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Early Arriver Golf (Clubhouse, Wynn Golf Course)
For those who love to golf and the opportunity to network in the Las Vegas sunshine, you now have the opportunity to take in the fresh greens at one of the country’s top courses right at the Wynn. Please indicate on your conference registration if you are interested in golf.

* Please note that green fees are not included in the Print UV conference registration fee*


6:00 PM

Hosted by Conference Platinum Sponsors

Join us for the 8th Annual Print UV Welcome Reception. Say hello to Conference newcomers and old-timers alike. A bounty of refreshments and satisfying appetizers are provided by our Conference Sponsors to help welcome you to the next forty-eight hours of UV education, networking, and engagement! Registered guests and travel guests are welcome.


8:30 AM
BREAKFAST (Beethoven)

Print UV Conference attendees are treated to an incredibly satisfying and hardy breakfast. (This is not your traditional European cold continental fare.) If you are a first-time attendee, prepare yourself!

9:30 AM
Welcome and Kickoff (Brahms)

Hans Ulland – Air Motion Systems, Inc.

Print UV is going technical in our 8th year! This year’s sessions focus on the impact that UV technologies play in shaping the print industry. Each technology will be highlighted and its impact discussed. We will explore the basics and review terminology of standard UV technologies in sheetfed offset, so we are all “on the same page” for the information blitz that is about to happen over the next two days!

10:00 AM
Keynote - Past, Present and Future: New UV Technology Impact! (Brahms)

Dr. Robin E. Wright – 3M

UV technologies have come and gone, but over the last few years there have been monumental UV changes within the print industry. We are fortunate to have as this year’s keynote speaker, someone who sits at the epicenter of UV technology and process development. Additionally, he works for one of the world’s foremost innovative materials companies. Dr. Robin Wright of 3M will walk us through the history of UV systems and applications, while providing us with his informed predictions into what the future holds.

11:00 AM
Break - Sponsor Area (BEETHOVEN)

Join us for coffee, conversation, and refreshments with our Conference Sponsors.

11:30 AM
New UV Technology Impact on Sheetfed Press Manufacturers (Brahms)

Dirk Winkler – KBA

Before it goes “live”, everything on your brand-new press has been tested, tweaked, trialed, and tested some more – long before it ever reaches your loading dock and lands on your shop floor. UV technologies including H-UV and LED-UV are no different. Hear from a leading sheetfed press manufacturer about how his company’s development and testing methodology and rigorous development procedures put these technologies through an arduous process long before they are ever declared “ready-for-delivery.”

12:15 PM
LUNCH (Beethoven)

Mingle with Conference attendees and be sure to bring your appetite! A savory lunch will be provided.

1:30 PM
Low Migration UV Inks: Change is the Only Constant (Brahms)

Thomas Mawby – Flint Group

As we continue looking forward as an industry, consumer product and food packaging requirements will continue to evolve, and Low Migration UV inks will become a standard. Join us for an important update on the status of Low Migration UV Inks, as well as an overview of this all-important – and quickly growing market segment for UV printing.

2:00 PM
Cold Foil Tips and Tricks (Brahms)

Mike King – Eagle Systems

In this in depth explanation of the evolution of the Cold Foil Process, we take a look at the tools we have today compared to just a few years ago. If hot foil is an art, then cold foil is a systematic, mathematical process. Updates on the advances of foil, adhesives, and blankets, along with tips and tricks for both UV and non-UV processes, including low migration, will be discussed.

2:30 PM
New UV Technology Impact on Press Room Consumables: Rollers! (Brahms)

Brian Venis – Graphic Roller Coverings

Join us for a behind the scenes discussion on the impact of adding new UV technology from the world of consumables. You might be swayed to believe that it is “all figured out” regarding H-UV and LED-UV, however, the required consumables changes can be significant. Hear what can happen when all of the “i’s” aren’t dotted and the “t’s” aren’t crossed and what is required to get the Press Room Consumables puzzle straightened out. Additionally, learn how to get the absolute best performance from your UV or Hybrid rollers!

3:15 PM
BREAK (Beethoven)

Sponsor Area

3:45 PM
Plastics Panel: “One Word: Plastics” (Brahms)

David Lauer – Service Litho-Print
Larry Eidem – Travel Tags
Jack Minton – PACUR, LLC

Back by popular demand; get an in-depth look at UV printing on synthetic substrates! It has been a few years, but past responses to this panel discussion have been outstanding – both interesting and informative. We have gathered 3 industry experts that will share their world-class experience regarding these substrates and also answer your questions including what is keeping that quick 1,000 sheet job on press for 3 days straight.

4:30 PM
I’M NOT USING THAT!!!! (Brahms)

Jonathan Graunke – INX International Ink Co.

Look at what’s on the consumable label: IM NOT USING THAT!!!! The US Government mandates big changes in chemical labeling and MSDS as we move to GHS (Globally Harmonized Systems). These changes will impact the way products are labeled, and are sure to bring questions from your employees about the products they use. An overview in easy to explain terms will provide general knowledge to put you and your staff at ease. Learn what the new pictograms really mean, and get an overview of the new hazard class reporting on an MSDS.


5:00 PM
Print UV Networking Reception (Beethoven)

Hosted by our Conference Platinum Sponsors

Many would say it is the “Main Event.” There is nothing like the Print UV Networking Reception anywhere in the world – and our new format of an early Networking Reception is guaranteed to be a hit! The reception will immediately follow the conclusion of the Monday general sessions. So, get together with your printing friends – old and new alike – grab a cocktail and a delicious bite to eat – share a story and a couple of laughs, and we promise you will still leave time to enjoy a night on the town!


8:30 AM
BREAKFAST (Beethoven)

Start your day off right! Our second-day breakfast is just as full and hearty as the first, and is provided to all Print UV Conference registered attendees.

9:30 AM
Good Morning and Welcome Back (Brahms)

Hans Ulland – Air Motion Systems, Inc.

Welcome back from what hopefully was a profitable night in Las Vegas. We hope you are prepared for another exciting and informative day of learning and getting to know others within your industry!

9:45 AM
What We Learned at Print UV (Brahms)

Justin Dalby – Printing For Less

We start the day by hearing from a printing company that invested in attending Print UV over the last year, and how the information gleaned has impacted their bottom line. Living in the trenches every day, our speaker will provide an engaging overview of implementing best practices on a UV press. This is proof that a clear-head and an open-mind on the second-day morning of the Print UV Conference can pay dividends!

10:15 AM

Coating Panel: Delivering True GRIT with a Soft Touch (Brahms)

Moderated by Chris Travis – KBA
Chris Killion – Hub Folding Box
Joe Chiaramonte – Coatings and Adhesives Corporation
John Bervoets – ACTEGA Kelstar

Learn industry insights from a condensed Coating Effects Panel that focuses on new Grit Coatings Applications. Get straight answers on how this difficult process can be used and improved in your pressrooms. We will take a deeper look at Soft-Touch Coatings and other improvements that are a must in today’s highly competitive print market.

11:00 AM

Break - Sponsors Area (Beethoven)

Join us for more coffee and refreshments with our Conference Sponsors!

New UV Technology Impact: Ladies and Gentlemen Start your Engines!

11:30 AM
LED-UV and H-UV: A Revolution in Printing (Brahms)

Steve Metcalf – Air Motion Systems, Inc.

Stop the presses – rather, let’s pull out all the stops and run them at full capacity! The new era of LED-UV and H-UV printing has arrived, and its worldwide growth is now outpacing traditional UV technology. Many printers are asking, “Wasn’t this supposed to take five or ten years? So, what’s going on?” Steve Metcalf will explore the growth and exceptional benefits of these new UV technologies. Get an in-depth comparison of the technologies, as well as answers on how LED-UV printing is taking off in the world of energy curing.

12:15 PM
LUNCH (Beethoven)

Prepare yourself for yet another fabulous lunch, and another chance to continue networking with other Conference-goers. Say hello face-to-face to our Conference speakers and ask that burning question as it applies to your operation.

1:30 PM
LED-UV and H-UV Mega Panel: Real Life and Straight Talk (Brahms)

Moderated by Allen Jenkins – Director of the International LED UV Association (
Jim Dobrzynski – Owner of Crossmark Graphics
Jason Thysse – Owner of Thysse Printing Service, Inc.
Steven VanderVeen – Principal of ABS Graphics

As they say, “Let’s hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.” This is an incredible opportunity to hear from printers who choose to implement these new UV technologies, specifically H-UV and LED-UV. They will walk us through their decision-making process, why they chose the technology they chose, and also share what they have learned along the way. Their insights will help anyone considering implementing H-UV and LED-UV technology.

2:15 PM
Panel Joined by: LED and High Wavelength UV Expert Vendors (Brahms)

Moderated by Allen Jenkins –Director of the International LED UV Association (

We will break down the “nuts-and-bolts” of running LED-UV and H-UV even further with support from vendors that help printers everyday be successful. If you are already using these technologies, or are considering it in the future, make sure you have a fresh notebook to take plenty of notes. The panel is prepared to answer all of your questions!

3:00 PM
Break - Sponsor Area (Beethoven)

Join us for one last conference break for coffee, refreshments, and more networking! Before you go, shake one more hand, offer one more hello, and pass along one more business card. You never know – who you’ll need to know – when there’s something you need to know!

3:30 PM
New Process: Long Perfecting with LED UV Technology (Brahms)

Tom Bennett – Premier Printing

Gain real-life experiences and hear jaw-dropping results from a printer who recently converted his existing long-perfector machines into a production powerhouse by simply adding an LED-UV curing system. Whether you have a long-perfector or not, you are guaranteed to walk with a long list of do’s and don’ts including everything from retrofitting considerations to pressroom and bindery impacts to production techniques. Tap into Tom’s trials and tribulations; they might just save you a few headaches and many long nights on the pressroom floor.

4:15 PM
End of Conference - Closing Remarks (Brahms)

Special announcements will be made at the conclusion of the 8th Annual Print UV Conference.