GRAPH EXPO 2010: Something for Everyone
The GREENspace pavilion has also been beefed up for 2010, according to Nappi. Attendees can, among other things, receive free one-on-one consultations with sustainability experts and check out the "Green Theater" for multiple, educational presentations. A GREENspace Directory will provide information on exhibitors that offer sustainability-focused products and services.
Other show highlights include:
• PackPrint, the package printing show within GRAPH EXPO, provides access to seminars, workflow demonstrations, networking opportunities and, of course, technology providers within the package printing and converting realms. Package printing equipment and supplies ranked as the third-highest area of interest in a poll of PRINT 09 attendees, trailing only digital printing and binding and finishing.
• The Mailing & Fulfillment Center features products and information on the electronic and physical processing of mailstream-bound initiatives. It will include a seminar track proctored by the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association (MFSA). The Mailing & Fulfillment Center embarks on its seventh year at Graph Expo/PRINT and is continuing to grow, with 34 percent of those polled at PRINT 09 indicating they are expanding into this area.
• Future Print will focus on emerging technologies like RFID and printed electronics. Live demonstrations, free training and tutorials, educational opportunities and networking possibilities will be offered.
• Education Main Street will provide access to representatives from educational organizations who will detail their curriculum offerings, scholarships and students who are seeking internships.
Naturally, these special exhibits are in addition to the usual array of prepress, press and finishing equipment and accessories displayed by many of the industry's leading manufacturers. Of particular interest for some attendees will be the burgeoning areas of wide-format printing and digital printing.
Setting the table for GRAPH EXPO 2010 is the traditional pre-game event known as Executive Outlook. This year's program will examine how printers can succeed in the face of a continuing down economy, evolving customer requirements and the obstacles/opportunities presented by electronic alternatives.