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Association for Print Technologies and American Red Cross Partner for Print19




The Association for Print Technologies (APTech) and the American Red Cross are partnering to host a blood drive at PRINT®19, the print industry’s longest running and most comprehensive event (October 3-5, McCormick Place North, Chicago). The blood drive is slated for Friday, October 4 in booth 2843.

“For the past few years we’ve incorporated philanthropy into our PRINT event,” said Thayer Long, president, APTech “and this year we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with the American Red Cross. In fact, our blood drive might truly test the proposition that print people actually bleed CMYK”.

The American Red Cross has more than 130 years of experience providing humanitarian aid, including more than 70 years of supplying blood to those in need. Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and impact the health and wellbeing of countless others.
“What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country,” said Long. “We are very excited about the drive and I know our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees will be lining up to help out our fellow citizens.”

Those interested in signing up to donate can click here. (

Produced by the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), the industry’s signature event will feature an array of printing equipment and technology and 80+ educational sessions including hands-on labs, creating the nexus of critical business-building and networking that drives revenue growth across the industry’s entire $80 billion value chain.  
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Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech)
The Association for PRINT Technologies provides a forum to inspire the development of new and valuable print products. We educate, provide market research, and foster collaboration between those who create and those who imagine. We are the industry association entirely focused on the future of print. Our members are the creative minds that love to innovate, and the leaders who stand ready to create the future. We exist to facilitate the evolution of physical experiences in our increasingly digital world. For complete information about the Association, its programs, and its member companies, visit: or phone: 703/264-7200.




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Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Screen Printing Industry

LET’S TALK About It: Part 3 discusses how four screen printers have employed people with disabilities, why you should consider doing the same, the resources that are available, and more. Watch the live webinar, held August 16, moderated by Adrienne Palmer, editor-in-chief, Screen Printing magazine, with panelists Ali Banholzer, Amber Massey, Ryan Moor, and Jed Seifert. The multi-part series is hosted exclusively by ROQ.US and U.N.I.T.E Together. Let’s Talk About It: Part 1 focused on Black, female screen printers and can be watched here; Part 2 focused on the LGBTQ+ community and can be watched here.

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