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June Crespo Honored with 2019 Naomi Berber Award

December 10, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) is pleased to announce that June Crespo, director of Board & Affiliate Relations of Printing Industries of America, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Naomi Berber Memorial Award. Crespo was presented with her award at the 2019 Ben Franklin Honor Society induction ceremony on November 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas. This award honors outstanding women in the graphic communications... Read More

Lawton Named 2019 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Recipient

December 10, 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that Ms. Laura Lawton has been named the 2019 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Established in 1950, the Lewis Award pays homage to business leaders who have made major, long-term contributions to the graphic arts industry and have been a significant force in shaping the business of printed communications. The award was presented on November 15,... Read More

Ben Franklin Honor Society Launches First BFHS Book of Wisdom—Class of 2019 Inducted

November 26, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--At its 2019 annual meeting held in Houston, Texas, the first BFHS Book of Wisdom was launched and distributed. Published by the Ben Franklin Honor Society (BFHS), the BFHS Book of Wisdom documents, through a series of essays, the journey to success of 47 Society members: successful and accomplished men and women who have a story to tell to young, aspiring members of the graphic communications industry. Also at the meeting,... Read More

Dell Joins PIA National Buying Program

November 26, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA-Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that Dell, maker of laptops, workstations, monitors, servers, storage solutions and more, has joined its National Buying Program just in time for the holidays. PIA members can now save up to 40% off when using the Dell partnership program offered through PIA.  "We are thrilled to partner with the Printing Industries of America to offer our technology products and solutions to... Read More

Printing Industries of America Announces 2020 Slate of Officers and Board of Directors

November 21, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) proudly announces the election of its 2020 slate of officers and Board of Directors. The installation ceremony took place on November 17, 2019 at the PIA Fall Administrative meetings held in Houston, Texas. New board members inducted during the ceremony were: Teresa Campbell, Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica and Skip Novakovich, Esprit Graphic Communications. Additionally, new... Read More

TAGA Conference Keynote Speakers and Papers Announced

November 12, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA-The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) announces the lineup of keynote speakers and selected papers for its 2020 Annual Technical Conference in Oklahoma City, OK, March 15-18. TAGA is a leading resource for technical research and innovation in graphic communications and related fields. Keynotes include: Dr. Juanita Parris, global director of materials, Applications and Analytical Science, Sun Chemical Corporation An... Read More

PIA Releases New Performance Ratios Program

October 7, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America's Center for Print Economics and Management, in conjunction with Profectus, a business management consultant specializing in the printing industry, have opened access to the new Performance Ratios program. For more than 90 years, the Ratios have been used by printers and suppliers to track industry financial performance and benchmark their operations. The new program provides an online dashboard... Read More

PIA Launches New Print Production for Designers Course in iLearning Center

September 24, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new and highly anticipated Print Production for Designers course in the iLearning Center this week. Great print design is a combination of visual appeal and technical precision. Presented by Joe Marin, Vice President of Education & Training, Print Production for Designers reveals the lifecycle of a printed job and explores what it takes to design and... Read More

Ben Franklin Honor Society Publishes the First BFHS Book of Wisdom

September 6, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Published by the Ben Franklin Honor Society (BFHS), the BFHS Book of Wisdom reveals the untold success stories of the Society's membership. The 248-page book is comprised of 47 essays by some of the most successful and accomplished men and women who have defined the growth and direction of the graphic communication industry in the latter part of the 20th century and the start of the 21st century. The book was conceived and edited... Read More

PIA Now Accepting Submissions to the Best Workplace in the Americas Recognition Program

September 3, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) opened its 2020 Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) program for submissions today with the entry deadline set for November 15, 2019. The awards program focuses on Human Relations and recognizes companies that have superior practices in three categories: Communication & Culture, Employee Resources & Benefits, and Safety & Work Environment. The BWA program will also provide the... Read More

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