APTech Announces Unbound, Expanding Opportunities in Specialty & Custom Printing, Will Move to New Date: November 16, 2021

FREE virtual event will bring together key players in the specialty and industrial print space to explore what opportunities exist there for businesses of all sizes

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) has announced that Unbound, a new virtual event for opportunities in specialty, custom and industrial printing, will move to a new date and is now scheduled to run November 16, 2021 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm EDT.

Unbound will be a one-day virtual event and online trade fair that showcases the many opportunities in functional and industrial print available to commercial printers—where print is part of a manufacturing process used to decorate or enhance the functionality of a product, or to create an entirely new product. At Unbound, we expand the notion of what “print” means and explore what it can be. And opportunities abound for businesses of all sizes, without the need to majorly refit their current operations.

Thayer Long, president of APTech, commented, “Print is more than ink on paper and it's more than a medium that conveys a message. Look around and you will see something that has been printed—wallcoverings, flooring, glass, fabrics, ceramics, tiles, containers, toys, displays, electronics—the list is almost endless.” He continued, “This is the message of Unbound. We need to shake off the constraints of what we think print is and look at what it can and could be.”

At Unbound, keynoter Sean Smyth, UK-based print consultant and industry expert for Smithers, will kick off the day’s events with a big-picture look at the market in his presentation, “The Industrial (Print) Revolution & What it Means for You.”

The seminar program that follows will encompass twelve sessions, featuring discussions with successful industry practitioners and topical experts covering the nuts and bolts of what it takes to build or grow a successful line of business in this industry segment and the range of opportunities that exist for businesses of all sizes.

With a passion for interior décor and digital print, Rachel Nunziata, in her session, “What You Must Know to Succeed in the Interior Décor Market,” will share her first-hand expertise, top tips and resources to help Unbound attendees grow their own décor print business.

Addressing the challenges and opportunities with industrial inkjet production, Inkjet Evangelist Craig Reid of CTR Resources, LLC will explore the use of inkjet technologies for an ever-expanding number of applications and challenging substrates in his session, “You Can Print on That? Exploring Printable Surfaces.”

These are just three of the savvy presenters who will share their knowledge and expertise with Unbound participants. To explore the full lineup of speakers and their bios along with the sessions and topics, visit Unbound.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, email Dusti Armstrong darmstrong@aptech.org for a sponsor team member to contact you.

To learn more about Unbound, visit https://unbound.vfairs.com/, or contact us at aptech@aptech.org.



APTech provides a forum to inspire the development of new and valuable print products. We educate, provide market research, and foster collaboration between those who create and those who make. We are the industry association that is focused entirely on the future of print. Our members are the creative minds that love to innovate, and the leaders who stand ready to build the future. We facilitate the evolution of physical experiences in our increasingly digital lives. For complete information about the association, its programs, and its member companies, visit: PRINTtechnologies.org, email aptech@aptech.org, or phone: 703/264-7200.

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