In today’s episode, we take a close look at the print industry, what makes it tick, how it’s different from the promotional products industry, and where it complements the work we do every day. Chefs Mark Graham and Marshall Atkinson engage in this conversation with Marci Kinter, Vice President for Government & Business Information for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association International, most commonly known as the SGIA. SGIA is the world’s largest trade association for the screen and digital printing industry. This includes screen printers, embroiderers, sign manufacturers. and basically anyone who prints anything using the screen and digital platforms.
Marci oversees the development of management resources for the Association and represents the screen printing and digital imaging industries before federal and state regulatory agencies.
In 2008, Marci, in conjunction with colleagues from other printing trade associations, launched the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership program. The SGP Program is a registry system for printing facilities that includes third party verification. The program successfully launched as an independent organization in August 2008. Marci holds a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University.