PRINTING United Alliance’s Prestigious Academy Celebrates Newest Inductees and Award Recipients

Written November 8, 2021

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For Immediate Release  
Nov. 8, 2021 

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PRINTING United Alliance  
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The Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies virtual awards and induction ceremony is open to the industry and being held Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. EST 


Fairfax, Virginia — PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces that a virtual ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. EST to welcome the newest inductees to the prestigious Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT). The virtual ceremony will also award the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the Joe Clarke Innovator Awards. The virtual awards ceremony is open for all to attend. For access to attend the meeting, contact Amanda Kliegl, VP, public relations, PRINTING United Alliance: akliegl@printing.org

Who Is the ASDPT? 


Established in 1973 by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (now PRINTING United Alliance) board of directors, ASDPT is an international organization of expert printers, suppliers, consultants, media, and educators who have made significant contributions to the growth of the screen and digital printing industries. Each year, The Academy accepts nominations for new members who have demonstrated an industry commitment through their work and/or educational efforts. Inductees must be officially recommended by at least three current members to be considered.

Newest ASDPT Inductees 


This year, both 2020 and 2021 member inductees are being celebrated during the virtual ceremony. These members include: 
• Marshall Atkinson, Atkinson Consulting (2020)
• Roberto Gonzalez Ojeda, Ultrasol Inks (2020)
• Ray Weiss, PRINTING United Alliance (2020) 
• Mick Orr, IKONICS Corporation (2021)
• Jim Raffel, ColorCasters (2021)

Joe Clarke Innovator Award Recipients 


Also being awarded during the virtual ceremony on Nov. 10 are the 2020 and 2021 Joe Clarke Innovator Award recipients. Those receiving this special award must exhibit the Joe Clarke spirit of innovation through inventing or renovating existing products, processes, or methodologies, and have shared the knowledge, products, or methodologies with the public. Qualifying nominees’ contributions must be widely accepted and in use at the time of the nomination. The 2020 and 2021 Joe Clarke Innovator Award recipients are: 

• Mark Coudray, “Business Innovation and Software Technology” (2020)
• Geoff McCue, “Innovation in Screen Printing Technology” (2020)
• Thorsten Braun, Color-Logic, “Business Innovation and Software Technology” (2021)
• Paul Edwards, EFI, “Digital Printing Innovation” (2021)

Academy members are active industry professionals who provide technical education, consultation, adjudication of printing image quality, and promotion of the industry’s technical and commercial development. For more information about the group, visit sgia.org/about/academy

“We are excited to be able to recognize the contributions these individuals have and continue to make to our industry,” states Laura Maybaum, chair of The Academy. “We are a stronger industry as a result.”

About PRINTING United Alliance   
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.

PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.