The PRINTING United Digital Experience Presents Research, Education, and New Products for Industrial and Functional Printing

Written November 10, 2020

Categories: FP News, Industrial Applications & Printed Electronics, Press Release, SM News, Software / Hardware, Supplier & Manufacturer

For Immediate Release  
November 10, 2020

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Day 13 of the free online global showcase highlights the latest from HP, KNF, Kornit, and day-sponsor TVF


Fairfax, Va. —  The PRINTING United Digital Experience presents highlights in Industrial and Functional technology, research, and education on Wednesday, November 11. Hear from powerhouse companies that are championing the space with cutting-edge solutions for the future. 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

Spotlight on: Industrial Printing

Industrial and functional printers are increasingly building a competitive advantage to successfully grow once the economy begins to recover. Key areas of opportunity include implementing lean manufacturing and continuous improvement within their businesses, finding ways to reduce operating costs, and adding new product lines. Throughout the dedicated Industrial-focused day, sponsored by TVF, attendees will see the latest solutions to consider, learn more about the future of this exciting sector, and have the opportunity to speak to company representatives to take their businesses to the next level.

RESEARCH

10:00 a.m. ET - Industry Outlook
This session, presented by PRINTING United Alliance Chief Economist Andy Paparozzi, is based on the PRINTING United Alliance Industry Benchmarking Series. Being reviewed are products that industrial printers consider as growth opportunities, how printers are planning to create competitive advantage, and their plans to diversify beyond industrial printing. Also being addressed are recent sales trends, signs of improvement, and where industrial printers see opportunity post-COVID.

EDUCATION

10:15 a.m. ET - Keynote Address: What's Hot and Where is it Headed?
Presenters: Ray Greenwood, Industrial Printing Consultant and Steve Duccilli, VP and Brand Director, Wide-Format & Industrial Printing, NAPCO Media

Industrial Printing is one of the most misunderstood yet exciting sectors of print. In this session, NAPCO's Steve Duccilli interviews longtime industrial printing consultant Ray Greenwood to find out more about this fascinating field, and the staggering range of applications where the print doesn't just decorate the product, but serves an integral, functional purpose. Attendees will also learn how convergence is coming to industrial printing, albeit in a distinct way, and what printers from other backgrounds should consider before jumping into industrial markets. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

11:15 a.m. ET - Migrating into Industrial Printing: Two Pioneers Share Their Journey
Moderator: Steve Duccilli, VP and Brand Director, Wide-Format & Industrial Printing, NAPCO Media 
Panelists: James Lee, Director, Innovation Solutions Group, Jones Healthcare Group and Craig Miller, Owner, Pictographics

12:30 p.m. ET - The Future of Inkjet in Industrial Printing
Moderator: Steve Duccilli, VP and Brand Director, Wide-Format & Industrial Printing, NAPCO Media 
Panelists: Stephanie LeRette, Field Support Engineer, Fujifilm Dimatix and Debbie Thorp, Business Development Director, Global Inkjet Systems

1:15 p.m. ET - Beyond Wallpaper: Industrial Printing for Home Decor
Moderator: Denise M. Gustavson, Editor-in-Chief, Wide-format Impressions, and Editorial Director, Impressions Group, NAPCO Media 
Panelists: Aaron Kirsch, President, Astek Wallcovering and Ryan Lombard, Managing Partner, PCI Graphics

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

10:45 a.m. ET - TVF
Consumers continuously search for eye-catching fabric that can withstand the wear and tear of daily life and make a personal statement, which creates an opportunity for printers and designers alike. In this product demonstration, TVF will present the company’s newly developed fabric options that make those new opportunities possible.

“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,” said Jeff Swedberg, Marketing Director, TVF. “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. Attendees will have the chance to view our wide spectrum of fabric and services that were created to help customers succeed every day.”

11:00 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.”

12:00 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.”

12:15 p.m. ET - KNF
KNF pumps are used in all areas of industrial printing, from printing equipment for large-format banners, to decorative printing on furniture and ceramics, as well as printing systems for barcodes and packaging labels. Key applications include ink transfer and recirculation, meniscus control and printhead purging, and degassing. With its latest innovations, KNF has addressed the need for smooth liquid flow while retaining the considerable benefits of diaphragm pump technology. See the latest demonstration of KNF Smooth-Flow Pump technology during this session. 

“KNF has a longstanding history of providing the market with leading pump solutions that meet the most demanding application challenges,” said Dave Howard, Business Development Manager, KNF. “The PRINTING United Digital Experience is the first printing ink industry event in the US where KNF will feature our new smooth flow liquid pump FP 150 and two new compact, high performance gas pumps. We are excited to have the opportunity to show this new technology on a worldwide stage.”

Day 14: Focus on Digital Textile Printing 

The final day of the three-week live event will highlight advancements in Digital Textile printing. 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.