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A Decade of Honoring Student Work

Posted by Erin Nuss on 3/27/19 1:07 PM

Whether you’ve perused the student prints at the SGIA Expo’s Golden Image Gallery, or been a past participant, the Academy of Screen and Digital Print Technologies (ASDPT) Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition has had a decade-long presence celebrating and inspiring print’s future. I know when I was studying Graphic Communications Technology at Millersville University, my peers and I strove to create “WOW” prints in hopes that we could have the opportunity for others to see our work, and be awarded, too!

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Topics: Student Competition, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, Education, Printing United, Workforce Development

Annual Competitions Showcase the World’s Best in Printing

Posted by SGIA Department of Print Technology and Training on 11/14/18 11:20 AM

Celebrating industry-leading excellence in printing, SGIA’s annual Golden Image Competition gives experts the chance to showcase their abilities in executing a print and be recognized among the best in the world.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Student Competition, SGIA Expo, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, Printing United, ASDPT, Golden Image

How a Student Gained Recognition at Printing’s Largest Expo

Posted by Erin Nuss on 8/13/18 2:53 PM

For students, attending the SGIA Expo shows the world of printing beyond the classroom. It exposes them to new ideas and innovations and allows them to see the concepts and techniques they’re learning on a daily basis in action as they’re surrounded by industry leaders.

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Topics: Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Student Competition, SGIA Expo, College, Students, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, Leadership and Culture, Scholarship, Education, Academic Connection

SGIA Supports the Next Generation of Print (Part 2)

Posted by SGIA Department of Print Technology and Training on 7/16/18 10:54 AM

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving college, high school and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Each year, SkillsUSA hosts the National Leadership and Skills Conference Championships, which features hands-on competitions that test students’ skills in one of over 100 competitions. 

SGIA serves as the printing industry representative and coordinates the Screen Printing Technology and Graphic Imaging-Sublimation competitions. SGIA’s Johnny Shell, Ray Weiss and Erin Nuss attended SkillsUSA’s 2018 Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and provided their unique perspectives on the event and its importance to the printing industry.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Student Competition, Industry Training, College, Students, Apparel, Garment Manufacturing, SkillsUSA, Screen Printing

Podcasts from the PRINTERVERSE Interviews SGIA President and CEO.

Posted by Raj Sawhney on 6/1/18 10:50 AM

June 1, 2018

Ford Bowers, President and CEO of SGIA, recently sat down with Deborah Corn, host of Podcasts from The Printerverse, to discuss the printing industry and SGIA’s role in its evolution. 

Ford and Deborah looked at the state of the industry today, and talked about how suppliers, printers and associations have been impacted by new trends. They discussed how shifts in printing and changing consumer demands are forcing the industry to adapt, and stressed the importance of changing your mindset from traditional methods to best respond to the wants and needs of the market.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Print, Printing Industry, Student Competition, SGIA Expo