Subject: NEWS RELEASE: PIA Announces Final Inkjet Ready! Agenda

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2017
Contact: Jenn Strang, jstrang@printing.org


Printing Industries of America Announces Inkjet Ready! Agenda
Pittsburgh, PA—Printing Industries of America (PIA) announces the final agenda for its upcoming Inkjet Ready! virtual conference scheduled for August 9 and 10 from 12-5pm EDT. Inkjet Ready! is a two-day virtual education experience and online resource center. Attendees may participate live and will receive a recording of the event. Access to the recording and online resources center will be made available for purchase through the PIA store after the initial air-date.

"Inkjet Ready! will serve as a valuable comprehensive resource for print companies on what to expect and what questions to ask when making an investment in inkjet," says Joe Marin, Vice President of Education & Training for Printing Industries of America. "Attendees will not only hear from industry experts but also printing companies that have already been through the process and can candidly share their experiences."

Inkjet Ready! will include a new topic to be introduced each hour presented by prominent industry experts and thought leaders in the following format:
  • Introduction or case study video | 10 min.
  • Topic presentation by print expert | 20 min.
  • Panel discussion and Q&A | 20 min.
  • Short break before the next topic | 5 min.
Inkjet Ready! pricing is affordable at just $99 for PIA Members and $139 for non-members. Group purchasing discounts are also available. 

For more information on Inkjet Ready!, please visit www.inkjetready.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
Noon–12:50 p.m.
Applications and Adoption Rate
Frank Romano
Where does high-speed inkjet currently stand—and where is it going? In this Applications and Adoption session, we examine where high-speed inkjet is successfully being used in various market segments and uncover current statistics that include adoption rates and future purchasing decisions.

12:56–1:00 p.m.
Cohber Case Study Video

1:00–1:50 p.m.
Investing in High-Speed Inkjet: What You Need to Know
David Zwang
Investing in high-speed inkjet requires a great deal of research, diligent product testing, and a solid go-to-market strategy. We will uncover the important questions you should be asking yourself and your vendor, provide recommendations for product testing, and share successes and challenges with new installations.

1:56–2:00 p.m.
Heeter Direct Case Study Video

2:00–2:50 p.m.
Calculating Ownership Costs and ROI
Joe Polanco
When it comes to calculating ROI there are the obvious costs (equipment, consumables, etc.)—but what about those hidden costs? Joe Polanco will reveal the analysis required to determine the financial viability of an inkjet investment and the underlying costs that you should consider.

2:56–3:00 p.m.
Henry Wurst Case Study Video

3:00–3:50 p.m.
Evaluating Technology and Format Choices
Noel Ward
With the number of high-speed inkjet choices available, which has the best features suited for your application? We will cover the technology choices currently available—everything from format to sheet size, inkjet heads to substrate capabilities—to help you make a more informed decision.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

Noon–12:50 p.m.
Substrates and Ink
Catherine Cartolano
This session delves into substrate selection as well as ink compatibility. We will also examine paper selection, compatibility, and cost considerations. Equally important, the differences in ink costs, availability, consumption, and performance will be discussed.

12:56–1:00 p.m.
Wright Printing Case Study Video

1:00–1:50 p.m.
Finishing Work
Ray Hartman
Ink on paper is just the half of it. How are you going to finish those beautiful sheets you’ve just printed on your high-speed inkjet press? Ray Hartman explores finishing and the options available to in-line and near-line considerations.

1:56–2:00 p.m.
Allied Case Study Video

2:00–2:50 p.m.
Operational Considerations
David Zwang
Now you’re thinking about operations—things like staff skill requirements and crew size. Giving yourself time to ramp up is key, and David Zwang joins us again to moderate a sponsor panel of experts that will give answers to these very important questions—and more.

2:56–3:00 p.m.
AdMailCase Study Video

3:00–3:50 p.m.
Transitioning Work to Your New Inkjet Press
Frank Kanonik
Frank Kanonik will discuss what is realistic from a business standpoint—and what to expect—in the first weeks and months of implementing your inkjet press completely into your operation.

3:56–4:00 p.m.
Bennett Graphics Case Study Video

4:00–4:50 p.m.
Enhancing Print with Inkjet
Howie Fenton
Inkjet technology goes far beyond printed images on paper. Integrating decorative finishing effects stimulates us not only visually, but also physically through touch. In this session, we will examine the business justification and profit potential of these solutions, along with the options available to make it happen.




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