AATCC/SGIA Digital Textile Printing Conference 4.0



AATCC and SGIA have partnered to offer the Digital Textile Printing Conference 4.0, a two-day event that will provide registrants with a wealth of understanding and inspiration.  Explore the key trends and technological developments that are accelerating the digitally-printed textile market.

The program will feature the industry’s best-known and most-respected experts presenting topics essential for those involved in digitally-printed textiles. Some of the biggest names in the industry are included in the programming, covering topics on the newest digital textile ink and printing technology developments, key market drivers, global market conditions, color management and workflow developments, design software, digital manufacturing and integration, and more!

Confirmed speakers and presentations include:

Digital & Donuts (designed for anyone who needs a primer on available digital printing technologies for textiles and their requirements) – Hitoshi Ujiie, Thomas Jefferson University; Kerry King, Spoonflower Inc.; Ken Bach, Aberdeen Fabrics Inc.  Michael Sanders, Top Value Fabrics; Katelyn Lee, Cotton Incorporated; David Clark, Huntsman Textile Effects; and Johnny Shell, SGIA

Digital Fabric Printing—The Innovation Continues!—Ron Gilboa, Keypoint Intelligence

Pre-Coating of Textiles for Digital Printing—Roland Zimmer, Zimmer Austria

End-to-End and In-between: A Multi-dimensional View of Building a Reliable Digital Printing Workflow, from Design to Manufacture—Mike Scrutton, Adobe; Dustin Bowersox, Datacolor; Tim Williams, Color Solutions International; and Clark Omholt, Spectraflow

“Pixel to Output”Managing Data from the Source File to Printed Fabric—Mike Syverson, Durst

Color Lifecycle Management: A Holistic Approach to Color Management of Digitally Printed Textiles—Julian Mussi, DeSL

The Future of Textile Color Management—Tim Mitchell, HP

Applying Ink Technology to the Development of Pigment Inks for Digital Textile Printing—Eric Beyeler, DuPont

Software and Digital Workflow for High Speed Single-Pass Textile Production—Lou Prestia, EFI

Advantages of Laser Cutting Workflow for On-demand Digital Textile Printing and Finishing—Jim Manelski, Summa

Sustainability in Textile Printing—Michael Labella, Sensient

Brand Adoption of Digital Print Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities—Meagan Tyler, Colosseum

The Micro-Factory: A Domestic Manufacturing Strategy—Kristin Ritter, Gerber Technology

Transforming Designs from the Past for Today’s Digital Printing—Kathy Phillips, Springs Creative Products Group LLC


 AATCC/SGIA Individual & Corporate* MembersNonmembers
Early Registration
(Nov. 26, 2019)
Regular RegistrationUS$630US$915
*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must download the registration form and register offline to receive the member price.

Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before December 3, 2019. No refunds will be given after December 3.  A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.


Online Registration    Registration Form (fillable PDF Form* using Adobe Reader)

Note to SGIA Members: When registering online select the “Register as a Non-member” button; click on the dropdown arrow by “Select Price” and click SGIA member then continue the registration process.

*If using the downloadable registration form, please complete the form, save it, and return it via email attachment to Kim Nicholson.

Tabletop Exhibits

You are invited to join us as a tabletop exhibitor at our evening reception on Wednesday, December 11.

The tabletop exhibits will be open during the reception from 5:45 – 7:15 pm. Each exhibitor will be provided with a 6’ draped table for displaying their products and services.  Displays need to be confined to the surface of the tabletop.  The fee for the tabletop is US$300.  In order to sponsor a tabletop display you must be registered to attend the program.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach potential customers.  To reserve your tabletop complete and return the tabletop reservation form.


Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd,
Durham, NC  27703

Book your group rate for the AATCC SGIA Digital Textile Printing Conference 4.0.  AATCC SGIA group rate of US$153/night.

The group rate will be available until 5:00 p.m. (EST) on November 15 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Once the room block is filled the group rate will NOT be honored.


By attending this meeting, you give the Associations consent to use any photos, videos, or images of you or your likeness in any of the Associations media or materials.

By registering for this event, you agree to have your name and contact information included on the list of attendees.  This list will be provided to all participants of this conference.