Convergence, where print service providers (PSPs) offer services and products beyond their traditional scope, showed up significantly in the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Quarterly Industry Benchmarking Report, which focused on markets and products.

Brian Adam, President and Owner of Olympus Group, will address the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Apparel Decorators Luncheon October 23 at PRINTING United (Dallas, October 23 - 25, 2019). The luncheon takes place from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM.

With the support of member volunteers and donors, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) will participate for its eighth year in the upcoming SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) (June 24 - 28; Louisville, Ky.), a hands-on competition for career and technical education students. SGIA staff and members will coordinate, judge and provide prizes and stipends for the event’s Graphics Imaging–Sublimation and Screen Printing Technology competitions.

With the generous support of industry donors, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) proudly announces its 2019 scholarship recipients. Out of 67 applicants, the association awarded 20 SGIA Educational Institution Member students with $2,000 each.

As a benefit to exhibiting at PRINTING United, the latest iteration of the SGIA Expo, the show is partnering with VIP Guest Invites to provide all our exhibitors a great way to connect with customers prior to its launch in Dallas October 23 - 25, 2019.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is accepting conference session proposals for Graphics of the Americas (GOA) (Miami, February 27 - 29, 2020). Submissions will be accepted through June 28.

Ariel Swedroe, a 15-year-old fashion designer, will start the day on an inspirational note as the Women in Print Alliance Breakfast’s keynote speaker on October 24 at 7:30 AM at PRINTING United (October 23 - 25, Dallas).

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is accepting entries for its annual Product of the Year competition through August 2. Exclusive to PRINTING United exhibitors, and judged by a panel of industry experts, the competition awards the leading products in the market across 87 printing categories.

Education will be key to the PRINTING United experience, with 96 conference sessions, three pre-show intensive workshops and dozens of show-floor amphitheater presentations.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) second iteration of its FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products Conference (May 5 - 7) brought industry leaders to Itasca, Ill., for curated education on innovations, strategies and technologies for today’s functional and industrial printing businesses. FP3 also offered special networking events, including a tour of local package printer PrintSure’s facility.

Registration is open for PRINTING United (Dallas, October 23 - 25, 2019), the new event from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and NAPCO Media.

As of the, May 1, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is accepting applications for its steering committees and advisory councils for the 2019 - 2020 term. The volunteer leaders comprising SGIA’s committees and advisory councils offer essential knowledge and experience, ultimately contributing to the success of their peers, the association and the printing industry at large.

In observance of Earth Day, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) proudly honors the 30 member companies receiving its 2019 Sustainable Business Recognition Award. The annual program recognizes companies’ initiatives in the previous year that reduced their environmental footprints and/or improved business efficiency and employee safety and health.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to sign on as a Supporting Association/Media Partner for Smithers Pira’s Digital Print Week conferences, Digital Print for Packaging and Digital Textile Printing (Orlando, Fla.; June 4 - 5 and June 6 - 7, 2019, respectively).

Over the past four years, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has presented dozens of Color Management Boot Camps throughout the United States. This month, the program went international: The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association of Australia (SGIAA) brought it to Melbourne, Australia.

The Suppliers and Manufacturers Council (SMC) of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has appointed Stahls’ CEO Carleen Gray Vice Chairman, and has added Felix Mueller, President, Heidelberg Americas, to its roster.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is proud to announce Director of Exhibit Services Rachel Thomas, CEM, has been named a 2019 Smart Women in Meetings Award winner in the “Rising Star” category. The award honors women in the early stages of their career who are already making their mark on the meetings industry.

Recently, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Director of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Affairs Gary Jones assisted an SGIA member facing well over $30,000 in fines for hazardous waste management violations from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Working in concert with the member and their attorney, Jones provided extensive technical support that ultimately led to an 85% reduction in the penalty.

Exposition industry publications Trade Show News Network (TSNN) and Trade Show Executive (TSE) have recognized the 2018 SGIA Expo as one of the largest and fastest-growing trade shows in the country.

Scholarships do more than help fund an education. They motivate and encourage students, according to Erin Nuss, Manager of Workforce Development, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA).

When Gene Marks, owner, The Marks Group PC, presents at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) upcoming FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products conference (May 5 - 7, Chicago area), he will not only open the event, but will open attendees’ minds to what can ultimately impact their businesses. In his keynote presentation, “The Road to 2020: Taxes, Tariffs and Technology,” Marks will discuss the four most important power trends leaders need to act on today to prepare for tomorrow — Washington and the economy, technology, taxes and people.

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