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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Accelerate Your Sales Pipeline

    August 6, 2019

    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.
  • Customization and Personalization with UV for the Retail Market

    July 23, 2019

    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.
  • SGIA Research Report: Measure Your Financial Performance Against Your Peers

    July 16, 2019

    Join the SGIA research team as they discuss the preliminary findings of their new financial ratios report. How do your sales growth and profitability compare with your peers? What are the challenges and opportunities on the road to increased sales and profits? How do companies overcome them? The discussion goes beyond the industry conditions into the current economic situation and future developments.
  • Increase Efficiency and Profitability with Production Analytics

    July 9, 2019

    Learn how data about your print production can be transformed into business intelligence to help you lower costs, improve efficiency, and increase profits in your print shop.
  • Provide Unique Value to Overcome Price Wars

    July 2, 2019

    Today’s world demands that we add unique, creative, and passionate value to all parts of the sales process. It is not optional and is imperative. We must “over-service” our accounts, make their lives simple, give them headache relief, and reduce their stress. We must anticipate their needs before they occur. And, must be seen by our clients as interactive partners (shoulder to shoulder with them) not transactional vendors (price based and across the table from them). Price is Price. Value = Price + Goods/Services + YOU! Learn to sell value, and succeed!
  • The Changing Landscape for Foil and UV Coating Decorating Options

    June 25, 2019

    The landscape for both metallic foil and specialty UV coating decorating has changed dramatically in recent years. Only a few years ago, foil decorating was limited to offline foil stamping. Today, foil is applied through digital processes and sheet-fed cold foil, as well as conventional methods. And, new technology and products have opened up new opportunities with specialty UV coatings, including spot profile (raised), spot glitter UV, soft-touch and much more -- available through digital inkjet and offline screen coating processes. This presentation will discuss the technology behind these processes and how they are creating new and exciting applications in the graphic arts community.
  • 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.