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SGIA Committees Vote on New Leadership

Eight groups hold elections.

SGIA’s eight committees elected new officers at the annual Congress of Committees. The groups also met to discuss new strategies. New leadership includes:

Digital Textile and Décor Committee
• Chair: Ken Bach, Aberdeen Fabrics
• Secretary: Ralph Terramagra, Fisher Textiles

Industrial Applications Committee
• Chair: Steve Hatkevich, American Trim
• Secretary: Brent Moncrief, Fujifilm


James Matthews-Paul Appointed IPEX 2017 Content Curator

Delivering on its promise to present a new vision and format at IPEX 17, Informa Exhibitions is today confirming the appointment of James Matthews-Paul as Content Curator. Responsible for programming and hosting an exciting and inspiring schedule at IPEX’s Centre Stage, James is also helping the Informa Exhibitions team shape a truly diverse feature programme that will set IPEX 17 as a landmark in global print exhibitions.

Free Webinar Covering Changes Coming to U.S. EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations

SGIA Webinar — Tuesday, March 21 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Free Webinar: Changes to U.S. EPA’s New Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations
Jim O'Leary, Kathy Lett, MaryBeth Sheridan
Revisions to the U.S. EPA’s Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations go into effect May 30! The revisions address significant gaps in the existing regulation and provide greater flexibility in how waste is managed — and they will impact you.

GSG U Offers Educational Classes In May

GSG, a distributor of consumables and equipment for the apparel decorating, digital printing, commercial sign, and electrical sign industries, offers regular monthly classes as part of its GSG U program. The classes are at one of seven GSG regional offices.
Here’s a look at the schedule for May:
May 2017
Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5 Wrap Installation, Cincinnati
Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 Auto Screen Print, Dallas
Tuesday, May 9 Embroidery Basics, Dallas

Scott Fresener Offering New Online Courses

Scott Fresener of T-Biz Network International is now offering online training courses and Master Classes at his new T-Shirt Printing Master Classes website. Classes include High-End T-Shirt Color Separations in Photoshop, T-Shirt Graphics with Adobe Illustrator, T-Shirt Graphics with Corel Draw and How to use Adobe Photoshop for T-Shirt Graphics. Other classes are in the works.

Superman Graphics and Scented Shirts

PXP Solutions creates unique special effects sure to leave a lasting impression.

“I like to say we color outside the lines,” says Bruce Jolesch, president of PXP Solutions. The Dallas-based company serves a nationwide network of distributors, including Axis Promotions and Halo, with end users ranging from the NFL and NCAA to MillerCoors and Doritos. Jolesch takes pride in the shop’s ability to do it all: “We can print as small as the left chest or a sleeve and as large as a 40 x 40 [inch] adult print on a finished shirt.”


GlassPrint 2017 Announces Programming

ESMA hosts conference in Düsseldorf, Germany.

ESMA has released the details for GlassPrint 2017, a conference for glassmakers, decorators, end users, suppliers, and brand owners. The event will be held at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, November 29-30.

Presentations, including keynoters from BV Glas, FEVE, Glass for Europe, Messe Düsseldorf, and VDMA, will touch on topics such as:


Mimaki USA presents Chicago Technology Expo

When: Tuesday, March 28, 10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday, March 29, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Ballroom 7
Rosemont, IL 60018
Program: Join Mimaki USA Midwest Region staff for two days of networking opportunities, educational sessions, access to application experts and live demonstrations of the latest Mimaki solutions including:

SGIA Expands Staff to Broaden Conversation with Industry

With the creation of five new staff positions, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has expanded its outreach to the industry, SGIA President & CEO Ford Bowers said today.
“Two-way communication is key to serving our membership and the industry at large,” he said. “These new positions are all about that dialogue.”

Global Imaging Unveils the Massivit 1800 3D Printer at their 10th Customer VIP Event

Global Imaging introduced it’s newest portfolio partner, Massivit3D, at its recent Workflow Studio VIP Event. The event was attended by over 70 printing and textile business owners and manufacturer’s reps from 18 states across the country.