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2021 Technology Outlook

What’s the best way to stay up-to-date with technology in your business without getting overwhelmed? Our 2021 Technology Outlook is designed as a resource guide for you to quickly learn about new innovations from industry analysts and thought leaders.

5 Key Technology Focus Areas

Digital Printing

What was the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on global print volumes and digital press sales? What is the rationale for digital print in pandemic times, and what are the expectations for 2021 and 2022? Get the latest technology trends and new products from manufacturers of both toner and production inkjet digital printing equipment.

2021 Digital Printing Technology Outlook

Labels & Packaging

“Packaging is transforming.” The traditional printing processes for labels, corrugated, and flexible packaging are in flux, with hybrid and bespoke solutions emerging. Learn the latest technologies, new products, enhanced capabilities, and new applications in the label and packaging market.

2021 Labels & Packaging Technology Outlook

Software & Workflow

Software and workflow are not the same things. Software is the collection of tools to support your workflow processes. Software, when used well, allows the business to succeed by improving efficiency, exceeding key performance metrics, and enhancing the customer experience. This session offers “Three Ways to Keep Your Customers with Software.”

2021 Software & Workflow Technology Outlook

Wide format & Signage and Textiles & Apparel

Wide-format printing was the saving grace of many print businesses during the pandemic year, as many were able to transition to new signage applications. At the same time, the pandemic disrupted the textile and apparel supply chain and highlighted ways that the fashion industry needs to clean up its act. What does 2021 look like for these two sectors in terms of both trends and technologies?

2021 Wide format & signage and textiles & Apparel Technology Outlook


Before the pandemic, binding and finishing equipment—especially equipment compatible with digital printing—was a fast-evolving and hot-selling part of the industry. What impact did 2020 have? What new technologies, products, and applications are emerging post-pandemic?

2021 Finishing Technology Outlook