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AATCC and SGIA announce digital textile printing conference 3.0

Textile people will explore the key trends and technology developments that are bringing the market for digitally-printed textiles to life—from economics to ink—at the Digital Textile Printing Conference 3.0, December 5–6, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, NC, USA.

AATCC and SGIA have gathered some of the biggest names in the industry to cover the latest industry trends, the newest digital textile ink and printing technology developments, key market drivers, global market conditions, color management and workflow developments, design software, digital manufacturing and integration, micro factories—and more! 

The current slate of speakers includes:

Digital Textile Print Renews an Industry—Mark Hanley, IT Strategies

Designing for Digital Textile Printing—Debbie McKeegan, TexIntel

Print on Demand: Exploring the Market Opportunities—Kristen Dettoni, Pattern Pod

The Evolution of Customization—J. Flint Davis, WeaveUp, Inc.

Embrace Your Digital Reality... A New Paradigm in Creating Digital Print Files—Kristen Ritter, Gerber Technology

Integrated Color Management: The X-Factor of Digital Textiles—Duncan Ross, AVA CAD CAM Group Ltd.

Print Clarity Test on Digitally Printed Textiles: A Quantitative Evaluation—Xingyu Li, Intertek

Replication of Screen-Printing Fabric via Ink-jet Textile Printing—Ming Wang, North Carolina State University

Adobe Insight: The Future of Workflow in Digital Textile Printing—Mike Scrutton, Adobe

New Print Head Technologies: Breaking Down Barriers—Mike Raymond, Xaar

Pigment Inks Explained – Wolf Reddig, EFI

Bespoke Experiences Made Economical: The Pigment Pretreatment Process Evolution—Kelly Lawrence, Lubrizol

The Taming of Pigment Inks: How to Gain Control over Print Quality by Using Primers—Helmuth Haas, CHT

Building an Apparel Micro-Factory: Real Life Lessons—Bill Grier, AM4U

First Sell, Then Produce: Enabling Sustainable Capsule Production—Sharon Donovich, Kornit Reaching Full Visibility in Digital Textile Manufacturing—Per Bringle, Exenta

Building the Bridge for a Stronger U.S. Supply Chain—Will Duncan, SEAMS

Digital Dye Sublimation Printing for Customized Warp Knit Advanced Flexible Composites— Mark Sunderland, Thomas Jefferson University

Digital Pile and Carpet Printing: Possibilities and Limitation—Roland Zimmer and Thomas Kloebl, Zimmer Austria Inc.

In addition to the presentations, the program will feature two panels. The Wednesday panel will focus on Brand/Color Management/Digital Workflow and Thursday’s panel will address Micro-Factory/Automation. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions in these interactive sessions.

AATCC/SGIA Individual and Corporate members registering on or before November 20, 2018 pay US$525 (US$785 for nonmembers) and will include luncheons, breaks, a reception, and a copy of all available presentations. After November 20, the registration fee increases to US$575 for AATCC/SGIA members and US$835 for nonmembers.

Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before November 27, 2018. No refunds will be given after November 27. A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.

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