TAGA Tech Talks 2022 is a free two-part webinar series that will feature some of the top thought leaders in our industry. Get valuable insights into two hot topics impacting the printing and graphic communications industry: Life Cycle Assessment and Expanded Color Gamut. 

Bonus! As part of your TAGA Tech Talks registration, you’ll receive access to eleven recorded TAGA Papers from this year’s conference that was cancelled due to COVID-19. They cover advances in a variety of areas, including packaging, materials and print processes, workflow, printed electronics, and others. Your registration email confirmation will include the link to access all these recordings. 

Dates & Time:

Tuesday, July 19 and
Thursday, July 21, 2022
2:00–3:30PM EDT


It’s a virtual event, from your desktop


Free to all!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 / 2:00–3:30 PM EDT

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Panel Discussion

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a systematic analysis of the potential environmental impacts of products or services during their life cycle. While creating an LCA, all potential environmental impacts throughout the life cycle of a product (production, distribution, use) or service are measured. Completing a valid LCA requires following specific standardized guidelines and access to specific training, technical skill sets, and software which require time and financial resources.

During this session, a panel of LCA subject matter experts will discuss basic questions such as when to consider conducting an LCA and the benefits of completing an LCA for consumer products and services. The session will also cover how LCA data can influence consumer buying habits, boost investor confidence, and serve as the basis for informative business decisions.

You Will Learn:

  • The ins and outs of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Why a company would consider commissioning or conducting an LCA for a product or service
  • What’s involved and how long it takes to complete an LCA
  • The types of data that are collected and considered in an LCA
  • How completed and published LCA’s can be used to influence business and policy decisions?

Who Should Attend:

  • Brand owners, project managers, technical managers, designers, marketers, and hands-on corporate officers interested in demonstrating transparency and corporate credibility to their stakeholders and customers.
  • Product managers, packaging engineers, chemistry formulators, materials scientists, and researchers from the printing, converting, and graphic arts value chain.
  • Research and technical staff at graphic art and design institutes worldwide
  • University professors and academic researchers.
  • Students majoring in graphic communications, packaging, and related fields

Meet the Panelists

Gary Jones, Director, Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs
PRINTING United Alliance 

Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability
Sun Chemical

Dr. Christoph Koffler, Technical Director, Sustainability

Thursday, July 21, 2022 / 2:00–3:30 PM EDT

Effective Implementation of Expanded Color Gamut (ECG)

Expanded Color Gamut is a graphic reproduction approach that utilizes additional colors beyond CMYK, typically orange, green, and violet, to reproduce colors usually outside of the CMYK color range (or gamut). This allows for most Pantone colors and many brand colors to be reproduced without dedicated inks and can help enhance the colorfulness of images and graphics. The significant benefits are cost savings and productivity by greatly reducing the need for ink wash-ups and changeovers and enabling combination, or mixed, forms, thereby reducing the number of makereadies and the associated time and waste. 

This session will consist of three presentations covering an overview of the ECG technology, implementation in prepress and the pressroom, and the challenges with (and solutions for) how best to optimize the planning and layout of print forms so you can take the fullest advantage and realize the most benefits from this breakthrough technology. 

You Will Learn:

  • The fundamentals of Expanded Color Gamut and how it works
  • The benefits of implementing ECG
  • The challenges to address and the trade-offs you’ll encounter
  • What’s involved with implementing ECG in the workflows in prepress and the pressroom
  • Process control dynamics to tackle for optimal results
  • How best to plan layouts and jobs to minimize the number of combination forms

Who Should Attend:

  • Brand owners who are interested in how ECG can help them reduce costs
  • Print executives responsible for technology and innovation
  • Planners, estimators, and prepress and pressroom technical staff
  • Product managers, scientists, and researchers at equipment and consumable suppliers
  • Research and technical staff at graphic arts institutes worldwide
  • University professors and academic researchers
  • Students majoring in graphic communications, packaging, and related fields

Meet the Panelists

Andreas Kraushaar, Head of Media Prepress Department

Marek Skrzynski, VP of Technology & Innovation
CSW, Inc.

Tyler Thompson, Global Solutions Director / Business Development
Tilia Labs Inc.

About TAGA

For over 70 years, the Technical Association of the Graphics Arts (TAGA), now part of PRINTING United Alliance, has been a worldwide forum to disseminate information on technology research and innovation. While the method of dissemination has changed to include virtual events such as TAGA Tech Talks, the mission remains unchanged. Join us as TAGA examines another group of diverse technologies and explores their challenges and opportunities.