The PRINTING United Digital Experience Rounds Out the Second Week of Programming with a Spotlight on Workflow and Software

Written November 5, 2020

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For Immediate Release  
November 5, 2020

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Global participation to the free online experience continues to increase daily with attendees from 104 countries engaging on the platform in the powerful cross-segment event


Fairfax, Va. —  The PRINTING United Digital Experience closes out the second of the three-week powerhouse online experience on Friday, Nov. 6 with a special focus on Workflow and Software. The Daily Guide detailing the day’s agenda can be viewed here.

Registration to this, and all other days of the powerful online event, is free at digital.printingunited.com. Once registered, attendees can dive into all the platform has to offer, from education to new product releases, as well as engage in the Exhibitor Showcase to virtually meet company representatives just as they would at the in-person Expo. Here, attendees can learn more about products they’ve seen during the event, in the Daily Guides, or featured on the platform. Registered attendees can access this feature on the “Search Showcases” toggle on the PRINTING United Digital Experience landing page. 

As of this release date, 104 countries around the world are engaging with the PRINTING United Digital Experience platform, including more than 7,500 registrants from 5,300 companies with over 70,000 pageviews and are watching more than 5,400 hours of video programming, with the numbers climbing every day. 

“As we close out the second week of the PRINTING United Digital Experience, we continue to be blown away by the engagement from attendees and partners around the world,” says Mark J. Subers, president of PRINTING United. “Participation grows each day and the constant feedback we’re receiving from everyone involved in the event, from partners to attendees, is overwhelming. 

“As we gear up for week three of the live event, we’re even more excited to use the momentum that has been collectively built here to springboard into 2021 with a renewed sense of excitement. The platform will be open and fully accessible through January 2021 so attendees can really deep dive into all of the resources, new technology and education available to them across the board — all at no cost.”

Spotlight On: Workflow & Software

Day 10 of the PRINTING United Digital Experience, sponsored by HP, features a multitude of education and new products from leaders in this market segment. Company-wide automation can help minimize bottlenecks that many PSPs are experiencing within their print production workflow. Automation can increase profits for companies who can successfully implement workflow automation to work towards future-proofing business. Attendees on this day can learn more about exactly how companies are doing that with success and takeaways for their own operations. 

Research Outlook — 10:00 a.m. ET 
Nathan Safran, VP, NAPCO Research, presents the day’s Industry Outlook which highlights recent survey research on the tangible benefits experienced by firms that invest in workflow automation. While some printers have embraced automation more extensively than others, every printing business should recognize the value that automation brings. Attendees here can learn more how to begin, or extend, that process.

Education 

Keynote Address — 10:15 a.m. ET 
Workflow and Automation: From Date Night to Marriage 
Presenter: Pat McGrew, Managing Director, McGrew Group 

This keynote session, led by workflow guru Pat McGrew, looks at trends in workflow, trends in automation and offers a path for attendees to crawl, walk, run their way into workflow efficiency. 

Panel Discussion — 10:45 a.m. ET 
Effective Selling Through Online Portals 
Moderator: Patrick Henry, Senior Editor, Printing Impressions 
Panelists: Rick Bellamy, CEO, RPI; Glendon Harris, Operations Manager, Center for Print Production, Ithaca College; and Nelson James, Co-Founder and COO, Signs.com 

Today’s business conditions make the use of online sales and ordering a necessity for some printing businesses. In this session, attendees will learn more about essential strategies and lessons from a cross-segment panel of printing business owners for online sales success. 

Education Session  — 11:30 a.m. ET 
Managing Client Color Expectations 
Presenter: David Hunter, Principal, ChromaChecker Corp. 

Managing color within just one platform can be a challenge. Many users often deal with multiple analog and digital platforms. This session led by color expert David Hunter provides guidance on how attendees can best manage color and client expectations. 

A Look Ahead: Week Three of the PRINTING United Digital Experience 

Week three of the PRINTING United Digital Experience kicks off Monday, Nov. 9 with a focus on Apparel – Direct-to-Garment and Direct-to-Substrate technology. Register for the complete PRINTING United Digital Experience, free, at digital.printingunited.com.


PRINTING United 2021 Sponsorship

Sponsorship for PRINTING United 2021, being held Oct. 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, is available through Jack Noonan, VP of Business Development, PRINTING United Alliance: jnoonan@printing.org.

About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING 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.