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SGIA Expo 2016: Top Takeaways

‘Packaging’ may have been the most-mentioned word at the strongly attended Las Vegas event.

Preliminary attendance numbers ticked past 20,000 on just the first day of the 2016 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, and vendors at every corner of the floor were outwardly optimistic as the show came to a close two days later. It was a show for firsts: Attendees visited the inaugural Garment Decorator’s Conference and awed at the world’s largest 3D printer, while Big Picture’s Women in Print Award winners were honored at the SGIA Chairman’s Reception.


Big Picture Seeks Assistant Editor

Cincinnati-based publication expands editorial team.

Job Description
Big Picture and Screen Printing magazines, two national business-to-business publications headquartered in Cincinnati (Blue Ash), are seeking a full-time assistant editor.


The Women in Print Awards: Elaine Scrima

GSP's VP of operations has taken the shop from nearly bankrupt to booming.

Elaine Scrima
VP of Operations
GSP Marketing Technologies
Clearwater, Florida

Industry innovations: Took GSP from an almost-bankrupt P-O-P display company with old-school tech to cutting-edge inkjet digital PSP delivering 60,000 kits per month


AllSigns Lands a Hole in One with Window Graphics

Contra Vision dominates a golf store façade.

Bristol, UK, print provider AllSigns seems to have the uncanny ability to create graphics out of thin air: The company’s client, Callaway Golf, has AllSigns on speed dial to refresh the 290-square-foot glass façade of its London headquarters whenever a Callaway golfer wins a tournament or the company launches a new product.


Roland Expands TrueVis Wide-Format Family

Introducing 30- and 54-inch printer/cutters.

Roland has revealed the TrueVis SG series of printer/cutters, featuring 30- and 54-in. models. The series leverages two newly designed FlexFire printheads, 4-color eco-solvent TrueVis ink, integrated cutting technology, and a Bluetooth-enabled Roland DG Mobile Panel. Applications include indoor and outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, banners, posters, displays, labels, decals, apparel heat transfers, and more.


The Women in Print Awards: Nicole Piach

The co-owner of Digital Print Specialties has made a name for herself as a pioneer in textile imaging.

Nicole Piach
Digital Print Specialties
Hazel Park, Michigan

Industry innovations: Developed line of specialty print media; among the first to adopt dye-sub technology

Philanthropy: Supports students at Parsons School of Design; served on Olympic torch run committee


The Women in Print Awards: Catherine Monson

Fastsigns' CEO has led the transition from analog to digital not once, but four times.

Catherine Monson
Chief Executive Officer
Fastsigns International
Carrollton, Texas

Industry innovations: Manned four companies’ transitions from analog to digital; spearheaded PIP Printing’s transition to online ordering; branded Fastsigns as “More than Fast. More than Signs.”


Big Picture Names Adrienne Palmer As Editor-in-Chief

Former managing editor offers fresh perspective, launches new initiatives.

ST Media Group International, a Cincinnati-based publisher of information products for the signage and graphics, packaging, and design fields, has promoted Adrienne Palmer to editor-in-chief of Big Picture, the leading publication for the digital printing industry.


The Women in Print Awards: Lynn Krinsky

Stella Color president proves sustainable practices can equal success.

Stella Color

Industry innovations: Emphasizes sustainable business practices; stayed ahead of the curve with digital technologies and often beta tested new equipment; first digital printing company to earn G7 certification for dye-sub printing