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PIA Delivers Huge Success at their Digital Press Think Tank Two!

August 3, 2017

PIA THANKS SPONSORS: CANON, EFI, FUJIFILM, HP, KODAK, KOMORI, KONICA MINOLTA, RICOH, SCREEN, XEIKON, & XEROX ALONG WITH LINDEMEYER MUNROE, PANTONE/X-RITE, PAPER MART & RED TIE.

Printing Industries Alliance scored big at their July 26th DIGITAL PRINT THINK TANK TWO in NYC. There were 5 printer and 10 vendor panelists, 10 digital press manufacturer presentations, fifteen sponsors and more than 150 attendees in the audience.

The list of presentation sponsors included EFI, Fujifilm, Ricoh, Canon, Kodak, Xerox, HP and Konica Minolta, Komori, Screen and Xeikon. X-Rite/ Pantone, Paper Mart, Lindenmeyer Munroe and Red Tie were non-presentation sponsors.

The event took place at Club 101, located at 101 Park Avenue, NY, NY at 40 th Street. Mark Michelson and Mark Subers of NAPCO were the event’s lead moderators, joined by expert panelists, speakers and presenters. Attendees heard the latest updates and options for all areas of digital printing including toner, inkjet production, label & packaging and wide format. A digital experience printers panel featured top management from printers large and small; including Mike Graff, CEO of Sandy Alexander, Cheryl Kahanec, President of Marketing Solutions Group, Earth Color, Kevin McVea of SCI and Michael Duggal of Duggal.

Marty Maloney, Executive Vice President, Printing Industries Alliance stated “In this single day event, printers were fully updated on the world of digital printing and were able to make side-by- side comparisons and find out which press should be their next digital purchase. They saw presentations, listened to panelists and had time to visit with the vendors as well as network with their peers “.

The event cut across all digital printing technologies from the toner to ink jet production and all applications were discussed including direct mail, books, labels & packaging and wide format graphics. The presentations were interspersed by discussion panels that included a panel of digital printers and also a panel of digital press manufacturers.

The audience of 150 surpassed the last Think Tank held in October, 2015 which had an audience of 110. The Digital Print Think Tank III will be held in the summer of 2018.

About Printing Industries Alliance

Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) represents the graphic communications industry in all of New York State, the northern half of New Jersey and northwestern Pennsylvania. This geographic footprint is the most important printing market in the U.S. with more Fortune 500 companies than any other state or region. This area houses the world’s largest financial, marketing, media, and advertising centers and is the heart of all global cultural activities as well as being one of the world’s largest population centers.

In addition to print advocacy and education, the PIA provides its members with a variety of consultative, informational and cost-saving services. They also provide governmental representation at the federal, state and local level. The PIA is headquartered in Amherst, NY with a metro NYC office in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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