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Saying Goodbye
It is with tremendous sorrow that we say goodbye to our beloved, Barney Eldridge.
Barney passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the age of 60. Barney was born in San Antonio and grew up in Corpus Christi. He loved fishing, golfing, hunting, US History and music trivia. Barney attended King High School in Corpus Christi and earned a B.S. in Business Administration at his beloved Texas A&M and was well known for his love of Aggie football. He was President and Owner of Renfrow and Co. in Corpus Christi and was the past president of The Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast, as well as an active member of the Rotary Club in Corpus Christi. Barney was preceded in death by his parents Howard & Beverly Eldridge and his biological father George Thomas. Left to treasure his memory are his wife, Kelly Eldridge; sons, Jason Eldridge, Brent Eldridge, and Brandon Britain (Sivan); sisters, Vickie Purdy (Steve), Sheri Hunter (Scott); and three nieces and a nephew. He also leaves behind a vast community of beloved friends & colleagues that truly made his life complete. Lastly, his dearly loved and adorable rescue dog. 
Barney was an amazing individual and was well respected within our industry. His infectious smile and sunny disposition are already missed.

Goodbye, Barney. 
We love you, miss you, and thank you for your contributions to our organization and our industry. And we thank you for your valued friendship. 
Rest in Peace.

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2019


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Posted on Friday, September 06, 2019
U OF H Sugar Land School of Technology
The University of Houston will open two new buildings at instructional sites in Sugar Land and Katy with the start of the fall 2019 semester.

"The Tier One programs offered at the two instructional sites mirror the professional and career opportunities that will be available to graduates,” said Paula Myrick Short, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

The new buildings are the result of years of planning with the respective communities. Expanding higher education opportunities in Katy has long been a goal of UH, and the new building at Sugar Land is crucial to accommodate the broadening programs and growing number of students attending classes there.

"We worked with stakeholders in both communities and were very intentional in the programs we wanted to offer. We are pleased to bring their vision to fruition,” said Jay Neal, associate vice president for academic affairs and chief operating officer for UH at Sugar Land and UH at Katy.

The College of Technology building, located on the UH at Sugar Land site at U.S. 59 and University Blvd., is a 100,000-square foot facility with state-of-the-art classroom, training and research spaces. Students may pursue studies in biotechnology, construction management, digital media, human resource development, mechanical engineering, supply chain and logistics technology, and technology leadership and innovation management.

"The expansion of University of Houston at Sugar Land will offer greater opportunities to prepare career-ready students poised for leadership in technology,” said Dean Anthony Ambler.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new building is planned for Sept. 12.

Additionally, UH will open an instructional site in the city of Katy. The building, located near the intersection of Interstate 10 and the Grand Parkway, will house programs from the UH College of Nursing and the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

"Given the demand for engineering talent across the Greater Houston area, the expansion of UH engineering programs in Katy is both imperative and inevitable,” said Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College. "The city of Houston needs a homegrown workforce trained to take on the engineering jobs of the future while filling in the skills gaps of today.”

The College of Nursing will offer the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing.

"The College of Nursing has been very successful, and we are honored to expand our nursing programs in Katy,” said Kathryn Tart, professor and founding dean of the college. "Katy will now have the benefit of training the next generation of nurses through the University of Houston.”

UH at Katy will share the building with the University of Houston–Victoria at Katy. Programs from UHV Katy include business, education and liberal arts.

A combined enrollment of more than 600 students is expected when classes start in the fall at the Katy site.

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the Katy building is planned for Oct. 14.

UH at Sugar Land and UH at Katy are instructional sites of the University of Houston. The sites feature Tier One programs and classes taught by UH faculty and instructors.
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2019
2019 Wage & Benefits Survey
Participating in the 2019 PI - Gulf Coast's Wage + Benefits Survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace. Receive a complimentary copy ($250 Member Value) for your participation. 
NEW! Use our newly developed online portal. We've developed a new online portal, and we encourage you to submit your data online this year. Your data will be securely saved for next year, and you won't have to re-enter, just update data from one year to the next. This eliminates the re-entry process, and makes the survey quicker and easier to use. 
The report includes both regional and national data covering specific industry wages sorted by metropolitan area, region and company size to evaluate how your company compares. It also provides specific data on all employee benefits with great detail. This year's report will be available in the fall 2019.
Learn if your wages and benefits are competitive. Data submission is easier than ever. All you need is your email for online submissions, and you have the flexibility to start and stop as needed. Once your data is ready to submit it will only take approximately 30 minutes. Review the PDF to prepare your data before going online. You may also download/print the PDF and fax or email your completed data to PI - Gulf Coast. All submitted information is kept strictly confidential.

Click on the image to download the pdf. If you want online access, please email info@pigc.coma nd we will send you the link and instructions. 

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 713-522-2046 of contact us at

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
Congratulations to the University of Houston Copy, Print and Delivery Services for winning a Benny in the 2019 Premier Print Awards Program. 

Their stunning President's Report and Envelope entry won not only a Best of Category in the 2019 Graphic Excellence Awards, but Best of Division I and Best of Show 3rd Runner-Up honors. 

Premier Print is the international print competition hosted by Printing Industries of America. Companies from all over the world submit entries. That totaled 2240 entries this year with only 110 awarded a Benny. UH won their Benny in the Business and Annual Reports (4 or more colors, printers with fewer than 20 employees) category.

They also won a Certificate of Merit and Award of Recognition for two more entries. 

The award will officially be presented at the Reception and Presentation October 2, 2019 in Chicago. 

Congratulations to Nalan Giannukos and his team!

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
Tom Eaton of Eaton Manufacturing Passes
We are sad to report the passing of long-time industry member Thomas B. Eaton, Jr.

Tom was the President of the family-owned Eaton Manufacturing Co., a large format flexo printer in Houston.

The company has the distinction of being in the same building his father started the business in 1927.

Tom was not only involved with PI - Gulf Coast for many years, but was a staunch supporter of The Printing Museum, one of his many passions.

Our condolences to the Eaton family, friends and co-workers..

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
Girls Who Print And Printing Industries Of America Launch Womens Print Mentoring Network

Girls Who Print And Printing Industries Of America Launch Womens Print Mentoring Network

Pittsburgh, PA-Girls Who Print (GWP) and Printing Industries of America (PIA) are please do announce the launch of their join venture, the all-new Women's Print Mentoring Network. This collaborative effort aims to advance the profile of women in the graphic communications and printing industry through the creation of positive, meaningful mentoring relationships.
"Girls Who Print was founded on the cornerstones of community, empowerment, and mentorship" said Deborah Corn,
principal at Print Media Centr and Girl #1 at Girls Who Print. "Combining our grassroots community building
with the industry might of the Printing Industries of America means exponential growth of this network and
more resources to help the women of print. We are so honored to work with PIA on this initiative." Kelly Mallozzi,
principal at and Girl #2 at Girls Who Print, added, "We all do better when we all do better.
I am thrilled to be a part of this mentoring network, and I fully expect to participate both AS a mentor and to
reach out to the network when I need help."

"We have been working toward this launch for more than a year and we couldn't be more proud,"
said Adriane Harrison, Human Relations Director at Printing Industries of America and co-founder of the
program. "To partner with Deborah and Kelly of Girls Who Print was our first and best match for the
Mentoring Network. They bring an energy and vitality to the program that is a force to be reckoned with.
It is our hope that through the WPMN we can improve career outcomes and increase engagement across the industry."
Amy Miller, CEO of Trinity Graphics, Inc. and Castle Press, an award-winning women-owned business
in Anaheim, California, was excited to be among the first to join as a mentor for the network.
"Empowered women empower women," said Miller. "Our industry is dependent on creating impactful
products for our customers. Developing a network of women and helping them grow influence across our
industry will help us all tap into the kind of creativity that our customers crave--and ultimately, give our
customers a competitive advantage."
"As an integrated marketing communications major, I was enticed by the depth of impact that graphic arts
and print has on campaigns in the industry," said Rachel Smith of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
"I'm excited to be part of the WPMN and meet industry professionals to enhance my personal and professional
growth as I get ready to enter the job market later this year."
The Women's Print Mentoring Network is open to any woman employed or interested in pursuing a career in
the print or graphic communications industry. To learn more or if you wish to register as a mentor or mentee,

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018
PIA Responds To Financial Condition Of USPS Hearing

PIA Responds To Financial Condition Of USPS Hearing

Washington, DC--The following is a statement by Michael Makin, President and CEO of Printing Industries of America, regarding today's U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight Financial Condition of the Postal Service hearing.
"Today Congress had an opportunity to hear firsthand about the financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service from three major stakeholders that are most impacted by it --the printing industry, postal labor unions, and the United State Postal Service.
Joel Quadracci, CEO of Quad/Graphics, a Printing Industries of America member company, provided testimony on behalf of his company and the printing industry. Quadracci also represented the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service. The Coalition, of which Printing Industries of America is a founding member, represents the mailing economy supply chain, including paper, equipment suppliers, printers, packagers, retail, and other postal customers.
The key messages Mr. Quadracci delivered in his testimony focused on practical steps Congress can take to allow for financial stabilization of the USPS. These include legislative reforms addressing health care costs of USPS employees and retirees, the untenable burden of aggressive overfunding of retiree benefits, and ensuring that the Postal Rate Commission takes into account the financial improvement of USPS post-legislation as it considers postal rate adjustments.
Just as importantly, Mr. Quadracci highlighted the commerce aspect of the postal reform issue. The Postal Service is an invaluable delivery channel for printed products, but often its impact on the private sector is overlooked. The explosion of e-commerce package delivery and associated multichannel marketing along with innovations to increase the value of direct mail means this sector is viable, but it needs business certainty and postal rate affordability. Bipartisan postal reform legislation can help bring about these outcomes in the short-term and will stabilize the Postal Service so that innovations and structural reforms may be considered in the future.
Printing Industries of America wishes to thank House Oversight Committee Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and the full committee for its attention to this critical issue and their commitment to seek solutions to solve this urgent challenge facing our industry. We look forward to working with Congress to advance meaningful postal reform legislation this year."


Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018
The Youth Movement - a blog from The Canvas Magazine
Millennials have purportedly killed a slew of industries. 
Read the entire blog by clicking here. 
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018
Print Trends 2019

Print marketing is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment. The Printing Report takes a look at what trends will be driving print marketing innovations in 2019.
1# The revival of the print newsletter
Marketing communications need to cut through the noise of digital channels and one way to do this is through print communications. This has led Forbes commentator John Hall to suggest a renewed role for print newsletters in corporate communication strategies.
2# Augmented print
The trend of combining print with digital is spawning some incredible campaigns – offering advertisers new opportunities to create a virtual shop window on any printed marketing material. It is set to continue in 2019.
3# The rise of niche publications
We’re used to finely targeting our digital advertising, but the changing print reading habits of consumers is offering an opportunity to more finely target print advertising campaigns too. With the rise of niche publication sales, brands have an opportunity to work with and reach highly segmented markets and audiences.
4# Time to exploit the tactile delight of paper
Innovations in paper and print are enabling brands to think more creatively about how they use paper. Foil and varnish finishes, interesting cut work and texture, and three-dimensional shapes help to enhance printed materials. People respond to the tactile delight of paper, so leaving them with something physical and memorable that they want to keep is a great way to maximise the staying power of your message.
5# Further personalisation
Personalisation is the huge advantage of digital printing, but remains under-exploited, especially in the news and magazine sectors. Publishers have an opportunity to exploit subscription data more creatively to help brands tailor messages and personalise content.
Read more here.


Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018
The Printing Museum is Open for Business
The Museum of Printing History was founded in 1979 by Raoul Beasley, Vernon P. Hearn, Don Piercy, and J. V. Burnham, four printers with passions for preserving their vast collections and sharing them with the community. The Museum was chartered in 1981 and had its official opening in 1982 with Dr. Hans Halaby, Director of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany, cutting the ribbon. In 2012, the Museum rebranded as The Printing Museum.


The Printing Museum demonstrates the enduring impact of printing by exploring the intersections of the history, art, and technology of the craft.


Through innovative, dynamic, and hands-on programming, The Printing Museum seeks to engage the public in the interpretation of its permanent collection.  The museum strives to empower individuals and society by encouraging creative self-expression, as well as critical discourse and debate, and by providing for the exploration of how print and digital media work in tandem to influence our present-day lives.

Featured in the July 2006 issue of Texas Highways, the Museum was described as "a honeycomb of intimate gallery spaces…with a stunning collection of objects and artifacts devoted to the history, science, and art of printing.” The portrait of the Museum concludes with the observation that "printed text may be taken for granted these days, but a visit to the [The Printing Museum] somehow makes it seem magical once again.”
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018
Wayzgoose.  What Is It?
A wayzgoose (or wayz-goose, waygoose or wayzegoose) was at one time an entertainment given by a master printer to his workmen each year on or about St Bartholomew's Day (24 August). It marked the traditional end of summer and the start of the season of working by candlelight. Later, the word came to refer to an annual outing for the staff of a printing works or the printers on a newspaper.

In modern times, the tradition has been adopted by large publishing and educational sales companies in The United States. 
Be on the lookout for more information on our first annual, PIGC Wayzgoose coming in August! 
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018
Top 4 Best Practices of High Performance Print Sales Organizations

A key challenge currently facing print and marketing service providers is finding and applying the right mix of best practices to increase sales staff performance. While many firms are experts at improving profitability through manufacturing efficiencies, establishing the right processes to increase sales growth are often elusive. InfoTrends conducted a research study to identify the best sales practices of printing companies that were experiencing sales growth

Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends research study Best Practices of High-Performance Print Sales Organizations surveyed over 250 print service providers and conducted telephone interviews with 22 executives of printing companies to uncover the strategies and tactics that high-performance firms followed for managing the sales process, developing and training sales staff, building the right sales force, developing competitive compensation plans, and leveraging the best sales tools for supporting reps.

The majority of survey respondents were owners or company executives that managed sales staff or oversaw the sales organization. Many also reported performing sales duties.

The study found that high-performance print sales organizations follow clearly-defined sales strategies, hold their sales staff accountable, and continually adapt their organizations to keep pace with ever-changing market conditions. Here are four common best practices reported by survey respondents that experienced double-digit sales growth.

Strong Sales Management Practices
High-performance print sales organizations have a strong sales management structure that is focused on developing and following best practices for enhancing staff productivity, hiring the best sales talent, improving sales staff skills, coaching sales reps, holding staff accountable for sales results, and growing sales through new and existing customers. Successful print sales organizations also provide their sales reps with clear directions and guidance for targeting profitable markets with best applications.

Sales Resources Balanced Between New Business & Current Account Development
Winning new business and capturing repeat work from existing customers are essential for the success of printing businesses. High-growth firms understand that repeat business alone will not spark significant growth, so they take action to develop new business. The top responsibility of sales reps at high-growth firms is new business development. Although new business development is essential to sales growth, nurturing existing customer relationships is also important for sales expansion. High-growth firms report that reps also focus their time on account management, responding to requests for proposals, writing proposals, and handling quote requests.

Ongoing Sales Training and Development
High-performance sales organizations realize that sales force training is critically important to the sales effort. When asked to identify their top sales management challenges, respondents most commonly cited developing the skills of sales reps and training new reps. Pricing pressures rounded out the top three, but it is interesting to note that high-growth respondents considered pricing to be less of an issue than overall respondents.

-Keypoint Intelligence

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018
2018 Graphic Excellence Awards SOLD OUT AUDIENCE
Houston, TX-Oh what a night!  The 32nd Annual, Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast Graphic Excellence Awards Gala played to a SOLD OUT audience.  This year's theme, "POWER - Print Offers Winning & Effective Returns", was held at the beautiful Ballroom at Bayou Place.  The 15,000 square feet facility was transformed into a Super Hero showcase of the most exciting work being created and printed in the Gulf Coast region.  Over 260 entries were submitted this year and competition for the coveted "Best of Show" award (the BEST of the BEST) was fierce.

Sponsors for the event included Bosworth Papers, Canon Solutions America, Clampitt Paper, CRON-ECRM, Fuji, Heidelberg, Kodak, LSS Digital, MBM, Mohawk, Olmsted-Kirk Fine Paper, Prisco, Planning Solutions, Premier IMS, Sprint Bindery, Standard Finishing Systems, Tecnau, The Steward Organization, Top Level Ink, Veritiv, and Xerox.

The Grand Champion of the event was Discpro Printing & Graphics and Vela Custom Book Makers for their show-stopping piece called Fisher Island Portfolio. 

Speedy Printing - Katy Freeway wowed with their Butterflies Festival entry that took home the Judges choice Award.  This is an honor the judges bestow based on a piece that represents an original design and technically challenging to produce.  It may not have been a Best of Category piece, but it is one the judges recognize for the uniqueness.  Best use of Paper went to Mittera Houston for The Haskkason Book and Alliances' Nobelus Sleeking piece won the Best Use of Ink.

Be on the lookout for updates to our website with a complete listing of every winner from the big show last night, and thank you to our sponsors for supporting such a fun and exciting evening.  Congratulations to everyone that participated.  



Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018
Premier Print Award Final Entry Deadline

About the Premier Print Awards

The Premier Print Awards Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor--the Benny statue. The Benny has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry. For more than sixty years, winners of the largest, most prestigious print competition in the world have leveraged this honor to gain a competitive advantage.

Important 2018 Dates

  • February 2018 - Premier Print Awards entry system opens
  • April 20, 2018 - Early-bird Premier Print Awards entry deadline
  • May 18, 2018 - Premier Print Awards final entry deadline
  • June 1, 2018 - Premier Print Awards judging
  • July 20, 2018 - Deadline for 2018 Premier Print Award proofs
  • August 3, 2018 - Deadline for advertisement in the 2018 Premier Print Awards Supplement
  • September 4, 2018 - Deadline to RSVP for the 2018 Premier Print Awards Gala Featuring the InterTech(tm) Technology Awards
  • September 30, 2018 - 2018 Premier Print Awards Gala Featuring the InterTech(tm) Technology Awards in Chicago, IL

Benefits of Winning a Premier Print Award

  • An invitation to the Premier Print Awards Gala Featuring the InterTech(tm) Technology Awards--Best of Category winners receive a complimentary ticket
  • Inclusion in the Premier Print Awards Supplement distributed to 10,000 print buyers
  • Exposure to the media with a press release from Printing Industries of America
  • A Benny statue, certificate, or plaque to proudly display
  • Industry recognition
  • A self-promotion kit to help endorse the win
  • Premier Print Award imagery to display on your promotional pieces
  • Recipients of the Premier Print Awards have been known to use their win as leverage in the industry. Receiving an award in the competition will show your customers that you are among the elite in the industry. And your employees can feel proud knowing they work for a highly regarded company.



Premier Print Awards Team

Mike Packard, Manager, Sponsorship & Logistics,

Become a Sponsor

Contact Printing Industries of America to find out how you can get in front of the best printers in the world. Build a personal relationship through face to face networking. You will also gain visibility through PIA national marketing campaign and communications vehicles to over 7,000 member companies as we promote the Premier Print Awards. Download the sponsorship brochure at the bottom of the page to review all your opportunities.

Thank you to the following companies who graciously support the Premier Print Awards.

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
10-10 to Celebrate 10

Save the date for our 10th Annual PIGC Oktoberfest on October 10th! There will be BEER, FOOD GAMES and More!


Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
2019 Graphic Excellence Awards

Save the date for the premier print event of the year, the 2019 Graphic Excellence Awards Gala. Each year the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast's Graphic Excellence Awards Competition recognizes the best in technology, and craftsmanship from the regions printing, imaging, finishing, and creative community.

Our gala attracts over 300 people each year. Come and see how our amazing Gulf Coast Printing Community can push the envelope on superb quality, inspiring detail, and output in imaginative ways.

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
2018 Graphic Excellence Awards Rules and Judging Process
This annual statewide and regional competition affords a unique opportunity for you to recognize your customers and the superb craftsmanship of your employees. The pieces entered in the competition will represent the finest printed material produced by the leading printers, finishers and designers in this region of America.

Who Can Enter?

The Competition is open to any graphic arts firm (designer, printer, finisher, or converter) or in-plant graphics operation located in the service area of Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast. The entrant must have produced a majority of the piece(s) entered or be sure and list the company that did (this is for the benefit of designer firms and finishing businesses that would like to enter particular pieces in the print categories). Finishing and imaging firms may enter in those categories that best define the process or processes incorporated in the printed piece, such as Foil Stamping and Die Cutting or Digital Imaging. Entries must have been produced during 2017.

How Many Pieces Can Be Entered?

There is no limit on the number of pieces that a company can enter in the 2018 Graphic Excellence Awards Competition.

Entry Fee

There is a $35 entry fee for each piece entered by a PIGC member by the Early Bird deadline of February 9, 2018. The cost for entries by non-members by the Early Bird is $60. From February 10 -16, 2015, the fee is $40 per entry for PIGC members and $70 for non-members.
Payment must accompany the entry.

How to Submit Entries

Please submit two copies of each entry. An Entry Form (this form may be copied) must accompany each entry. Additional forms may be obtained by calling Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast at (713) 522-2046 or (800) 448-5930, or download the form from our web site at
Attach the order form (or a copy) to two identical copies of each entry. (One entry form + two samples.) Do not send two different pieces unless the category calls for multiple pieces, then you must submit two copies of each piece in the series.
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
2017-2018 Board of Directors New Leadership
Congratulations to Trevor Tully of Southwest Precision and Gaylyn Devine of TLS Graphics; as they have been elected to serve as Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast Board of Directors President and Vice President for the 2017/2018 term!
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Recycle Day is November 15
It's that time of year again, bring in your electronics to recycle
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Turn In Your GEA Entries Now
Start gathering those amazing creations 
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2017
New PIA Website
Check out the new Printing Industries of America website!  It looks awesome and is an excellent resource center.  Click here to take a tour.
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2017
UV Offset Versus LED-UV Offset Printing

QUIZ: Test Your Knowledge About UV Offset Versus LED-UV Offset Printing

Do you think you’re well-versed on the differences and pressroom requirements that exist between UV sheetfed offset printing and the rapidly emerging LED-UV technology?

Read more by clicking here

Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2017
Convenient, Affordable Training

New to the PIA website is an Integrated Learning Center.  It's a virtual workshop portal, featuring online courses developed and led by industry expert instructors. Our courses are available 24/7, taken at your own pace, wherever you have Internet access! With an ever-expanding lineup of workshops, there will be courses to help professionals in prepress, production, customer service, sales, marketing, safety, and general management.  Click here and check it out!

Posted on Saturday, June 03, 2017
Printing Industries of America Seeks Speakers for 2018 Color Conference

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is currently seeking dynamic speakers for its 2018 Color Conference to be held January 13-16, 2018 at the Hyatt Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. Programming for the 2018 Color Conference focuses on color management for graphic communications and brand integrity. Potential speakers are invited to propose topics for either keynote sessions for the general audience or very detailed color-centric topics in breakout sessions. The primary audience for this event includes brand managers and designers, color management practitioners, and print production professionals. There is a growing emphasis on inkjet printing and packaging for the 2018 program.  Read more here...

Posted on Friday, June 02, 2017
CST Co. Strategic Alliance Partner

CST Co. - Founded in the booming economy of 1927, CST has served the collection needs of business and industry through times of prosperity and periods of deepest depression. Through the years, it has become recognized as one of the most successful and respected commercial collection agencies in America.

CST Co. is a full-service commercial collection agency with over 81 years of experience in the personal handling of accounts worldwide. Bad debt recovery percentages are increased not only through personal collection services, but also by pre-collection services and programs that monitor marginal accounts

CST numbers among its clients many of the nation's major corporations; more than 80% of the Fortune 500 corporations are regular CST clients. CST is endorsed by numerous national trade associations for use by their members. The firm is a charter member of the select group that belongs to the Collection Agency Section of the Commercial Law League of America. In fact, CST Co. was issued the 2nd Certificate of Compliance by the CLLA.

Your local contact is Sam Lianthong at (800) 777-1278 or (214) 558-3258 (cell).

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Association Member Purchase Program


Discounts from 4-17% on Apple products, including the iBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, iPod, and Mac mini (discount vary by product). In addition to substantial savings on award-winning Apple products, the program also includes quarterly promotions, free standard shipping on orders of more than $50, online custom configurations, and more.

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2016
PI-Gulf Coast Has Partner for Computer and Network Services

Can you afford to have yor company's network down? Time is money and for every minute your network is down, you are losing money. What about data security? How are you insuring that customer information is secure from hackers and online predators?

PI-Gulf Coast is now offering members a new discount program on an extensive menu of computer and network support services at tremendous savings.

We have teamed with Mark Frederick & Assoicates to bring their top-notch service to you. Whether its PC rerpair to designing, building and maintaining networks, Mark Frederick & Associates provide prompt, on-site services. And they won't leave until the work is done to your satisfaction.

Even if your company is confident all the right firewalls and virus detectors are in place, running maintenance and securtiy checks will ensure your system is fully functional at all times. Get rid of unnecesary programs that may be clogging up space and leaving you exposed to hackers. And if you are storing critical client data (who isn't), you can be confident that it is safe and secure.

To find out their compete lost of services and all the technologies they support, along with pricing, call the PIGC office at 713-522-2046 or 800-448-5930 or drop us a line at

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2016