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Neographics 2016

Neographics – The Power of Print – is one of the nation’s largest regional graphic communications contests in which graphic arts, packaging, converting, design and publishing excellence is selected and showcased. Neographics is a contest dedicated to recognizing and rewarding the quality and service that is provided by the graphic communications, packaging and converting industries to their worldwide customers.

The Neographics Call for Entries is sent to more than 6,000 firms including print buyers and other people who work with the graphic arts communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Neographics is sponsored by the Graphic Arts Association in Philadelphia, PA. If you are a printers, typographer, advertising agency, finisher, packaging and/or converting company, binder, platemaker, specialty shop, desktop publisher, editor, public relations professional, graphic designer you can enter Neographics. You do not have to be a member of the Association to enter.

Judging occurs over several days by teams of judges. Judges examine the finished product as well as how the job was performed. The number of colors, press size, and printing process are also used in determining winners. Overall design, successful completion, prepress preparation and finishing are examined closely.

The Neographics Awards Exhibition and Ceremony is the culmination of the entire process and is attended by hundreds of industry representatives and their customers and employees. The winning pieces are all displayed at a cocktail reception prior to the awards ceremony.

Neographics winners provide the customer with proof quality, service excellence and craftsmanship. It’s a message which is being heard and seen by more and more people every year.

Keynote Speaker: Amy Frankel of IF Studio/

Amy built her reputation as a brand marketer launching world-class products and brands in the cosmetic industry at L’Oreal and Revlon. She extended her passion for image-driven branding to the world of real estate and founded IF Studio, an award-winning graphic design studio. Read More

  • General Admission ($130.00)
  • Table of 10 ($1,200.00)

Date: May 12, 2016

Available Spaces: 480

Introduction to the Graphic Arts


Presenters: John Rosenthal of Paradigm Digital Color Graphics, Dave Murt of Bottcher, Joe Mironov of Sappi & Rodd Whitney of Cause Design

Who should attend:

New hires, Designers, Salespeople, CSRs, Administrative and Management personnel, Production personnel, Print buyers and anyone entering or considering becoming a part of the graphic arts industry.


Printing is one of the country’s largest and most influential industries. In this full-day class you will be provided with a comprehensive overview of today’s printing and graphic communications industry—from its history to its current practices, products, and people.

  • The history of printing
  • Up-to-date statistics on today’s printing industry
  • Print markets
  • Printing company structure
  • Modern print production workflow
  • Printing processes
  • Paper characteristics
  • Color appreciation
  • Methods, technologies, and job roles in prepress, press, and postpress
  • Binding, finishing, and distribution
  • Quality management
  • Environmental considerations
  • Professional development
  • Industry trends
  • How to set up files for print - What to do and what not to do
  • How to send files to a print shop
  • Explain some of the biggest problems printers have with files and how to correct those issues before sending to printer.
  • Second attendee from same company ($85.00)
  • Members ($115.00)
  • Non-Members ($175.00)

Date: May 24, 2016

Available Spaces: 23

Sporting Clays & BBQ Event


SAVE THE DATE! Join GAA for our 2nd Annual Sporting Clays & BBQ.

Come shoot some sporting clays and the breeze with industry colleagues and friends.

Expert to Novice is welcome!

Never shot clays before? No problem, instructors will be available at no extra charge.

Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, Coplay, PA.

More information to follow.

  • GAA Members ($95.00)
  • Non-Members ($140.00)

Date: June 23, 2016

Available Spaces: 75

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