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Printing is an enduring medium for communication – it’s versatile and durable with endless possibilities. Show us how strong print is by submitting your entries in the 2015 Graphic Excellence Awards Competition.


Each year Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast’s Graphic Excellence Awards Competition recognizes the best in technology and craftsmanship from the region’s printing, imaging, finishing and creative community.


And every year companies push the envelope on superb quality and inspiring detail in their work. A new year brings astounding creativity with leading –edge technology that brings concepts to life.


Winners are not only recognized by their peers for their outstanding work, but they have tremendous marketing opportunities. Recipients have found GEA to be one step on the path to growing their business.


With over 100 categories and five divisions, there is a place for every entry. Check out the complete list of categories.


Early Bird Deadline: February 6, 2015.  Entry fee for PIGC Members: $30per entry/ Non-members: $60

Deadline: February 13, 2015. Entry fee for PIGC Memebers: $35 per entry; Non-members: $70


Graphic Excellence Awards Gala: Wednesday, April 22, 2015; Earth Day


So start putting aside those samples of the jobs created in 2014!


For more program information, call PIGC at 713-522-2046 or 800-448-5930.

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Assistance signStart the New Year Helping Your Staff


Start the new year off helping your staff with something you can all benefit from all year-- a membership in Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast. Long after the turkey is gone, your membership will continue to give your staff the tools they need to be more productive and successful in their jobs. Give them once source for all their business, technical, human relations, regulatory, and management questions.


The association, through their affiliation with PIA and local connections, has numerous group discount programs that may even be able to save you the cost of the annual membership. ACE Imagewear, Xerox, Federal Express, UPS, and CardConnect are just a few of our partners offering members discounts on their products and services.


Just some of the areas we help our members:

401(k) Plan

Technical Hotline

Wage & Fringe Benefit Survey

SPCO Credit Union

Group Purchasing Programs

Slow Pay and Collection Service

Graphic Excellence Awards Program

Human Relations Programs and Assistance

Customer Referrals

Regulatory - EPA, OSHA, TCEQ

Energy Study Service

Seminars, Workshops, and Webinars

Ratio Studies and Economic Data

Digital Print Council

PIGC Newsletter , GATF World, Management Portfolio

Consulting Services

Government Affairs



Make shopping easier and save on the sales tax and shipping cost too! Call PIGC at (713) 522-2046, or check us out here on our web site for more information.

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The following positions are open for qualified candidates. Contact information is included in the job summaries.

NEW! (January 20, 2015) Shipping & Receiving Clerk: Immediate opening for an individual with experience in Shipping & Receiving duties as well as bindery skills. This hourly position is located in the Medical Center area. Benefits. Send your resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


NEW! (Janaury 2015) Manager of Plant Production: Exciting opportunity to manage and run Houston ISD’s print production facility! Houston ISD currently serves over 215,000 students, supports over 280 schools, and has over 28,000 employees.

As the Manager of Plant Production, you would be responsible for managing the operations of the district’s main production facility for all offset printing, high-speed copying production, bindery, fulfillment, digital pre-press, internal mails, and outgoing U.S. mail processing.  You will manage and coordinate through multiple production supervisors all of the interdependent custom manufacturing processes of the Printing Plant to ensure the effective and efficient operation of a multimillion dollar enterprise.


You would be responsible for developing and administering business processes, work flow, and resources to maintain maximum plant productivity in a dynamic, high pressure, ever changing environment with frequent schedule/priority changes on short notice. You must be able to oversee and approve cost estimates for all printing, bindery, fulfillment, U.S. mail projects, and billing and collection of revenue.

Management duties include:

  • Serving as the system administrator for the department’s enterprise printing management system, postal automation software, and postal accounting systems.
  • Serve as the department liaison with other departments, Managers, Directors, and Chiefs
  • Training of all key staff

The right candidate should have:

  • 2+ years of related experience
  • Prior print (Plant) experience is preferred
  • Prior people management experience is preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree, or additional equivalent
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, SAP, HTML, Microsoft Office preferred

To Apply: You may email a resume directly for review to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Cutter Operator: Experienced 40" cutter operator for company in North Houston area. Contact Mike Haseman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sr. Customer Service Rep:  Exciting opportunity to work in the print services department for the largest school district in Texas! The Sr. Customer Service Representative will be responsible for ensuring delivery of excellent customer service to internal and external clients of the print services group. You will be responsible for coordinating with other departments to resolve inquiries and follow through on requests. You will act as a liason between customers and the print deaprtment. Duties will also include consultation services (outbound calls, emails, etc.) to advise internal customers of print department services. You will perforam a wide variety of support activities such as maintenance, creative services, duplication, procurement, and transportation.  The right candidate should have:

  • 5+ years of related experience including processing orders for printing services
  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Microsoft Office Suite and experience with a Print Management System

You may email a resume for review to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .        


Small Press Operator: Pasadena ISD. Candidate must be able to print on A.B. Dick or Ryobi single-color presses but be run multiple colors with various stock types. Candidate must be knowledgeable about using production copiers and work well under tight deadlines. Education requirment: High School diploma or GED High School equivalency.

For more information, contact Bruce Stone at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To apply Click Here


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 14:27
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Available Personnel

The following individuals have submitted either a resume or a completed a registration form to PI-Gulf Coast in order to look for employment. PI-Gulf Coast is not a staffing agency and therefore does not conduct interviews, background checks, or verification of eligibility for employment. All hiring is at the discretion of the prospective employer. Companies should follow their company's hiring practices, policies and procedures. To request a resume, please call 713-522-2046 or 800-448-5930.

Copier Operator (0901 - Hargraves): Over (6) years as a copier operator including large format printing. (19) years as a corporate and industrial photographer. Resume on file.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 11:41
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Summer Kick-Off Pictures:

If you missed our Summer Kick-Off event at TopGolf, you can see who attended and the fun everyone had by clicking on our Facebook icon below and checking it out.






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