RadTech and TAGA announce UV+EB Technology Student Poster Design Competition

The Technical Association for the Graphic Arts (TAGA – Pittsburgh, PA) and RadTech (Chevy Chase, MD), the non-profit trade association for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) processes, are partnering once again on their UV+EB Technology Student Poster Design Competition, which offers students cash prizes for their creative poster designs. Interested graphic arts and design students do not need experience in UV+EB technology, and are encouraged to learn more and sign-up at https://www.taga.org/radtech/. Entries must be submitted to RadTech by December 31, 2019. RadTech will display and celebrate the winning entries at its 2020 RadTech Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, March 9-12, 2020. UV+EB technology is widely used in graphic arts and food packaging, as well as in 3D printing/additive manufacturing, electronics, and a number of metal, wood and plastics applications. UV+EB (an ultra-fast, clean, safe, enviro-friendly and energy-efficient process) allows graphic differentiation and helps enable new printing and packaging techniques.

About RadTech. RadTech’s mission is to promote the use and development of UV and EB processing as an industrial technique that offers energy savings, elimination of pollution, greater productivity, higher yields and the opportunity for improved, new or unique products. The organization develops and disseminates procedures and data on safe equipment operation and materials handling, testing and quality control. It also serves as an international forum and reliable source of education and information for individuals and organizations involved in the use of UV and EB processing, or who supply equipment, chemicals or other materials to such users. For more information please visit: www.radtech.org/.

About TAGA. Organized in 1948, TAGA is “the only global professional technical association for the printing and graphic arts industry.” 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. TAGA provides to individual members worldwide “the industry’s best permanent set of technical papers and abstracts.” The organization also serves the CTO, CIO, and R&D management personnel of printers, publishers and pre-media 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 with prospective employers. For more information please visit www.printing.org/programs/taga.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.