AATCC/SGIA Digital Textile Printing Conference 3.0


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Digital Textile Printing Conference 3.0:
A forum for collaboration…the conversation continues
December 5-6, 2018
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Durham, N.C., USA

Explore the key trends and technology developments that are bringing the market for digitally-printed textiles to life — from economics to ink — at the Digital Textile Printing Conference 3.0, December 5–6, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, North Carolina.  We’ve gathered some of the biggest names in the industry to cover the latest industry trends, 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, micro factories — and more! It’s what you need-to-know to excel in digital textile printing. Connect with industry colleagues and experts, network with businesses similar to yours, gain valuable knowledge to stay ahead of your competitors…all at the Digital Textile Printing Conference 3.0.

The current slate of speakers includes:

Digital Textile Print Renews an Industry – Mark Hanley, IT Strategies

Designing for Digital Textile Printing – Debbie McKeegan, TexIntel

Print on Demand: Exploring the Market Opportunities – Kristen Dettoni, Pattern Pod

The Evolution of Customization – J. Flint Davis, WeaveUp, Inc.

Embrace Your Digital Reality… A New Paradigm in Creating Digital Print Files – Kristin Ritter, Gerber Technology

Integrated Color Management: The X-Factor of Digital Textiles – Duncan Ross, AVA CAD CAM Group Ltd

Print Clarity Test on Digitally Printed Textiles: A Quantitative Evaluation – Xingyu Li, Intertek

Replication of Screen Printing Fabric via Ink-jet Textile Printing – Ming Wang, North Carolina State University

Adobe Insight: The Future of Workflow in Digital Textile Printing – Mike Scrutton, Adobe

New Print Head Technologies: Breaking Down Barriers – Mike Raymond, Xaar

Pigment Inks Explained – Wolf Reddig, EFI

Bespoke Experiences Made Economical: The Pigment Pretreatment Process Evolution – Kelly Lawrence, Lubrizol

The Taming of Pigment Inks: How to Gain Control over Print Quality by Using Primers – Helmuth Haas, CHT

Building an Apparel Micro-Factory: Real Life Lessons – Bill Grier, AM4U

First Sell, Then Produce: Enabling Sustainable Capsule Production – Sharon Donovich, Kornit

Reaching Full Visibility in Digital Textile Manufacturing – Per Bringle, Exenta

Building the Bridge for a Stronger U.S. Supply Chain – Will Duncan, SEAMS

Digital Dye Sublimation Printing for Customized Warp Knit Advanced Flexible Composites – Mark Sunderland, Thomas Jefferson University

Digital Pile and Carpet Printing: Possibilities and Limitation – Roland Zimmer and Thomas Kloebl, Zimmer Austria Inc.

In addition to the presentations, the program will feature two panels. The Wednesday panel will focus on Brand/Color Management/Digital Workflow and Thursday’s panel will address Micro-Factory/Automation.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions in these interactive sessions.

Registration Info 

Online Registration              Registration Form (downloadable fillable PDF Form using Adobe Reader)
Brochure (includes program timetable)

AATCC/SGIA individual and corporate members registering on or before November 20 pay US$525 (US$785 for nonmembers) and will include luncheons, breaks, a reception, and a copy of all available presentations.  After November 20 the registration fee increases to US$575 for AATCC/SGIA members and US$835 for nonmembers.

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.

Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before November 27, 2018. No refunds will be given after November 27. A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.

Tabletop Exhibit Opportunities

You are invited to join us as a tabletop exhibitor at our evening reception on Wednesday, December 5.

The tabletop exhibits will be open during the reception from 5:00 – 6:30 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. Please return the completed form to reserve your tabletop.  In order to sponsor a tabletop display you must be registered to attend the program.

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd.
Durham, North Carolina  27703
(The Sheraton Imperial Hotel is transitioning into a Marriott property. When you visit the online reservation site you will notice the reference to Marriott International.)

Click on the link above or contact the hotel directly and specify attendance at the AATCC/SGIA program to receive the group rate of $151.00.  The group rate will be available until 5:00 pm (EST) on November 7 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Once the room block is filled the group rate will NOT be honored.

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel is transtioning into a Marriott prop

Please note: The Sheraton Imperial is a smoke free property.  The hotel will post a $200 cleaning fee to the account of any guests who smoke in their guest room.


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