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Sign up today for Printing Industries Alliance's  DIGITAL PRINTING THINK TANK II on July 26, 2017 in NYC. The list of sponsors  includes Canon, EFI, Heidelberg, HP, Komori, Konica Minolta, Lindenmeyr Munroe, Paper Mart, Ricoh, Screen, Xeikon, Xerox and X-Rite/Pantone. Presentation sponsorships are now closed.

Mark Michelson, Editor, Printing Impressions and our event's lead moderator, will be joined by expert panelists, speakers and presenters. Over 100 printers will hear the latest updates and options for all areas of digital printing including toner, inkjet production, label & packaging and wide format. A digital experience printer's panel will feature top management from printers large and small; including Michael Duggal of Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc., Mike Graff, CEO of Sandy Alexander,  Cheryl Kahanec, President, Marketing Solutions Group, Earth Color, Kevin McVea, Senior Vice President of SCI and Eric Webber, CEO & President of Cohber Press.

The event will cut across all digital printing technologies from the simplest to ink jet production and all applications will be discussed including direct mail, books, labels & packaging and wide format. The presentations will be interspersed by discussion panels that will include a panel of digital printers, a panel of digital press manufacturers as well as a panel of suppliers that support digital printing. 

Digital Printing Think Tank II

Wednesday, July 26th | Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY at 40th Street

8:30 am - Registration and Breakfast
12:00 pm - Lunch
5:00 pm - Cocktails and Networking

COST: $109.00 per person 

Includes continental breakfast, lunch, all day coffee and refreshments and end-of-day networking session.

To Register: 
Click here for registration form or register online with a credit card. Contact Kim Tuzzo at (716) 691-3211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Non-presentation spots are still available. Contact Marty Maloney, PIA Executive Vice President, at (203) 912-0804 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope you'll join us on July 26th!


Tim Freeman, President
Printing Industries Alliance
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Karen Krigsman, Traci Lucien, and Joe Schick To be Honored with 2017 Luminaire Awards
Printing Industries Alliance and Idealliance will recognize industry leaders at Annual Franklin Luminaire Awards event in New York City on Oct. 18.

Printing Industries Alliance and Idealliance have announced that Karen E. Krigsman of J.Crew Group, Inc., Traci L. Lucien of AARP, and Joe Schick, recently retired from Quad/Graphics, will be honored with 2017 Luminaire Awards. The awards, which recognize exceptional professionals for their positive contribution and service within the media and visual communications industries, will be presented at the annual Franklin Luminaire Awards event on Oct. 18 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Event sponsorships are available at early bird rates through July 31.

"Our annual Franklin Luminaire Awards event brings hundreds of professionals from every branch of our industry together to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of leaders such as Karen, Traci, and Joe," says Steve Drew, sales executive at LSC Communications and Co-Chair of the 2017 Franklin Luminaire Awards. Meghan Milkowski, 2017 Franklin Luminaire Awards Co-Chair, added, "Our Awards event is a wonderful opportunity to show our Honorees the industry's appreciation for their commitment to excellence and the contributions they have made throughout their careers to move our industry forward."

Karen E. Krigsman, Senior Director, Print Production, J.Crew Group, Inc., oversees print purchasing and production for retail companies Madewell and J.Crew. She is responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of all catalogs, marketing collateral, store signage, direct mail, print and out-of-home advertisements, as well as the prepress, press approvals, paper purchasing, and packaging purchasing and execution for the companies' domestic and international entities.

Traci L. Lucien, Vice President, Print Center, AARP, leads a production management group that serves the organization with print and mail expertise. She and her team manage the production of approximately one billion pieces of print each year. Lucien also provides oversight and direction for operational management of workflow systems that support the enterprise. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Idealliance and the Alliance of Non-Profit Mailers and is an advocate for foster care and adoption, serving as a media spokesperson for

Joe Schick, recently retired as Vice President of Postal Affairs, Quad/Graphics, Inc., served as the company's primary liaison with the U.S. Postal Service and represented Quad/Graphics on the Direct Marketing Advisory Board at the Universal Postal Union in Switzerland. A long-time member of the Postmaster General's Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), where he represented the Gravure Association of America and served as Industry Chairman, he was also a member of the Idealliance Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association for Postal Commerce (PostCom), and Chair of the Idealliance Addressing & Distribution Committee.

Franklin Luminaire Awards Platinum sponsorships (table of 10) are available at the early bird rate of $5,500 until July 31 ($6,500 after that date); Gold sponsorships (half-table of five) are $2,750 by July 31 ($3,250 after). Sponsors receive recognition in the printed program and signage, and during the evening's program. Individual tickets are also available at $400. Proceeds from the Franklin Luminaire Awards support the programs of the PIA Graphic Communications Foundation and the Idealliance DEER Foundation.

For more information about sponsorships or tickets, please contact Kim Tuzzo of Printing Industries Alliance at (800) 777-4742 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Tim Freeman, President
Printing Industries Alliance


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