Keiichi Hasegawa and teammate Blake Madsen of Remix Wraps, were first-place winners in the Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA) Pro Team Relay at Printing United.
The competition tested two-person teams in four graphics installation stations: a car’s quarter panel, rivet wall, a two-panel graphic on a rough texture surface, and two-colour vinyl on acrylic. The first-place team shared a $2000 prize, while second place (Kristin Lanzarone of WrapStar Pro, and Krystal Miszewski of Candy Wraps Orlando) received Orafol ‘2-Go’ combo packs. The third place team (Kim Magraw of Vivid Sign & Design and Rob Ivers of Rob Ivers Inc.) won $250 gift certificates from Yellotools.
In addition, members of the Academy of Screen and Digital Print Technologies (ASDPT) judged the annual Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition during the show. Best in Show awards went to students at Millersville University (Millersville, Penn.) and Genesee Career Institute (Flint, Mich.). All entries were displayed in the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Awards Gallery at the show.