Industry-leading suppliers and manufacturers have reserved 90 per cent of the exhibit space for Printing United Expo, according to event partners NAPCO Media and the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). Focusing on the opportunities presented by the convergence of printing technologies, the event will be held from October 23-25, 2019, in Dallas. “Printing United continues to gain momentum, and we are pleased to eclipse the 90 per cent sold threshold nine months out from the expo. The SGIA expo, the predecessor of Printing United, has been a sell-out for many consecutive years, and Printing United will follow in that tradition even with the expansion of segments and increase in floor space,” Mark Subers, President – Printing and Packaging said. The floor now features more than 500 companies, including the large format and production printing divisions of Canon Solutions America.
“We are looking forward to the introduction of Printing United that will now include a broader attendance from the commercial print segment, in addition to SGIA’s traditional large-format print providers. Canon Solutions America has expanded its presence at Printing United with the addition of our production printing division, as well as our large format division, to enable visitors to see and discuss the best printing solutions to help them grow their business,” Sal Sheikh, VP Marketing large format solutions, Canon Solutions America said.
To stay competitive, print service providers (PSPs) are branching beyond their core businesses into new print markets. Printing United will serve printers and exhibitors by offering solutions from suppliers and manufacturers in market segments including garment, graphic, packaging, commercial, functional, and in-plant printing.
“Most expos in the printing industry focus on a single segment. Our research shows that are not the way PSPs are heading. The purpose and strength of Printing United is its support of businesses that are making the most of the convergence phenomenon,” Ford Bowers, President and CEO, SGIA said.
Printing United will provide a powerful return on investment for PSPs, who see opportunity for expansion within and outside their primary market segments. SGIA and NAPCO research indicates that group includes 95 per cent of printers.