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Call for Entries: USSC Sign Design Contest The United States Sign Council (USSC) has announced that it is accepting entries for its annual Sign Design Contest. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2017. The competition is open to USSC member companies. Entries will be judged on three criteria: the submission’s overall appearance, its effectiveness and its originality. The goal is to identify and present signs that demonstrate excellence in client identification, creative graphic expression and combination of materials and/or techniques.

Ann Inc., REI, Starbucks to Speak on Sustainability...
Print buyers from Ann Inc., REI, and Starbucks will tell print suppliers where and why sustainability figures into print buying decisions during the Brands Talking Sustainability luncheon at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12). The luncheon takes place Tuesday, October 10, 12:00–2:00 pm, and... Read More
Agenda Released for SGIA Printed Electronics...
SGIA’s 2017 Printed Electronics Symposium will focus on e-textiles, with a day of presentations exploring markets and applications for wearable technology. The October 10 conference will be held at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in conjunction with the 2017 SGIA Expo. The highly focused event is... Read More
SA International Sponsors Welcome Reception at 2017...
SA International (Booth 2749) has signed on to sponsor the Welcome Reception at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12), the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced today. “We greatly appreciate SA International’s sponsorship of this event. The Welcome Reception is a terrific networking... Read More
SGIA Partners with SignElements
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has teamed up with SignElements to give SGIA members discounted access to the more than 5.8 million graphics online at SignElements is the world’s largest online, royalty-free image subscription service for the print and sign industries. SGIA... Read More
SGIA Supports the Next Generation of Printers at...
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) members and staff welcomed forty secondary and post-secondary students to the graphic imaging–sublimation and screen printing competitions at last week’s 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). Students represented thirty-five schools from around... Read More

The Learning is Easy at the 2017 SGIA Expo
The 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10-12) is more than a technological wonderland for the printing industry. It’s the place to learn the latest about what’s moving the industry forward—and how to make the most of it to move your career and your business forward. In addition to its more than 540... Read More
NSSA Annual Expo Announces Presenting Sponsor,...
The Northeast States Sign Association (NSSA) is pleased to announce that Pattison Sign Group Inc. has been brought on board as the Presenting Sponsor the 2017 NSSA Northeast Sign Expo. The EXPO will be held this year at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford on September 28 and September 29,... Read More
SGIA Partners on OSHA Safe + Sound Week
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to partner with the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) on Safe + Sound Week (June 12–18, 2017), a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs. Safe + Sound Week encourages... Read More
SGIA and AATCC Sponsor 2017 Digital Textile...
Plans are underway for a digital textile printing conference, jointly hosted by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and AATCC, The Association of Textile, Apparel and Materials Professionals, November 29–30, 2017, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The two-day... Read More
ISA: OSHA Delays Recordkeeping Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has delayed a recordkeeping rule due to take effect July 1. The rule would have required companies to file regular reports of injuries and illnesses. OSHA deemed sign, graphics, and visual communications companies to be in an industry that had... Read More

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