Welcoming Students to PRINTING United Expo
Yesterday, a group of students from universities and colleges around the country with print-related programs came to PRINTING United Expo to walk the show floor, get equipment demos, and see the vibrant and diverse printing industry.
One of the students, Chayce Brock, in the Clemson University graphic communication program, noted that walking on the show floor, “was a little overwhelming at first. We didn’t know what we were getting into — it was crazy.”
With the 2019 Expo in Dallas being the last time the industry got together, Brock, despite being several years into his degree, has never stepped foot on a trade show floor before, or had the chance to see most of the equipment in person.
To that end, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)’s “Ink Your Future” program is a perfect bridge. The program provides hands-on experience at booths, guided tours through the show floor, and connections to industry professionals, and to experience all of the elements of the printing industry firsthand.
James Martin, group president of Association, PRINTING United Alliance, welcomed the students to the show, noting that this is a great “opportunity to see the breadth and depth of anything [printers] put ink on.” He continued, “Take the time to walk around — and don’t be afraid to walk up to someone and start asking questions.”
Martin also encouraged the students to take advantage of the fact that they have complementary association memberships, including the newly launched iLearning+ platform as students, and for two years after.