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The 2018 Ben Franklin Honor Society Inductees

November 12, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--The Ben Franklin Honor Society formally inducted ten industry leaders at its awards ceremony on Friday, November 9, at the Printing Industries of America Fall Administrative Meetings in Grapevine, Texas. The Ben Franklin Honor Society of PIA is comprised of industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to advancing print and graphic communications. Inductees have rendered outstanding and meritorious service to... Read More

PIA Adds New UCR and GCR for Color Separation Course to iLearning Center

October 12, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America launched a new UCR and GCR for Color Separation course to the iLearning Center this week. Presented by Joe Marin, Vice President of Education and Training, the course is available to Printing Industries of America printer members as a free benefit of membership. Under color removal (UCR) and gray component replacement (GCR) are color reproduction considerations for converting images from RGB to CMYK... Read More

PIA Opens Nominations for Education and Kagy Awards of Excellence

October 9, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is seeking nominations for the Education Award of Excellence and Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence. The Education Award of Excellence honors educators and industry trainers who have gone above and beyond to further printed communications and enhance the future of our industry. Education Award recipients join 30 years of notable printing educators and trainers, such as Larry Kroll,... Read More

PIA Adds New Color Management Fundamentals Course to iLearning Center

September 5, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America recently launched a new Color Management Fundamentals course to the iLearning Center this week. Presented by Joe Marin, Vice President of Education and Training, the course is available to Printing Industries of America printer members as a free benefit of membership.   Effective color management produces more reliable, consistent color across multiple devices and allows everyone in the process to... Read More

PIA Announces Kagy and Education Award of Excellence Recipients

August 20, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA -- Printing Industries of America announced that Dr. Jerry Waite of the University of Houston was the 2017 recipient of the Education Award of Excellence and the Print Production Program at Carroll County (Md.) Career and Technology Center was the 2017 recipient of the Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence. Initiated in 1984, the PIA Education Award of Excellence is awarded annually to an academic representative in... Read More

PIA Adds New Color Accurate Soft Proofing Course to iLearning Center

August 2, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America recently launched a new Color Accurate Soft Proofing course to the iLearning Center this week. Presented by Joe Marin, Vice President of Education and Training, the course is available to Printing Industries of America printer members as a free benefit of membership. Soft proofing is an essential function in a print shop because more creative and color-critical decisions are made on an LCD display... Read More

PIA Releases Detailed Descriptions of 2018 InterTech Technology Award Recipients

July 26, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--As a follow up to last week's announcement, Printing Industries of America released descriptions of the twelve recipients of the 2018 InterTech(tm) Technology Award. The independent panel of judges deliberated over technology nominations that showcased the dynamic and innovative nature of the industry. The judges singled out the following technologies as meeting the award criteria of being truly innovative and expected to have a... Read More

PIA Statement on Passage of Career Technical Education Legislation

July 25, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin today issued the following statement upon the U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 2353 Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century. The U.S. Senate approved the legislation earlier in the week; H.R. 2353 has been sent to President Trump for his signature. President Trump has indicated he will sign the bill into law. "PIA applauds... Read More

PIA Launches Grassroots Call to Action on Aluminum Tariffs; Urges Congress to Relay Print Industry Concerns

July 24, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Today Printing Industries of America (PIA) launched a grassroots call to action in response to industry impacts triggered by Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum announced by the Trump Administration on June 1, 2018. PIA members impacted by price spikes on aluminum printing plates are urged to share their stories with Congress. Aluminum is used in the production of lithographic printing plates and the highest quality sources... Read More

Printing Industries of America Announces 2018 InterTech™ Technology Award Recipients

July 19, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Twelve technologies have been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech(tm) Technology Award. The technologies receiving the award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry. An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations that highlight the dynamic nature of the industry. This year's awards recognized... Read More

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