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AATCC & SGIA to host digital textile printing conference
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Oct '16
AATCC, the Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals, and SGIA, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association for digital imaging companies, have partnered together to offer a unique educational conference named 'Digital Textile Printing: The Future is Now', to be held from December 6 to 7, 2016, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC, US.

The program will feature the textile industry's most well-known and respected experts presenting topics essential for those involved in digital textiles. The two-day event will deliver unprecedented content to conference registrants who will leave with a wealth of understanding and inspiration to take back to their respective jobs.

The first day includes a manufacturer's panel, colour management for digital textiles, finishing, meeting your customer's sustainability objectives, product testing for quality assurance, and research findings from North Carolina State University College of Textiles.

The second day includes designing for digital printing of textiles, fabric factors impacting digital printing, digital print inspiration and design, web-to-print, and digital manufacturing.

Some of the topics to be discussed at the event include Digital Textile Printing Technology Overview by Johnny Shell from SGIA, Which Ink Do I Use? By David Clark, Huntsman, Manufacturer's Panel Discussion by Durst, Expand/MS, Mimaki, Arioli, Kornit, EFI Reggiani, and SPG, Fabric Printing: Colour 101 by Dave Brewer, Image Options, Now that You've Printed the Fabric, What Next? Digital Finishing Pitfalls and Opportunities by Steve Aranoff, Mikkelsen Converting Technologies, etc.

Johnny Shell, SGIA vice president of technical services said, “The partnership between AATCC and SGIA for this conference dovetails nicely with both organisation's mission and purpose. Each organisation compliments the other and I'm very excited to have this opportunity.” (GK)

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