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New Scholarship Funded by Graphic Arts Alliance

by Sam Shea in Press Releases

Pittsburgh, PA—The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that a new scholarship has been funded by Graphic Arts Alliance. The GAA Scholarship endowment will be initially funded at the Print Heritage endowment level of $25,000. The scholarship is being established by GAA in recognition of the organization’s concern with supporting the future workforce of the industry. GAA is headquartered in Philadelphia, but its member companies cover the entire United States. Since being founded in 2002, the organization has grown to become the leading purchasing group in the industry. Its 221 members provide a wide range of graphic communication services and products. “GAA is pleased to take a lead position in creating this scholarship for young people interested in a career in the industry” stated CEO John Braceland.  “We have a number of members who feel this is an important issue and want to take an active role in enhancing the future workforce.” The GAA Scholarship will provide young students who are pursuing a course of study in the graphic arts with the opportunity to enhance their education. The offspring of employees of member companies will be given preference for consideration, thereby providing an enhanced company benefit. Over the next few years, GAA plans additional contributions to build this endowment into a six-figure fund. “PGSF is dedicated to promoting careers in the graphic arts, and we are pleased to provide this vehicle for GAA to do the same.” Said John Berthelsen, VP-Development for PGSF. “With the establishment of this endowment the GAA name will remain a perpetual testament of their dedication to the industry.” For information on how you or your organization can contribute to the future of the graphic arts industry, please contact John Berthelsen at jberthelsen@printing.org or visit the site at www.pgsf.org ###### About PGSF: The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not for profit, private, industry directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is to promote the graphics industry as a career choice for young people, and then to support them through their education process. This year, over 200 students were provided with support totaling over $500,000. About GAA: Graphic Arts Alliance was launched in 2002 to help mid-sized printing and packaging companies take advantage of an average of $12,000 annually in vendor cash rebates and discounts that would typically only be available to $100 Million companies. GAA was founded by sixteen printers who wanted to unite for a common purpose of increasing their savings on materials and services. All members are between the revenue range of $7MM and $75MM annually. Today there are 221 member companies with a combined total of over $5 billion in annual revenues.

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EFI Establishes Guy Gecht Scholarship with PGSF

by Sam Shea in Press Releases

New annual award for graphics communications students created in honor of Electronics For Imaging's outgoing CEO FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 15, 2018 – Print's next generation of talent will have added support in reaching their goals, thanks to a new Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) award created in honor of visionary print technology executive and industry leader Guy Gecht. The Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) senior leadership team approved the creation of the PGSF Guy Gecht scholarship to commemorate Gecht's outstanding legacy of leadership and innovation as EFI's CEO. After serving nearly 19 years as the company's leader, Gecht is stepping down as CEO as of October 15. "Guy is the rare visionary who has the ability to drive innovation, change direction when needed, and find new ways to create business success. In his time with EFI, he also showed extraordinary skill in inspiring and empowering those working for him to succeed and lead," said EFI Chief Financial Officer Marc Olin. "Establishing this scholarship in Guy's name is a fitting tribute to him and will encourage and support promising students destined to be future leaders and innovators in print." "PGSF has had the opportunity to work with EFI on many educational initiatives over the years, and several PGSF scholarship recipients have gone on to continue their careers at EFI," said John Berthelsen, PGSF's vice president of development. "We are excited that the company has chosen to help continue creating opportunities for deserving students with this new scholarship, as well as providing a permanent endowment honoring one of print's most respected CEOs." The new scholarship will present up to $2000 annually to a student studying in a graphics communications program at a technical school, college or university within the United States. PGSF, which works with donors and sponsors to help build the future workforce of the industry, will manage application judging, with the first scholarship award scheduled to be presented for the 2019-20 school year. Students interested in applying for the scholarship online can do so at www.pgsf.org. The deadline for applications is March 1. Supply chain partners, companies and individuals can contribute to the endowment by making direct contributions to PGSF in Gecht's name by visiting www.pgsf.org as well. About PGSF The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not for profit, private, industry directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is to promote the graphics industry as a career choice for young people, and then to support them through their education process. In 2018, more than 200 students were provided with support totaling over $500,000. About EFI EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com) Follow EFI online: Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFIPrint Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/efiprint Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EFIPrint View us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/EFIDigitalPrintTech NOTE TO EDITORS: The EFI logo is a registered trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. EFI is a trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. All other terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners, and are hereby acknowledged. Nothing herein should be construed as a warranty in addition to the express warranty statements provided with EFI products and services. This news release contains forward-looking statements, that are statements other than statements of historical fact including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "consider", "plan" and similar, any statements related to strategies or objectives of management for future operations, products, development, performance, any statements of assumptions or underlying any of the foregoing and any statements in the future tense. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual or future results to differ materially. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with EFI's businesses, please refer to the risk factors section in the Company's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. EFI undertakes no obligation to update information contained herein, including forward-looking statements. Contact: David Lindsay EFI +1 404 931 7760 david.lindsay@efi.com

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PGSF Scholarships Awarded to National SkillsUSA Champions

by Sam Shea in Press Releases

Pittsburgh, PA.-- The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)as once again partnered to support the SkillsUSA Championships, which were held June 26-28 at the Louisville Kentucky Exposition Center. Some two dozen of the country’s top high school and technical school graphic communications students competed in the national finals for top honors in graphic communication skills. They were among over 6,000 of the nation’s best students who participated in some 100 skill and leadership competitions that took place in the expo center. Only winners of state graphic communications contests were eligible to compete. This year’s national winners in both the secondary and post-secondary divisions will receive $1500 scholarships provided by PGSF. In the secondary division, the first-place spot went to Julia Meassick, Carroll County Career & Technology Center in Westminster, MD. The gold medalist in the post-secondary group was awarded to Cheyanne Kasmierski, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA. The SkillsUSA partnership of students, teachers and industry works together to ensure a skilled workforce for the future. According to Mike Stinnett, Technical Committee member and former instructor at Royal Oak High School in Michigan, “The Graphic Communications Contest has our best-trained students being taught by our most devoted teachers.” The graphic communications contest is produced by a dedicated group of industry vendors and associations. “PGSF is pleased to support the ongoing education of the competitors through our scholarship program.” stated John Berthelsen, VP-Development with the Foundation. For information on how you or your organization can contribute to the future of the graphic arts industry, please contact John Berthelsen at jberthelsen@printing.org or visit the site at www.pgsf.org ###### About PGSF: The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not for profit, private, industry directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is to promote the graphics industry as a career choice for young people, and then to support them through their education process. In 2018, more than 220 students were provided with support totaling over $500,000.

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PGSF Awards $500,000 in Scholarships for 2018

by Sam Shea in Press Releases

Pittsburgh, PA, July 2018— The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce its student scholarships for 2018. Some 217 students, who are attending more than 90 schools across the U.S. were selected this year to receive scholarships. From a field of nearly 400 applicants, about 250 advanced to the final evaluation stage. A team of industry veterans scored out these applicants to refine down to the final recipients. These students represent the “cream of the crop” among all who applied this year. The mission of PGSF is to create awareness of the broad range of career opportunities that are available in today’s modern and technology driven graphic communications industry. Then, if they pursue post-secondary education in graphics, to support them financially. PGSF scholarship recipients attend one and two-year technical schools, colleges and universities in virtually every state in the union. Scholarships average $2400, but can be as high as $5000, depending on the endowment. "Education is critical to the success of promoting gainful employment for students in the graphic communications industry. Graphic communications often falls under the radar when young people consider career options.” stated John Berthelsen, VP-Development for the Foundation. “We strive to increase awareness and then support students to assist with the high cost of post-secondary education.” A group of ten industry educators, consultants and PGSF alumni from service providers and vendors evaluated the submissions. While total applications were somewhat lower this year, the quality remained quite high. They will make great additions to the future workforce of the industry. For more details on the program, information regarding tax-advantaged contributions, establishing a scholarship through PGSF, or scholarship applications, contact John Berthelsen at 608-575-3904 or jberthelsen@printing.org. You can also visit our website for more details on the Foundation at www.pgsf.org. About PGSF: The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not for profit, private, industry directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is to promote the graphics industry as a career choice for young people, and then to support them through their education process. In 2018, more than 200 students were provided with support totaling over $500,000.

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PGSF Adds New Board Members

by Sam Shea in Press Releases

Pittsburgh, PA— At its April board meeting, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) elected several new members as well as re-electing existing members to a second three-year term. The PGSF Board directs an endowed fund of just under $10 million that is dedicated towards encouraging young people to consider the graphics field as a career and then assisting in their education process to facilitate that end. Nominated for new three-year terms on the board were:

  • Judy Durham, Association for Print Technologies
  • Roger Gimbel, Gimbel Companies
  • Todd Luman, Interprint
  • George Ryan, retired industry association executive
  • Walter Vail, Vail Paper Management
Nominated for a second three-year term were:
  • Ray Hartman, Industry consultant
  • Laura Lawton, Lawton Printing
  • Jules Van Sant, Pacific Printing Industries
These directors, along with the rest of the board, bring a diverse cross section of industry experience to leading PGSF and maintaining relevance in a changing industry and educational environment. PGSF recently released new career materials that have been widely praised throughout the industry. Attracting youth, training new employees and replacing current workforce loses are major issues for companies of all sizes across the country. The Foundation is actively addressing these issues and providing tools for companies to enhance their own efforts in this area. For information on how you or your organization can contribute to the future of the graphic arts industry, please contact John Berthelsen at jberthelsen@printing.org or visit the site at www.pgsf.org.

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2016–2017 PGSF Scholarship Recipients

by Sam Shea in Press Releases

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 5, 2016—On behalf of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) Board of Directors and donors, PGSF would like to extend congratulations and very best wishes to the 2016–2017 PGSF scholarship recipients. Following is a list of the scholarship recipients who will be enrolled this fall 2016 and spring 2017. The recipients are listed by state. Samantha Bressler Jonesboro, AR College of the Ozarks Jessica Fauria Fayettefille, AR Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Josie Moore Omaha, AR College of the Ozarks Jaydan Wilson Bentonville, AR Pittsburg State University Alison Koehler Oro Valley, AZ Arizona State University Katherine Sutton Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University Alejandro Cerutti Culver City, CA California Institute of the Arts Shannon Kolb Garden Grove, CA Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Nicole Libby Carlsbad, CA Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Danielle Wood Foresthill, CA Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Nicholas Salter Longmont, CO University of Colorado – Denver Zachery Smith Gunnison, CO University of Wisconsin-Stout Joshua Galindo Sarasota, FL Ringling College of Art & Design Austin Heredia Lantana, FL The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Caleb Moseley St. John's, FL University of North Florida Alexis Barber Cataula, GA Georgia Southern University Rachel Boswell Savannah, GA Savannah College of Art & Design Kara Fulks Peachtree, GA Samford University Macie Giordano Fairburn, GA Georgia Southern University Kamilah Kiser Buford, GA Georgia Gwinnett College Hilary Luna Pembroke, GA Georgia Southern University Heidi McClain Fayetteville, GA Georgia Southern University Rebecca Eller Lewiston, ID Lewis-Clark State College Kaitlyn Anthony Oglesby, IL Illinois Valley Community College Joanna Dulian Rolling Meadows, IL Harper College Brianna Ferguson McHenry, IL University of Wisconsin-Stout Lacy Jenkins Mattoon, IL Eastern Illinois University Paula Lazo Bloomington, IL Arizona State University Shay Martin Mattoon, IL Eastern Illinois University Charlee Walker Paris, IL University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Danielle Wohead Lemont, IL North Central College Paige Baker Muncie, IN Ball State University Lauren Sauder Indianapolis, IN Clemson University Andrew Gottschalk Lenexa, KS Virginia Commonwealth University Ashley Cook Louisville, KY Clemson University Katherine Stucky Nicholasville, KY University of South Carolina Kelli Laderer Lacombe, LA Memphis College of Art Seana Aiolupotea Plymouth, MA Lesley University Christina Allen Wrentham, MA Northeastern University Tiara Castro Fall River, MA University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth Jenna Chalfonte Pittsfield, MA Northeastern University Elizabeth Dullea Wilmington, MA University of Massachuetts-Dartmouth Rachel Sarnie Shrewsbury, MA University of Connecticut Alejandro Smal Boston, MA Northeastern University Coltin Urro Billerica, MA Massachusetts College A & D Alexi Bair Westminister, MD The Art Insititute of York, Pennsylvania Casey Capece Union Bridege, MD Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Krystal Carpintieri Glen Burnie, MD Stevenson University Madison Ebbert Hampstead, MD James Madison University Justin Kihn Baltimore, MD Towson University Isha Mehta Aberdeen, MD Rochester Institute of Technology Cassidy Remmell Ocean City, MD Coastal Carolina University Shelly Ryan Westminster, MD University of Maryland, Baltimore Cty Melissa Zamora Olney, MD University of Maryland - College Park Alecia Connolly Shapleigh, ME Mount Ida College Jessie Adams Kansas City, MI University of Central Missouri Lindsey Ambercrombie Romeo, MI Ferris State Kimberly Bigos Farmington Hills, MI Spring Arbor University Caleb Bol Holland, MI California Baptist University Ryan Bozich Brighton, MI Western Michigan University Dalton Bryant Whitmore Lake, MI Ferris State University Harold Burton Jerome, MI Ferris State University Morgan Haskins Brighton, MI Western Michigan University Uthaman Kalidas Kalamazoo, MI Western Michigan University Connor Lengjel Royal Oak, MI Western Michigan University Sarah Meldrum Sylvan Lake, MI Western Michigan University Rebecca Schaefer Brighton, MI Western Michigan University Robert Swetlic Saint Clair Shores, MI Wayne State University Emily Tinklenberg Redford, MI College for Creative Studies Josiah Bondy Elk River, MN Crown College Andrea Gawarecki Stewartville, MN University of Mary Meghan Hammond Farmington, MN University of Wisconsin-Stout Paul Hudachek Stillwater, MN Minneapolis College of Art & Design Mitchell Morgan Maplewood, MN Rochester Institute of Technology ThaYing (Kevin) Xiong St. Paul, MN Rochester Institute of Technology Emma Gray Lee's Summit, MO Missouri State University Clay Littrell Glasgow, MO Central Methodist University Lucy Lotspeich Lee's Summit, MO Pittsburg State University Jordan Surber Lone Jack, MS University of Central Missouri Raine Cappetta Middlesex, NC UNC-Wilmington Sunny Turner New Bern, NC Appalachian State University Sierra Hearn Lincoln, NE University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sarah Hubbard Chichester, NH Champlain College Benjamin Picard Concord, NH Rochester Institute of Technology Alexandra Feick Annandale, NJ Syracuse University Cori Robinson Camden, NJ Rutgers University Camden Christian Brown Montgomery, NY SUNY New Platz Max Crawley Valhalla, NY Rhode Island School of Design Emily Ballentine Springfield, OH Columbus College of Art & Design Toni Berning Fort Laramie, OH Ball State University Samuel Collins East Liberty, OH Columbus College or Art and Design Savannah Featherstone Okeana, OH Cincinnati State Technical & CC Morgan Gale Sylvania, OH Bowling Green State University Ammar Joudeh Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati State Technical and CC Dyamond McElroy Toledo, OH Bowling Green University Timothy McMahon Cincinnati, OH University of Cincinnati Rebekah Shaffer Findlay, OH Clemson University Zoe Storch Mason, OH University of Cincinnati Tavin Boynton St Helens, OR Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Aaron Secrist Newberg, OR Portland State University Jeana Beilstein Marianna, PA California University of Pennsylvania Elijah Carrington York, PA Robert Morris University Wynn Geary Philadelphia, PA Rhode Isand School of Design Victoria Iannarelli Philadelphia, PA Temple University Amy Johnson Bedford, PA Liberty University Megan Jones Pittsburgh, PA Pennsylvania State University-Univ. Park Kira Kats Philadelphia, PA Full Sail University Hannah Langford Bethel Park, PA California University of PA Tai McNaughton Washington, PA American University Nicole McNerney Birdsboro, PA Millersville University Connor Moyer Sinking Spring, PA Millersville University John O'Laughlin Meadville, PA College for Creative Studies Kyle Welker York, PA Millersville University Sarah Chappell Simpsonville, SC Clemson University Alyssa Collado Fort Mill, SC Clemson University Logan Collins Greer, SC University of South Carolina Upstate Saralane Green Spartanburg, SC Clemson University Haley Hendry Moore, SC Clemson University Emily Jones Townville, SC Clemson University Sara Luhn Charleston, SC Clemson University Savannah Marsh Fort Mill, SC Clemson University Grace Mosely Simpsonville, SC Clemson University Kylee Muir Simpsonville, SC Clemson University Rachael Nuzum Mt. Pleasant, SC Anderson University Zachary Patterson Indian Land, SC Clemson University Jacob Presnell Summerville, SC Clemson University Kayla Queen Fort Mill, SC Clemson University Kylee Raines Mauldin, SC Clemson University Alyssa Turner Chapin, SC Clemson University Helena Walters West Columbia, SC Clemson Nikita Chauhan Garland, TX Texas Tech University Emily Davis Tye, TX Texas State Technical College, Abeline Francis Eyth Houston, TX University of Texas – Dallas Megan Ho Round Rock, TX Texas State University Beau Lasater San Angelo, TX Texas Christian University Laurence Lasater San Angelo, TX Texas Christian University Leonel Martinez Edinburg, TX University of Texas – Austin Timothy Walker Houston, TX University of Houston Anastasiya Bobrova Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City Community College McKenna Blevins Coeburn, VA University of Virginia College-Wise Hannah Mulford Roanoke, VA Rochester Institute of Technology Brooke Belling Kaukauna, WI Fox Valley Technical College Megan Hagedorn Rubicon, WI University of Wisconsin-Stout Anthony Holtz Iola, WI Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Leah Penn Milwaukee, WI School of the Art Institute of Chicago Benjamin Romano Wisconsin Rapids, WI University of Alabama Josephine Tollaksen Poynette, WI Minneapolis College of Art & Design Kelly Wallschlaeger Jackson, WI University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Keara Wingert Waukesha, WI Waukesha County Technical College

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