Ten Independent PIA Affiliates on Board to Support PRINTING United

For Immediate Release January 16, 2018 Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA 703.359.1364 kate@sgia.org Fairfax, Virginia — PRINTING 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 PRINTING 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. “Printers are exploring all options to expand their footprint of services to customers — from design to print collateral to large-format,” said Karen Fulton, president and CEO of Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIASD), a participating association. “It’s important to provide venues where they can evaluate capital investments in one location, with suppliers who truly have their best interests first.” PRINTING United will be promoted by the Graphic Arts Association (GAA), Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA), Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica, Printing Industries Alliance, Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIASD), Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California (PIASC), Printing Industries of Ohio and N. Kentucky, Printing Industry Association of the South, Inc. (PIAS), Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) and Visual Media Alliance. “PIASC members are always looking to stay on the forefront of technology in order to serve the interests of their customers. PRINTING United, in a single annual event, will provide a showcase of technology and best practices as well as an atmosphere where our membership can make new connections,” said Louis J. Caron, President, Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California (PIASC). Mark Subers, President, PRINTING United, and President/CRO – Printing & Packaging, Publishing, NAPCO Media, said, “PRINTING United will be an experience to find answers and to address the needs and demands of customers. We’ll do that by bringing in a wide breadth of exhibitors and attendees from all sectors of the print industry. Attendees will leave with new ways to meet and exceed their customers’ expectations.” SGIA will retire the SGIA Expo following this year’s event in Las Vegas October 18–20. Excitement is building as special activities are being planned for the final show, and the PIA affiliates are encouraging their members to attend.  In addition to finding relevance in the convergence of markets, the associations recognize the importance of the technologies that will be on display at PRINTING United. As such, their support will begin this year with the 2018 SGIA Expo. About PRINTING United PRINTING United, a new event and joint venture co-owned by SGIA and NAPCO Media, will launch in Dallas, Texas, October 23–25, 2019. Focusing on the opportunities presented by the convergence of printing technologies and markets, PRINTING United will cover print and finishing technologies in industry segments from garment to graphic, packaging to commercial, and industrial. Its objective is to convey all components of integrated solutions to satisfy virtually any client need. SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community Having its origins in the screen printing industry, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.” NAPCO Media NAPCO Media is a business-to-business media company serving the printing & packaging, publishing, marketing, retail & non-profit, promotional products and consumer technology industries. Its mission is to build community between its audience and clients through integrated media programs, video services, events, marketing services, custom content and e-learning.
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