SGIA Sponsors Digital Print for Packaging

SGIA has signed on as a sponsor of Smithers-Pira’s Digital Print for Packaging US 2017 (DPP) conference (Atlanta, June 6-7, 2017). SGIA President CEO Ford Bowers has accepted a spot on the DPP Advisory Board. The DPP sponsorship supports SGIA’s mission to be the foremost resource for information and education within the specialty imaging industry, Bowers noted.

“SGIA and its members were early adopters and champions of digital printing technology and techniques,” he said. “Our sponsorship of DPP will help expand knowledge and understanding at this critical time of technical change.”

DPP is the only U.S. conference focused exclusively on bringing together digital print for packaging insiders to develop the ideas and capitalize on relationships needed to thrive in this fast-moving market. Hailed as the “must-attend” event for brand owners, converters, printing equipment suppliers and packaging designers, attendees include everyone from International Paper to Target, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo and Hewlett Packard.

“We’re pleased to play a role in fostering the growth of digital printing in packaging applications and to help packaging printers and converters manage the coming changes,” Bowers said.

Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies.

SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process.

Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America.

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