Global Graphics‘ companies Global Graphics Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron are accelerating their drupa product launches despite the postponement of the show and the pre-drupa media conference that precedes it.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announced that longtime printing industry marketing and sales executive Jack Noonan has joined the organization as vice president of business development. In this newly created role, Noonan will oversee PRINTING United exposition exhibitor and sponsorship partnerships for SGIA, strengthen existing communities, develop dedicated postal and packaging sector participation, and help explore new business opportunities for the leading annual event in the combined graphic arts industries.

PRINTING United, the most comprehensive expo and event showcase in the printing industry, today announces that the event has already eclipsed the total square footage sold in 2019 and is on track to sell out again in 2020. This second edition of the show — which brought the entire printing industry together for the first time under one roof in North America — will take place October 21 - 23, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

In its continued support of students in the printing industry, SGIA today announces the opening of its annual Student Scholarship Program and the 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.

Ricoh USA, Inc. announced the overwhelming success of its participation in the first-ever PRINTING United which has resulted in growing business with existing customers and forging alliances with new ones, ultimately, closing multi-million dollars in new business. At the show, Ricoh's commitment to help customers thrive today and keep growing tomorrow took centerstage, through interactive booth experiences, as well as throughout the educational sessions at BRAND United and the Digital Amphitheater. Beyond the show, Ricoh and Heidelberg teamed up to give back to the larger community. Collectively raising nearly $7,000, Ricoh's charitable donations went to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that supports wounded veterans and service members, and Heidelberg's to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

PRINTING United User Experience (PRINTING United UX), a new, multifaceted event experience powered by PRINTING United, will make its debut alongside PRINTING United 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center October 21 - 23. PRINTING United UX is part of a three-tiered model that allows companies to maximize their investments in PRINTING United and BRAND United by hosting a complete packaged event/meeting alongside the event that has changed the face of the printing industry.

At Brand United University, collocated with the recent PRINTING United show in Dallas, Texas, Color-Logic joined Scodix, Highcon, and MGI foiling to present graphic designers and ad agency personnel with the latest enhancement opportunities in print advertising and packaging.

Roland DGA customers won a total of nine SGIA Golden Image Awards in a variety of categories at PRINTING United 2019 in Dallas, impressing the judging panel with the creativity and quality of their respective entries, all printed on Roland inkjets.

Installers and aspiring printers showed off their best work at the inaugural PRINTING United in Dallas last month.

Northern Ireland-based Brett Martin provided EFI with its ultra-high quality Foamalux White, Foamalux Ultra and Foamalux Xtra substrates to EFI at PRINTING United in order to help it promote the efficiency, quality and speed of its new VUTEk 32h printer through live on-stand demonstrations.

It was hard to miss Xeikon at its prime location during the first Printing United trade show, held from October 23 to 25 in Dallas. The event marked the North American debut of the company’s CX500 product, and its Wall Deco Discovery solution.

At the recent PRINTING United show in Dallas, Texas, the Color-Logic booth was busy from the show opening to show close every day.

Built upon the strong foundation and success of its predecessor, the SGIA Expo, the inaugural PRINTING United trade show brought approximately 30,000 individuals representing all facets of the printing industry to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas October 23 - 25. Occupying 724,000 gross square feet, the bigger, better and bolder event — developed by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and NAPCO Media to meet industry demand — featured a sold-out show floor of more than 680 exhibitors, over 100 educational sessions and several events to further connect industry players.

Mutoh America, Inc., an industry leader in wide-format printers, was recently honored with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) Product of the Year Award for the ValueJet 2638X - 104 inch printer in the Solvent or Latex Ink Over 80" category and, the ValueJet 1638UH - 64 inch UV-LED hybrid printer in the "Flatbed/Hybrid Under $100k category this year at the Printing United show in Dallas, Texas. The competition recognizes the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the industry.

As a Diamond Sponsor of the inaugural PRINTING United trade show with a dominant presence, Fujifilm ended the three-day event with multiple signed contracts for its innovative solutions.

MGI and Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. were Platinum Sponsors of the first BRAND United University “Digital Print for Professionals” certification conference, held in Dallas, Texas, from October 23rd – 24th. This unique new industry education program, from NAPCO Media and the international SGIA trade group association, was designed to introduce and present exciting new graphic arts technologies for corporate print buyers, marketing agencies and the creative design community.

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has announced it had a successful showing at the first-ever PRINTING United held in Dallas, Texas, October 23–25.

swissQprint celebrated a premiere at their Printing United booth: that of their first dedicated roll to roll printer, Karibu. In addition, the Swiss manufacturer presented their flagship flatbed printer Nyala as well as inspiring application ideas.

Color-Logic has certified the new Ricoh Pro L5160 large format printer for use with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce that judges have selected the winners in the association’s prestigious, annual Golden Image Awards competition.

The Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT) inducted its newest members — Mark Gervais of Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting, Brian Hoag of Roseville Area High School and Beppe Quaglia of Quaglia srl/VIRUS Inks — on October 24 during PRINTING United at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

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