Industry-leading suppliers and manufacturers have reserved 90 percent of available exhibit space for the debut of PRINTING United (formerly The SGIA Expo) in Dallas on Oct. 23-25, according to event partners NAPCO Media and the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA).
“PRINTING United continues to gain momentum, and we are pleased to eclipse the 90 percent sold threshold nine months out from the Expo,” says Mark J. Subers, president of printing and packaging at NAPCO Media. “The SGIA Expo, the predecessor of PRINTING United, has been a sellout for many consecutive years, and PRINTING United will follow in that tradition even with the expansion of segments and increase in floor space.”
The floor now features more than 500 companies, including the Large Format and Production Printing divisions of Canon Solutions America.
Canon Solutions America’s VP Marketing Large Format Solutions Sal Sheikh says, “We are looking forward to the introduction of PRINTING United that will now include a broader attendance from the commercial print segment, in addition to SGIA’s traditional large-format print providers. Canon Solutions America has expanded its presence at PRINTING United with the addition of our Production Printing Division, as well as our Large Format Division, to enable visitors to see and discuss the best printing solutions to help them grow their business.”
To stay competitive, print service providers (PSPs) are branching beyond their core businesses into new print markets. PRINTING United will serve printers and exhibitors by offering solutions from suppliers and manufacturers in market segments including garment, graphic, packaging, commercial, functional and in-plant printing.
SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers explains, “Most expos in the printing industry focus on a single segment. Our research shows that’s not the way PSPs are heading. The purpose and strength of PRINTING United is its support of businesses who are making the most of the convergence phenomenon.”
PRINTING United will provide a powerful return on investment for PSPs who see opportunity for expansion within and outside their primary market segments. SGIA and NAPCO research indicates that group includes 95 percent of printers.
PRINTING United, a new event owned and operated by SGIA in partnership with NAPCO Media, will launch in Dallas, Oct. 23-25. Focusing on the opportunities presented by the convergence of printing technologies and markets, PRINTING United will cover print and finishing technologies in industry segments from garment to graphic, packaging to commercial and industrial. Its objective is to convey all components of integrated solutions to satisfy virtually any client need. For more info, visit PRINTINGUnited.com