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Design Trends by Pantone at AATCC-[TC]2 Symposia
Jul '08
The American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC) and [TC]2 are jointly sponsoring “Innovative Textile Printing: Green & Global,” September 17-19, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, N.C, USA, highlighting fresh approaches to textile printing and providing insight into the development and production of textile prints in the global supply chain.

Digital textile printing will be presented as both an established solution for product development and an emerging opportunity for production printing of yard goods and finished garments.

Sustainability issues and the need to develop printed textile products with environmental consideration will also be discussed.

Confirmed presentations include:
- How Do I Know What Process to Use? A Product Developer's Guide to Textile Print Methods – Rich Malachowski, Cranston Print Works
- Emerging Technologies for Digital Printing – Kerry King, [TC]2
- How are Companies Using Digital Textile Printing? - Patty Williams, IT Strategies
- Digital Printing: A User's Perspective – Speaker TBA
- Design Trends – Mitch Cole, Pantone Inc.
- Garment Printing Goes Digital – Speaker from Brother International
- Is Digital Production a Reality? – Rob Morskate, Osiris Digital Prints
- Technologies for a Sustainable Supply Chain – Michael Fralix, [TC]2
- Keeping Green in Mind: Textile Printing & the Environment – Mary Ankeny, Cotton Incorporated
- Going Nano: Innovation and Sustainability in Colorant Chemistry – JeongGook Cho, Yuhan Kimberly
- Opportunities for Design, Coloration, and Printing using Eco-Friendly ProTura Cotton – Tom McCall, CloverTex
- SGIA: Leading Printing Industries toward Sustainability – Marci Kinter, SGIA
- Textile Print Design & Production: A Look beyond our Borders – Hitoshi Ujiie, Philadelphia University
- Sampling and the Link to Global Print Production: The Digital Approach – Jos Notermans, Stork Digital
- Digital Printing Goes Global – Jesse Leskanic, Cheran Digital

On the morning of September 19, participants will have the opportunity to visit Cotton Incorporated for a tour of its design and textile processing areas.

At this location, tour participants will see a selection of CAD/CAM technology for textile design and product development as well as dyeing and finishing technology.

Digital textile printing will be a featured technology within the wet processing area. The tour will then proceed to [TC]2, where visitors will gain insight into 3D technologies for product development and the integration of digital printing into the sewn product manufacturing environment.

3D body scanning and apparel related CAD technologies will be featured along with digital systems for printing, cutting, and color communication.

The tour is free and transportation will be provided; however, space is limited. You must register by September 3 to participate!

Roundtable discussions will be a feature of this program. Discussion topics and participants include Product Development & Sampling (Dani Locastro, First2Print; Karen McGhee, American Eagle); Digital Production (Stephen Fraser, Spoonflower; speaker from DyStar); Fibers, Fabrics, and Colorants - Specifying Great Products while Minimizing Environmental Impact (Art Allen, Sensient Imaging Technologies S.A; Fernando Vazquez, Dow Corning; Patty Williams, IT Strategies); Communicating Color and Design to Global Partners (Ann Laidlaw, X-Rite Inc; Jesse Leskanic, Cheran Digital; Tom Stutts, Datacolor).

A registration fee of US$710 (US$475 for AATCC/[TC]2 members) includes luncheons, breaks, and a copy of all available papers. Refunds will be made only for cancellations received on or before September 9, 2008.

American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists

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