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  • Visualizing Industrial Markets
    Armed with a moderate amount of information regarding the variety of possibilities for industrial printing, you may never look at the objects surrounding you the same way again.

  • Gain Insights on Market and Product Trends
    In 2019, 73.7% of functional and industrial printers expect to increase sales and 63.2% expect to increase profitability.

  • New Safety Package: Walking-Working Surfaces
    Catch the hazard before someone gets hurt. Take a look at our new WWS Safety Package to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to ladder safety and fall protection.

Featured Events

  • taga-square-2020-150x150 PIA TAGA Conference

    March 15 to 18, 2020

    Join us for the TAGA 2020 Annual Technical Conference being held March 15-18 in Oklahoma City, OK! The TAGA Annual Technical Conference is a premier event that recognizes the most prestigious and comprehensive advancements for graphic arts sciences and technologies.
  • PIP_Logo Partners in Printing

    July 21 to 23, 2020

    Get ready for a professional learning opportunity at Empire Screen Printing’s Partners in Printing 2020, supported by SGIA.

Upcoming Events

  • CI_LOGO-01-150x150 PIA/SGIA Continuous Improvement Conference

    April 5 to 8, 2020

    The 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference (April 5–8 in Columbus, Ohio) is the only annual event focused on helping custom manufacturers such as printing and converting companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems.
  • 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 Selling to Vertical Markets

    November 19, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Sales growth is tedious and slow. The selling cycle in graphic arts is typically 3-6 months, so the work you do this fall won't result in sales success until the winter of 2020 is over. That being the case, it is important to concentrate sales efforts on repeatable applications, thus shortening...

Advocacy Updates

  • Sustainability at Bolger: An SGP Community Event

    November 14, 2019

    SGP, the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Program, held its first regional community event at Bolger Print in, Minneapolis, MN on November 6th. The half day program featured speakers from print manufacturing, recycling, and the sports industry. With over 50 attendees, the program provided a very informative and interactive discussion about the logistics of sustainability and the building of partnership style relationships among the speakers and attendees.
  • 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.