PRINTING United Alliance today announces that Expo Preview, the first phase of the three-tiered PRINTING United Expo platform, is now live! Available free to all who register for PRINTING United Expo, the lead-up to the overall Expo event experience provides further access and a preview to even more education, new product debuts, and important industry trends.

PRINTING United Expo is on track to be the global printing event in 2021. The first in-person industry event of significant magnitude since its inaugural 2019 Expo, the fall event — which takes place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 6-8 — is welcoming printing’s leading companies to display their newest technologies coming to market on-site.

PRINTING United Alliance today introduces the Pinnacle Awards, a robust, unified awards program established to recognize the best of the best in products created for and by the printing industry. The Pinnacle Awards program encompasses the Pinnacle InterTech Awards and the Pinnacle Product Awards (formerly the SGIA Product of the Year award). The Pinnacle Awards are open exclusively to PRINTING United Alliance supplier members. More information can be found on the new Pinnacle Awards website, where entries can be submitted through July 31, 2021.

PRINTING United Alliance today announces that registration has officially opened for the highly anticipated PRINTING United Expo 2021, taking place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., on October 6-8. New this year is a three-phase Expo experience which further provides access to even more education, new product debuts, and more, for the industry around the globe.

Idealliance®, a division of PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive printing and graphic arts association in North America; has released its expanded schedule of upcoming G7® Expert Training and Certification courses that are open to all global registrants. These multi-day, live training events equip participants with the knowledge, experience, and ability to implement and manage G7, color management, and process control across all four-color (CMYK) print technology. With nine new opportunities to choose from, spanning multiple time zones and being offered in English, Spanish, and Mandarin/Cantonese, these trainings benefit global audiences. Course registration is available online and with discounts for current Idealliance members.

PRINTING United User Experience (PRINTING United UX), a fully developed event experience leading up to PRINTING United Expo this October, today announced that Idealliance will be hosting an exclusive G7® Live Training for industry professionals on October 4-6. PRINTING United UX was created to provide a customized setting for any sized industry OEM, group, and association to reconnect and offer training, product updates, and general meetings. Details to reserve your seat as part of this exclusive training opportunity in advance are available here. PRINTING United Expo takes place October 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in person where the industry will come together to experience the most influential days of printing.

PRINTING United Expo today announced it has been named a Gold 100 Grand Award winner in the category “Fastest-growing Gold 100 Show Managed by an Association” in 2019 by blended growth. The inaugural PRINTING United Expo was held in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on October 23-25, 2019. Of those Gold 100 events on the Trade Show Executive list, there were more than 117,000 exhibiting companies which collectively represented almost 45M square feet of exhibitor space, with over a combined 3.5 million attendees.

PRINTING United Alliance today unveils the new Premier PRINT Awards competition, the industry’s most prestigious award of recognition honoring the very best in print communications. The awards recognize excellence in quality, creativity, and innovation, exemplifying the very best in the printing industry. The competition is open to PRINTING United Alliance members and non-members through June 30, 2021, with a discount for current Alliance members.

PRINTING United User Experience (PRINTING United UX), a new, multi-faceted event experience powered by PRINTING United, today announced that PrintAmerica has joined PRINTING United UX, a customizable meeting venue being held just prior to the PRINTING United Expo in Orlando. PRINTING United Expo takes place October 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center where the industry will reunite for the first time in over a year together under one roof. PRINTING United UX was created to provide a customized setting for any sized industry OEM, group, and association, to reconnect and restart long-awaited conversations, training, business, and future planning.

PRINTING United User Experience (PRINTING United UX), a new, multi-faceted event experience powered by PRINTING United, today announced that EFI has signed on as a participant to host a paid training event for customers attending PRINTING United on some of the company’s latest technology. PRINTING United UX is offered in the days leading up to PRINTING United which takes place October 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience wraps up on January 31 after three months of free, invaluable programming which was made available virtually to the global printing community in order to continue to serve industry needs in 2020. The Digital Experience connected the industry with subject matter experts speaking to COVID-19 considerations and business recovery, the very latest research and statistics, sales and marketing insight, technology briefings, and more. Market segments across all verticals have benefited from leading education as well as having the opportunity to view the newest industry technology to date. Once the platform closes on January 31, the show will officially focus all efforts on reconnecting the industry at the PRINTING United Expo being held at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL, on October 6-8, 2021.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience remains live and accessible in the holiday season through January 31, 2021 for attendees to take advantage of all the education, resources, and new product information from leading exhibitors. At the conclusion of the Digital Experience, the Alliance will immediately transition into preparations for the in-person Expo, slated for October 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Registration for PRINTING United will open in Spring 2021 and will be shared once it is available.

PRINTING United Alliance today announced that Michael Makin, who was serving as EVP since the merger of SGIA and Printing Industries of America (PIA), will depart on January 1 after a successful transition of the combined organizations. On May 1, SGIA and PIA officially merged to become the largest, most comprehensive printing and graphic arts association in the country. As former president and CEO of PIA, Makin was instrumental in the unification.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience, the global online industry experience held live October 26 – November 12; reports strong attendance and engagement across market segments. Programming is now available on-demand completely free to those who register through January 31, 2021.

Elitron celebrates on both sides of the Atlantic after outperforming competition to win the coveted Printing United Alliance Product of the Year 2020 in the Lasers/Router/Cutters (4’ x 8’ or larger) category.

Epson has announced it has won two PRINTING United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Awards – the SureColor® F6370 won in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Metal” category and the SureColor F10070 won in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Textile ($50K-$100K)” category. Previously called the SGIA Product of the Year awards, this marks the sixth consecutive year the Epson SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printer line has received the prestigious award. Epson’s full line of SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printers will be displayed during Epson’s Insight Days showcase at PRINTING United Digital Experience on Nov. 9 and 12, 2020.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience wraps up a successful three-week live global event with a focus on one of the most exciting markets in the industry -- Digital Textile Printing. Being held November 12, attendees can see the latest technology and solutions from Epson, HP, Kornit, TVF and more. Once the live event concludes, attendees around the world can continue to view the programming on-demand through January 31, 2021 when registered.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience presents highlights in Industrial and Functional technology, research, and education on Wednesday, November 11. Hear from powerhouse companies that are championing the space with cutting-edge solutions for the future. Registration to this, and all other days of the powerful online event, is free.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience presents highlights in Commercial technology, specifically with a focus on Dry and Liquid Toner solutions, on Tuesday, November 10. The Daily Guide detailing the day’s agenda can be viewed here. Registration to this, and all other days of the powerful online event, is free.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience enters the third and final week of the live event on Monday, November 9 with a special focus on the latest Direct-to-Garment and Direct-to-Substrate technology for Apparel. The Daily Guide detailing the day’s agenda can be viewed here. Registration to this, and all other days of the powerful online event, is always free. Once registered, attendees can view any programming on demand that has already taken place, as well as a host of on-demand educational sessions that haven been made immediately available.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience closes out the second of the three-week powerhouse online experience on Friday, November 6 with a special focus on Workflow and Software. The Daily Guide detailing the day’s agenda can be viewed here. Registration to this, and all other days of the powerful online event, is free. Once registered, attendees can dive into all the platform has to offer, from education to new product releases, as well as engage in the Exhibitor Showcase to virtually meet company representatives just as they would at the in-person Expo. Attendees can learn more about products they’ve seen during the event, in the Daily Guides, or featured on the platform. Registered attendees can access this feature on the “Search Showcases” toggle on the PRINTING United Digital Experience landing page.

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