One of the best ways to generate creative thoughts (that can then lead to new innovations) is to change your daily environment or routine—such as by attending the TAGA Annual Technical Conference. The Harvard Business Review describes technology fusion (a.k.a. creativity) as “nonlinear, complementary, and cooperative. It blends incremental technical improvements from previously separate fields of technology to create products … Relying on breakthroughs alone fails because it focuses the R&D effort too narrowly, ignoring the possibilities of combining technologies.” A basic principle for technology fusion is that there is a high level of intelligence gathering to keep tabs on technology developments both inside and outside the industry.

The TAGA Annual Technical Conference provides an opportunity for its members to learn about the latest industry advances and those of related fields, as well as brainstorm with other experts about solving problems and road blocks in order to move our industry forward. Members come to the Annual Technical Conference from all over the world and from all facets of the graphic arts industry.

  • Technology—providers of hardware, software, and consumables
  • Applications—providers of printing and related products and services
  • Education—providers of education and training for the graphic arts industry

Papers are invited on emerging science, technology, and applications of all forms of graphic technology and printing processes, including offset, flexo, gravure, digital, inkjet, pad, and screen. The scope of the conference encompasses topics such as color management, materials, packaging, curing, process control, data management, workflow, security, nanotechnology, MEMS, electronics, and fundamental science. This is not an exclusive list. Papers that include the innovative application or evaluation of technology in the graphic arts are also encouraged. Papers of a commercial nature are not accepted.

Papers accepted and presented will be published in the TAGA Proceedings. TAGA is recognized worldwide as the most prestigious and comprehensive literature resource for graphic arts sciences and technologies.