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.
How Environmental Management Systems Drive Success
May 14, 2019 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)Sustainability is becoming a larger part of our responsibility as environmental stewards and the way we do business. Often, making changes we make in our business to be more sustainable not only helps reduce and conserve resources, but it can also provide a return on investment...
What Your Mama Didn't Tell You About Budgeted 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.
The Emerging Field of Surface Imaging
July 2, 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 .
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.