Package printers and converters will have a unique opportunity to explore all the latest developments in digital, flexo, gravure and offset package printing hardware, software and converting systems along with unprecedented educational opportunities during Print 13 and co-located CPP Expo, coming September 8-12, 2013 to Chicago's McCormick Place.
"This dual exhibition of CPP Expo and Print 13 provides the ideal scenario for attendees in the package printing and converting market since they will be able to see and discover all of the very latest in digital, flexo, gravure, offset, prepress and design technologies, and products that are so vital to their customers' brand marketing strategies," says Leo Nadolske, president of CPP Expo. "Attendees of either CPP Expo or Print 13 will gain access to the combined offerings of both events with a full entry pass to all of the exhibits, plus be able to take advantage of a multitude of industry peer networking opportunities provided by the co-location of both exhibitions and also many other co-located events."
"For years, many attendees at previous Graph Expo and Print 13 events have expressed interest in the packaging and converting segment of the graphic communications industry," says GASC President Ralph Nappi. "We are convinced that the timing was right to meet the needs and interests of the growing package printing and converting industry by co-locating the two events."
Among the more than 500 exhibitors on the floor of the two shows, more than half of the exhibitors will be present with products, services, and software relating to the package printing and converting industry.
Education opportunities will include the Print 13 seminar slate's 10 sessions on topics pertinent to package printers ranging from "The Future of PDF for Packaging" to "Short Run Digital Packaging. Plus a special free presentation, "The BIG Challenge in Package Printing, How Best to Go Small," presented by Karstedt Associates and WhatTheyThink will be held on Wednesday, September 11.
CPP Expo will offer its own daily seminar line up with nine sessions on Monday September 9, eight sessions on Tuesday September 10, and seven sessions on Wednesday December 11. Sessions will cover such topics as food packaging inks, in-line vs. off-line carton manufacturing, digital printing for packaging and labels, developments in printing RFID tags and other smart packaging solutions, the future of flexible film packaging, three-dimensional digital decorating for packaging, and much more.
According to CPP Expo's Nadolske, "CPP Expo's educational program is unique in that it brings together all disciplines under one roof...from printing processes including flexo, gravure, and digital to finishing that focuses on coatings, laminating, drying, and more."