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The Printerverse Returns to Print 17




The Printerverse: Print Media Centr (PMC) will bring an out-of-this-world lineup of expert panel presentations and special events to The Printerverse (Booth 4425) at PRINT 17, coming September 10-14 to Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The Printerverse is a highly interactive show floor feature for free “Printspiration, Information and Fun” open to all attendees. Show visitors are invited to participate in the daily panels, and to connect with the topics, trends, and people who are moving print-driven industries forward.

“This year’s Intergalactic Alliance of The Printerverse partner roster is the biggest we have ever had, growing as the ‘print galaxy’ stretches into new frontiers to serve markets with innovative new products and services. This year’s compelling mix of expert panel discussions and special events provide show visitors – and home viewers of the Livestream broadcasts – diverse insights and keen points of view from Alliance partners and industry guests on many of today’s most timely industry topics,” states Deborah Corn, Principal at Print Media Centr.

The Intergalactic Alliance of The Printerverse is comprised of 28 exhibiting companies at PRINT 17: adphos North America, Avanti, B&R Moll, Canon, Chili Publish, Docket Manager, Domtar, drupa, Eagle Systems, Fastbind USA, GPA Specialty Substrate Solutions, HP, Inkish.TV, KeyPoint Intelligence/InfoTrends, Konica Minolta, Mediaclip, Memjet, Mitsubishi Imaging, Inc., Motioncutter, Mutoh America Inc., NAPCO Media / PI Group, Pitney Bowes, printIQ, Ricoh, RMGT, SmartSoft, Solimar Systems, and Two Sides North America.

Thayer Long, President, NPES says, “We are thrilled to have the galactically known Printerverse back with us this year for PRINT 17 in Chicago, making it six years in a row! The Printerverse is a very popular and dynamic area on the exhibit floor which offers attendees unique industry perspectives on a range of topics, and is FREE for those who come to PRINT 17.”

“The Printerverse is also a hugely popular show floor networking hub. Come for the conversations, meet-ups, tweet-ups, and stay for special events like Girls Who Print Day,” says Corn. “Tuesday September 12, 2017, we celebrate the 6th annual Girls Who Print Day hosted by Girl #1 Mary Beth Smith, and me. The festivities blast off with Trish Witkowski of at 12:00 noon CT, followed by lunch and the presentation of the 4th Annual Girlie Award at 12:30 p.m. CT. The very popular and always printspirational Girls Who Print Leadership Panel follows at 12:45. Girls Who Print Day and all of our programming and events are open to all attendees,” she continues.

For the latest updates on The Printerverse sessions and special events, plus information on how to watch Livestream broadcasts of The Printerverse Sessions direct from the show floor, visit:, and follow @PrintMediaCentr and #Printerverse on Twitter.
For more information about PRINT17 and to register, visit: www.print2017. Use code “PMCPRINT17” for a FREE PASS to the expo floor.


The Printerverse education schedule, which follows and offers daily hot topic sessions throughout the show, is open and FREE to all PRINT 17 attendees. Schedule shown in U.S. Central Time.
Sunday, September 10
12:30-1:30 pm Meet the Movers and Shakers of Print!
Our Intergalactic Alliance partners share a few minutes on what they are showcasing at PRINT 17, how they are pushing the print industry forward, and helping customers achieve success.

1:45-2:15 pm Dr. Joe: Like It Or Not!
“Print’s iconoclast” and commentator Dr. Joe Webb stops by to give The Printerverse a quick overview of the state of the printing industry, announce his new book, “The Third Wave,” and offer some timely advice for students, executives, and owners.

2:30-3:30 pm The Infinite Potential Of Inkjet with Memjet
The fast pace of change in the printing industry means printers must have the courage to innovate. It’s not always easy. In this interactive session, Memjet will show you what can be accomplished when you have the resources you need to think in a new way. Complimentary coffee and afternoon snacks will be served.

3:45-4:30 pm Welcome to the Family: Marrying Tech for the One-Stop Print Shop

Monday, September 11
10:15-10:30 am The drupa Download: Exclusive Preview of the 2020 Show!
Special guest Sabine Gelderman, Director of drupa will tak to us about the largest print show in the world, and why drupa 2020 must be on your event bucket list!

10:30-11:00 am Meet the Movers and Shakers of Print!


11:15-12:00 pm The Automated Print Shop: Overcoming the Implementation Fear Factor

12:30-1:30 pm Case Study Café’ with Canon
Join us for a panel discussion and lunch! Hear directly from graphic arts printers how #PrintCanon is helping customers realize new opportunities with their digital printing and software solutions and services. Complimentary lunch will be served.

1:45-2:15 pm Design and Conquer: Achieving Print Victory with Paper Technology

2:30-3:00 pm Now Trending: The Strategy of Social Customer Service

3:00-4:00 pm Konica Minolta: The New Value in Print
Commercial print pros have never had so many opportunities to add value and increase profits. Erik Holdo, Sr. VP of Production Print Solutions and the Konica Minolta Team will discuss current trends in the decorative printing and embellishment markets, personalization and short-run projects, front and back-end systems, new marketing services and emerging print technologies such as conductive print. Complimentary coffee and afternoon snacks will be served.

4:00-4:45 pm Do You Want Fries with That? SUPERSIZING Your Profits with Wide Format


Tuesday, September 12 6TH ANNUAL GIRLS WHO PRINT DAY
10:15-10:30 am Makin Waves: The Org, The Industry, and the Future of Print
Michael Makin, CEO of Printing Industries of America, stops by The Printerverse to chat with Deborah Corn and share what PIA is doing to support the industry, trends from his print travels, and where we all go from here.

10:30-11am Meet the Movers and Shakers of Print!

11:15-12 pm Survival of the Fittest: Bulk Up Your Margins with Inkjet.
Exclusive Printerverse Panel with: Ricoh, HP, Konica Minolta, Canon Solutions America.
Revenue growth through production inkjet is real, and it’s a technology every print shop should be discussing. Our panelists will provide an overview of their inkjet technology, share how their customers are generating income and new print opportunities with inkjet printing, and give you a few reasons why theirs is the company to work with during this exclusive panel at PRINT 17.

12-12:20 pm Fold Long and Prosper with Trish Witkowski from!

12:30-12:45 pm National Girls Who Print Day Welcome and Girle Award Presentation
Which amazing Girl Who Prints will win? We’re not telling! Join us at 12:30 CT to find out. Hosted by Mary Beth Smith and Deborah Corn. Complimentary lunch will be served. Everyone is Welcome!

12:45-1:30 pm Annual Girls Who Print Day Leadership Panel
A frank discussion about the experience of women in the print industry featuring panelists: Mary Beth Smith, Kathy Romero, Pat McGrew, Jules Van Sant, Sarah Markfield and Gina Testa. Moderated by Deborah Corn.

1:45-2:45 pm Girls Just Wanna Print with HP
Join HP in The Printerverse for a coffee break and “HERstorical” surprise in honor of Girls Who Print Day. Pull up a chair and meet our panel of experts who will share customer stories to learn about some of the print technology powering successful print businesses today, for a more profitable tomorrow. Complimentary coffee and afternoon snacks will be served.

3-3:30 pm Opening the Box to Profits: Packaging and the Future of Print

3:45-4:30 pm The In-House Advantage: Upping Your End Game with Finishing

Wednesday, September 13
10:15-11:15 am Meet the Movers and Shakers of Print!

11:30-12:15 pm The Architecture of Integration: Laying the Foundation for Workflow Success

12:30-1:30 pm Plug The Leaks!… with Solimar Systems
Your business is losing money in more places than you know. Join us for a candid discussion about process and profits. Learn how Solimar clients leverage their technology to reduce operational costs, boost revenues and become more efficient organizations. Hear some great industry success stories, and take away practical advice for your business. Complimentary lunch will be served.

2:00-3:00 pm 5 Ways to Make Your Print and Mail Operation Out of This World
with Pitney Bowes
In this panel session and afternoon coffee break, Pitney Bowes subject matter experts and clients will talk about why professionals involved in Print and Mail should examine their operation from end-to-end to drive efficiency, increase growth, and improve their ROI. Complimentary coffee and afternoon snacks will be served.

3:00-4:00 pm #PrintChat LIVE from #PRINT17
Join the BEST and BRIGHTEST influencers from the print community for our weekly #PrintChat LIVE from The Printerverse. We’ll talk about what is going on at the show, what we’ve learned, who we’ve met, and more. Set your reminders and clear your calendars! Don’t miss this one!

4:00-4:45 pm POP! Culture: Shining a Spotlight on Specialty Print

Thursday, September 14
10:15-11:00 am Meet the Movers and Shakers of Print!

11:15-12:00 pm Personifying the Print Experience: Customizing for The Masses

12:15-1:00 pm X Marks the Spot: The Rise of Next Generation Print Shops

1:15-1:45 pm The Printerverse Wrap-Up with Deborah Corn and Special Guests!



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