November 11, 2020
Amanda Kliegl, Vice President of PR
PRINTING United Alliance
Thursday’s session dedicated to Digital Textile printing will cap off 14 days of free online global programming with new solutions from Epson, day-sponsor HP, Kornit, and TVF
Fairfax, Va. — The PRINTING United Digital Experience wraps up a successful three-week live global event with a focus on one of the most exciting markets in the industry -- Digital Textile Printing. Being held November 12, attendees can see the latest technology and solutions from Epson, HP, Kornit, TVF and more. The Daily Guide detailing the day’s agenda can be viewed here. Once the live event concludes, attendees around the world can continue to view the programming on-demand through Jan. 31, 2021 when registered at digital.printingunited.com.
Spotlight on: Digital TextileThroughout the day, sponsored by HP, attendees will learn more about how to maximize opportunities and achieve success in digital textile business. Hear how companies are tapping into this lucrative market segment and see the latest in-demand technology from Epson, HP, Kornit, TVF and more.
10:00 a.m. ET - Keynote Address: How to Build a Digital Textile Business
Presenter: Dave Meleo, President, New Vision Imaging
Running a digital textile business isn’t just a matter of installing a new press and running fabrics through it. Beyond just having the right equipment in place, what types of products are you going to produce? How do you market this new opportunity? How are you going to make a profit out of this new venture? This session will take a closer look at what attendees need to know to build a successful digital textile printing business from the ground up.
11:00 a.m. ET - What Are Brands Looking For vs. What Can Digital Textiles Provide?
Moderator: Denise M. Gustavson, Editor-in-Chief, Wide-format Impressions and Editorial Director, Impressions Group, NAPCO Media
Panelists: David E. Clevenger, Principal, Parallax Digital Studios Inc. and Terry Combs, Sales and Training, Equipment Zone
12:30 p.m. ET - Textiles and Color Assurance
Moderator: Ray Weiss, Director of Digital Print Programs, PRINTING United Alliance
Panelists: Jim Raffel, CEO, Color Casters and Mary Song, Print Production and Color Manager, Tectonics
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND DEMONSTRATIONS
10:30 a.m. ET - TVF
From home décor and apparel, to sign and graphics and industrial applications, users can select a pattern or print to make it their own. TVF introduces attendees to its fabric experts to discuss opportunities in the digital textile market, and its wide selection of fabric solutions fit for various types of printing technologies and markets.
“Our participation in this online global showcase aims to inform companies on how to maximize opportunities available to them in this space, and how to integrate these superior products to keep their businesses progressing,” said Jeff Swedberg, Marketing Director, TVF. “PRINTING United Digital Experience attendees will have the chance to view our wide spectrum of fabric and services that were created to help customers succeed every day. Having gone through significant change ourselves as a company this year with a rebrand that reflects our nod to the future, TVF is fully aligned with the PRINTING United Digital Experience commitment in putting people first.”
10:45 a.m. ET - EPSON
Timothy Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America Inc., showcases the company’s latest innovations in high-production dye-sublimation printing. The new SureColor F10070 dye-sublimation print system will be on display, including Epson’s latest PrecisionCore printheads, high-capacity ink system, reliability features that reduce maintenance, and other features designed to deliver fast production speeds with outstanding sellable quality.
“With the growing demand of smaller orders and faster turnaround times, we’ve seen customers lean heavily on digital textile printing to meet expectations,” said Check. “We are excited to share the new SureColor F10070 with the PRINTING United audience and demonstrate how the industrial solution opens up a world of creative and profitable opportunities for print shops looking to accommodate medium to large high-quality apparel runs with quick turnaround times, decrease costs and round the clock productivity.”
11:30 a.m. ET - HP
HP has reinvented dye-sublimation technology for the industry with its HP Stitch portfolio of printers, which the portfolio of printers couple HP Thermal Inkjet technology with industry-standard dyes for superior color durability. The first-ever built-in spectrophotometer enables Stitch’s fast and exact color-matching. The introduction includes three new printers from 64” to 126” wide: the HP Stitch S300 64” printer, the HP Stitch S500 64” printer, and the HP Stitch S1000 126” printer.
“The potential for onshoring of apparel production and retailers/apparel manufacturers looking to streamline their supply chain bring growth opportunities for early adopters,” said Tom Wittenberg, HP Large Format Industry Relations and Events, NA. “With the reinvention of dye sub printer with thermal inkjet heads, easier color matching, and HP PrintOS, HP is uniquely positioned with HP STITCH printers to help these manufacturers succeed.”
11:45 p.m. ET - KORNIT
Kornit’s Presto direct-to-fabric system provides a complete on-demand solution for printing, softening and, drying in a single step. From fashion to textiles, to home décor, the Presto delivers high-quality prints, vivid colors, and great hand-feel on multiple fabric types.
“Kornit Digital is pleased to showcase our Presto roll-to-roll printing system during the PRINTING United Digital Experience Industrial and Digital Textile Days on November 11 and 12,” said Scott Buckley, Director of Marketing, Americas. “These interactive sessions provide a valuable forum with which to share the economic and environmental benefits of this best-in-class single-step printer.”
On-Demand Programming Available Through January 31, 2021At the conclusion of the three-week live event, anyone who has previously attended, or those interested in viewing programming from the PRINTING United Digital Experience, can now access all sessions on demand, free, once registered at: digital.printingunited.com.
PRINTING United 2021 SponsorshipSponsorship for PRINTING United 2021, being held October 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, is available through Jack Noonan, VP of Business Development, PRINTING United Alliance: email@example.com.
About PRINTING United AlliancePRINTING United Alliance is the new entity borne of the merger between Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). In a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially combined in 2020 to create the largest, most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States.
Members now have unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media.
PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. For more information, visit PRINTINGUnited.com.