The PRINTING United Digital Experience Enters its Second Week with a Special In-Plant Forum Day

Written November 2, 2020

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For Immediate Release   
November 2, 2020
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Today’s In-Plant Forum features the latest from Canon, C.P. Bourg Inc., day-sponsor Fujifilm, Tecnau, and Roland DGA


Fairfax, Va. —  The PRINTING United Digital Experience, taking place online Oct. 26-Nov. 12, begins the second week of the 14-day event with a special In-Plant Forum. A host of educational sessions, panel discussions, new product demonstrations, and more, are on tap for this special day dedicated to in-plants. Registration is free and a single sign-up allows for complete access to the entire schedule of daily events at digital.printingunited.com. The Daily Guide detailing the agenda for the day can be accessed here.

Spotlight On: In-Plant
The PRINTING United Digital Experience In-Plant Forum, sponsored by Fujifilm, offers a powerful line-up of new product demonstrations, education, and video demonstrations of the latest technology being shown to the global community. Attendees can listen to the latest developments from industry leaders in the space, including the following sessions.

In-Plant Forum Keynote Address: 
10 a.m. ET — In-Plant Trends in the Midst of the Pandemic 
Howie Fenton, Owner, Howie Fenton Consulting, addresses how in-plants can recover lost revenue, rebuild their operations, accelerate their adoption of digital technologies, and rethink their operations to come out stronger once the pandemic has ended.

Panel Discussions: 
10:30 a.m. ET — Innovative Applications With Wide-Format Printing 
Moderator: Bob Neubauer, Editor-in-Chief, In-plant Impressions 
Panelists: Liz Bowden, Duplicating Services Manager, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Nathan Thole, Director of Printing Services, Iowa State University 

1 p.m. ET — Production Inkjet in the In-Plant 
Moderator: Bob Neubauer, Editor-in-Chief, In-plant Impressions 
Panelists: Gary Benson, Print Operations Manager, Compassion International; Kristen Hampton, Director of Printing Services, Michigan Department of Technology, Management; and Budget David Roberts, General Manger, Graphics, Pride Enterprises.

Educational Sessions:   
11:30 a.m. ET — Workflow Efficiency in the In-Plant   
Presenters: Bob Neubauer, Editor-in-Chief, In-plant Impressions, and Mike Griswold, Printing and Graphics Lead, Tacoma Public Schools.   

12:15 p.m. ET — Developing A Five-Year Strategic Plan   
Presenter: Greg Cholmondeley, President, PRINTelligence Consulting   

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND DEMONSTRATIONS   
In addition to insightful education, attendees interested in the most cutting edge technology dedicated to the space will have the newest solutions broadcast at their fingertips during the event.

CANON SOLUTIONS AMERICA
Chuck Werninger, Senior Manager, IT Administrative Services at Houston Independent School District, has increased his large-format graphics production to meet the school district’s needs for social distancing and other signage. Hear how the business unexpectedly changed and how it adopted Canon’s Colorado 64" printer with UV gel technology to help support the demands of safely reopening the school districts.

“Canon Solutions America is excited to be a part of the Insight Days In-Plant session,” said Sal Sheikh, VP Marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “We are thrilled to share with you an interview with Houston Independent Public Schools and how the Canon Colorado 64” graphics printer has helped them print over 250,000 sq./ft of large format graphics in two months for their school district.”

C.P. BOURG INC.   
C.P. Bourg Inc. will be presenting its in-line finishing capabilities for both Book and Booklet Production as well as many industry firsts with features like “Dual Mode” finishing that enables one production finisher to function both in-line and off-line. This unrivaled feature greatly increases asset utilization and the return on investment for any finisher attached. Also being shown is the Bourg Sheet preparation Module that converts large parent size sheets to form size documents, in-line, under process control without human intervention as part of an advanced touchless workflow strategy that enables every C.P. Bourg finisher to “Do More With Less.”   

“C.P. Bourg Inc. is honored to participate and sponsor this year’s PRINTING United Digital Experience,” said James Tressler, VP of Sales, C.P. Bourg Inc. “The Digital Experience exemplifies an innovative way our industry can collaborate and educate during a Global Pandemic. C.P. Bourg is excited to showcase our technology, our automated workflows and of course our amazing partnerships.”   

FUJIFILM – DAY SPONSOR   
The Fujifilm J Press 750S is the third generation of Fujifilm’s J Press product line. The press incorporates industry-leading capabilities and quality of previous generations while delivering higher and higher levels of productivity. When quality matters, only the J Press features an in-line, and real-time, scanning system that makes automatic nozzle corrections on the fly and requires zero intervention from the operator.   

"Everyone here at Fujifilm is very excited to be the sponsor of PRINTING United's In-Plant Forum day,” said Gregory Pas, Marketing Director, North America, Fujifilm. “With wide format and commercial digital printing being two of the main operations of this segment, and those being at the top of Fujifilm's printing solutions we provide, it made complete sense to make attendees aware of the multiple product solutions we can provide them to improve their operations from cost control to increased productivity."   

Roland DGA   
Scott Burgess, Imagination Center Manager, East Coast, Roland DGA, will share three essential workflows in wide-format printing that can expand an in-plant print shop’s capabilities and lower costs. The video will also highlight the TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutter, a 64" eco-solvent wide-format printer designed to provide unparalleled color gamut expansion and unsurpassed print quality. It offers users a new level of color control and vibrancy, making it easy to produce color-accurate signs, vehicle graphics, labels, decals, and heat transfer apparel that exceed customer expectations.   

“Roland DGA continues to proudly sponsor the PRINTING United Digital Experience, as there are so many touchpoints along this three-week event that reach our vast customer base,” said Andrew Oransky, Roland DGA President and CEO. “On ‘In-Plant Day’, attendees will be able to see our next-generation TrueVIS VG2-640 wide-format printer/cutter in action. The highly versatile VG2 is uniquely designed to provide a whole new level of image quality and detail with our specially formulated, wide-gamut TR2 inks, which just won the PRINTING United 2020 Product of the Year Award in the Digital Inks – Solvent/Eco-Solvent/Latex category.”   

TECNAU   
After a brief overview of the established product line, Scott Peterson, Product Marketing Manager at Tecnau, will introduce attendees to the newest finishing systems. The Revolution 50 series offers cut and stack finishing for the newest generation of high-speed continuous inkjet presses, with capability of running at speeds up to 750 fpm, and compatibility with coated papers. The Splicer Roll 40 system gives continuous inkjet press users dual unwinders and dual rewinders to keep their press up and running.

“Tecnau is excited to be a part of the continuing conversation at the PRINTING United Digital Experience with a demonstration of our newest finishing solutions,” said Peterson. “There’s nowhere else these days that users can gain such a broad view of the latest developments in printing.”

Register for the complete PRINTING United Digital Experience at digital.printingunited.com.

PRINTING United Sponsorship Opportunities
To participate in the PRINTING United Digital Experience as a 2020 sponsor, email sponsorship@printing.org, or visit the PRINTING United Exhibitor Dashboard. Sponsorship 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: 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.