Expo Bound: Looking for Apparel Printing Equipment
The PRINTING United Expo, taking place Oct. 18-20 in Atlanta, starts three weeks from today. Attendees are gearing up for three days of learning, networking, and inspiration.
As a lead-up to the Expo, we are sharing a series of Q&A interviews featuring attendees from a variety of backgrounds sharing why they are attending the PRINTING United Expo, what they hope to learn, and what excites them about the upcoming event.
- Blaine Gabriel, Printing Services director
- Athens, Ohio
The in-plant for Ohio University (OU) prints digital, wide format, apparel, laser engraving, and signage for the university.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO ATTEND THIS YEAR’S EXPO?
We are looking to by a direct-to-film (DTF) transfer machine — we will be looking at some other equipment as well. [We’re] looking at apparel and some small cutters — never know what catches our eye.
WHY DID YOU ATTEND THE EXPO IN THE PAST?
We went last year looking to buy an inkjet envelope press — we did [end up buying] the I Jet digital press.
We are flying on Wednesday morning (Oct. 18) and going to the show. We will look for the day and put together what we need more info on and research the vendors on Thursday to make recommendations.
WHY IS ATTENDING THE EXPO IMPORTANT FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM?
It will help us to keep our equipment updated and be able to see what the trends are.
Watch for more pre-show coverage in the weeks to come.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.