” Everything Else
Print and digital are proving to be complementary and mutually supportive, and brand marketers are learning to play to the strengths of each. This discussion presents some surprising industry findings about demographic preferences, emotional triggers, browsing and shopping behavior, and niche marketing.
Chris Travis, Director of Technology, KBA
Ink-on-Substrate: New Printing Processes and Applications
Graphic communications companies are successfully looking toward new revenue streams, while many have moved to offering ancillary services, producing new ink-on-substrate products via various printing processes such as screen, flexographic, lithographic and digital. This keynote explores how traditional printers can expand their portfolio whilst utilizing existing internal knowledge and processes.
Ian Hole, VP, Market Development, Esko
The Future Shape of Packaging
Packaging is integral to many of our daily activities and touches us in so many ways. Ian brings insight into innovative packaging solutions that will help reshape the industry in the near future. Packaging continues to grow, and the driving forces behind this growth will be discussed along with new opportunities for productivity and quality.
Prof Tim C. Claypole MBE, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University
Advanced Manufacture by Printing
The potential for printing to integrate digital information and experiences with traditional graphics products will be presented, together with an objective analysis of the main-volume printing processes, highlighting the current limitations and gaps in the underpinning science for cost-effective micro manufacturing. The barriers to entry into the field of functional printed products for traditional printers will also be discussed.
For more information on the 66th Annual Technical Conference of TAGA, visit www.taga.org/atc. Updates to the program schedule and a full conference brochure will be published as more information becomes available. For conference related questions, please contact John Bodnar, Administrator, at [email protected].