SGIA Expo Presents First Screen Printed Apparel Training Zone

FAIRFAX, VA — August 24, 2010 — See the latest trends and techniques in garment screen printing
at the Screen Printed Apparel Training Zone during the 2010 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 13–15).
Coordinated by industry guru Riley Hopkins, SGIA’s all-new Expert Advice Zone features six free
training sessions on the exposition floor.

“SGIA has taken a bold step to provide a free training area to showcase new innovations in
apparel screen printing,” said Riley Hopkins, president of Riley Hopkins Screen Printing Machinery
LLC. “From art techniques to manual and automatic press how-to’s, and a highly entertaining session
on heat transfers, this is an exclusive learning opportunity for garment decorators.”

The hands-on training sessions are offered on each day of the Expo and are presented by
major industry suppliers: BBC Industries, HIX Corporation, International Coatings, M&R
Companies, Print This, Inc., QCM Company Inc., GroupeStahls and Wilflex. Industry experts will
share their knowledge and proficiency on a wide range of topics, including:

• Ink

• Art Preparation

• Manual Printing

• Automatic Press

• Heat Transfers

In addition to the Screen Printed Apparel Training Zone, SGIA offers other sales-free Expert
Advice Zones at the Expo, tailored to each of the diverse specialty imaging communities. For more
information and to register for a free Expo pass, visit, Keyword: ExpoZones.

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, signs, advertisements, garments, containers and vehicles.
Make the most of your specialty imaging business.

Experience the specialty imaging industry firsthand at the 2010 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas,
October 13–15)! Register for FREE by contacting Additionally, be sure to stop by the SGIA Expo
Press Office, Room N115 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, for the latest Expo and exhibitor news,
Internet access and coffee.

Posted on August 24, 2010

Press Release Courtesy of SGIA