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September 16, 2016

SGIA Expo Displays Strongest Imaging Market in North America

More than 24,000 participants crowd the sold-out Expo floor

Las Vegas, Nevada — The 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14–16) showcased the latest technologies and products in the specialty imaging marketplace on the largest trade show floor in SGIA history — a whopping 272,700 square feet.

“This has been a tremendous show,” said Chris Guyett, Sales Operations & Marketing Communications Manager at Durst Image Technology US LLC. “The SGIA Expo has provided a dramatic increase in new customer opportunities for us. The attendees that we were able to speak with showed great interest and desire to build their business with Durst.”

The following results came from the Expo this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more details, stay tuned for the complete Expo recap online at

Total Registrants: More than 24,000 as of 12:00 pm, September 16, 2016

Total Number of Exhibitors: 562 (Expo floor 100-percent sold out)

“I bought my shop four months ago, and I’m completely new,” said Kathryn Gonzalez, Owner of Dancing Dog Productions. “I have to say that the experts at the [educational sessions] were helpful and knowledgeable. Everybody has been welcoming, and the wealth of information has been amazing. The show is absolutely amazing, and I am having a great time.”

“You guys are on fire — this marketplace is so full of opportunity right now,” said James Raffel, CEO of ColorMetrix Technologies LLC.

2016-2017 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Rich Thompson, Ad Graphics

2015-2016 SGIA Chairman of the Board: Hoddy Peck, Meisel (a division of RR Donnelley)

2016 SGIA Expo Platinum Sponsors: Agfa Graphics, Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst US), EFI, FUJIFILM North America Corporation Graphic Systems Division, HP, and Mimaki

2016 SGIA Gold Sponsors: 3M, Aberdeen Fabrics Inc, INX Digital International Co, Kornit Digital, LexJet, Marabu, MediaOne, OKI Data Americas, Pacific Coast Fabrics, Piedmont Plastics, Roland DGA Corporation and STAHLS'.

The 2017 SGIA Expo will be held in New Orleans, October 10–12 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

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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