TAGA calls for papers for its 2020 Annual Technical Conference by September 9

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has issued its annual call for Scientific Papers and Technical Innovation Papers for its 2020 conference. The conference will see industry leaders, innovators, researchers and scientists highlight their latest research and developments within the printing and graphic communications industry. Papers accepted and presented at the TAGA 2020 Annual Technical Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 15–18) will be published in the 2020 TAGA Proceedings. TAGA is recognized worldwide as the most prestigious and comprehensive literature resource for graphic arts sciences and technologies.

Scientific Papers are based on emerging science, technology and the application of all forms of graphic technology and printing processes – including offset lithography, flexo, gravure, digital, inkjet and screen printing. Technical Innovation Papers cover topics where a broad technology perspective needs to be provided. They focus on issues that are current to the industry and critical to its development, but also include ideas and solutions relevant to the wider range of the graphic arts industry – including technical reviews. A special emphasis for the 2020 conference will be on papers related to packaging, sustainability and industrial printing. Papers can also cover such topics as automation, equipment, ink, substrates, colour, visualization, displays, materials, curing, process control, data management, workflow, security, nanotechnology, printed electronics, 3D printing, novel applications, fundamental science, and software and computer developments related to all types of printing processes. Papers will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts of 500–1,500 words, and can include figures. Prospective authors should indicate Scientific Paper or Technical Innovation Paper.

All submissions can be sent to TAGA@printing.org. Again, the deadline is Monday, September 9, 2019.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.