June 9, 2021
Amanda Kliegl, Vice President of PR
PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Expo reunites the industry for the first time in years, in person, in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 6-8 at the Orange County Convention Center
Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Expo is on track to be the global printing event in 2021. The first in-person industry event of significant magnitude since its inaugural 2019 Expo, the fall event — which takes place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 6-8 — is welcoming printing’s leading companies to display their newest technologies coming to market on-site. Registration for the event, which includes access to Expo Preview, Expo Live, and Expo Wrap-Up, is now live at PRINTINGUnited.com.
PRINTING United Expo: The Powerful Meeting Place and Sales Event of 2021
Market segments across the industry are represented on the show floor at PRINTING United Expo 2021. Throughout the pandemic, companies have been forced to modify original plans for both technology coming to market and respective sales projections. PRINTING United Expo will be the launching point to refuel sales pipelines and new technology debuts in 2021 and beyond.
In addition to an unparalleled educational track addressing the most pressing industry issues and all-encompassing community receptions, the real draw to Expo Live is the volume of exhibitors and biggest names in the industry signing on to join the more than one-million-square-foot show floor. A sampling of these companies and segments include:
ApparelIn the unique, experiential Apparel Zone, major exhibitors such as Delta Apparel, Epson, GSG, Kornit, M&R, Mimaki, Monti Antonio, Nazdar, OmniPrint, Roland, SanMar, Stahls’, and Vastex will all be displaying and demonstrating new technology in the space. A café and beer garden are central to the area, which will be a gathering spot for business meetings, peer-to-peer engagement, and relaxing with friends and colleagues. Attendees can select from one of four designs to see and keep a custom T-shirt made on a screen or direct-to-garment (DTG) digital machine, and will have a chance to win one of many spectacular prizes from the Apparel Zone sponsors. They can also listen to apparel-focused podcasts in the specially created podcast booth where popular podcasts will be broadcast live each day from the show.
CommercialAttendees will be thrilled to be able to see, and experience, significant hardware running live on the PRINTING United Expo show floor this year — a first in a long time at an industry-wide event of this magnitude. Some world-renowned companies in the space on the show floor include Agfa, Canon, ChromaLuxe, CP Bourg, Duplo, Fujifilm, GEW, Graphic Whizard, Heidelberg, HP, INX, Kodak, Konica Minolta, MBO America/Komori, Mohawk, Muller Martini, Ricoh, RMGT, Rochester Software Associates, Rollem, and Tecnau.
Digital TextileIndustry brands are increasingly looking for ways to expand service offerings to meet customer demand by embracing new trends, while being mindful of expenditure. Attendees looking for the latest technology in digital textile printing will see equipment on the PRINTING United Expo show floor from companies such as Berger Textiles, Brother, Brown Manufacturing, EFI, Fisher Textiles, Gerber, Greentex, HP, Kongsberg, Kornit, Mutoh, Sakurai, Serge Ferrari, TVF, Ultraflex, and Zund. PRINTING United also welcomes Association Partner Industrial Fabrics Association International – Fabric Graphics division to this year’s event.
Graphics/Wide-FormatAttendees visiting PRINTING United Expo will also see the latest in graphics and wide-format technology. Some exhibiting companies in this space include 3M, Agfa, Durst, EFI, Epson, Esko, Fujifilm, HP, INX, Mimaki, Nazdar, Onyx Graphics, Roland DGA, TVF, Ultraflex, and Vanguard. Product debuts from these leading names are in store for those visiting the show.
Mailing and FulfillmentThe industry’s mailing and fulfillment communities are a key industry segment that calls PRINTING United Expo home. AccuZip, Capstone, Kirk Rudy, Printware, United States Postal Service, Tecnau, and W+D are all on board to bring the latest solutions for mailing and converters. Postal trade groups such as the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association and Envelope Manufacturers Association are additionally supporting this year's event.
PackagingPackaging is a major focus at PRINTING United Expo 2021. With a dedicated Packaging Pavilion hosting PRINTING United Expo association partners, such as the Paperboard Packaging Council, Flexible Packaging Association, and TLMI, members and attendees alike can view special designated displays where the associations will showcase awards, talk to the organizations about membership and engagement, and more. The newest technology in packaging will be shown from leading packaging companies Agfa, Durst, EFI, Epson, Fujifilm, Heidelberg, HP, INX, Kongsberg, Nazdar, RMGT, Xeikon, Zund, and more.
Latin American (LatAM) PavilionPRINTING United Expo attendees will have the opportunity to meet with distributors in the designated LatAM Pavilion on the show floor. CONLATINGRAF, the leading association in the graphic arts business community, will be on hand to help attendees make connections with the most influential businesses in the market space.
Registration for PRINTING United Expo 2021 is now live at PRINTINGUnited.com, which allows attendees access to this year’s three-tiered event platform: Expo Preview, Expo Live, and Expo Wrap-Up. For event sponsorship opportunities, email Jack Noonan, PRINTING United Alliance VP of Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Health and Safety Information
PRINTING United Alliance is dedicated to keeping event attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors safe. As health and safety are of utmost importance to our organization, and guidelines are subject to change at any time, updates to the company’s health and safety policy will be shared here.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with 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. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also 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.