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PRINT 18 Highlights

See why PRINT is THE event each year that convenes the printing industry and guides them to solutions. The expert, robust community available at PRINT inspires, innovates and empowers expansion to take the next best step for business success.

Vanguard Pioneer Award: Xerox Iridesse

Hear Worldwide Product Manager, Mary Roddy, discuss the Iridesse Production Press, which earned Xerox a RED HOT Vanguard Pioneer Award for its 6-color process with spot-on accuracy.

PRINT 18 Vanguard Breakthrough Award: Color-Logic Inc.

The Color-Logic Touch7 Neon Suite adds neon colors to an original image, replacing the time-consuming process of manually creating separations with an automated system.

Vanguard Collaboration Award - ChromaChecker Corporation

Hear David Hunter, Founder & President, explain how the connectivity between the color conformance platform, ChromaChecker, and the HP Indigo color monitoring tool Color Beat helps both the operator and management understand, in real-time, when a printer is printing to expectations.

IST America Releases Latest LED Endeavor at PRINT 18

Bill Bonallo, President and CEO, IST America, releases latest LED endeavor at PRINT 18. This global high-end UV gear supplier looks forward to PRINT 19 in Chicago, October 3-5, 2019.

Vanguard Award Winner, Avanti, Looks Forward to PRINT 19

Steve McWilliam, Executive Vice President of Avanti talks 25th time at PRINT/GRAPH EXPO - with 6 honorable mentions and a Vanguard Collaboration Award in 2018, "We really look forward to coming back to PRINT 19."

Matt Mahoney, Racami: PRINT 18 "A Great Boost for our Business"

Matt Mahoney says "It's really been a great boost for our business to be at PRINT 18. A lot of shows are struggling a little bit but PRINT has been amazing." Find out why!

Slava Apel, CEO, Amazing Print Tech: Best Year at PRINT so Far

Slava Apel, CEO of Amazing Print Tech, chats with us in his booth at PRINT 18 about his exhibiting experience and why this year has been his best so far. Not only did Amazing Print Tech win a RED HOT Technology Award for their web to print software, but they have also seen an abundance of qualified prospects stopping in their booth space.

Live from the Show Floor with Konica Minolta & MGI USA

Jack Noonan, Marketing Manager for MGI & Konica Minolta, interviews Tony Rouse of Team Concept and Jeff Perkins of Konica Minolta about the partnership between the two companies and the successful exhibiting experience that Konica Minolta had at PRINT 18.

Brittany Hodak on Print & the Power of Superfans

Brittany Hodak has spent her career engaging audiences. Here Brittany talks about the unique power of print to draw fans in and shares the story behind The Superfan Company, which has created print-based collectible products for more than 150 entertainers including Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, KISS, and the New York Mets.

Frank Romano Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT

Frank Romano commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first PRINT event. Held in June 1968 in Chicago, PRINT 68 was the first major industry event of the modern era.

New Education at PRINT

From ALL-NEW keynote Seth Godin to expert industry speakers and subject experts outside the industry, Julie Shaffer explains how PRINT 18 will teach you to succeed in your business. Make sure to sign up now for the education session(s) that are right for you!
Thayer Long, APTech President

PRINT 18 is Right Around the Corner!

Association for PRINT Technologies' President Thayer Long: We're looking at a great turnout this year - there's so much changing in the industry, you've got to keep up at PRINT 18!

Join BlueCrest at PRINT 18

BlueCrest, formerly the Document Messaging Technologies division of Pitney Bowes, is now a new, independent company built on a long tradition of global leadership in enterprise print, mail, and customer communications solutions. They're breaking out to become more nimble and responsive, to bring you not only the expertise and services you’ve known them for, but also new capabilities and customized solutions fueled by innovation, a commitment to security, and a passion for efficiency. Join BlueCrest at PRINT 18 in booth 1229 to see they're production print, production insert, sort, and digital solutions.
Konica Minolta

Grand Prize Winner to VIP Trip to PRINT 18

Konica Minolta Canada's Senior Director of Marketing, Norm Bussolaro, announces the winner of their VIP Trip Contest to PRINT 18! The lucky winner will receive a free trip to Chicago for PRINT 18, which includes a round-trip flight, 3-day stay at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, 3-day pass to PRINT 18 and a $500 VISA card.
Benefiting CJ's SKATEPARK

Party With A Purpose!

Celebrate PRINT! This year our Party with a Purpose is Monday, Oct. 1, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at PINSTRIPES. Connect, play and unwind while we benefit CJ's SKATEPARK, empowering confidence through recreation.


Your Success is Our Mission

Grow YOUR Business at PRINT 18

Are you PRINT ready? Select your exhibit space at PRINT 18 - the proven stage for technology innovation. For 50 years, PRINT has been a proven link to the customers you want to reach. Don't delay in securing your booth space!

Brittany Hodak and the Unique Power of Print

Hear Brittany tell the story behind The Superfan Company, which she co-founded eight years ago. She has created print-based collectible products for more than 150 entertainers and brand including Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, KISS, and the New York Mets. Don't miss her session at PRINT 18!
Grow YOUR Business

PRINT 18 Ignites Our Industry

PRINT 18 is a problem-solving adventure for INFORMED purchasing decisions and trusted solutions. See innovative technology, explore 80+ education sessions, and network with your peers in Chicago, September 30 - October 2.
Seth Godin - Keynote Presenter

Seth Godin Talks All Things PRINT 18 & The Digital Revolution

Marketing Guru, Seth Godin, will kick off PRINT 18 talking all things PRINT and the Digital Revolution. PRINT is more important than ever - it's YOUR turn to make a ruckus. Don't miss his opening keynote presentation at PRINT 18 on Sunday, September 30, from 8:45 - 9:30 AM, McCormick Place Grand Ballroom.
Learning Experience

Eliot Wagonheim on "Contracts That Don't Suck" at PRINT 18

Attend Eliot Wagonheim's seminar at PRINT 18 to find out how you can make contracts work for you, instead of against you. Guaranteed to save you heartache and sleep better at night, Eliot's session, titled "Contracts That Don't Suck," takes place on Monday, October 1, 2018, from 10:00 - 10:50 AM during PRINT 18 at McCormick Place South. Register now and save!
A Chat with Mick Rowan

PRINT Success Story

Print IQ's Mick Rowan, Director of Product Development, offers us insight on their success at PRINT 17 and how they plan on continuing that format through to PRINT 18. Originated in New Zealand, Print IQ specializes in Management Workflow Systems and focuses heavily on the North American market. As past attendees, they exhibited for the first time at PRINT 17 and had a "fantastic response" with over 100 demos and more than 15 converted sales!
A Chat with Mark Hunt

Most Important Investment

Mark Hunt, Standard Finishing Systems Director of Strategic Alliances, speaks on the benefits of exhibiting at PRINT every year. PRINT is the centerpiece of Standard's trade show involvement and continues to attract their customers year after year. As their most important investment in the trade show arena, PRINT serves as a "terrific launch platform for new products and loading the cannons for the future year of sales opportunities."
A Chat with Sean Tobler

Hot Bed for New Ideas

Harris & Bruno's Regional Sales Manager, Sean Tobler, chats with us about why PRINT 18 is the date circled on everyone's calendar. Not only is Chicago a hub for their current customers, but the yearly PRINT event is a "hot bed" for new ideas and new customers. Following up on their great success from PRINT 17, Harris & Bruno plans on rolling out new products and having a successful show at PRINT 18!
A Chat with Moses Nuno

UV Coating

Moses Nuno, Vice President of TEC Lighting Inc. describes UV coating at PRINT 18 and why it is important the attend the event every year. Planning to unveil new products, TEC Lighting is hoping to educate attendees on how UV coating can help grow their business.
A Chat with Chris Harrington

Chris Harrington of Graphic Whizard describes the value of PRINT 18

Hear Chris Harrington, VP of Sales, Graphic Whizard, describe why PRINT is a great opportunity to show new products to both the dealer distributor channels and end-user customers.
A Chat with Kelly Kilga

Growing Our Industry

Kelly Kilga, Vice President Meetings & Events, discusses her role at the Association, where she and her team manage all event activities for APTech, as well as exciting plans for APTech’s signature event—PRINT®—which brings the boldest and brightest innovators, influencers, and newest technology together to create connections that showcase and advance our industry.

What is Print?

Heralding a bold new mission to drive Printing Industry growth, the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), formerly NPES, has a new identity that is both a nod to the Association’s signature annual event—PRINT®—which it has produced since 1968, and marks a defining moment in the Association’s 85-year history. Additionally, the new name signifies progress toward completion of its Strategic Business Plan for the Industry, which launched in January 2017.