To maintain their competitive edge, graphic designers and brand owners today must see – and feel – the latest trends in printing, finishing and paper, said PaperSpecs (Palo Alto, California). “That’s what our PaperSpecs Live (unboxed) hands-on Mini-Design Conference is all about, merging online presentations with real-life print samples sent to attendees in advance of the event.” The next live (unboxed) virtual event will take place Thursday, September 16 from 10 am to 1:30 pm Pacific Time and “promises to be the most magical yet,” said the company. During the hands-on virtual event for brand owners and designers, attendees can receive a box full of inspiring print samples, and spend time with industry leaders who’ll show them how to supercharge their print projects and create “the most compelling printed pieces.”
Special guest Bill Gardner (LogoLounge, Gardner Design) will reveal how the pop-up print pieces he creates for his clients enhance their brand recognition year after year. Attendees will also find an exciting sample of one of these 3D creations in their Print Sample Box. “Designers don’t have the time to research the latest trends,” added PaperSpecs Founder Sabine Lenz. “Not only does our live (unboxed) event bring them the latest printing, finishing and paper trends in one 3-and-a-half-hour experience, but our guest speakers – as well as the samples attendees receive in their print sample boxes – remind them why they fell in love with print in the first place.” During the mini-design conference, attendees will also have the chance to network with peers in virtual breakout sessions, discover how Gardner weaves his pop-up paper magic, join Lenz as she goes deep on one of the year’s most powerful design trends, get tips from industry insiders, and much more. Ticket sales close Thursday, September 2, 2021. For more information please visit the PaperSpecs website.