The PIA’s Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) is seeking the latest advances in scientific research and technical innovation from the graphic communications industry to be presented at its 2019 Annual Technical Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 17–20. Scientific Papers can be based on emerging science, technology and the application of all forms of graphic communications technology. Technical Innovation Papers traditionally cover topics where a broad technology perspective needs to be provided. They focus on issues that are current to the industry or critical to its development across the wide range of the graphic communications industry. Papers can cover the full range of topics impacting the industry including (but not limited to) equipment, ink, paper, colour, packaging, visualization, curing, process control, data management, workflow, security, nanotechnology, printed electronics, 3D printing, applications, fundamental science, and software developments related to all types of printing processes. Papers will be selected based on submitted abstracts of 500–1,500 words and can also include figures. Papers accepted and presented at the TAGA 2019 Annual Technical Conference will be published in the 2019 TAGA Proceedings. Submissions should be sent to TAGA@printing.org by Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information, please visit www.tagaatc.printing.org.
About TAGA. Organized in 1948, TAGA is the only global professional technical association for the graphic arts industry. TAGA provides to individual members worldwide, and also maintains the industry’s best permanent set of technical papers and abstracts. TAGA serves the CTO, CIO, and R&D management personnel of printers, publishers, and premedia companies, as well as engineers and scientists employed by graphic arts systems and equipment providers, ink manufacturers, and paper manufacturers. TAGA focuses on graphic arts systems, software and computer technology developments, as well as areas of press, ink, and paper engineering applications. The association also provides guidance and support to student chapters around the world. TAGA’s Annual Technical Conference provides students with opportunities to participate in several competitions and meet prospective employers. Its mission is to provide a worldwide forum for sharing and disseminating theoretical, functional and practical information on current and emerging technologies for graphic arts print production and related processes.