In July 21, 2015

Applications Island, Materials Matter, and the Industrial Printing Pavilion Join the Nine Popular Returning Show Floor Sections and Features

      Reston, VA – GRAPH EXPO 15 and the co-located CPP EXPO coming September 13 – 16, 2015 to Chicago’s McCormick Place South have strengthened the already stellar lineup of specialty show floor sections with three new attractions that reflect the ever-changing nature of the graphic communications industry.  Materials Matter-will showcase the powerful role that paper and non-paper substrates play in every print job. The Industrial Printing Pavilion-will demonstrate how the exciting new worlds of Package Printing, Commercial Printing, and Industrial Manufacturing converge. Applications Island-will feature unique new print and wide-format applications.

“In keeping with this year’s ‘Transform’ themed GRAPH EXPO, these three new show floor features are concrete demonstrations of how the graphic communications industry is indeed transforming,” said Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) President Ralph Nappi. “These three new show floor attractions, along with the other show floor sections and features, demonstrate the variability and versatility of the industry.”

Materials Matter targets the tactile qualities and impact of print. Mohawk, in cooperation with GASC, has created a collective booth area at GRAPH EXPO 15 to celebrate the essential role that materials play in the print ecosystem. This new 1,200 square foot specialty hub will be a featured showcase where multiple substrate manufacturers can demonstrate the powerful role that their paper and non-paper substrates play in the printing process.

The Industrial Printing Pavilion, sponsored by The Society for the Plastics Industry (SPI), Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), and CPP EXPO, is where print and plastic applications unite. The vast array of industrial applications include such things as floor tiles, wall paper, acrylic, glass panels, metal, wood, ceramics, textiles, laminates, and more. The wide variety of plastic applications include: affinity/ATM/credit/gift/phone cards, ID badges, POP Displays, etc.

The Industrial Printing Pavilion also features Future Print, sponsored by FlexTech Alliance, where attendees can see the hottest new and emerging print technologies, including RFID, printed electronics, and live demonstrations of 3D printing options and the profit-building applications they create.

Applications Island, sponsored by the International Sign Association (ISA,) is an exciting show floor “oasis” of hot, unique new print applications. This new beach-themed gallery, completely created by print applications with everything from the display walls, to the floor graphics, to the furniture, will also feature print categories that include cross-media direct mail, digital label, books, and more.

Along with these three exciting new features, the show floor will also present attendees with the many show sections that are back by popular demand.  These include: Software: Workflow & Design/Prepress, Press/Finishing, The Inkjet Candy Store, Deliver-The Mailing & Fulfillment Center, The Marketing Pavilion, News Print-The Newspaper Pavilion, The In-Plant Place, Education Main Street, and The Printerverse.

For more information about GRAPH EXPO 15, and to register, visit:


Recognized as the most innovative and comprehensive exhibition in the Americas of inkjet, digital, offset, flexo, gravure and hybrid technologies, products, and services for the commercial, transactional, converting and package printing, publishing, mailing, in-plant, photo imaging, marketing, and industrial printing industries, this year’s “Transform” themed GRAPH EXPO 15 offers an exciting show-going experience for a diverse spectrum of attendees. The industry event presents the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the exhibition floor, plus education on the most in-demand products and newest profit-making opportunities. GRAPH EXPO 15 offers more than 70 interactive learning sessions and 50+ co-located events for attendees across 12 key market segments.  For additional information about GRAPH EXPO 15, visit:

About Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC)

GRAPH EXPO and PRINT are produced by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC).  GASC is owned by Epicomm, NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES), and the Printing Industries of America.  GASC is located at 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191 USA, telephone: 703/264-7200, fax: 703/620-9187, e-mail:

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