New Technology, Live Demos to Mark 2016 Graphics of the Americas Show
ORLANDO, Fla.—November 25, 2015—The Graphics of the Americas Conference & Expo (GOA) show floor is bigger in 2016, with even more live demonstrations of the hottest trends and most sought after technologies available today. GOA takes place Feb. 18-20, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and registration is available online at: www.goaexpo.com.
"Wide-format sign and display, direct to garment, vehicle wraps and variable short through long length runs will be shown on offset, hybrid and digital presses of every type," said James Martin, GOA's president. "We have partnered with the biggest names in the industry to feature the most profitable and talked-about solutions on the market today."
He continued, "GOA 2016 will be home to the industry's first Dye Sublimation Application Center, where textile applications will blow audiences away. It's not to be missed!"
GOA 2016 Show Floor Highlights
New equipment, technologies, and techniques covering the wide range of vertical segments will all be featured. Live on the GOA 2016 show floor are the following exhibition centers:
New in 2016! The Dye Sublimation Application Center
Sponsored by Epson, the Dye Sublimation Application Center connects leaders in the textile/dye-sublimation printing marketplace with GOA attendees, to showcase the latest textile and dye-sub printing support and solutions featuring Epson's printers, ink, transfer equipment and media.
Short Run Digital Center
Sponsored by UniNet, Kompac and UPM, this hot area of the GOA expo show floor is the place to learn about short run digital printing. Attendees can meet with industry experts and see the latest equipment in action.
Direct-to-Garment Center—Sponsored by Oki Data Americas
In the Direct-to-Garment Center, GOA attendees get a first-hand look at digital garment decoration technologies. They can learn from industry experts and discover techniques, tips, tricks and trends to improve production accuracy and prevent errors.
Wide Format Print Shop Live!
A show favorite, Wide Format Print Shop Live! is where the latest digital technologies, software, and consumables for wide format are on display. GOA visitors can here discover the best way to employ solutions and optimize production efficiency, as well as take note of a variety of innovative applications. Wide Format Print Shop Live! is sponsored by HP, Caldera, Zund and Gilman Brothers.
Vehicle Wrap Center
The Vehicle Wrap Center, sponsored by Kay Premium Marking Film (KPMF), features live, "hands-on" vehicle wrap demonstrations. Vehicle wrapping is fast becoming one of the hottest forms of outdoor advertising. This educational show floor feature demonstrates the workflow from start to finish.
The Center will also be the place to find the latest in digital printing, vinyl technology, lamination, vehicle templates, wrap-specific artwork and tools on display.
Back by Popular Demand: The Vehicle Wrap Cup Competition
Wrap Cup Americas presents the vehicle wrap competition where the "wrap stars" of the Americas region will go up against each other, and the clock, to determine the Wrap Cup Champion of the Americas. The competition is sponsored by MR Clipart, 3M, Kay's Automotive, Microgeo, Race Ramps, Image1Impact, Rolinx, Steinel, Wrap Cut, and Masters of Branding.
Martin concluded, "Anyone who has attended GOA knows that our live expo demonstrations, coupled with unmatched educational sessions in English and Spanish, make it an easy decision to attend GOA to get a head start on a successful year ahead. We look forward to welcoming our veteran, and first-time, attendees alike!"
GOA 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities
A limited number of sponsorship packages are available for show floor feature sessions and events. For more information, please call (407) 240-8009. For more information about GOA 2016, or to register for the show, visit: www.goaexpo.com, or call: 1-800-331-0461.
About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, Florida. More than 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6250 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 114, Orlando, Florida, 32822.
About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Entering its 41st year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, will take place on Feb. 18-20, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry's largest, annual, combined expositions and conferences. GOA is a unique event attracting printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and all corners of the world. To register, or for more information, call 1-800-331-0461, or visit: www.goaexpo.com.