SGIA webinars present essential information about today’s hottest industry topics — from imaging technologies and techniques to business management issues and new regulations affecting the community. They offer something to each industry sector, and many are relevant to more than one.
Our webinars are free and broadcast online beginning at 2:00 pm EST. A listing of upcoming webinars is below.
If you missed a webinar, visit our resource section to view past webinars. Most programs are on the archive within a couple of hours of the original event.
Should We Buy the Machine that We Just Saw?
August 20, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Before you sign the purchase order, you need to be sure that it will pay for itself. Careful thought about the tax effect, production savings and new work over its life is necessary and not that hard. This seminar will give you a method to establish those values so that you can avoid an expensive mistake.
Why Print Embellishment Matters
August 27, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Brands are consistently investing in creative ways to invoke a reaction from their target audience through print marketing. Commercial printers are consistently searching for ways to add value...
Digital Textile Disruption and Sustainability
September 3, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)As an industry we consume more textiles, and create more products than ever before, and looking forward, future growth is predicted as global affluence increases. However, whilst volumes grow so do the individual SKUs of the products we manufacture. Our industry is now...
SGIA Product of the Year: Winning Technologies for Growing Businesses
September 10, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)For nearly two decades, SGIA’s annual Product of the Year competition has showcased products that keep the printing industry moving forward. The competition recognizes equipment, software and consumables from across the printing spectrum, highlighting game-changing products and pointing toward where the printing industry is headed...
Who is Buying Graphics Businesses Today
September 17, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)Now that the economy has settled and our Graphics Industry has seen modest improvements, who is buying graphic businesses now? This session will highlight who the current buyers of graphic companies are today, the current industry trends in M&A and what types of businesses are attractive to buyers. Attendees will...
Leading the Technology Curve in Web to Print
September 24, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)This talk promises to be an eye-opening event that will cover a lot of hot topics and technologies that have yet to be officially released in the market, including responsive web pages, mobile-friendly templates and UIs, as well as 3D printing for web. The talk will coincide with...
Cross-Market Color Alignment
October 1, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)In this session, intended for commercial printers entering or wishing to expand in the wide-format market, the focus will be on what you need to know about current methods and strategies. Learn the latest color management strategies, what's realistic, and how to set expectations with print buyers and brand owners.
Emerging Technologies: Differentiation is Returning
October 8, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)This seminar describes the newest technology being employed by forward leading printing firms that allow them to grow and increase the “stickiness” of major accounts. The program will focus on: Technology attributes; application examples; and, how to start down this road.
SGIA Research Report: Wage, Salary & Sales Compensation
October 17, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Join the SGIA research team as they discuss the preliminary findings of their new wage, salary and sales compensation report. How do your compensation levels compare with your peers? What are the challenges and opportunities on the road to attracting and keeping employees? The discussion goes beyond the industry conditions by expanding into the current economic situation and future developments.
Lean Six Sigma for Non-Engineers
October 29, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Ever wanted to know what Six Sigma is, and how it is applicable to the printing industry? Lean Six Sigma methodology has transformed vital service and manufacturing industries where failure is not an option. How can we apply those same tools and methodologies to printing? Rework and quality failures cost the average printing company 20% to 30% of their dollars sold. Learn how to prevent quality failures and develop your own plan for improvement in your organization.
Achieving Process Innovation Through the Automation of New Product Development Activities
November 5, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)There is a desire within many organisations to decrease the product development cycle time, getting more products to market quicker. This is, however, often expected to occur against a backdrop of decreased resources, expectations of products with increased functionality, and an ever-changing and increasingly-constrained regulatory environment. Formulations are complicated designs and, although...
Printing & Profits: How to Decide Which Digital Manufacturing Method is Right for You
November 12, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)Feeling as though the size and quantity of your apparel orders are outweighing your shop's capabilities? Or are you looking to expand your textile business offerings to keep up with current design trends? Take your decoration...
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...
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.
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...
Come to the Light...Enter HR Nirvana
December 17, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)This session presents a regimented system that encompasses recruitment, four unique purposeful interviews, personality testing, background checks, and if the candidate is hired, a formal training program. The presenter currently employs around 33 people and his managers follow his system for every hire. The result is...