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Air Date: May 24, 2018
Part One of SGIA and PIA's three-part Walking Working Surfaces webinar series
Any job that requires working from heights involves a certain amount of risk, but with the right safety precautions in place, you can reduce the possibility of serious injuries occurring.

Air Date: May 17, 2018
Every person at every company has just 168 hours in a week. Thus, the choice is what they do with that time. In business, it is not that a person did not have time to do something, but instead did not MAKE time for bottom line activities.

Air Date: May 15, 2018
Join wide-format printing veteran Scott Crosby for an interview highlighting his experiences in – and impressions about – the wide-format sector; an overview of his company’s processes, markets and products; and the ongoing changes that make his company successful.

Air Date: May 08, 2018
SGIA's just-released Wage, Salary & Sales Compensation Report contains a wealth of industry-specific data on compensation levels for more than thirty unique job types. Further, the report addresses employee benefits, sales commissions and bonuses.

Air Date: May 03, 2018
In 2016, the EPA finalized a rule that updated the hazardous waste generator regulations to make the rules easier to understand, facilitate better compliance, provide greater flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed and close important gaps in the regulations.

Air Date: May 01, 2018
The adoption of digital printing technology in printed packaging is creating new models for print services, offering new opportunities, increased value-add options, and enhanced ways to meet and exceed customer needs.

Air Date: Apr 24, 2018
The adoption of digital printing technology in printed packaging is creating new models for print services, offering new opportunities, increased value-add options, and enhanced ways to meet and exceed customer needs.

Air Date: Apr 17, 2018
The adoption of digital printing technology in printed packaging is creating new models for print services, offering new opportunities, increased value-add options, and enhanced ways to meet and exceed customer needs.

Air Date: Apr 05, 2018
In this webcast, Bruce Ackerman will discuss steps to getting your shop setup with paid online ads campaign. PPC (paid per click) is an advertising form that's driven an incredible amount of sales for businesses with little effort.

Air Date: Apr 03, 2018
The three magic words in any sales strategy are appropriate, consistent and sustainable. Appropriate means the strategy addresses the realities of the marketplace. Consistent means it ensures that your salespeople put forth both quality and quantity of effort.

Air Date: Mar 29, 2018
Archived webinar: Just being in business is not enough. In a competitive environment – regardless of the product areas you serve – you need to establish your company and be seen and recognized by current and prospective clients.

Air Date: Mar 27, 2018
Join wide-format printing veteran Terry Corman for an interview highlighting his experiences in – and impressions about – the wide-format sector; an overview of his company’s processes, markets and products; and a view into what makes his company successful.

Air Date: Mar 20, 2018
Join wide-format, photo industry veteran Toren Prawdzik (Photo Evo) for an interview highlighting his experiences in – and impressions about – the wide-format and photo sectors; an overview of his company’s processes, markets and products; and a view into what makes his company successful.

Air Date: Mar 19, 2018
Big Ink CEO Tom Trutna has spent many years – and much sweat equity – making his business successful.

Air Date: Mar 07, 2018
Sure, your digital output device makes lots of pretty colors, but are they the colors you expect to hit (and that your customers expect)? How do you know?

Air Date: Feb 23, 2018
View this archived version a special webinar featuring results of a new study commissioned by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and conducted by NAPCO Research.

Air Date: Feb 06, 2018
This noncommercial presentation will focus on what to look for in selecting and printing backlit fabrics for a variety of backlit frame systems. It will detail wovens vs. knits as well as the variety of weights available, sewing and installing printed fabrics with SEG edge.

Air Date: Jan 09, 2018
Join SGIA’s Ray Weiss for an expert tour of SGIA’s new SGIA Color Management Certification. This new program verifies the skills of production color management experts, and identifies them as being among the industry’s best.

Air Date: Dec 19, 2017
Join industrial printing business owner Edward Cook (ECI Screen Print) for an interview highlighting his experiences in – and impressions about – the industrial printing sector; an overview of his company’s processes, markets and products; and a view into what makes his company successful.

Air Date: Nov 28, 2017
Archived SGIA Webinar: Explore a variety of ink technologies and the different places print service providers can start or expand their offerings with digital printing in this informative session.

Air Date: Nov 22, 2017

Air Date: Nov 07, 2017
Join wide-format printing veteran Rich Thompson for an interview highlighting his experiences in – and impressions about – the wide-format sector; an overview of his company’s processes, markets and products; and a view i

Air Date: Nov 02, 2017
The screen and digital community are seeing increased OSHA inspections. Taking the right steps during an inspection is the best means to avoid citations and reduce penalty amounts.

Air Date: Oct 31, 2017
SGIA recently posted the full reports from its 2017 Industry Surveys.

Air Date: Oct 03, 2017
Before you leave for the the massive 2017 SGIA Expo in New Orleans, join us online to learn about all the opportunities available to Expo attendees, and discover some useful strategies to help you make the best of your SGIA Expo experience. This session will cover:

Air Date: Sep 20, 2017
Die cutting is the most common finishing technology used by industrial printing operations, and computer-guided CNC systems — using either blades, routers or lasers — are changing the playing field by offering increased capacity, greater product diversity and better quality.

Air Date: Sep 14, 2017
In a field where competition is fierce and creative solutions deliver differentiation, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) annual Product of the Year competition showcases some of the most innovative and useful new technologies and materials for an expanding variety of print applic

Air Date: Aug 30, 2017
In business, as in life, actions have consequences, and reckless actions can have dire effects on your company's viability.

Air Date: Aug 23, 2017
Archived SGIA Webinar: This presentation provides an overview of wide-format inkjet technology, and provides valuable insight into the vertical markets and product areas served by wide-format print producers.

Air Date: Aug 15, 2017
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Air Date: Aug 02, 2017
3D printing is without a doubt a high-visibility, imaginative technology with huge implications. But beyond its novelty, what are the opportunities for industrial printing companies, and how do different 3D printing technologies lend themselves to strong future opportunities?

Air Date: Jul 28, 2017
Achieving accurate color is essential in today's digital printing environment -- and sport colors cand pose a particular challenge. This session will examine:

Air Date: Jul 12, 2017
Learn from Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) experts Peter Schaefer and Jim Russell of New Direction Partners, the leading investment banking firm specializing exclusively in the print, packaging, P.O.P., retail graphics, sign and display markets.

Air Date: Jun 14, 2017
Dr. Max Derhak, Co-Chair of the International Color Consortium (ICC) and Principal Scientist at Onyx Graphics, discusses how emerging technologies in color can solve some of today’s color management challenges.

Air Date: Jun 09, 2017
Working at heights has its own set of challenges and not having the right precautions in place can put your employees at risk for serious injuries.

Air Date: May 17, 2017
The economy is in the midst of a rebound. Companies that were forced to let employees go or freeze hiring are now looking to add staff. Find the right team, and you’re off to the races. Hire the wrong team, and you’ll likely move slowly — maybe even backwards.

Air Date: Apr 27, 2017
If you have little or no social media experience, this session is for you!We will talk about:- The channels best suited for your needs- How to set up the accounts, building your audience- Sharing and social etiquette- Setting social goals and achieving them

Air Date: Apr 27, 2017
If you joined us for the 101 session or have social media experience, this session will help you get to the next level with your marketing and community engagement.

Air Date: Apr 19, 2017
Maintenance on equipment is often overlooked as production can quickly take priority. In particular to wide- and grand-format inkjet equipment, there are several key components that when not functioning properly will cause the equipment to be "hard down" or not operational.

Air Date: Mar 29, 2017
Learn the basics of wide-format inkjet equipment, materials and finishing technologies, and then discover how ongoing industry developments are changing the playing field for wide-format imaging.

Air Date: Mar 22, 2017
As the specifications get more explicit, the tolerances get lower and the client becomes more proficient in the latest image-measurement techniques, we need to rethink what, why and how we define and quantify our products and processes.

Air Date: Mar 15, 2017
Have you ever bought an output device, only to be disappointed with the color results? This session will show you how you can provide vendors with free test charts to output before you purchase a printer, and how to measure these charts for precision and accuracy of the given device.

Air Date: Mar 01, 2017
It used to be all about quality, service and price. Not any more. Every business is being commoditized and reduced to the lowest price possible. Even smaller jobs are now being challenged by offshoring.

Air Date: Feb 15, 2017
When good people leave an employer, it is usually not just about money, but is more often related to ineffective leadership! Leadership sets the tone for the entire culture, how much people feel ownership and engagement, and whether they leave (physically or mentally).

Air Date: Feb 08, 2017
Digital textile printing is in a period of explosive growth, with a constant flow of new technologies, expanded applications and changing opportuniites.

Air Date: Jan 18, 2017
Color matching means different things to different people — a shared visual appearance or an exact color match. These are two very different conditions and require completely different setups and workflows, but how do you know which one to use?

Air Date: Dec 14, 2016
Successful vehicle wraps start in the design stage.

Air Date: Nov 17, 2016
OSHA updated its National Emphasis Program for amputation prevention and it now includes screen printers.

Air Date: Nov 10, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: There's a big difference between being on the Internet and actually being found — and seen — on the Internet.

Air Date: Oct 26, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Using a decade of experience in DTG operations, this presentation discusses DTG as a viable option for all company sizes, from small start-ups to large, mega-press operations.

Air Date: Oct 19, 2016
You have some good customers, but do you really have enough of them to get beyond your current income level, to make the kind of money you really want to make? Here’s an equally important question: Do you have enough prospects in your pipeline to ensure that you’ll get where you want to go?

Air Date: Oct 12, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: How many sales are you losing every month when your prospects say “Let me think it over and I’ll get back to you, I’m not interested, I’m too busy”? Chances are you’re losing plenty, but needlessly so.

Air Date: Oct 05, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: This webinar will present a compelling argument as to why social media is important to your business, even if the return on investment is hard to measure.

Air Date: Aug 31, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Learn the basics of wide-format inkjet equipment, finishing technologies and materials, and discover how ongoing developments in technology lead to a changing playing field for wide-format imaging companies.

Air Date: Aug 17, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: UV LEDs are rapidly emerging, offering printers fast drying, reduced energy costs and a superior sustainability profile.

Air Date: Aug 10, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: OSHA has finalized the recordkeeping rule, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” This rule amends the recordkeeping regulations to include the new electronic submittal procedures of records and the posting of these records onto public

Air Date: Aug 03, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Many organizations are experiencing a shortage of good leaders. But how do you identify who the potential leaders are, and then develop them properly to be effective in their new role.

Air Date: Jul 27, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Research shows that companies that integrate sustainability into their core business strategy financially outperform firms that don’t.

Air Date: Jul 20, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: We all work with them: X-Acto blades, razor blades, utility knives, and cutter blades. These can be useful tools but if not used safely, they can also be dangerous items which have inflicted cuts, amputations, and punctures.

Air Date: Jul 13, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: You invested in more salespersons and/or support staff; training for sales and customer service persons; social media and/or digital marketing; expanded your product offerings to become a Marketing Services Provider (MSP).

Air Date: Jun 29, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: SGIA presents a summary of its just-conducted Specialty Graphics Industry Survey. This presentation will cover data highlights for graphic, garment, industrial and installation communities. Where does your company stand in comparison the broader industry?

Air Date: Jun 23, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: New overtime rules released by the US Department of Labor will have a profound effect on many businesses. Join this informative webinar to learn what the rule entails, how it will affect your business and what your company must do to comply.

Air Date: Jun 15, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Go from herding cats to owning the revenue number by basing your sales management on predictive historical and quarterly business reviews of your key account.

Air Date: Jun 08, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Earlier this year, Dave Fellman launched the Printing Sales DNA Project, a research study to determine what skills, attitudes and personality traits are most important to salespeople in the printing realm.

Air Date: May 04, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: UV print processes can be a lot like our personal health. One day everything is fine, and the next day an unexpected bug causes trouble.

Air Date: Apr 28, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: The screen printing process is filled with variables that can impact print results.

Air Date: Apr 14, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Granted, an employee handbook can be a complicated document.  They can be a ticking time-bomb if ignored too long or your road map to salvation in difficult times.  Employee handbook policies are certainly a hot topic among regulatory agencies the

Air Date: Apr 06, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Learn the basics of wide-format inkjet equipment, finishing technologies and materials, and discover how ongoing developments in technology lead to a changing playing field for wide format imaging companies.

Air Date: Mar 30, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: In the world of color, an ICC profile is like the road map that gets you from New York to Los Angeles. Like a good road map, a good ICC profile will save you time and money on the way to your destination.

Air Date: Mar 30, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Recent changes in OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard changed the playing field for HazCom compliance, which everyone must do. Where does your company stand with regard to compliance, and what must you do to get there. Join this session to find out!

Air Date: Mar 18, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: US Congress is set to act on amendments to the Toxic Substance Control Act.  States continue to adopt legislation that requires those manufacturing certain products to report on chemical usage.  The Prop 65 landscape is changing.  EU REA

Air Date: Feb 25, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Transportation is one of the biggest parts of a business. Shipping takes time and money, and shipping inefficiently could be costing you. Learn how to track your business’ delivery operations with the EPA’s SmartWay Transport® tool.

Air Date: Feb 17, 2016
SGIA Webinar Archive: This intermediate-level presentation will address how process control is best utilized and implemented within the production flow.

Air Date: Feb 03, 2016
SGIA Webinar Archive: The Color Management Pyramid is the foundation for accurate and consistent color and is made up of many variables and conditions that result in building and maintaining a good color profile.

Air Date: Jan 27, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: This session is for social media beginners and gives compelling information for why youshould get involved, how to get involved and what tools are available to make the social media puzzle easier to solve.

Air Date: Jan 20, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: A sustainable business participates in activities to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address current environmental concerns while maintaining a profit.

Air Date: Jan 18, 2016
Archived SGIA Webinar: Graphic application proficiency is a skill acquired over time, when good technique meets practical, real world experience. Car wrapping is the most difficult of all graphic applications because of the complexity of vehicle shapes.

Air Date: Dec 17, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: A valuation isn’t the last part of the selling process - it’s the first.  It allows you to not only to know your company’s true selling point, but also what you’ll need to do to improve your value and land a better deal.  The valuation isn’t just

Air Date: Dec 09, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Join Jim Kyger, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, PIA, as he tackles your questions and concerns as 2015 wraps up.

Air Date: Nov 19, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Interested in reducing your Carbon Footprint? Join us to learn more about SmartWay, an innovative, free, public-private, market-driven partnership.

Air Date: Nov 18, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Interested in reducing your Carbon Footprint? Join us to learn more about SmartWay, an innovative, free, public-private, market-driven partnership.

Air Date: Oct 21, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: A study of the new economy buyer reveals several significant phenomena that smart specialty graphics sales organizations cannot afford to overlook prospects are taking longer to reach a buying decision; when a decision is made, the size of the order is

Air Date: Oct 19, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: During this presentation we will discuss the differences between both rotary and laser machines and the pros and cons of each. This is a decision many sign fabricators struggle with.

Air Date: Sep 09, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: It’s been said that “sales guys” and “numbers guys” come from different planets, and from a pure personality perspective, that may be true.

Air Date: Sep 02, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Specialty applications like fabrics and wallcoverings are becoming increasingly more common in the sign industry. This is due in large part to the value that many place on the ability to decorate the spaces they operate.

Air Date: Aug 26, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Many people cannot answer this question or struggle with it only to find that their best response is a “maybe” or “hush I guess” or the noncommittal “it depends.” Huh? If You Would Not Buy from You, why would anyone else buy from you? The answer is simple.

Air Date: Jul 24, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: The session will communicate to attendees how to establish and manage a basic, acceptable Quality Management System (QMS) that meets the requirements of technical, industrial printing for medical, aerospace, automotive and other industrial customers.

Air Date: Jul 15, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: 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.

Air Date: Jul 01, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: This presentation starts with the premise that what most vendors call “complete automation” is far from complete. This Webinar will discuss workflow types (collaborative vs.

Air Date: Jun 10, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: You hear about energy efficiency, but what does an energy efficiency plan look like in the real world? Hear from a company owner as he outlines the steps needed in order to see real, measurable energy reductions. Listen, learn and ask questions.

Air Date: May 20, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Executing a properly organized color management workflow can be challenging for shops running multiple digital devices using various ink platforms.

Air Date: Apr 22, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Are your past due receivables putting a drag on your business? Cash is your company’s lifeblood. Without it, the business cannot function and grow properly. While sales are important, cash is still king.

Air Date: Apr 22, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Recent changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard have brought about new requirements for both printers and chemical manufacturers.

Air Date: Apr 01, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: This session, presented by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (, will provide insights into ink chemistry options for digital printing of textiles for apparel and home decoration applications.

Air Date: Mar 25, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Using original research from Impact Consulting Psychologists, this presentation explores the psychological triggers that influence purchasing decisions, and how you can leverage these to build trust between yourself — the provider — and your customers.

Air Date: Feb 25, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Join us as we deconstruct the basic elements that go into a CRM, and then suggest why your client-facing teams should use them. Allow us to break down the marketplace and terrain of entering or migrating your CRM.

Air Date: Feb 18, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: The quickly growing business of automotive color change is a great new revenue stream for many sign, graphics and installation companies. However, this business requires a very different approach than traditional vehicle wraps.

Air Date: Feb 12, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: The digital printing industry is growing fast. Like any other disruptive technology, there will be a few companies that explode in size and profitability while others selling the same product to the same market struggle to survive.

Air Date: Jan 22, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: During this presentation, we will look at lighting and color viewing, which are important variable to understand and control to consistently match critical brand colors.

Air Date: Jan 14, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: A Professional employer organization (PEO) enables its clients to cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, employee benefits, payroll and workers’ compensation.  The program will be an introduction into the PEO world, what it is, h

Air Date: Jan 07, 2015
Archived SGIA Webinar: Web-enabled applications to advance large-format digital printing are now a viable alternative for the digital printer. This method to facilitate the order and prepress process is now available to small, medium and large printing companies.

Air Date: Dec 03, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: In the world of graphic advertising, understanding the surface you are installing graphics to can be the difference between a satisfied client and the cost of a reprint and reinstall. Graphics with adhesives that are too low-tack may fall off.

Air Date: Nov 05, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Signage regulations and requirements vary, not only by state, but by city!

Air Date: Sep 24, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Join installation trainer Justin Pate as he discusses how you can save time and improve the quality of your vehicle wrap installations.

Air Date: Sep 03, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: As digital signage becomes more cost effective and flexible, small- and medium-sized customers of static signs are increasingly considering it for implementation.

Air Date: Aug 27, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Never before has the world been able to decorate 3D parts with color images so economically. Expand your market to include automotive, medical, transportation, appliances, vending, heavy equipment, etc.

Air Date: Aug 08, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Sneak a peek at the content and purpose of SGIA’s “10-Hour OSHA Training Course,” and learn why OSHA training is essential for any company seeking to establish a viable, proactive safety culture.

Air Date: Aug 06, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Digital technologies bring a wealth of opportunity, given the scope of what can be produced from even a single piece of equipment.

Air Date: Jul 25, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: What happens when OSHA comes to call and finds that they need to issue a citation? Learn from your peers – a case study that focuses on a lockout/tagout citation. What steps did that company take? What can you learn from them?

Air Date: Jul 23, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Usually the best seller on a team gets promoted to manager as a vanity title to spur their sales efforts.

Air Date: Jul 09, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: The growth of digitally printed fabrics over the last few years has been profound, and many printers are jumping into this profitable area.

Air Date: May 21, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Using real-world examples, the presenter of this session will illustrate how UV LED curing technology is a game-changer for the specialty graphics industry segment.

Air Date: May 14, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: What makes a great sales compensation program? When and why should you change it? What is the best means to motivate sales personnel to reward them for meeting company sales objectives? Learn the answer to these, and other questions during this session.

Air Date: May 07, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Your customer wants a “green” product – what are they really looking for?   Join us for a lively discussion taking a look at what is happening in the market place.

Air Date: Apr 25, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: The difference between success and failure in business is your bottom line. This informative session will give attendees the complete pricing system for both costing and selling orders.

Air Date: Apr 16, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Dye-sublimation is hot, but complete printing and product success is not assured unless you know how to do it right.

Air Date: Mar 19, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Signage regulations and requirements vary, not only by state, but by city!

Air Date: Mar 12, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Do your marketing efforts convey and support the widely accepted belief that “People buy from people they like, trust and with whom it is convenient to do business?" Shouldn’t they?

Air Date: Feb 25, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Three dimensional embellishment technology exists at the meeting point between traditional printing and full 3D printing technology, and offers specialty printers numerous opportunities to differentiate their business through the use of texture and raised e

Air Date: Feb 25, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Today’s market conditions have created an environment that offers new challenges to new and existing business leaders trying to grow their businesses.

Air Date: Feb 25, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: This session will allow a president or plant manager to provide the methodology and process to allow the output device operator to take responsibility for the color of their device, to ensure that it is printing to the targeted condition before production w

Air Date: Feb 25, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Recent changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard have brought about new requirements for both printers and chemical manufacturers.

Air Date: Feb 25, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Strong attention to sustainability has become a defining factor among those companies operating at the top of our industry.

Air Date: Feb 25, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: Using Vehicle Templates (with Installation in Mind) Many designers use vehicle templates to aid them in creating stunning vehicle wrap designs.

Air Date: Feb 25, 2014
Archived SGIA Webinar: In rapid-fire fashion, discover proven and tested skills that the industry’s top producers use to grow sales and margins.

Air Date: Feb 25, 2014
Get the scoop on the PDAA test requirements.
Archived SGIA Webinar: What does PDAA certification testing include? Review and learn the specific details and requirements of PDAA certification testing via this brief video summary.