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Amid a global pandemic, unprecedented voting, and anxiety over potential civil unrest, we finally made it to (and through) Election Day 2020. So, what do we know at this point about the future of the White House and Congress? What results are yet to come? And what does the policy road ahead look like for the printing industry?
Your Business Can't Win Without a Tribe
February 27, 2020 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)Attendees will come away with an understanding that one cannot succeed in our expanding print industry by standing alone on an island. Build a tribe of like-minded and goal-driven individuals within our industry, partner with complementary technologies, and hear about real-world success stories to motivate you and...
How In-Plants Can Thrive in 2020
February 11, 2020The state of the in-plant industry is strong but not without challenges. The latest in-plant research reveals the good news bad news, opportunities and best practices of industry leaders. The good news for in-plants includes: meeting financial objectives, up to date with equipment, and increasing sales of digital color and large format printing. However, declines for...
Sustainability and Triple Bottom Line: A Small Business Perspective
February 6, 2020Texas Nameplate Company (TNC) is a two-time Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner. TNC is aiming to set an industry standard for environmental responsibility, and is challenging other firms to do likewise. They initiated an acid rejuvenation process, have gone paperless, reclaim solvent, and invented equipment to...
Performance Management: Linking Strategy with Results
February 4, 2020Frustration is the best way to describe the performance management process in far too many organizations. Supervisors feel untrained and under-prepared to conduct a meaningful performance review. Employees generally find it to be a perfunctory exercise and owners/senior executives lament the lack of...
ThreadX 2020: A Different Experience for Apparel Decorators
January 30, 2020With a focus on innovative business models and market development, SGIA's ThreadX Conference offers eye-opening, mind-expanded programming to help you take your apparel decoration business toward new opportunities. Join members of SGIA's Apparel Decoration Committee as they discuss the agenda, the networking events, and why ThreadX 2020 is not to be missed.
Maximize Digital Color with Automated File Preparation
January 28, 2020During this webinar we will demonstrate the advantages of high quality color management solutions including automated tools available to convert files to your printer’s color space and achieve your customers’ expectations. In addition, we will show you tools which you can use to evaluate the gamut of...
Hybrid Screen/Inkjet Garment Printers
January 21, 2020Hybrid apparel printing, which utilizes both screen and digital printing to create new opportunities in decorated apparel, is gaining a foothold among some apparel decorators. Learn the latest technology developments in this burgeoning area, and discover why its inherent opportunities really present "something different."
SGIA Research: 2019 Review/2020 Outlook
January 16, 2020In 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.
Using Focused Design Tools for Wide Format Success
January 14, 2020Designers 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, 2019This 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, 2019Expanded 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, 2019As 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, 2019Sales 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, 2019Feeling 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, 2019There 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, 2019Ever 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, 2019Join 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, 2019PRINTING 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, 2019This 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, 2019In 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.