The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has opened registration for the third installment of its apparel conference, THREADX (February 23 - 25, 2020; Scottsdale, Ariz.). Designed by SGIA’s Apparel Decorators Committee, THREADX takes a higher-level look at the industry, equipping attendees with ideas and strategies to take their businesses to the next level.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announces that the show floor of its inaugural PRINTING United trade show is sold out. PRINTING United is being held October 23 - 25, in Dallas.

In a move that further enhances its current partnership with NAPCO Media and creates unprecedented value for the industry, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by SGIA’s Board of Directors, NAPCO Media — owners of Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, PromoMarketing, In-Plant Impressions, TotalRetail, Target Marketing and Wide-Format Impressions — will become an LLC and will continue to operate as an independent entity. All NAPCO Media staff and business units will remain in place. SGIA offices and NAPCO Media offices will continue to reside in Fairfax, Va., and Philadelphia, respectively.

It’s business with a side of networking on the menu at PRINTING United’s (October 23 - 25, Dallas) Graphics Producers Luncheon, featuring three concise expert-led presentations on management, sales and company culture. Organized by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Graphics Production Committee, the luncheon will be held Thursday, October 24, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has organized an industry-wide task force to provide input to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) latest proposed updates to The Control of Hazardous Energy standard (lockout/tagout or LO/TO).

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has appointed Amanda L. Kliegl to the position of Vice President of Public Relations. Kliegl has extensive industry experience, having spent more than 10 years with HSPR, representing a wide range of printing and graphic arts clients.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) will offer 10 post-secondary students the opportunity to attend PRINTING United (Dallas, October 23 - 25) as guests of the association.

Registration is open for the inaugural WB/Camp, a first-of-its-kind summit on water-based ink printing, powered by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) THREADX conference. Hosted by Motion Textile (Sacramento, Calif., area) September 20 - 21, 2019, the event will feature expert-led educational sessions and live demonstrations in a state-of-the-art production environment.

Business growth will be the topic of the day at the Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon at PRINTING United (Dallas; October 23 - 25, 2019). The luncheon, organized by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Industrial Applications and Printed Electronics Committee, takes place on Wednesday, October 23, from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM.

As installers put their skills to the test at the PRINTING United PDAA Pro Team Relay, they’ll be under the watchful eye of some renowned industry experts. Jeremy Conner, Owner, Who Did That Inc., and Chad Huhman, Owner, CNJ Signs and Wraps, are on deck to judge the competition at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and NAPCO Media’s latest iteration of the SGIA Expo, taking place in Dallas October 23 - 25.

Last week marked the eighth year the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and industry leaders have teamed up to support students participating in the Graphics Imaging–Sublimation and Screen Printing Technology competitions at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). SGIA and its members coordinated, judged and provided $75,000 in prizes and stipends to the secondary and post-secondary student participants.

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