Fairfax, VA, USA : The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) unveiled the design of its 2018 SGIA Expo T-shirt, designed for the second straight year by Graphic Elephants. Shirts will sell for $5 at the Expo (Las Vegas, October 18-20), and proceeds will support the Nevada SPCA.
“It is an honor to be asked to produce the art and shirts for the Expo. We always try to put together something that matches the show’s theme while displaying high-level printing applications,” said Lon Winters, President, Graphic Elephants.
This year’s T-shirt design captures the cityscape of Las Vegas and what it adds to the show, celebrating the SGIA Expo with a look ahead to PRINTING United. PRINTING United, which launches in October 2019, is a new trade show from SGIA and NAPCO Media focused on the opportunities that industry convergence presents.
Winters’ T-shirt design features the bright lights of some of the most popular spots on the strip, such as TAO Nightclub, where the show’s Opening Night Party will be held. US Route 66, shown in a bent perspective, connects Las Vegas to Dallas, with a PRINTING United sign teasing what’s ahead for SGIA and the printing industry.
“The SGIA staff asked us to tell a story with our design, so we portrayed the transition of the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas to PRINTING United in Dallas, and what better way to connect the two cities than the iconic Route 66,” said Winters.
Suppliers donate all of the resources – including the artwork – used to create the show T-shirts: Amagic, EasiWay, Fruit of the Loom, M&R, Murakami, PMI, Shur-Loc, Stretch Devices, Ulano/Kiwo and Wilflex PolyOne.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) owns and produces the 2018 SGIA Expo, the printing industry’s most exciting and comprehensive trade show, which will bring more than 550 exhibitors and over 25,000 registrants to Las Vegas October 18–20. Technology is expanding what you can do – and the SGIA Expo is here to help you make the most of it!
SGIA is the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community – SGIA.”