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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
Training and Events


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 23
Presenter(s): Ken Monahan, Ryan Ong
Trade issues continue to dominant the news. The Trump Administration has enacted a series of tariffs for products imported from China – many of which do impact the printing industry.

Date: Oct 25
Presenter(s): Michael Doe
In this Seminar, you will receive an in-depth overview of how to combine embroidery with a printed design. This technique opens new, unique and creative ways that operators can complete in house. We will address the equipment that can be used, how to prepare art for print and digitizing embroidery.

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

Date: Nov 13
Presenter(s): Marshall Atkinson
Face the facts.  With the online ordering platforms that are shipping the same day the job is placed, more pressure than ever before has been focused on turn time speed.  Turn Times used to be 7-10 working days, but now more shops are trying to get to 5-7.  Others want to go to even l

Date: Nov 15
Presenter(s): Charlie Taublieb
The presentation will address designing, separating and printing simulated process printing on light and dark colored textiles.

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 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: March 25-27, 2019
Whether you're new to the screen printing industry, or a seasoned professional, this workshop is designed to give you lots of hands-on experience and plenty of practice with advanced techniques. Let SGIA help build your garment decoration business with new skills and knowledge:

Date: March 25-29, 2019
A two for one STEAL!
This registration includes BOTH Totally T-Shirts!

Date: March 28-29, 2019
Presenter(s): Scott Fresener
Do you struggle with computers graphics, fixing customer’s bad artwork, working with just an idea, creating color separations that work at press, doing high-end photo realistic color separations for light and dark shirts, whether to use Illustrator, Corel Draw or Photoshop – and more?

Date: April 15-17, 2019
Presenter(s): Johnny Shell
Printing excellence begins with the right screen. This exceptional workshop is guaranteed to challenge each student combining real world experience with supporting theory.

Date: October 23-25, 2019
WHAT IS PRINTING UNITED?The printing industry is buzzing about the convergence of technologies and capabilities, the blending and blurring of market segments and specialties.