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SGIA Honors Specialty Imaging Industry's Generous Support

Friday, October 21, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

SGIA presents awards and certificates to member companies and affiliates for generous contributions this year.

Press Awards
For their support throughout the year, Press Awards of Appreciation were given to: American Printer, B&B, Big Picture, Dealer Communicator, Desktop/Photoshop Pro, Desktop Dialog, Digital Output, Glass Worldwide, Graphic Monthly Canada, Images Magazine, Impressao e Cores, iSP, Japanese Screen and Digital Printers Association, O Serigrafico, Plastics Decorating, POPSign, Practical Publishing, Printing Review, Printwear, Publish Russia, Quick Printing, Revista Grandes Formatos, Revista Impresión, Screen Print India, Screen Printing, Sign & Digital Graphics, Sign Builder Illustrated, Sign Media, SignIndustry.com, Signs of Russia, Signmunhwa, Signs & Screen En Espanol, Signs of the Times, SIP Germany, Specialist Printing, Stitches, Stitch & Print International, ViscomUp Magazine, Vision
Digital, Wearables and Wide Format Imaging.

2011 Sponsors
The following 2011 SGIA Expo exhibitors provided extra support as sponsors and contributed to the Expo's success. Platinum Sponsors: Agfa Graphics, Durst Image Technology US LLC , EFI, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division and Hewlett Packard Company; and Gold Sponsors: EPSON, INX Digital International Co. and Roland DGA Corporation.

Contributing Authors
The Association recognizes the following writers for contributing to the SGIA Journal and online features at SGIA.org: Jane Cedrone, EFI; Josh Ellsworth, GroupeStahl; Bruce Ridge, Nazdar Inks & Coatings; Peter Ebner, Ebner Seminars; Rob Ivers, Rob Ivers Inc.; Ray Greenwood, SGIA; Thomas Knight, AdvancedArtist.com; Jennifer Chagnon, IntelliCoat Technologies; Sam Klaidman, Middlesex Consulting Group; Kenneth M. White, 3M Commercial Graphics; William J. Hunt, 3M Commercial Graphics; Tim Phillips, Xennia Technology Ltd.; Joe Clarke, Clarke Product Renovation; John Kuta, Lumen Dynamics; Nidal Abbas, Lumen Dynamics; Barbra Bannon, Cranky Creative; Laura Maybaum, Nazdar Inks & Coatings; Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass Technologies; Carol Spieckerman, newmarketbuilders; Chris Bernat, Vapor Apparel/Source
Custom; Dan Marx, SGIA; Marci Kinter, SGIA; Dean Buzby, Heraeus Holdings GmbH; Art Dobie, Sefar, Inc.; Jeff Burton, SGIA; Steve Acquista, Black Box; Brian Condon, SGIA; Justin Pate, Graphics Installation Trainer; Mike Ukena, Union Ink Company Inc.; Bob Flipse, GrafxNetwork; Greg Kitson, Mind's Eye Graphics Inc.; Laura Culver-Edgar, Culver and Associates Inc.; David Parker, Macdermid; David King, Market King LLC; David Fellman, Dave Fellman & Associates; Tawnya Starr, SignPresence by Firespring; Johnny Shell, SGIA; William J. Larkin, StopStatic.com div of Alpha Innovation Inc.; Kevin King, Transformation Point; Steve Aranoff, Arttex Associates/The EAGLE Consulting; Kevin Diaz, Apollo Display Technologies Corp.; Vince Cahill, VC Enterprises; Tom Davenport, Motion Company; Dan Halkyard,
Visual Magnetics; and Roland Biemans, Hollanders Printing Systems.

Webinar Presenters
The following industry professionals were thanked for presenting SGIA Webinars this past year: Peter Ebner, Ebner Seminars; Dan Marx, SGIA; Ray Greenwood, SGIA; Marci Kinter, SGIA; Lyle Bunn, Bunn Co.; Johnny Shell, SGIA; Barbra Bannon, Cranky Creative; David King, Market King LLC; Carol Spieckerman, newmarketbuilders; Lon Winters, GraphicElephants.com; Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass Technologies; Vince Cahill, VC Enterprises; Mike Ruff, Nazdar Consulting Services; Justin Pate, Graphics Installation Trainer; Syd Northrop, Gans Ink and Supply Co Inc.; and Vince DiCecco, Your Personal Business Trainer Inc.

2011 Business Development Conference Presenters
Brad Green, The Integer Group; Lou Ellman, RoyaltyZone Inc.; Carol Spieckerman, newmarketbuilders; Kevin King, Transformation Point; Dan Marx, SGIA; Mark Nuremberg, ColorGraphics; Martine Padilla, Sophizio; and Chris Bernat, Vapor Apparel/Source Custom.

Outstanding Service Awards
SGIA also bestowed Outstanding Service Awards to: Rutland Plastic Technologies Inc., Shur-Loc Fabric System, NEWMAN ROLLER FRAMES mfg by Stretch Devices Inc., Murakami Screen USA Inc., OYO Instruments LP, Great Dane Graphics, PMI Split Tape, Sefar Inc., KIWO Inc. (Kissel & Wold GmbH), BBC Industries/Black Body, GraphicElephants.com, Wilflex Inks Mfg by PolyOne Corp., All American Mfg & Supply, AnaJet Inc., Axiom America, BelQuette Inc., Brother International Corporation, Conde Systems Inc., Delta Apparel, Gans Ink and Supply Co. Inc., Geo Knight & Co., Graphics One LLC, HIX Corporation, Insta Graphic Systems, Lawson Screen & Digital Products Inc., MESA Distributors Inc., Next Wave Media Solutions, Roland DGA Corporation, Stahls' ID Direct, M&R Companies, Vapor Apparel/Source Custom,
Caldera Graphics, ColorGATE Corporation, ErgoSoft US, Hewlett Packard Company, ONYX Graphics Inc., SA International, Wasatch Computer Technology LLC, ColorBurst Systems, X-Rite, Proactive Technologies and IntelliCoat Technologies.

Safety Awards
For their dedication to safety in the work environment, SGIA awarded the following companies with the Safety Recognition Certificate: Ad Graphics Inc., Avery Dennison Graphics & Reflective Products Div, Central Decal Company Inc., Classic Decal Company Inc., Classic Stripes Pvt Limited, Craft Originators Inc., DuraColor LLC, Ferrari Color, Global Products Inc., Graphic Ad Ltd, Lil' Dogs, Meisel, Nameplates For Industry Inc., Nelson Nameplate Company, Nortech Graphics, North American Decal, Nutron Nameplate Inc., Portland Color, PRATT, Prime Source Inc., PSP & Digital Inc., Sanca SGC S A, Sign-Age of Tampa Bay Inc., Signcraft Screenprint Inc., The Mitographers Inc., Transfer Express Inc., Kar-Go Decal Co. Inc., Voss Signs LLC and Yunker Industries Inc.

Sustainability Recognition Awards
ARC Southern California, Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., conVerd LLC, GFX International, Insta Graphic Systems, Kent Pad Printer Canada Inc., Laird Plastics, Marabu GmbH & Co. KG, MicroGREEN Polymers Inc, Modernistic, OAI Inc., Portland Color, Precision Images, Primex Plastics Corporation, Rainier Industries Ltd, RockTenn Merchandising Displays and Serigraph Inc.

SGIA - Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community
"Specialty imaging" comprises digital imaging, screen printing and the many other imaging technologies SGIA members use, including those they'll tap in the future. These are the imaging processes and technologies employed to create new products and to enhance existing products including point-of-purchase displays, printed electronics, membrane switches, signs, advertisements, garments, containers and vehicles. Make the most of your specialty imaging business.

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