“Being involved with this association benefits our clients, says Michael O. Ryan, Founder and CEO of Brilliant Graphics. We now have connections to resources around the world, accessing different material to print on and their specific techniques. All of this brings an entirely new and unique level of product offerings to our clients.”
GIGA was formed in 1999 by Andre America, the current president as he sought out a number of digital companies to form a new organization with the objectives to: Service national and international clients around the globe through a network of co-ordinate digital print manufacturers. Combine research and development resources so that group members can continually introduce new and innovative products. Create a forum to debate the processes and techniques that are continually appearing in the market. The Organization includes leading members of the digital imaging community from around the world with a wide range of expertise and interest.
To join the association the recommendation of an existing GIGA member is needed. Once you are recommended, all GIGA members must vote unanimously to accept. Current countries of GIGA members are: Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Greece, South Africa, United States, Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Brazil and Puerto Rico.
Brilliant Graphics Group (brilliantgraphicsgroup.com) is a large format digital graphics company that specializes in graphic design, 3D high resolution scanning, direct to media printing, Fine Art Reproductions, photo laser imaging, digital die cutting, UV coating and film lamination. The company was started in 2008 as a subsidiary of Sampco Companies. Sampco Companies was founded 24 years ago by Michael O. Ryan. Today, Sampco Companies, headquartered in Pittsfield, has 5 national operations. The company has 300 dedicated employees and services the building materials industry segments markets which includes roofing, ceramic tile, brick, stone, flooring and architectural ceiling tile to name a few.