2021 Events

TAGA Presents (Virtual)
March 11 & March 23, 2021
This virtual education event by the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA), a special group within PRINTING United Alliance, addresses developments in packaging sustainability and printed electronics and smart wearables, in addition to color matching and how to use data from your management information system to analyze trends and evaluate the result of your decisions. Two sessions are delivered each day via an easy-to-use virtual meeting platform. TAGA is the preeminent organization for disseminating scientific research and technical innovation involving printing and graphic communications. The speakers in TAGA Presents are among the most knowledgeable on their topics in the world. You’re invited to attend and join print executives responsible for technology and innovation, R&D staff at equipment and consumable suppliers, and university professors and researchers. Another TAGA Presents event will be held in July. 

CI Ready!
April 19-22, 2021
Every company should be looking for practical ways to reduce operational costs, speed throughput, and boost customer experience and satisfaction. PRINTING United Alliance’s CI Ready! the virtual event features four sessions over four days that focus on foundational principles and tools for implementing a continuous improvement (CI) program. CI Ready! is ideal for executives and managers who are exploring the value of a continuous improvement (CI) program, in the early stages of implementing one, or need a convenient way to educate employees in the principles and tools. Hear authoritative presenters discuss how to improve decision making, reap the benefits of employee creativity, and implement 5S workplace organization. The program starts with an overview of CI and Lean thinking. As a bonus, attendees receive access to our online program, Introduction to Lean Manufacturing. 

COLOR Ready!
June 9-10, 2021
In a perfect world, the color you print for your customers is always accurate, and they’re always completely delighted with the final product. In reality, we know that this isn’t always the case. Getting control over color, setting the right expectations, and producing repeatable, predictable color results is a challenge. The final printed product is influenced by many factors—from perception to communication to production variables and more! The PRINTING United Alliance Color Ready! event will give anyone involved in the color printing supply chain a convenient, powerful, and practical learning experience. You’ll get valuable and actionable ideas and techniques that will help you get better control over the color you print. Up your color knowledge—get Color Ready! today!

Continuous Improvement Conference
August 22-24, 2021
The Continuous Improvement (CI) Conference attracts people from every sector of the printing and converting industry who are focused on achieving operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems. The CI Conference is the premier event for print-related companies that want to learn how to implement a CI strategy, employ proven CI tools, and build a high-performing culture. Whether you’re a senior executive, operations/production manager, or a quality/process improvement leader, you’ll leave the CI Conference with ideas and tactics to improve your company’s performance. Having a structured CI initiative that taps the creativity and ideas of employees to reduce waste and lead time, and improve quality and productivity, is the only way to sustain competitive advantage. Ci.printing.org

January 22-25, 2022
It doesn’t matter which market segment you’re in, color accuracy and consistency are the most critical elements of print production. Color is the common link that crosses over every step the process, from design to print. The COLOR22 Conference is color focused—it’s the only conference dedicated to color reproduction and accuracy throughout the print production supply chain. COLOR22 is designed for brand owners and managers, designers, apparel decorators, screen printing, and wide format, commercial, in-plant, packaging printers. What does it take to maintain color accuracy across multiple product lines using a multitude of diverse production processes? COLOR22 is where you’ll discover strategies, tactics, technology, and even a few secrets about finding success in color. And best of all, you’ll find an incredible community of color-focused people who are ready to help! www.printing.org/color

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