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  • SGIA Research: 2019 Review/2020 Outlook

    January 16, 2020

    In this fast-moving session, SGIA's research team will highlight key findings of its 2019 industry surveys, which explored numerous essential industry indicators. Further, they will provide a look forward, using their skills to provide a view of what 2020 may bring your business.
  • webinar_icon_120x88 Using Focused Design Tools for Wide Format Success

    January 14, 2020 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Designers and their creative ideas are your most valuable asset. Why waste them on repetitive tasks and let them feel like assembly line workers? This session will explain what dedicated print and textile design tools can automate for your designers and how this will make them more effective and creative.
  • Come to the Light...Enter HR Nirvana

    December 17, 2019

    This session presents a regimented system that encompasses recruitment, four unique purposeful interviews, personality testing, background checks, and if the candidate is hired, a formal training program. The presenter currently employs around 33 people and his managers follow his system for every hire. The result is...
  • Spot Colors and Expanded Gamut Printing

    December 10, 2019

    Expanded gamut printing with CMYK+OGV inks represents a revolution in spot color printing for packaging, speciality graphics and signage printers. The Ryerson University Expanded Gamut study is an evaluation of the capabilities and advantages of expanded gamut printing, that highlight products and services from...
  • The Pursuit of Print: Prospecting for Performance

    November 26, 2019

    As the president of an organization that is an all-under-one-roof state-of-the-art and integrated print manufacturing mecca for solutions, we are first and foremost a sales organization. Sales Carnivore -- Explosive Sales for New Print Realities Explosive and Disciplined Results. Are you a print organization waiting for sales or a sales performance engine leading in sales and production? New Print Sales How to carve out a Sales Strategy based on value and not price.
  • Selling to Vertical Markets

    November 19, 2019

    Sales growth is tedious and slow. The selling cycle in graphic arts is typically 3-6 months, so the work you do this fall won't result in sales success until the winter of 2020 is over. That being the case, it is important to concentrate sales efforts on repeatable applications, thus shortening...
  • Printing & Profits: How to Decide Which Digital Manufacturing Method is Right for You

    November 12, 2019

    Feeling as though the size and quantity of your apparel orders are outweighing your shop's capabilities? Or are you looking to expand your textile business offerings to keep up with current design trends? Take your decoration...
  • Achieving Process Innovation Through the Automation of New Product Development Activities

    November 5, 2019

    There is a desire within many organisations to decrease the product development cycle time, getting more products to market quicker. This is, however, often expected to occur against a backdrop of decreased resources, expectations of products with increased functionality, and an ever-changing and increasingly-constrained regulatory environment. Formulations are complicated designs and, although...
  • Lean Six Sigma for Non-Engineers

    October 29, 2019

    Ever wanted to know what Six Sigma is, and how it is applicable to the printing industry? Lean Six Sigma methodology has transformed vital service and manufacturing industries where failure is not an option. How can we apply those same tools and methodologies to printing? Rework and quality failures cost the average printing company 20% to 30% of their dollars sold. Learn how to prevent quality failures and develop your own plan for improvement in your organization.
  • SGIA Research Report: Wage, Salary & Sales Compensation

    October 17, 2019

    Join the SGIA research team as they discuss the preliminary findings of their new wage, salary and sales compensation report. How do your compensation levels compare with your peers? What are the challenges and opportunities on the road to attracting and keeping employees? The discussion goes beyond the industry conditions by expanding into the current economic situation and future developments.
  • PRINTING United: Maximize Your Experience

    October 15, 2019

    PRINTING United 2019 in Dallas will be a massive event, packed packed with people, equipment, ideas and opportunities. Before you pack your bag for North America's biggest printed-focused event, spend an hour with SGIA's Dan Marx, who will provide you with a preview of all the event has to offer, and will share strategies to help you get the best return on the investment of your valuable time. Sign up, log in, and learn.
  • Emerging Technologies: Differentiation is Returning

    October 8, 2019

    This seminar describes the newest technology being employed by forward leading printing firms that allow them to grow and increase the “stickiness” of major accounts. The program will focus on: Technology attributes; application examples; and, how to start down this road.
  • Cross-Market Color Alignment

    October 1, 2019

    In this session, intended for commercial printers entering or wishing to expand in the wide-format market, the focus will be on what you need to know about current methods and strategies. Learn the latest color management strategies, what's realistic, and how to set expectations with print buyers and brand owners.
  • Leading the Technology Curve in Web to Print

    September 24, 2019

    This talk promises to be an eye-opening event that will cover a lot of hot topics and technologies that have yet to be officially released in the market, including responsive web pages, mobile-friendly templates and UIs, as well as 3D printing for web. The talk will coincide with...
  • Who is Buying Graphics Businesses Today?

    September 17, 2019

    Now that the economy has settled and our Graphics Industry has seen modest improvements, who is buying graphic businesses now? This session will highlight who the current buyers of graphic companies are today, the current industry trends in M&A and what types of businesses are attractive to buyers. Attendees will...
  • SGIA 2019 Product of the Year Winners

    September 11, 2019

    SGIA's Ray Weiss provides an overview of the products that won SGIA Product of the Year Awards in 2019. The awards span numerous product types, including output devices, consumables, and finishing technologies. This archived webinar provides an excellent view of "what's new."
  • Digital Textile Disruption and Sustainability

    September 3, 2019

    As an industry we consume more textiles, and create more products than ever before, and looking forward, future growth is predicted as global affluence increases. However, whilst volumes grow so do the individual SKUs of the products we manufacture. Our industry is now...
  • Why Print Embellishment Matters

    August 27, 2019

    Brands are consistently investing in creative ways to invoke a reaction from their target audience through print marketing. Commercial printers are consistently searching for ways to add value...
  • Should We Buy the Machine We Just Saw?

    August 20, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Before you sign the purchase order, you need to be sure that it will pay for itself. Careful thought about the tax effect, production savings and new work over its life is necessary and not that hard. This seminar will give you a method to establish those values so that you can avoid an expensive mistake.
  • Brands and PSPs: Addressing Expectations

    August 13, 2019

    This informative presentation shares the results of recent research on the wants and needs of brands and other print buyers, and highlights key expectations that bridge the needs of both printers and print buyers. The presentation also provides the first-hand knowledge of an experienced, retail-focused print buyer. What works and what doesn't? Find out here.