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General

1. What are the event dates/hours?

  • Thursday, October 3 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, October 4 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 5 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

2. What is the cost to attend?

An Exhibits-Only badge is valid all 3 days of the event. Day Passes are available for the conference program and will include access to the exhibit hall (valid all 3 days).

The cost structure for Attendees is as follows:

  • FREE: Printer Members (PSP) of the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech)
  • $49: Non-Member Printers (PSP)
  • $79: Manufacturer Members of APTech (on-site rate: $119)
  • $89: Non-Member Manufacturers (on-site rate: $129)

 

3. What method of payments are accepted?

The following credit cards are accepted forms of payment: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Checks and money orders made payable to "Association for PRINT Technologies" in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank are also accepted. Cash is accepted (on-site only).

 

4. How do I add or delete sessions or cancel my registration?

You can add seminars to your existing registration online, by phone, by fax or on-site. A link will be provided to you in your e-mail confirmation after you've registered. Please Note: Registration is NOT open yet. More information will be provided when registration is available.

 

5. What are the registration hours at the event?

  • Thursday, October 3: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, October 4: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 5: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

 

6. What is the closest airport to the event?

Chicago Midway International Airport is the closest airport and is approximately 10 miles from McCormick Place.

 

7. Are hotel discounts available?

Yes, PRINT 19 exhibitors and attendees receive the lowest rates. There is no deposit charged at the time of booking. A credit card is required to guarantee all room reservations and the hotel will charge a deposit 2-4 weeks prior to arrival.

 

WARNING! HOUSING POACHER ALERT!

APTECH SHOW MANAGEMENT IS IN RECEIPT OF REPORTS FROM EXHIBITORS AND ATTENDEES REGARDING COMPANIES (CONVENTION HOUSING SERVICES, EXHIBITORS HOUSING SERVICES, FAIR POINT, GLOBAL HOUSING, ETC.) WHO HAVE CONTACTED SHOW VISITORS TO "ASSIST" WITH HOTEL RESERVATIONS. AT PAST SHOWS, EXHIBITORS AND ATTENDEES HAVE USED THESE 3RD PARTY COMPANIES ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY:

  • DON’T HAVE AN ACTUAL RESERVATION.
  • LOST A DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT.
  • DO NOT RECEIVE THE ROOMS THEY RESERVED.
  • ARRIVE AT SOLD OUT HOTELS WITH NO RESERVATION.
  • HAVE NO RECOURSE FOR THE PAYMENT OF ROOMS.

THESE 3RD PARTY COMPANIES OFTEN DISGUISE THEMSELVES AS PRINT EMPLOYEES OR CLAIM TO REPRESENT OFFICIAL SHOW HOTELS. THEY ALSO CLAIM BETTER RATES, LIMITED ROOMS AND SALES METHODS TO SECURE DEPOSITS OR FULL PREPAYMENT. IF YOU RECEIVE A CALL OR EMAIL FROM ANY COMPANY CLAIMING TO REPRESENT PRINT OTHER THAN THE OFFICIAL PRINT HOTEL RESERVATION OFFICE – EXPOVISION – PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS MAY BE A SCAM. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU NOT TO MAKE RESERVATIONS WITH THESE COMPANIES AS THEY ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH PRINT/APTECH IN ANY CAPACITY.

 

THE OFFICIAL PRINT HOTEL RESERVATION OFFICE – EXPOVISION – IS THE ONLY HOTEL RESERVATION OFFICE SANCTIONED AND CERTIFIED BY PRINT/APTECH.

 

9. Are there free shuttle buses to and from the event?

Yes, PRINT 19 offers free transportation from all hotels in the 2019 hotel block (except those noted in walking distance) to McCormick Place at 15-20 minute intervals in the morning, and from McCormick Place back to the hotels each afternoon, Thursday, October 3 through Saturday, October 5.

Please note: PRINT 19 Shuttles are only for show attendees and exhibitors staying at the listed PRINT 19 hotels.

 

10. Where can I park?

Visit the McCormick Place Getting Here - Parking & Rates page for parking lot options, locations, and rates. You can also purchase parking online – a limited number of prepaid guaranteed parking spaces are available at the rate of $36 per day by advance order of an Attendee & Exhibitor Parking Permit. This permit allows access to the garages with in-and-out privileges. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.

 

Parking is also available at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Garage.

 

11. Where can I rent a scooter or wheelchair?

You may rent scooters and wheelchairs through Scootaround. More information and online reservations are available here. Or call (888) 441-7575.

 

13. Is WiFi available?

High-speed Wi-fi will be free throughout McCormick Place North at PRINT 19 for use on personal devices.

 

14. How can I find out about other events?

Go to www.printtechnologies.org and click on “Events” in the menu header. You may also request information by e-mailing the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) at PRINT@aptech.org, or calling (703) 264-7200.

 

Attendee

1. Is my badge valid all days of the event?

Yes, your badge is valid for all 3 days of the event.

 

2. I am only able to attend one day of the show; are day passes available?

An Exhibits-Only badge is valid all 3 days of PRINT 19. Day Passes are available for the seminar program. More information will be available when seminar registration is open.

 

3. When will I get my badge?

Badges will be mailed to U.S. and Canada destinations only, beginning in late August on a weekly basis. Your badge will mail to the address provided in your registration if you register online on or before September 15. If you submit a registration form by fax, mail, or e-mail, it must be received on or before September 10 for your badge to be mailed. If you register after these deadlines and/or your address is outside the U.S. or Canada, your badge will be printed for you at the event. Registration will be open Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, and on Saturday, October 5, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm.

 

4. I lost my badge. How can I get a replacement?

A replacement badge may be obtained on-site at no charge. We only allow for one replacement badge per person.

 

5. How do I make changes to my badge contact information?

If your badge has not mailed (badge mailing begins in late August), you may make changes to your badge contact information through the Attendee Registration Resource Center, which will be available once registration opens..

 

You may also call (800) 748-5056 or (508) 743-8515 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern, or e-mail print@xpressreg.net.

 

6. I registered but have not received a confirmation. How do I get a copy?

Online registrations should generate an immediate e-mail confirmation if you have provided a valid e-mail address. If you registered by fax or mail (and provided an e-mail address on your registration form), please allow up to two weeks to receive your registration confirmation.

 

You may also e-mail print@xpressreg.net, or call (800) 748-5056 or (508) 743-8515 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern.

 

7. Are there any restrictions on who can attend?

The only restriction is age-related. No one under the age of 14, including infants, will be admitted to the exhibit floor or seminars at any time. Proof of age may be required. Anyone 14 years of age or older must register. There are no exceptions. Childcare will not be provided.

 

8. Can I bring my children to the event?

No one under the age of 14, including infants, will be admitted to the exhibit floor or seminars at any time. Proof of age may be required. Anyone 14 years of age or older must register. There are no exceptions. Childcare will not be provided.

 

9. What is the registration cancellation policy?

Exhibits-Only registrations are non-refundable.

 

Seminar registrations may be cancelled/refunded provided a cancellation request is made in writing by September 20, 2019. You may e-mail your request to print@xpressreg.net, or fax it to (508) 743-9634. No cancellations will be accepted after September 20. Refunds (minus a $50 processing fee) will be issued within 30 days after the close of the show. If your badge has already been mailed to you, certain restrictions apply. There are no refunds for "no-shows."

 

10. Is an exhibits entry badge included in the seminar registration price?

Yes, if you register for a seminar, your seminar badge includes access to the exhibit hall (valid all 3 days).

 

11. Are sessions handouts available for download?

Seminar registrants may contact Jodie Haynes at jhaynes@aptech.org with requests for session handouts.

 

12. Do you have a Spanish registration site?

Our registration site has Google Translate, so you can select your language from the dropdown menu with the Google logo and “Select Language” on the top right side of the page. You may also call (800) 748-5056 or (508) 743-8515 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern, to register by phone.

 

13. How can I get a Letter of Invitation?

A Letter of Invitation is available during the online registration process if you have provided an address outside of the U.S. The letter will be available to view and print through a link in your registration confirmation e-mail. You may also request that this letter be mailed to you or an alternate contact.

 

Please note: there are no refunds for Exhibits-Only registrations, even if a Visa is denied.

 

Alert for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Countries: Under new rules introduced by the U.S. government, visitors traveling to America from a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country, are required, as of April 1, 2016, to have an electronic passport “e-Passport.” An e-Passport is an enhanced secure passport with an embedded electronic chip. The chip can be scanned to match the identity of the traveler to the passport. E-Passports are issued by the proper passport issuing authority and must be in compliance with standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). You can readily identify an e-Passport, because it has a unique international symbol on the cover. More about e-Passports is available on the DHS website.

 

Exhibitor

1. How do I sign up to exhibit at PRINT 19?

To become an exhibitor, you first need to view the online floor plan to select a booth space. After you’ve selected your preferred space(s), complete the PRINT 19 Space Application (accompanied by proper payment), and email it to Kaitlyn Greene at kgreene@aptech.org. She will confirm receipt of application and follow-up with next steps.

 

2. What is the cost to exhibit & what is included in that cost?

If you are a member of the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), the cost for exhibit space is $28 per square foot. If you are not a member of APTech, the cost for exhibit space is $33 per square foot.

 

Included in that cost is booth drapery for linear spaces (8 ft. high back wall and two 3 ft. high side rails), 7"x44" identification sign with company name and booth number, complimentary WiFi on the show floor for personal devices (10 megabits per device), complimentary machinery handling, 5 staff badges per every 100 sq. ft. you occupy, an UNLIMITED number of FREE exhibit hall passes for your customers/prospects, and many promotional opportunities that come at no cost!

 

3. How do I register for my exhibitor badges?

Access to the Exhibitor Registration site requires a User ID and Pass Code. This information will be emailed to all exhibitors after registration is open. After you’ve entered that information into the login portal, you have the option to register new booth staff and/or re-register your same staff from PRINT 18.

 

If you do not have your User ID and Pass Code, contact Erin Harrison at eharrison@aptech.org or (703) 264-7200.

 

4. When will I receive my exhibitor badge?

Badges will be mailed to U.S. and Canada destinations only. Exhibitor Staff Badges will be mailed as a group to the Main Contact or a designated alternate contact (maximum two) the week of September 2 to U.S. and Canada destinations only. The mailing deadline is September 1 for online registrations. The mailing deadline for faxed or mailed registration forms is August 27. Badges for the event will be mailed for those registered by these deadlines. Additional badges may be requested after September 1, but must be picked-up on-site at Exhibitor Registration. If you do not receive your badge prior to the event, simply go to Exhibitor Registration on-site and a badge will be printed for you. Online registration will be open through the duration of the event.

 

5. I am an exhibitor and want to register for seminars. What do I do?

If you are already registered for an exhibitor badge and would like to purchase seminars, call (800) 748-5056 / (508) 743-8515, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm Eastern.

 

If you need an exhibitor badge and would like to purchase seminars, you must register as an exhibitor first (company login required).

 

6. I am exhibiting. How can my company present a seminar?

Exhibiting companies may participate in the Exhibitor Presentation Series program. More information on these speaking opportunities will be sent to all exhibitors when it becomes available.

 

7. I am an exhibitor. Where can I park?

Visit the McCormick Place Parking & Rates page for details on parking lots at McCormick Place. You can also purchase parking online – a limited number of prepaid guaranteed parking spaces are available at the rate of $36 per day by advance order of an Exhibitor Parking Permit. This permit allows access to the garages with in-and-out privileges. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.

 

Media

1. How do I register for a media/press badge?

Media/Press Registration will be available online in February 2019. Proper media credentials are required.

 

2. Who is eligible for a media/press badge?

Individuals who perform editorial functions at recognized trade media disseminated to the graphic communications trade, on specific assignment to cover the event, will be granted credentials.

 

3. Will my media/press badge admit me to the exhibit floor before the show opens?

No. For security reasons, media and others will not be allowed onto the exhibit floor before or after show hours, unless an exhibitor escorts them with a special admission pass.

 

4. Will my media/press badge be mailed to me?

No. Your media badge will be available for pick-up at the event in the News Room.

 

The News Room will be open:

  • Wednesday, October 2: 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 3: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, October 4: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 5: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm