Educators and Students
PRINTING United Alliance has long recognized the important role educational institutions play in the long-term viability of the specialty imaging industry. We are committed to providing educator resources and training to ensure the future success of this industry.
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GCWC Releases White Paper on Industry Issues
The paper, titled “Workforce Concerns in Graphic Communications” is the result of an industry survey taken earlier this year among industry service providers, suppliers, associations, and schools.
Cal Poly Honors Graphic Communication Industry Icon Ray Prince with Endowment
The Raymond J. Prince Graphic Communication Future Leader Program will award annual scholarships to graphic communication students who demonstrated academic achievement and the potential to succeed in graphic communication.
PRINTING United Digital Experience Unveiled
PRINTING United will present four power-packed weeks of hosted global programming and new product unveilings across beginning October 5 and running through October 26.
PRINTING United Alliance Opens Annual Product of the Year Awards Competition
The competition includes more than 85 categories spanning the printing industry and judging this year will take place over a new virtual event format.
PRINTING United Transitioning to a Comprehensive Online Experience in 2020
Decision comes after extensive conversations, up-to-the-minute surveys, and projections that the team has been navigating since the onset of the pandemic.
PRINTING United 2020 on Track to Reunite and Revitalize the Industry
PRINTING United is on track to be held this October at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, with health and safety guidelines at the forefront of planning for the important industry event.
GCWC Announces Winning Logo
Nearly 50 logo design entries from across the country were received for the student contest.
SGIA and PIA Merge to Become the Largest, Most Comprehensive Printing and Graphic Arts Association in the Country
On May 1, 2020, the two entities officially unite to bring resources and services together under one roof to best support future industry growth and longevity.
PRINTING United is Bigger. Better. Together… in 2020
The event has already eclipsed the total square footage sold in 2019 and is on track to sell out again in 2020.
SGIA Opens Annual Scholarship Program, 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.
President Trump Signs USMCA
On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, President Trump signed into law the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is an updated version of the of the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The USMCA won’t be finalized until Canada ratifies it. Read more for a dive …
UK Leaves the EU Today, January 31, 2020
After numerous delays, the United Kingdom (UK) will formally leave the European Union (EU) at midnight on Jan. 31, 2020 (Brussels time). There are implications regarding implementation of the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation and its application …
Printing Industry Dropped from OSHA’s Amputation Prevention Enforcement Program
After years of being on OSHA’s list of high hazard industries for amputations, the printing industry has been dropped from the list of targeted industries. The printing industry had previously been on the NEP for many years going back to at least 2006. The new National Emphasis Program came up with 75 …
SGIA’s Congress of Committees Sets the Course for 2020
Representatives from across the printing industry met to discuss strategies, trends, and opportunities for the industry for the coming year.
SGIA Joins Louisville, KY Workgroup on Air Pollution Emission Reductions
SGIA has joined the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District’s (APCD) Multipollutant Stakeholder Group (MPSG). This group will discuss current air pollution challenges and make recommendations for next steps to improve local air quality and reduce health impacts from air pollution. The MPSG will …