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  • 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 that 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.
  • 60 Minute Print Sales Boot Camp

    May 28, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)

    During this fast-paced, information packed, seminar you'll discover the 50 must know, strategies that drive sales and earnings. Here's just small sample of what you'll learn: How to sell the prospect that is happy with his printer; how to consistently land the job even when yours is the highest quote; how to prevent the stall and motivate your prospects to order now; plus much, much, much more.
  • What Your Mama Didn't Tell You About Budgeted Hourly Rates

    May 21, 2019

    During the 20th century, using budgeted hourly rates (BHRs) to develop pricing was the de-facto methodology -- as it had been in the 19th century. 21st century MIS applications continue to use this cost accounting approach. Yet, because today’s print provider competes in an ever-changing marketplace and continues to add new products, it’s time for a fresh look at budgeted hourly rates. In this session, our presenters will challenge our industry’s focus on using “costs” to develop prices. Upon the completion of the webinar, the participant will have a better understanding of Budgeted Hourly Rates and how to utilize them in improving market share as well as profitability.
  • How to Start a Cost-Effective Customer Experience Program

    May 7, 2019

    Everyone uses essentially the same capital equipment. Everyone has the brightest, best-motivated employees. Everyone is trying to stand out from the crowd and not compete on price. Everyone is looking for his own unique secret sauce. Well, the secret sauce is called differentiation through Customer Experience (CX). In this session, we will discuss business objective setting, getting employee by in, identifying critical customer moments of truth, collecting customer feedback, analyzing data, planning and taking action, monitoring outcome and taking corrective actions. At the end of the session, you will be able to decide how you want to proceed with a CX plan and where to focus your initial efforts.
  • Shop Floor Management: Avoid Islands of Success in a Sea of Waste

    April 30, 2019

    It’s well-known that all workflows create some amount of waste, resulting in slower production, delays, and rework – all of which affect your bottom line. Learn the basics of shop floor management, and get your business ready to minimize waste and boost profitability.
  • SGIA's Women in Print Alliance: Fostering Leadership and Professional Growth

    April 25, 2019

    SGIA’s Women in Print Alliance is dedicated to expanding the visibility of, and opportunities for, women in the printing industry. In this informative presentation, the Alliance’s current chairperson will describe the group’s mandate, it’s goals, and why it is essential in today’s thriving printing industry.
  • Assessing Color Range for Peak Consistency

    April 23, 2019

    Learn to benchmark any digital output device, based on its range of color and day-to-day consistency, and determine how close it can match any industry reference condition, like GRACoL. Learning true color range can expand color possibilities and move you toward greater control.
  • SGIA Research Report: Markets & Products

    April 18, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Join SGIA's industry research team as they summarize the just-released results of its survey addressing trends in the markets and product areas served by printing companies in the US and Canada. This webinar will also provide an update on current industry conditions.
  • Tax Reform: Ensuring the Successful Continuation of Your Family Business

    April 16, 2019 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)

    Recent changes in the US tax structure have brought about the need for increased knowledge of their implications, and a stronger focus on protecting your business and its assets. This is essential information for anyone involved in a family-based business.
  • Soft Signage is Everywhere! Grasp the Possibilities

    March 28, 2019

    Digitally-printed textiles are huge, and they continue to grow. Mike Wozny of EFI teaches you the breadth of the soft signage opportunity, shares how this profitable area is evolving, and provides strategies for maximizing your company’s digital textile production capabilities.
  • Demystifying Named Spot Color Replacement Within RIP Software

    March 26, 2019

    It's been said that the named spot color functionality within RIP software is the most misunderstood and under-utilized feature set available to users. My experience as a color management consultant and trainer leads me to believe that this is a true statement.
  • Trends & Conditions in Printed Electronics

    March 19, 2019

    This presentation includes a fast-moving overview of the segment; rising applications, techniques and technologies; business conditions and opportunities; micro case-studies; and, a look to the future. Bring your questions for a robust conversation.
  • How to Adapt DTG to Your Business

    March 12, 2019

    The need for full custom, low volume, quick turn apparel is in more demand now than ever before. We will explain how to market your DTG services. Take advantage of the ability to create product on demand while holding no inventory or overhead.
  • Brand Color Production — Standards, Management and Consistency

    March 5, 2019

    This presentation will look at "Brand Colors" and start out on how they have been produced on Wide Format and Inkjet solutions. This presentation will explore traditional tools and software and methodologies used, as well as new tools and concepts in how to produce your "Brand" owner's colors.
  • Calculating Ownership Costs and ROI

    February 19 to March 19, 2019

    Sure, you want to make that technology upgrade, but can your business really afford it? Learn to calculate the ownership costs for equipment, and determine your return on investment. Paul Reilly and Thomas Williams share essential strategies for any printing business!
  • Get Inspired by Fresh Artists!

    January 24, 2019

    Fresh Artist's Barbara Chandler Allen shares what happens when SGIA and its members team up with a Philadelphia-based nonprofit to empower and inspire children, and let you know how you can get involved to show students that lay ahead in our growing industry.
  • Inefficiency by Default: Why Sticking with the Status Quo is Stalling Progress for the World’s Print Shops

    January 22, 2019

    PrintFactory's Simon Landau shares how to find hidden issues that influence inconsistent color production and exacerbate workflow bottlenecks, how effective color management opens the door to automation, and what conventions must be broken for effective color management to become an industry standard.
  • SGIA Color Management Certification

    January 1, 2019

    Learn the basics of SGIA's Color Management Certification program, and discover the skills needed to acquire this proof of color proficiency.
  • Driving With Your Eyes Closed: Why Process Control is Important

    November 20, 2018

    Learn the devices and tools leading printing companies are using to increase print consistency and minimize defects. Like using a compass, process control tools can help you determine where you are and where you’re going – and lead a direct course to improved quality and profitability. Bruce Bayne of AlderTech tells you how.
  • Mixed Media: DTG and Embroidery

    October 25, 2018

    In this presentation, 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.
  • How to Document Your Projects

    October 4, 2018

    Assisting many brands to tell their story, what we see is a lack of discipline on how to capture visuals to tell your story. Join us as we propose a process and techniques to document project for your facility and brand. This process can be implement for any site facility.
  • How to Win the Customer Experience Battle Using Your MIS

    October 4, 2018

    By the year 2020 customer experience (CX) will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator according to a Walker study. In a world where we can mimic our competitors' marketing and prices in an instant, CX is the new competitive battlefield.
  • 3D Printing and the Graphics Industry

    September 18, 2018

    This informative webinar provides a view of the current state of 3D printing industry, its printers, and its potential impact on the future of the graphics industry.
  • SGIA Product of the Year 2018: Winners and Trends

    September 11, 2018

    This presentation provides insight into the winning products, and extends the discussion by providing insight on emerging industry trends.
  • Culture Eats Strategy

    September 6, 2018

    Do you have engaged team members who are committed to you and willing to put forth extra effort to deliver superior performance? Now is the time to build a culture of engagement.
  • Mixing Colors: Recruiting Exceptional Talent for a Creative and Technical Workforce

    August 31, 2018

    This presentation will focus on ECI's discovery of an untouched market: Career opportunities for artists within the printing industry.
  • Finding New Niche Markets Because You are a Digital Decorator

    August 16, 2018

    In this class we are going to skip the how-to portion that most people focus on and dig into Niche Markets you can go after when you are a Digital Decorator.
  • Proposition 65 is Just the Beginning

    August 14, 2018

    In August, the new warning label requirements under California’s Safe Drinking Water Act, more commonly referred to as Prop 65, become mandatory. These changes are sparking discussion and controversy throughout the supply chain. Who is required to do what? This is just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Walking Working Surfaces: Fall Protection

    June 21, 2018

    Part three of a three part series on the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Walking Working Surfaces Standard.
  • Walking Working Surfaces: Ladders

    June 14, 2018

    Part two of a three part series on the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Walking Working Surfaces Standard.
  • Walking Working Surfaces: Overview

    June 8, 2018

    Part one of a three part series on the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Walking Working Surfaces Standard.
  • A Summary of US EPA's Updated Hazardous Waste Rule

    April 1, 2018

    This presentation provides and easy-to-understand summary of recent (2018) changes to the US EPA's rules on hazardous waste.