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Graph Expo 15: Transform: The Annual Printing Conference Returns to Chicago Sept. 13-16

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Graph Expo 15: Transform: The Annual Printing Conference Returns to Chicago Sept. 13-16

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This year's Graph Expo conference will showcase the newest printing technology and offer a dynamic forum for attendees to learn about new print production solutions when it returns to the Windy City Sept. 13-16.

According to Deborah Vieder, director of communications, the event will host 400 contracted exhibitors representing nearly 1,100 brands. Last year, Graph Expo saw more than 13,800 individual attendees from 77 different countries and 440 exhibiting companies.

Transform, the conference's theme and the industry strategy for 2015, is meant to demonstrate the importance of transforming a business for today's market to achieve continued success, said Vieder.

More than 50 sessions are scheduled, and the show will also host more than 50 co-located events including conferences, meetings, user groups and receptions.

"This year's all-new conference program will feature the most in-demand 'hot topic' sessions featuring top industry expert presenters," Vieder said. "Fourteen of these highly interactive sessions will be of specific interest to publishing professionals."

Those sessions include:

* Leap into LEAN: Simple Start-up Steps for Your Company Keeping in Stride with the USPS Offset and Digital Printing: A 2015 Update

* Photoshop Wizardry for Prepress and Printing

* Color Matching Magic Across Multiple Devices and Substrates

* Augmented Reality: Experiencing Print Through a Digital Lens

* Perfecting Press Ready PDFs with Adobe Creative Suite

* The Status and Future of the Printing Industry'

* Value Added Techniques for Print that Performs

* INFOTRENDS TRACK/Emerging Technology: Coming of Age Inkjet: Applications and Opportunities

* COLOR You Productive: The HiFi/Extended Color Gamut Difference

* Effective Warehouse and Inventory Management Tips for Success

* Business Strategy Re-Boot: The Three Essential Steps

* COLOR Matching MAGIC Across All Media

In addition, Graph Expo 15 will debut three floor sections for attendees to explore: Materials Matter, featuring top suppliers of paper and non-paper substrates; Applications Island, showcasing new' print applications; and The Industrial Printing Pavilion, featuring Future Print--3D is Here. …

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