The PRINTING United Digital Expertise Wraps Up Three-Week Reside Occasion with Emphasis on Exploding Digital Textile Market

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The PRINTING United Digital Experience concludes a successful three-week global live event with a focus on one of the most exciting markets in the industry – digital textile printing. On November 12th, attendees can see the latest technology and solutions from Epson, HP, Kornit, TVF and others. The daily guide with the daily plans can be viewed Here. After the live event is complete, attendees around the world will be able to continue viewing the program until January 31, 2021 if they register at digital.printingunited.com.

In the spotlight: digital textile printing

During the day, sponsored by HP, attendees will learn more about how to maximize their opportunities and thrive in the digital textile business. Learn how companies are tapping into this lucrative marketplace and check out the latest in-demand technology from Epson, HP, Kornit, TVF and more.

EDUCATION

10:00 am ET – Keynote Address: Building a Digital Textile Business
Moderator: Dave Meleo, President of New Vision Imaging

Running a digital textile business isn’t just about installing a new printing press and going through fabrics. What types of products will you be producing other than just having the right equipment? How do you market this new opportunity? How can you make a profit with this new company? This session will take a closer look at what attendees need to know in order to build a successful digital textile printing business from scratch.

Panel discussions::
11:00 a.m. ET – What are brands looking for versus what digital textiles can offer?
Moderator: Denise M. Gustavson, editor-in-chief, Wide-Format Impressions and editor-in-chief, Impressions Group, NAPCO Media
Panelists: David E. Clevenger, Principal, Parallax Digital Studios Inc. and Terry Combs, Sales and Training, Equipment Zone

12:00 PM ET – Textiles and Color Protection
Moderator: Ray Weiss, Director of Digital Printing 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. – TVF
From home decor and apparel to signs and graphics to industrial applications, users can choose 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 range of fabric solutions suitable for different types of printing technologies and markets.

“Our participation in this global online showcase is designed to educate companies on how to maximize the opportunities available to them in this space and incorporate these superior products to drive their businesses forward,” said Jeff Swedberg, Marketing Director at EDF. “PRINTING United Digital Experience attendees will have the opportunity to view our wide range of fabrics and services designed to help customers succeed every day. After having changed significantly this year as a company with a rebranding that reflects our nod to the future, TVF is fully aligned with PRINTING United Digital Experience’s commitment to putting people first. “

10:45 a.m. – EPSON
Timothy Check, Product Manager at Professional Imaging at Epson America Inc., will showcase the company’s latest innovations in high-performance dye sublimation printing. The new SureColor F10070 dye-sublimation printing system will be on display, including the latest Epson PrecisionCore printheads, high-performance ink system, low-maintenance reliability features, and other features designed for fast production speeds with excellent sales quality.

“With the growing demand for smaller jobs and faster turnaround times, customers have relied heavily on digital textile printing to meet expectations,” said Check. “We’re excited to share the new SureColor F10070 with the PRINTING United audience, demonstrating how the industry solution can open a world of creative and profitable opportunities to printers looking to offer medium to large, high quality apparel runs with short lead times, a world of creative and profitable opportunities around the clock. “

11:30 a.m. – HB
HP has reinvented dye sublimation technology for the industry with its HP Stitch printer portfolio. The printer portfolio combines HP Thermal Inkjet technology with industry standard inks for superior color stability. The first built-in spectrophotometer enables Stitch to color-match quickly and accurately. The launch includes three new printers ranging in width from 64 to 126 inches: the HP Stitch S300 64-inch printer, the HP Stitch S500 64-inch printer, and the HP Stitch S1000 126-inch printer.

“The potential for onshoring apparel manufacturing and retailers / apparel manufacturers looking to streamline their supply chain offers growth opportunities for early adopters,” said Tom Wittenberg, HP Large Format Industry Relations and Events, NA. “With the reinvention of the 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 a.m. – GRAIN
Kornit’s Presto Direct-to-Stock System offers a complete on-demand solution for printing, softening and drying in one step. From fashion to textiles to home decor, the Presto offers high quality prints, vivid colors and an excellent hand feel for different types of fabrics.

“Kornit Digital is pleased to introduce our Presto web press during the PRINTING United Digital Experience Industrial and Digital Experience days on November 11th and 12th,” said Scott Buckley, America’s director of marketing. “These interactive sessions provide a valuable forum for sharing the economic and environmental benefits of this first-class step-by-step printer.”

On-demand programming available through January 31, 2021
At the end of the three-week live event, anyone who previously attended the PRINTING United Digital Experience or is interested in programming can now access all sessions free of charge as soon as they are registered at: digital.printingunited.com.

PRINT United 2021 Sponsorship
The PRINTING United 2021 sponsorship, which will take place October 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, will be offered by Jack Noonan, Vice President of Business Development at PRINTING United Alliance: jnoonan@printing.org.

About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the new company that emerged from the merger of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). As a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially merged in 2020 to create the largest and most comprehensive member association for printing and graphics in the United States.

Members now have unparalleled access to outstanding education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety and environmental sustainability guidelines, and resources from the industry’s leading media company – NAPCO Media.

PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in print. The comprehensive display of technology and accessories, education, programming and services is presented to the entire industry and represents all market segments in one easily accessible place. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. Visit PRINTINGUnited.com for more information.