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.
Garment Decoration: Expanding Technologies and Expanding Opportunities
April 22, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)Join a panel of garment decoration experts to learn how technology developments are changing the segment’s playing field, how customer expectations have evolved, and how changes in soft-goods and fashion bring new opportunity and promote industry convergence.
Assessing Color Range for Peak Consistency
April 23, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)Learn to benchmark any digital output device, based on its range of color and day-to-day consistency, and determine how close it can match any industry reference condition, like GRACoL. Learning true color range can expand color possibilities and move you toward greater control.
Women in Print Alliance: Fostering Leadership and Professional Growth
April 25, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)SGIA’s Women in Print Alliance is dedicated to expanding the visibility of, and opportunities for, women in the printing industry. In this informative presentation, the Alliance’s current chairperson will describe the group’s mandate, it’s goals, and why it is essential in today’s thriving printing industry.
Shop Floor Management: Avoid Islands of Success in a Sea of Waste
April 30, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)It’s well-known that all workflows create some amount of waste, resulting in slower production, delays, and rework – all of which affect your bottom line. Learn the basics of shop floor management, and get your business ready to minimize waste and boost profitability.
Planning A Customer Experience Program: A Cost-Effective Methodology
May 7, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)Everyone uses essentially the same capital equipment. Everyone has the brightest, best-motivated employees. Everyone is trying to stand out from the crowd and not compete on price. Everyone is looking for his own unique secret sauce. Well, the secret sauce is called differentiation through Customer Experience (CX). In this session, we will discuss business objective setting, getting employee by in, identifying critical customer moments of truth, collecting customer feedback, analyzing data, planning and taking action, monitoring outcome and taking corrective actions. At the end of the session, you will be able to decide how you want to proceed with a CX plan and where to focus your initial efforts.
The Emerging Field of Surface Imaging
May 14, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)The Digital printing process is an essential part of design and fabrication today. At the same time, it can blur the boundaries and distinctiveness between specialisms in many ways that allow for multiple interdisciplinary outputs. Surface Imaging refers to creating imagery in various physical forms using a variety of digital printing technologies, including direct surface imaging on porous and non-porous substrates and fabrication printing through material deposition and subtraction printing technologies. This presentation disseminates the concepts, rationale and opportunities for a new trans-disciplinary field of Surface Imaging .
What Your Mama Didn't Tell You About Billable Hourly Rates
May 21, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)During the 20th century, using budgeted hourly rates (BHRs) to develop pricing was the de-facto methodology -- as it had been in the 19th century. 21st century MIS applications continue to use this cost accounting approach. Yet, because today’s print provider competes in an ever-changing marketplace and continues to add new products, it’s time for a fresh look at budgeted hourly rates. In this session, our presenters will challenge our industry’s focus on using “costs” to develop prices. Upon the completion of the webinar, the participant will have a better understanding of Budgeted Hourly Rates and how to utilize them in improving market share as well as profitability.
60 Minute Print Sales Boot Camp
May 28, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)During this fast-paced, information packed, seminar you'll discover the 50 must know, strategies that drive sales and earnings. Here's just small sample of what you'll learn: How to sell the prospect that is happy with his printer; how to consistently land the job even when yours is the highest quote; how to prevent the stall and motivate your prospects to order now; plus much, much, much more.
How and When to set up Your Automation Workflow
June 4, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)With e-commerce on the rise, it is more crucial to have some automation in place if not parts of your work then all. Chances are that if you are going to have an e-commerce presence then that aspect will be automated to some extent. Then, why not automate everything else. Automating will work best when being set up from the beginning. And setting up from every aspect to ship. Also, this needs to be a flow that will be scalable mean that it can easily grow with you.
Hiring the Next Generation
June 11, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)Finding, hiring, and retaining new talent is a challenge for all businesses, but can be especially difficult in manufacturing industries like printing. We desire technical and specialized skills in our employees, which seem to be increasingly difficult to find. Additionally, we have a perception problem with young people and their parents-they think the printing industry is contracting and that career opportunities are scarce. In this session, Donna Painter an Assistant Professor at Millersville University, will share information about hiring challenges and strategies to positively change perceptions of our industry. This session will also identify multiple sources, within the education sector, that you can use to find the types new talent you need to sustain and grow your business.
Prop 65: Where Are We Now?
June 13, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)With the new warning regulations coming into effect last August, questions still exist regarding Prop 65 and how it applies to our inks, coatings, substrates and products! Do you need to certify for Prop 65? What testing needs to be done? When do I have to label? On top of this, citizen suits continue to rise! Join us for a lively discussion on these and other issues surrounding Prop 65 compliance!
Combining Inkjet and Screen Printing for Special Effects
June 18, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)A recent SGIA Industry survey indicates that nearly 50% of member companies use multiple printing technologies for graphic applications. These printers can generate innovative and creative images when combining the print processes. This presentation will provide ideas and samples showing the creative use of combining ink jet, screen printing, roller coating, and pad printing to create interesting and eye catching images.
Customization and Personalization with UV for the Retail Market
July 23, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)Digital printing technologies are leading the way toward increased personalization and customization in retail, and UV printing offers high durability an access to a wide variety of substrates. Explore the customization opportunity, and see how this opportunity fits with your business goals.
Accelerate Your Sales Pipeline
August 6, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)This informative, business-building session will address how to accelerate sales, how buyer behavior is changing, how to connect with communities, and harnessing the power of data collection. Learn new strategies to give your sales pipeline a needed boost.