Support for PRINT United Grows Among Printing Industry Associations

March 13, 2018

PRINT United confirms five more independent regional and state affiliates of Printing Industries of America (PIA) have agreed to support and promote the launch of the PRINT United Expo to their respective members.

With this addition to previously reported participating associations, a total of 15 PIA affiliates are now supporting the new trade show hosted by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) in partnership with NAPCO Media, which will launch in Dallas in October 2019.

Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI), Print Media Association of St. Louis (PMA), Printing and Graphics Association Mid-Atlantic (PGAMA), Printing Industries of New England (PINE) and The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) are the latest commercial printing industry associations lending their support to PRINT United.

“Our print members are always exploring different options to expand their offerings to customers,” said Christine Hagopian, president, PINE.

She added, “It’s extremely valuable to provide an opportunity where they can evaluate capital investments in one location, with vendors who understand their needs and who genuinely want to see their companies succeed in this industry.”

The PRINT United Expo is designed to give print service providers new ways to address changes that are occurring within the graphic arts marketplace.

In addition to finding relevance in the convergence of various market segments, the associations recognize the importance of the wide breadth of technologies that will be on display at PRINT United.

 As such, their support will begin this year with the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, which will be held Oct. 18–20.

"With the rapid and constant change in our industry, it’s vital that our members keep pace with new technologies and innovations available to them,” said Jeff Stoudt, president, PICA.

He added, “We encourage our members to attend industry events like PRINT United, so they can understand the depth and breadth of the imaging technologies out there."

In their agreement to support PRINT United, these five associations join 10 previously reported PIA affiliates that have already cast their support. They include Graphic Arts Association (GAA), Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA), Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG), Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica, Printing Industries Alliance, Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIASD), Printing Industries Association Inc. of Southern California (PIASC), Printing Industries of Ohio and N. Kentucky, Printing Industry Association of the South Inc. (PIAS) and Visual Media Alliance.

“PGAMA is answering the call of many of our members who have, for years, extolled the value of the SGIA Expo and often wondered why PGAMA was not involved,” said Jay Goldscher, president and CEO, PGAMA.

He added, “In promoting PRINT United, we are not only answering the wishes of many of our members, but reinforcing our belief in the dynamic future of our industry with the program that we think best reflects that future — and that is PRINT United.”

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