PRINT United LLC reports 10 independent regional and state affiliates of Printing Industries of America (PIA), serving commercial printing markets, have agreed to promote the launch of the PRINT United Expo to their members. The new trade show, which is co-owned and co-produced by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and NAPCO Media, will launch in Dallas in October 2019 and will give print service providers new ways to address changes to the printing marketplace.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) President & CEO Ford Bowers will launch “Color 2018,” the first in a series of conferences jointly presented by Printing Industries of America (PIA) and SGIA.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is currently accepting applications through April 30, 2018, for its annual scholarship program in conjunction with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF). With the continued support of donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, the program will now award $2,000 to 15 students, an increase in recipients from 2017.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, have announced a significant presence at the Color Conference 2018, hosted by Printing Industries of America, January 13 – 16, 2018 in San Diego. During the event, X-Rite thought leaders, including Adrian Fernandez, General Manager at Pantone, will share valuable insights on such topics as how to ensure specified colors can actually be achieved in production, the impact of the latest industry standards on printing outcomes, and going beyond color to managing appearance.

The list of speakers for THREADX 2018 – a new conference from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) – continues to expand with the addition of Brandon Barber, Director of Manufacturing, Vapor Apparel; Mark Coudray, owner, Coudray Growth Technologies; and entrepreneur Mel Lay, SandiLake Clothing, who appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” THREADX, designed by and for garment decorators, takes place February 25–28, 2018, in Palm Springs, California.

Five industry-leading companies have stepped forward to sponsor the FP3 — Functional Printing, Process and Products Conference from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA).

Industry leaders are supporting WFX, The Wide-Format Exchange, a new conference from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and ST Media Group, coming to Minneapolis May 21–23, 2018.

Pro Imaging is pleased to announce that the 31st annual Pro Imaging Expo & Tournament will be held at the Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.

Roland customers won a total of eight prestigious SGIA Golden Image Awards at the 2017 Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo in New Orleans, including Gold, Silver and Bronze ribbons in a variety of categories.

SGIA launches THREADX

October 18, 2017

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) introduces THREADX, a conference designed for garment decorators by SGIA’s Garment Decoration Committee. The conference will be held February 25–28, 2018, in Palm Springs, California.

More than 19,000 people attended the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans; October 10–12) this week. The show, which took over the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, featured nearly 600 exhibitors showcasing the most innovative technologies and products in the printing marketplace.

“You can’t overstate how important networking and connections are to getting the job done,” said Edward Cook Jr., ECI Screen Print Inc., Chairman of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). “So FP3 will be the event where you can create those collaborative relationships that bring innovation to functional printing.”

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce Edward Cook Jr. of ECI Screen Print Inc. as Chairman of its 2018 Board of Directors. Cook was appointed along with incoming First Vice Chairman Thomas Cooper of WestRock Merchandising Displays and Second Vice Chairman Scott Crosby of Holland & Crosby Limited. Rich Thompson of Ad Graphics Inc will serve as Immediate Past Chairman.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Board of Directors has announced that SGIA, the home to professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities, and NAPCO Media, a business-to-business media company, have entered into a partnership that will offer print service providers and industry suppliers an unrivalled platform to connect. The platform — PRINT United, the next evolution of printing expositions in North America — combines the largest printing trade show in North America with the leading producer of multi-channel content for the print community.

Expert graphics installer Rob Ivers, Rob Ivers Inc. (Raymore, Missouri) says customers want one-stop graphics shopping.

Mimaki USA was recently honored with the prestigious Product of the Year Award in the Best UV Flatbed + White in $100K-$200K category for the JFX200-2531 UV-LED flatbed printer. The awards were announced by the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) ahead of its annual convention to be held in New Orleans, where the awards will be presented in a special ceremony on Monday, October 10, 2017.

With more than 40 educational sessions and special events, plus over 570 exhibitors, the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10–12) is more than a trade show. It’s the largest printing industry event in North America. To get the most from it, you’ll need a strategy that puts your business’ needs first.

Nazdar Ink Technologies will be a key exhibitor at SGIA Expo, taking place from October 10th to 12th, 2017 in New Orleans, LA, USA. The event, bringing together professionals from across the specialty and wide-format printing markets, is a fixture on the US trade show calendar but welcomes delegates from around the world.

The 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10–12) is more than a technological wonderland for the printing industry. It’s the place to learn the latest about what’s moving the industry forward — and how to make the most of it to move your career and your business forward.

Agfa is gearing up for SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14–16) with the introduction of another Anapurna i-series printer - the Anapurna H3200i LED system, a 3.2m hybrid solution for printing both rigid and flexible media with air-cooled 16 Watt/cm² LED UV lamps powered by its Asanti workflow for wide-format printers.

SGIA has announced the SGIA Webinar schedule through June of 2016 for both graphic and garment communities.

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