The Printing Press Blog
Delivering Value for Functional/Industrial Printers
The printing industry today is all about variety. Whether printing companies are producing marketing collateral or display graphics, decorating apparel or marking/embellishing manufactured products, the goal is the same: To do so profitably, in a way that promotes company growth and ensures a productive future.
For anyone operating in the functional/industrial segment of the printing industry, the number of business “choices” on display at the upcoming PRINTING United event in Dallas (October 23 - 25) will be profound. Equipment, consumables, finishing technologies, production and workflow software — all can be discovered among the event’s more than 650 exhibiting companies. New, innovative systems and advancements to tried-and-true imaging technologies provide a path forward for companies looking to innovate, differentiate and expand.
The educational programming at PRINTING United features a series of sessions carefully curated to highlight trends and opportunities in this diverse segment. Topics include: LED UV curing, direct-to-object/direct-to-shape inkjet, printed electronics, pad print automation, traffic printing and decorating décor elements at scale. Further, PRINTING United is presenting “Convergence Power Rankings” on Tuesday, October 22, the day before the expo opens. This groundbreaking half-day session explores how companies operating in key printing segments (including functional/industrial) can work to access opportunities in adjacent segments.
Because SGIA knows the value of top-shelf networking, it is presenting its Functional & Industrial Printing Luncheon. For a nominal cost, attendees get to enjoy a good meal, network with colleagues operating in the same segment, and learn from a business-focused presentation. The speaker, Erik Skie (CliftonLarsonAllen), will share “Creating a Simpler Path to Profitability.” He will show how relatively simple information can be used to create profound improvements in profitability and expanded growth opportunities for your business.
In this time of change across the broader printing sector, it is imperative that printers of all stripes understand both the playing field today, and the strategies to reach definable goals amid shifting priorities. PRINTING United represents the printing industry, both today and moving forward. I look forward to seeing you there!
The Functional & Industrial Printing Luncheon is $30, and can be added to your PRINTING United registration.