Printing Industries of America (PIA)

Industry Experts from the Center for Technology and Research at Printing Industries of America PRINT 13 Seminars

Learn from Printing Industries of America’s industry experts at this year’s PRINT 13, September 8–12 in Chicago, IL. For the latest technologies impacting the industry—including color management, workflow, and wide-format trends and opportunities—plan to attend this year’s seminars from the Center for Technology and Research team at Printing Industries of America.

Designer Power: Your Role in a Color-Managed Workflow
Monday, September 9, 10:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Dave Dezzutti, Technology and Research Analyst

You Will Learn

  • Color management terminology and workflow
  • Application color management settings to achieve the best color outputColor gamut—what’s possible and not possible with different printing equipment
  • Print workflow—what can affect color accuracy and quality
  • Proper viewing conditions for color evaluation

Who should attend: designers, art directors, prepress technicians, anyone involved with color output

Color Management for Offset & Digital
Monday, September 9, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Dave Dezzutti, Technology and Research Analyst

You Will Learn

  • Industry standards and specifications for offset and digital printing
  • How to define a print condition to achieve and the technique to achieve it
  • Color gamuts—what’s possible and not possible with different printing equipment
  • How to validate and confirm the target printing condition
  • Advancements in color management automation

Who should attend: production managers, operations managers, quality assurance managers, digital printing technicians/operators, others interested in improving their processes

Pioneering Profit Opportunities with RFID & NFC
Tuesday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Technology and Research

You Will Learn

  • What is RFID and how does the technology operate?
  • What is NFC and how does the technology operate?
  • Opportunities for using RFID and NFC
  • Technical challenges and solutions with RFID and NFC
  • Key markets and applications where these technologies should be used
  • How RFID and NFC can differentiate your business

Who should attend: owners, technology specialists, sales, production managers

High-Speed Wide-Format: Trends & Opportunities
Tuesday, September 10, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Technology and Research

You Will Learn

  • What is happening in the print landscape with regard to wide-format?
  • What is changing in high-speed wide-format technology?
  • What does high-speed wide-format offer in the different market segments?
  • What solutions are available for high-speed wide-format?
  • What are the technical challenges with high-speed wide-format?
  • Where are business opportunities?

Who should attend: production managers, owners, quality managers, digital press supervisors

Wide-Format Wondering: Choosing Technology That’s Right for YOU
Wednesday, September 11, 10:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Keith Whisler, Technology and Research Analyst

You Will Learn

  • Which technologies are available and what the differences are
  • What the best options are for the end product that you want to produce
  • Which market segments use wide-format
  • What you should consider prior to making a purchase
  • Other equipment you may need to support your wide-format device

Who should attend: owners, sales managers, account managers, production and prepress managers

A-B-Cs for Starting YOUR Continuous Improvement Program
Wednesday, September 11, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Jim Workman, Assistant Vice President, Technology and Research

You Will Learn

  • Common sources of wasted time and money that CI programs address
  • Who should be on your CI steering committee
  • The basic improvement tools that companies employ
  • The number-one mistake that causes CI programs to fail
  • Strategies for engaging employees in the improvement effort
  • Why and how Lean Manufacturing concepts are used
  • How to determine what improvement projects to work on
  • Why companies don’t standardize processes, but should

Who should attend: executives, operations managers, production managers, quality managers

Visit the PRINT 13 official website to add these sessions to your show planner. Many of the sessions from Printing Industries of America are available for $125 and counts as 1 session toward a value package.

 

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