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Cutting-Edge Technologies Sought for 2018 InterTech™ Technology Awards

February 14, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) is currently seeking cutting-edge print and graphic arts technologies for the 2018 InterTech(tm) Technology Awards program. The annual competition hosted by PIA honors truly innovative technologies set to shape the future of print and graphic communications. Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and software are encouraged to enter by June 1, 2018, with an entry discount available through... Read More

PIA Launches Customer Service Professional Certification Program

February 13, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America has launched a new Customer Service Professional Certification (CSP) program to train and validate the expertise of customer service representatives in a production print environment. The CSP Certification program will provide vital skills in the areas of professionalism, communication, management of internal and external customers, and job production situations to deliver an outstanding customer... Read More

Dr. Mark Bohan Named 2018 TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award Recipient

February 8, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Dr. Mark Bohan, Director of Prinect & CtP of Heidelberg USA, has been named the 2018 TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award recipient by Printing Industries of America. The award is given by the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) to print professionals with distinguished careers in appreciation of their contributions to the advancement of the graphic arts. Dr. Bohan is an acknowledged expert and evangelist on workflows and... Read More

PIA Responds to State of the Union; Releases 2018 State of the Industry Report

January 31, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America, in response to last evening's State of the Union address, has issued its 2018 State of the Industry report today outlining the economic and public policy outlook for 2018. The following is a statement by Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin: "Last night, Americans heard President Trump say that the state of our union is strong. Today, I want to echo that sentiment to say... Read More

2018 President's Conference Keynotes Announced

January 24, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--Printing Industries of America today shared the full schedule for the 2018 President's Conference, to be held March 4-6, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Co-hosted with the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association, this year's conference focuses on innovations in leadership set to take the printing industry by storm. Key highlights from the 2018 President's Conference breakout sessions include topics like transparency through... Read More

PIA Announces Partnership with Utah Clean Air

January 17, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America's Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Affairs Department and Printing Industries of Utah (PIU), now part of Pacific Printing Industries (PPI) Association, are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR). The partnership will offer a training program to Utah printers on reducing air pollution. Additional partners in this program include the Specialty Graphic... Read More

Best Workplace in the Americas Winners Announced

January 12, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America today announced winners of the 2018 Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) awards and the Safety Shield. Winners of the Best Workplace designation include: Alcom Printing, Harleysville, PA Allen Press, Lawrence, KS Supreme Graphics, Arcadia, WI Boutwell, Owens & Co., Fitchburg, MA ColorTree Group, Henrico, VA Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA CRW Graphics, Pennsauken, NJ DISC Graphics, Hauppauge... Read More

Nominations Now Open for the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award

January 7, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is seeking eligible candidates for the 2017 Schaeffer Environmental Award. Established in 1990, this award is named for environmental pioneer and researcher Dr. William D. Schaeffer (1922-2003). Dr. Schaeffer was known and widely respected for providing environmentally sound activities for the graphic communications industries and a rational perspective for those who develop environmental... Read More

2018 TAGA Conference Keynote Speakers and Papers Announced

December 19, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA--The Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the complete lineup of keynote speakers and selected papers for the 2018 Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Conference in Baltimore, MD, March 18-21. Globally renowned technical and print experts Dr. Joe Webb of Strategies for Management, Inc., Ken Fleisher of National Gallery of Art, color consultant Kate Smith, and Tim Luong of Ceradrop MGI Group will take the... Read More

Tim Burton Named 2017 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Recipient

December 4, 2017

Tim Burton of Burton & Mayer has been named the 2017 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by Printing Industries of America. 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 significant force in shaping the business of printed communications. The award was presented on November 10, 2017 at the Ben Franklin Honor... Read More

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