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FLEXO Magazine : June 2009
At PackPrint package printers and converters from all segments of the industry will be invited to attend this dynamic, global marketplace — the comprehensive industry event for 2009. These decision-makers and purchasing influencers represent tens of thousands of companies from across the U.S. and over 90 countries around the globe. This show is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, which leverages attendee marketing worldwide and assists in securing travel visas to expedite our welcome of international visitors to this global stage for package printing. The ultimate location — in the heart of the printing capital of the world — September 11–16, 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA! PackPrint will be held within the internationally recognized PRINT 09 show, a proven draw, that brings to Chicago package printing buyers and sellers from throughout the Western Hemisphere and around the globe. Package printing is the fastest growing segment of the printing/ publishing industry. An advisory board of top package printing and converting equipment, product and substrate manufacturers, and industry trade associations met to determine the best U.S. venue for attracting and serving these important industry segments. Unanimously, PRINT 09 was chosen as the ideal venue to debut PackPrint. PRINT 09 is the perfect place, time and location to launch PackPrint since global decision-makers are regular attendees at PRINT, held every four years in the United States. PackPrint will be strategically located within the highly trafficked McCormick Place South Hall among our industry’s top press manufacturers. PRINT 09 is this year’s largest, most comprehensive—and all inclusive—global exhibition of offset and digital technologies, products and services for the commercial, package printing, publishing and transactional industries, fully customized to speak directly to today’s graphic communications industry professionals. Because the printing industry no longer is “one size fits all”… The graphic communications industry understands most effective communications today are individualized and personalized; Printing is no longer solely about ink on paper, PRINT 09 is about graphic communications in the broadest sense: everything from ultra-personalized trans-promo, to short run books and bound documents, to unique media such as building wraps…even new ways that mailings are processed; Graphic communications professionals are expanding their businesses with new services to meet their customers’ unique challenges and goals; and, The PRINT 09 experience for each attendee will be individualized – and customized – to best serve his or her needs… PRINT 09 is myPRINT. PRINT 09 — myPRINT — is a world-class event that reaches far beyond traditional commercial printing by featuring “live” running applications of the newest technologies – everything from wide format printing, to advanced transpromo and trans-educational applications, to revolutionary mailing equipment — and a host of other innovations. In short, myPRINT does not stop when the ink dries – it’s about the entire process for getting a printed message into a consumer’s view, or hand, to generate a response. Buyers of printing-related equipment, products and services from around the globe will come to PRINT 09, including: Commercial Printers In-Plant Printers Digital Imaging/Quick Printers Creative Services Professionals Transactional Printers Package & Specialty Printers Mailing & Fulfillment Professionals Wide Format Printers & Imagers Book Printers/Publishers Newspaper Printers Print Buyers Plus PRINT 09 attendees will: Gain the latest updates on “green” initiatives; Learn new methods for improving production quality, speed and cost; and, Exchange best practices to improve their company’s efficiency and profitability. In addition to representing key components of the graphic communications industry, 80% of attendees are decision-makers and key influencers. More than 600 exhibitors will fill the expansive show floor. PRINT 09 will be the 2009 global premiere of hundreds of new presses, the latest innovations in related equipment, and new product introductions. The show floor will present 8 distinct “pavilions” and show floor features of special interest designed to enable attendees to see and explore today’s—and tomorrow’s —most in-demand products and services: PackPrint Prepress/Design-Software Press/Finishing Mailing & Fulfillment Center Wide Format Pavilion GREENspace Future Print Rap City Special applications and “live” demonstrations will make new profit possibilities come to life for attendees seeking to expand their services to appeal to new customer market segments.
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