PRINTING United is on track as planned at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on October 21-23, 2020. With health and safety guidelines at the forefront of planning for the important industry event, the annual showcase will give attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to engage and see the latest industry technology, experience worldwide product debuts, and participate in educational programming that will equip companies with the latest statistics and powerful resources for 2021 and beyond.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA), which merged on May 1, 2020, today announce the new organization name as a combined company: PRINTING United Alliance. PRINTING United Alliance also announces its official board of directors as a merged entity.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA) today announce that, as of May 1, 2020, the two organizations will officially merge. SGIA and PIA are together committed to serving the graphic arts community with preeminent research, education, training, events, legislative support, government affairs, health and safety, and other key industry services. SGIA primarily serves the graphics, industrial and apparel decorator segments; and PIA primarily serves the commercial printing segment. Together, members will have access to services across many channels.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announces that its popular Color Management Boot Camps, traditionally held on-site at Fairfax headquarters or across the country by SGIA-certified instructors, are being offered virtually to continue to offer training and education while stay-at-home orders are in effect. SGIA is offering a special discount for those looking to improve their color management processes and be able to implement these tips and tricks when companies across the country return to full operation. Registration for Virtual Boot Camp is now live.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announces a new webinar series designed to address critical issues facing the printing industry today, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The free “COVID-19: Ask the Experts” webinar series, powered by PRINTING United, will be offered semimonthly and feature key updates on a variety of topics to help businesses overcome operational challenges.

On this Earth Day, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announces the award recipients of the 2020 Sustainable Business Recognition Program. This award is given to those companies that implemented sustainable business practices in 2019 in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to optimize their contribution to a sustainable future. More information about the program can be found here.

Printing Industries of America is currently seeking speakers for its COLOR21 Conference to be held January 23-26, 2021, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, located just outside of San Diego, CA. COLOR21 focuses on color reproduction, management, consistency, and accuracy throughout the entire print production supply chain. Speakers are needed for both general sessions given to the entire conference audience and practical, in-depth topics presented in breakout sessions. The primary audiences for this event are creatives and art directors, brand professionals, general commercial printers, packaging printers, wide-format printers, photographers, and videographers.

SGIA, NAPCO Media and Printing Industries of America (PIA) and its affiliates have joined forces to launch a powerful resource channel dedicated to providing the printing and graphic communications industry with up-to-the-minute news and resources on COVID-19 and how to navigate the latest information about the pandemic. The COVID-19 Resource Channel is now live.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announce the 27 member companies that have received the SGIA 2019 Safety Recognition Program Award for relevant efforts throughout 2019. The annual program runs from January 1 – December 31 and acknowledges those SGIA members which integrate dedicated health and safety into everyday business practices.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announces three popular hands-on workshops for screen printers are being offered this April for all skill levels: Screen Making: Basic to Advanced (April 6-8); Art & Separations for Screen Printed Apparel (April 13-14); and Totally T-Shirts! Apparel Screen Printing (April 15-18). Registration is available online here, through March 6: SGIA members receive a 25% member discount on classes.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announced that longtime printing industry marketing and sales executive Jack Noonan has joined the organization as vice president of business development. In this newly created role, Noonan will oversee PRINTING United exposition exhibitor and sponsorship partnerships for SGIA, strengthen existing communities, develop dedicated postal and packaging sector participation, and help explore new business opportunities for the leading annual event in the combined graphic arts industries.

PRINTING United, the most comprehensive expo and event showcase in the printing industry, today announces that the event has already eclipsed the total square footage sold in 2019 and is on track to sell out again in 2020. This second edition of the show — which brought the entire printing industry together for the first time under one roof in North America — will take place October 21 - 23, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

In its continued support of students in the printing industry, SGIA today announces the opening of its annual Student Scholarship Program and the ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition. Both initiatives work to provide students with long-term resources, tools, and recognition to aid with continued growth in the industry.

Following a long-standing annual tradition, SGIA’s Congress of Committees convened on January 7-8, 2020, in Phoenix, where representatives from across the printing industry met to discuss strategies, trends, and opportunities for the industry for the coming year.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announces that the 2020 Safety Recognition Award Program is now open. The annual program, now in its 35th year, runs from January 1 - December 31 and encourages SGIA members to integrate health and safety into standard business practices.

Ricoh USA, Inc. announced the overwhelming success of its participation in the first-ever PRINTING United which has resulted in growing business with existing customers and forging alliances with new ones, ultimately, closing multi-million dollars in new business. At the show, Ricoh's commitment to help customers thrive today and keep growing tomorrow took centerstage, through interactive booth experiences, as well as throughout the educational sessions at BRAND United and the Digital Amphitheater. Beyond the show, Ricoh and Heidelberg teamed up to give back to the larger community. Collectively raising nearly $7,000, Ricoh's charitable donations went to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that supports wounded veterans and service members, and Heidelberg's to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

SGIA and NAPCO Media today announce that Andy Cvitanov has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. In this new position, Cvitanov will oversee all operations within the newly formed company, including association infrastructure, strategy, audience development, finance, IT, human resources and more.

Confidence in the future of the industrial inkjet market is high, according to a new survey from FM Future and Strategic Partner Ricoh Europe. The Future of Inkjet Survey evaluates the attitudes and trends that are driving the adoption of inkjet, speaking to 129 participants from around the world. The survey and accompanying report are available for download here.

The Wide-format Summit 2020 — taking place April 20 - 22 at the Hyatt Lost Pines in Austin, Texas — today announces that Canon Solutions America, HP and Ricoh have joined the summit as official event sponsors. The new event will be co-located with the eighth annual Inkjet Summit and will have its own content track, but share in select networking functions and dinners.

PRINTING United User Experience (PRINTING United UX), a new, multifaceted event experience powered by PRINTING United, will make its debut alongside PRINTING United 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center October 21 - 23. PRINTING United UX is part of a three-tiered model that allows companies to maximize their investments in PRINTING United and BRAND United by hosting a complete packaged event/meeting alongside the event that has changed the face of the printing industry.

Roland DGA customers won a total of nine SGIA Golden Image Awards in a variety of categories at PRINTING United 2019 in Dallas, impressing the judging panel with the creativity and quality of their respective entries, all printed on Roland inkjets.

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