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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

Academic Connection

Welcome to SGIA’s Academic Connection!

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In an increasingly competitive global economy, training and education is critical to the long-term viability of the specialty imaging industry. SGIA has long recognized the important role educational institutions play in providing a skilled workforce to the trade and is committed to providing the educator resources necessary in order to ensure the future success of this industry.

SGIA Scholarship Program

In conjunction with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF), a nonprofit educational affiliate of SGIA, the Association will be awarding scholarships to students who plan to attend a post-secondary education program.

ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition

The ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, sponsored in part by the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies, recognizes specialty printed items. SGIA Educational Institution Members are encouraged to submit their students’ finest work into this competition to be judged by Academy experts. 




Graphic Imaging Resources

Garment Decorating Resources

Additional Member-Only Resources

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Not a Member? For $25 per year you can have access to all educator member-only resources available at
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association provides services and information to educational institutions at a reduced annual fee of $25. Any educational institution engaged in teaching graphic imaging is eligible for membership, provided that institution is not engaged in the sale of any printed materials for profit, or in the sale of supplies or equipment to the printing industry. Verification of eligibility may be required.
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