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Featured Events

  • DigitalTextileLogo Digital Textile Printing Conference

    December 11 to 12, 2019

    AATCC and SGIA have partnered to offer the Digital Textile Printing Conference, a two-day event that will provide registrants with a wealth of understanding and inspiration. Explore the key trends and technological developments that are accelerating the digitally-printed textile market.

Upcoming Events

  • webinar_icon_120x88 Hourly Cost Rate Best Practices

    December 3, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Hourly Cost Rates are a critical element of estimating and understanding production costs, yet many companies don't apply much rigor in the calculation and update of rates. In this session, we'll look at this topic in detail and talk about best practices in the identification of cost and the allocation of indirect costs.
  • webinar_icon_120x88 Spot Colors and Expanded Gamut Printing

    December 10, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Expanded gamut printing with CMYK+OGV inks represents a revolution in spot color printing for packaging, speciality graphics and signage printers. The Ryerson University Expanded Gamut study is an evaluation of the capabilities and advantages of expanded gamut printing, that highlight products and services from...
  • Color20_150x150 PIA/SGIA Color20

    January 11 to 14, 2020

    COLOR20 is where you’ll get the best insights, the best practices, and the best answers to all of your color questions. You’ll discover strategies, tactics, technology, and even a few secrets about finding success in color. And best of all, you’ll find an incredible community of people who live and breathe the subject!

Advocacy Updates

  • SGIA Participates in Spokane Workshop on Inadvertent PCBs in Pigments

    October 11, 2019

    SGIA accepted an invitation to speak at the Inadvertently Produced PCBs in Inks and Pigments Workshop in Spokane, WA. The goal of the workshop was to explore actions to keep PCBs from entering the Spokane River from printed products produced using inks that contain inadvertent PCBs. No final approaches were identified, and work will continue on identifying options for reducing PCB discharges into the river.
  • US Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Regulations – Effective Jan. 1, 2020

    October 11, 2019

    The US Department of Labor has issued a final rule establishing new overtime regulations. The rule states, that unless specifically exempted, employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must receive pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half their regular rates of pay.
  • SGIA Works with Ohio EPA Guidance on Ink Being Classified as a Universal Waste

    October 10, 2019

    Near the end of 2017, Ohio EPA amended their Universal Waste regulations to include several wastes that are commonly generated by businesses. When Ohio EPA proposed to add paint and paint-related wastes to the state regulated list, SGIA along with the Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky asked that ink and ink-related wastes also be included under this category. Ohio EPA declined, but stated that ink and ink-related waste would qualify as a paint and paint-related waste.