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2019 President's Conference Keynotes and Special Activities Announced

February 5, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America has announced the 2019 President's Conference keynote speakers and special activities. The 2019 President's Conference program was designed especially for industry leaders to help provide a path for creative innovation and the latest business strategies and tactics. It is the aim of the organization for the attendees to walk away inspired, rethinking the status quo, and ready to tackle their own... Read More

PIA Releases Findings of Spoilage Report

January 18, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industry of America released today the findings from the recent investigation it conducted on spoilage within the printing industry. The organization collected data by means of a survey in order to better understand the extent that spoilage is tracked, how statistics are calculated, and more importantly, the range and average of spoilage levels by size and type of company. In addition, it sought to understand whether low... Read More

PIA Statement on Presidential Task Force on Postal Reform Report

December 5, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--PIA is appreciative that the Trump Administration placed a high priority on the complex issues surrounding USPS performance and the future of mail. USPS remains a critical supply chain partner to thousands of PIA member companies and their customers. We were pleased to participate in formal meetings with the Task Force leading up to the delivery of yesterday's report. However, many of the policy suggestions put forth in the... Read More

2019 Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Annual Conference List of Papers Announced

December 5, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts has released the list of papers that will be presented at its 2019 Annual Technical Conference to be held March 17-20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 35 presentations and two posters will cover a myriad of research projects and innovations in graphic communications from a study of the ability to recycle inkjet printed products to breakthroughs in digital textile printing. The... Read More

Jules Van Sant Honored with 2018 Naomi Berber Award

November 16, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) is pleased to announce that Jules Van Sant, Executive Director of Pacific Printing Industries Association, has been named the 2018 Naomi Berber Memorial Award honoree. Van Sant's award was presented at the 2018 Ben Franklin Honor Society induction ceremony on November 9 2018 in Grapevine, TX. This award honors outstanding women in the graphic communications industry for their exceptional... Read More

Ekstein Named 2018 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Recipient

November 16, 2018

Jeff Ekstein, 2018 Lewis Memorial Award Recipient,  with Michael Makin, President & CEO, PIA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that Mr. Jeff Ekstein has been named the 2018 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Established in 1950, the Lewis Award pays homage to business leaders who have made major, long-term contributions to the graphic arts industry and have been a... Read More

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

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