Digital Printing


Digital textile printing: The future is now

AATCC and SGIA have partnered to offer a unique educational conference. Digital Textile Printing: The Future is Now. The conference will take place on December 6-7, 2016 in Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham (NC), US. The program will feature the industry’s most well-known and respected experts presenting topics essential for those involved in digital textiles.
The 2-day event will deliver unprecedented content to conference registrants who will leave with a wealth of understanding and inspiration to take back to their respective jobs. Technology, color management, product performance, testing, design, and more are included in the jam-packed event.

The first day includes a manufacturer’s panel, color management for digital textiles, finishing, meeting your customer’s sustainability objectives, product testing for quality assurance, and research findings from North Carolina State University College of Textiles. The second day includes designing for digital printing of textiles, fabric factors impacting digital printing, digital print inspiration and design, web-to-print, digital manufacturing, and more.

“The partnership between AATCC and SGIA for this conference dovetails nicely with both organization’s mission and purpose.” said Johnny Shell, SGIA Vice President of Technical Services. “Each organization compliments the other and I’m very excited to have this opportunity.”


AATCC/SGIA individual and corporate members registering on or before November 21 pay US$525 (US$785 for nonmembers) and will include luncheons, breaks, and a copy of all available presentations.  After November 21 the registration fee increases to US$575 for AATCC/SGIA members and US$835 for nonmembers.

Topics and speakers include:
  • Digital Textile Printing Technology Overview – Johnny Shell, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)
  • Which Ink Do I Use? – David Clark, Huntsman
  • Manufacturer’s Panel Discussion: Durst, Expand/MS, Mimaki, Arioli, Kornit, EFI Reggiani, and SPG
  • Fabric Printing: Color 101– Dave Brewer, Image Options
  • How to Know the Inks and Other Chemicals Will Meet Your Customers Sustainability Objectives– Ben Mead, Hohenstein Institute USA and OEKO-TEX USA
  • Quality Assurance for Printed Textiles – Diana Wyman, AATCC
  • Pretreatment Optimization for Digital Printing with Reactive Dyes on Cotton Fabric– Katelyn Lee, Cotton Incorporated
  • A Vision for Digital Manufacturing – Gart Davis, Spoonflower

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