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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
Training and Events

Events

Date: July 17
Presenter(s): Danny Brudner
Today, there are so many apps and other online resources that make starting a successful eCommerce business into something that virtually anyone can do. Thanks to its many helpful features which make drop shipping easier, Shopify has facilitated thousands of e-commerce success stories.

Date: July 26
In this era of legalized marijuana and an ongoing opioid crisis, how can companies manage employees that may be using these or other drugs? Learn how to recognize impairment and implement policies that may reduce risk and create a safer work environment.

Date: July 31-Aug 2, 2018
Color Training for your Business
Presenter(s): Dan Gillespie
In the Color Management Group color management boot camp in Fremont, CA you will learn from the SGIA certified instructors about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device callibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, and print verification.

Date: July 31
Presenter(s): Mark Hanley
Earlier this year, SGIA and IT Strategies released a joint research report highlighting the use of digital technologies in key industrial printing markets (labels, direct-to-shape, decorative, textiles and display graphics), highlighting the current state of the industry, as well as challenges an

Date: Aug 2
Based on the new “Convergence in the Print Industry: Understanding Growth Opportunities and Competition” research study, which was recently completed by NAPCO Research and sponsored by SGIA, printers are experiencing an ongoing challenge to maintain and grow their businesses in the face of new an

Date: Aug 7
Presenter(s): Mark Hanley
Earlier this year, SGIA and IT Strategies released a joint research report highlighting the use of digital technologies in key industrial printing markets (labels, direct-to-shape, decorative, textiles and display graphics), highlighting the current state of the industry, as well as challenges an

Date: Aug 9
Presenter(s): Kevin Karstedt
Join Karstedt Consulting as they present part two of a three-part webinar report on the findings of a joint SGIA/Karstedt Partners research study into the use of digital printing technologies in packaging sectors. This session focuses on findings in the flexible packaging segment.

Date: August 14-16, 2018
Presenter(s): Ray Weiss
In this workshop for the Wide-Format Graphics community, in Suwanee, GA, you will learn about dye sublimation ink technologies, what makes a great paper, how to reduce ink usage, color management for dye sublimation, costs and return on investment, flatbed and rotary heat presses, and more.

Date: Aug 14
In August, the new warning label requirements under California’s Safe Drinking Water Act, more commonly referred to as Prop 65, become mandatory. These changes are sparking discussion and controversy throughout the supply chain. Who is required to do what? This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Date: August 21-23, 2018
Color Training for your Business
In the RPimaging color management boot camp in Phoenix, AZ you will learn from the SGIA certified instructors about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device callibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, and print verification. 

Date: Aug 21
Presenter(s): Tery Tennant
Performance reviews often get a bad rap - managers don't like giving them and employees are stressed when getting them! A performance discussion should be a positive thing with no surprises - and it should also be a motivator to develop skills further.

Date: Aug 23
Join Karstedt Partners as they present part three of a three-part webinar report on the findings of a joint SGIA/Karstedt Partners research study into the use of digital printing technologies in packaging sectors. This session focuses on findings in the corrugated packaging segment.

Date: August 25-26, 2018
Guaranteed to save you 5.2 years of profanity!
Presenter(s): Charlie Taublieb
This 2-day workshop in Phoenix, AZ, offers a solid understanding of intermediate and advanced screen printing techniques. Intended for small-shop owners who are ready to take their businesses to the next level of screen printing.

Date: August 28-30, 2018
Color Training for your Business
Presenter(s): Dan Gillespie
In the Color Management Group color management boot camp in Chicago you will learn from the SGIA certified instructors about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device callibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, and print verification.

Date: Aug 30
Presenter(s): Edward Cook
This presentation will focus on ECI's discovery of an untouched market: Career opportunities for artists within the printing industry.

Date: Sept 6
Presenter(s): Pete Lovelace
Do you have engaged team members who are committed to you and willing to put forth extra effort to deliver superior performance? Now is the time to build a culture of engagement.

Date: Sept. 11-13, 2018
Basic Training for Your Business
In this color management boot camp in Fairfax, VA you will learn from the SGIA experts about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device callibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, and print verification. Drop and Give Us 20! 

Date: Sept 11
Presenter(s): Tim Quinn
This presentation covers why understanding how to build curves is still critical to good color reproduction no matter the print process.

Date: Sept 18
Presenter(s): Nigel Heywood
This informative webinar will provide a view of the current state of 3D printing industry, its printers, and its potential impact on the future of the graphics industry. 

Date: Sept. 25-27, 2018
Color Training for your Business
In the RPimaging color management boot camp in Phoenix, AZ you will learn from the SGIA certified instructors about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device callibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, and print verification.

Date: Sept 25
Presenter(s): Robert Zoch
Economic uncertainty and unpredictability and global changes are the new normal. Companies must continue to be innovative and agile in order to adapt to an ever-changing environment, in this session we will describe the global economy, consumer shift and 

Date: October 2-4, 2018
Color Training for your Business
Presenter(s): Dan Gillespie, Bill Owen
In the Color Management Group color management boot camp in Denver, CO you will learn from the SGIA certified instructors about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device callibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, and print verification.

Date: Oct 2
Presenter(s): Brian Hart
Assisting many brands to tell their story, what we see is a lack of discipline on how to capture visuals to tell your story. Join us as we propose a process and techniques to document project for your facility and brand. This process can be implement for any site facility.

Date: Oct 4
Presenter(s): Susan Moore
By the year 2020 customer experience (CX) will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator according to a Walker study. In a world where we can mimic our competitors' marketing and prices in an instant, CX is the new competitive battlefield.

Date: Oct 11
Presenter(s): Dan Marx
The 2018 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas will be a massive event, packed packed with people, equipment, content and opportunities.

Date: October 18-20, 2018
Join us at the Las Vegas Convention Center October 18–20 for the largest tarde show for print technology in North America: the 2018 SGIA Expo.

Date: Oct 30
Presenter(s): Mark Coudray
It's no secret all graphic markets have become hyper competitive and commoditized over the last few years. Consolidation of providers, processes, and markets continue with no end in sight.

Date: Nov 1
Presenter(s): Joe House
It's no secret all graphic markets have become hyper competitive and commoditized over the last few years. Consolidation of providers, processes, and markets continue with no end in sight.

Date: Nov. 6-8, 2018
Color Training for your Business
Presenter(s): Dan Gillespie
In the Color Management Group color management boot camp in Carso, CA you will learn from the SGIA certified instructors about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device callibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, and print verification.

Date: Nov 6
Presenter(s): Michael Compton
Due to the tremendous success of last year's presentation, I am proposing an advanced course on this topic addressing the growing demand for properly printed backlit fabrics.

Date: Nov 8
Presenter(s): Olga Dorokhina
SGIA recently posted the full reports from its 2018 Industry Surveys.

Date: Nov. 14-16, 2018
Color Training for your Business
In this SGIA color management boot camp held at Marabu's facility in Charleston, SC, you will learn from the SGIA certified instructors about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device callibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, and print verification.

Date: Nov 20
Presenter(s): Bruce Bayne
All printing is subject to variables that affect the consistency of the printed results. It seems most companies that rely on printing devices to make a living spend little or no time concerning themselves with ways to manage their print consistency.

Date: Nov. 27-29, 2018
Color Training for your Business
Presenter(s): Jim Raffel
In the ColorCaster color management boot camp in Phoenix, AZ you will learn from the SGIA certified instructors about color theory and principles, goals of color management, device callibration, time-tested procedures, newest print standards, and print verification.

Date: Nov 27
Presenter(s): Juha Saily
This paper introduces technology that was developed to measure 3D features of various surface and material types at sub-micron resolution. LCI enables automatic microtopographic imaging of challenging objects that are difficult or impossible to measure with traditional methods.

Date: Nov 29
Presenter(s): Vince DiCecco
Are your past due receivables putting a drag on your business? Cash is your company's lifeblood. Without it, a business cannot accurately calculate how long it takes for $1 spent today to return as $1 profit sometime down the road. While sales are important, cash is still king.

Date: Dec 4
Presenter(s): Dean DeMarco
Join printing production master Dean Demarco for an interview highlighting his experiences in – and impressions about – the display graphics sector; an overview of his company’s processes, markets and products; and a view into what makes his company successful.

Date: Dec 13
Presenter(s): Johnny Shell
Join a panel of Golden Image judges as they discuss the sometimes mind-blowing, sometimes subtle process steps and innovations that made certain SGIA Golden Imaging Competition winners "a cut above" other enteries.

Date: Dec 18
Presenter(s): Ken Bach
This presentation will discuss the marketing of Digitally printed textiles. It will review the various type of applications requested. How to select the best display hardware and fabric. We will go over markets that have embraced fabric and ones that are about to.

Date: October 23-25, 2019
The printing industry is buzzing about the convergence of technologies and capabilities, the blending and blurring of market segments and specialties. PRINTING United is a brand-new trade show event focused on the opportunities this convergence presents.

Date: October 21-23, 2020
PRINTING United 2020 heads to Atlanta, GA! Join us October 21 – 23 to experience the latest in the specialty imaging industry.

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