NAPCO Media LLC has announced that Steve Duccilli has joined its Printing and Packaging Group as Vice President, Brand Director, Wide-Format and Industrial Printing. Duccilli brings extensive experience in the visual communications industry to the role, previously serving as the editor and/or publisher of Big Picture, Screen Printing, VMSD (Visual Merchandising & Store Design), and other media brands serving the specialty printing field.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital imaging devices worldwide, has announced that three of its products – the TrueVIS VG2 series printer/cutters, TR2 ink, and the Texart RT-640M multifunction dye-sublimation printer – have won prestigious 2019 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards. Roland DG’s TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutters received top honors within the “Roll-to-Roll/Solvent/Latex (under 80 inches)” category, while the company’s TR2 ink and Texart RT-640M printer were recognized in the “Digital Inks – Eco-Solvent/Solvent/Latex” and “Roll-to-Roll Disperse Ink on Textile” categories, respectively.

PRINTING United 2019 will feature an immersive experience for visitors, packed with applications using Drytac® products – while experts from the self-adhesive materials brand will also present an unmissable educational session.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) have partnered to produce the Digital Textile Printing Conference 4.0, taking place on December 11 - 12, 2019 in Durham, NC. Registration for the two-day event is now live. The conference covers an array of topics including the newest digital textile ink and printing technologies, key market drivers and conditions, color management and workflow developments, design software, and digital manufacturing and integration.

Celebrating innovative technology, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that three of its products - Océ Colorado 1650 large format graphic printer, Océ Arizona 1380 XT UV flatbed printer and Océ Touchstone Software have won the 2019 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards.

Drytac® has been recognized for its adhesive material innovations in an incredible five categories at the SGIA 2019 Product of the Year competition – exceeding last year’s win of two awards.

News of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) acquisition of NAPCO Media — producer of media outlets including Printing Impressions, Wide-Format Impressions, In-Plant Impressions, Packaging Impressions and Print + Promo — has spread quickly and garnered widespread praise in the marketplace.

Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the keynote lineup for its COLOR20 conference. The COLOR20 program was designed to provide attendees with insights, the best practices, and answers to their most pressing color management questions. It will focus on Print & Production, Brand & Design as well as Standards, Research & Case Studies. Within each focus area there will be fundamental, intermediate, and advanced levels of content so that attendees can create a truly customized learning experience.

Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital imaging devices, has announced that three of its products – the TrueVIS™ VG2 series printer/cutters, TR2 ink, and the Texart™ RT-640M multifunction dye-sublimation printer – have won prestigious 2019 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards. Roland’s TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutters received top honors within the “Roll-to-Roll/Solvent/Latex (under 80 inches)” category, while the company’s TR2 ink and Texart RT-640M printer were recognized in the “Digital Inks – Eco-Solvent/Solvent/Latex” and “Roll-to-Roll Disperse Ink on Textile” categories, respectively.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Product of the Year competition. The winning products — all produced by PRINTING United exhibitors and available for sale in 2019 — rose to the top of a field of more than 200 entries in 72 categories.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has opened registration for the third installment of its apparel conference, THREADX (February 23 - 25, 2020; Scottsdale, Ariz.). Designed by SGIA’s Apparel Decorators Committee, THREADX takes a higher-level look at the industry, equipping attendees with ideas and strategies to take their businesses to the next level.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announces that the show floor of its inaugural PRINTING United trade show is sold out. PRINTING United is being held October 23 - 25, in Dallas.

In a move that further enhances its current partnership with NAPCO Media and creates unprecedented value for the industry, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by SGIA’s Board of Directors, NAPCO Media — owners of Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, PromoMarketing, In-Plant Impressions, TotalRetail, Target Marketing and Wide-Format Impressions — will become an LLC and will continue to operate as an independent entity. All NAPCO Media staff and business units will remain in place. SGIA offices and NAPCO Media offices will continue to reside in Fairfax, Va., and Philadelphia, respectively.

It’s business with a side of networking on the menu at PRINTING United’s (October 23 - 25, Dallas) Graphics Producers Luncheon, featuring three concise expert-led presentations on management, sales and company culture. Organized by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Graphics Production Committee, the luncheon will be held Thursday, October 24, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has organized an industry-wide task force to provide input to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) latest proposed updates to The Control of Hazardous Energy standard (lockout/tagout or LO/TO).

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has appointed Amanda L. Kliegl to the position of Vice President of Public Relations. Kliegl has extensive industry experience, having spent more than 10 years with HSPR, representing a wide range of printing and graphic arts clients.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) will offer 10 post-secondary students the opportunity to attend PRINTING United (Dallas, October 23 - 25) as guests of the association.

Registration is open for the inaugural WB/Camp, a first-of-its-kind summit on water-based ink printing, powered by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) THREADX conference. Hosted by Motion Textile (Sacramento, Calif., area) September 20 - 21, 2019, the event will feature expert-led educational sessions and live demonstrations in a state-of-the-art production environment.

Business growth will be the topic of the day at the Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon at PRINTING United (Dallas; October 23 - 25, 2019). The luncheon, organized by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Industrial Applications and Printed Electronics Committee, takes place on Wednesday, October 23, from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM.

As installers put their skills to the test at the PRINTING United PDAA Pro Team Relay, they’ll be under the watchful eye of some renowned industry experts. Jeremy Conner, Owner, Who Did That Inc., and Chad Huhman, Owner, CNJ Signs and Wraps, are on deck to judge the competition at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and NAPCO Media’s latest iteration of the SGIA Expo, taking place in Dallas October 23 - 25.

Last week marked the eighth year the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and industry leaders have teamed up to support students participating in the Graphics Imaging–Sublimation and Screen Printing Technology competitions at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). SGIA and its members coordinated, judged and provided $75,000 in prizes and stipends to the secondary and post-secondary student participants.

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