October 31, 2016—Printing Industries of America (PIA) announces the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) 2017 Annual Technical Conference, March 20–22, 2017, in Houston, TX. Conference attendees from around the world will come together to discuss innovations and present papers on research and development advances in the industry. Keynotes for this year’s event include Anthony Thirlby, Heidelberg; Gary Dispoto, HP Labs; John Seymour, John the Math Guy, LLC; and Steve Smiley, SmileyColor & Associates.
The TAGA conference paper presentations focus on emerging technology in imaging methods, production workflow, and production systems while continuing to examine changes in press equipment, paper, ink, and consumables. Papers selected for presentation will also be published in the 69th volume of the TAGA Proceedings.
“The conference is perfect for industry professionals that follow technology advances carefully,” said Jim Workman, vice president of the Center for Technology and Research at PIA. “Technology managers, researchers, and developers gather to hear the results of research that are leading to new technology introductions.”
Founded in 1949, TAGA, the premier global association for individuals researching, developing, and studying graphic arts technology, aims to provide a worldwide forum for sharing and disseminating theoretical, functional, and practical information on current and emerging technologies for graphic arts print production and related processes. It serves the interests of print professionals investigating and utilizing leading-edge technology for their companies; scientists and researchers developing technology for industry suppliers; and university professors and students conducting basic and applied research.
For more information on the TAGA 2017 Annual Technical Conference, visit tagaatc.printing.org. Program schedule updates and a full conference brochure will be published as more information becomes available. For conference related questions, please contact John Bodnar, TAGA Administrator, Printing Industries of America, at TAGA@printing.org.