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The Selling Owner Challenge

Posted by Bill Farquharson on 5/22/19 1:51 PM

The job description for today’s average print shop owner reads like a run-on sentence: Manager, bookkeeper, delivery, customer service, occasional pressman, bindery operator, janitor and, if there is any time left over, sales representative.

But it’s that last title that starts the process. Without sales coming in, those other tasks don’t exist. Why then do selling owners use only the remains of the day to do the one thing that matters most? What is holding the selling owner back from stepping into this role and building more business?

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Topics: Business Solutions, Sales, Networking, Employee Management, Business Operations

You'll Never Know Unless You Try

Posted by Erin Nuss on 5/20/19 1:41 PM

Before summer gets into full swing, I strongly encourage and invite all secondary and post-secondary graphic communications students to submit their favorite print from this year in the 2019 ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition!

It’s an opportunity to not only take pride in what you achieved, but to also show off your hard work to the printing industry at large (all entries will be displayed in the PRINTING United Golden Image Gallery).

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Topics: Students, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, Education, Printing United

It's a Whole New Ballgame in Sports Merchandising

Posted by Greg Kitson on 5/15/19 1:42 PM

There’s nothing quite like the passion of a die-hard sports fan, but even so, young fans are starting to believe that style, design, illustration and colors (i.e., individual expression!) take precedence over traditional messages and basic logo design.

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Topics: ThreadX, Branding, Sports Merchandising, Apparel Decorating, Business Operations

The What, Why and How of Dye Sublimation Printing

Posted by Lauren Searson on 5/8/19 12:03 PM

With its variety of applications — from rigid substrates to fabrics — dye sublimation printing is a growing industry trend. However, like any printing method, it has its own considerations, technology and processes — all of which require a thorough understanding and proper training.
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Topics: Wide Format, Color Management, SGIA Workshops, Inks, Fabrics, Dye Sublimation Printing

Color Management Training Makes Its Australian Debut

Posted by Ray Weiss on 5/2/19 4:16 PM

Two years ago, SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers asked if I was willing to travel to Australia. “Sure, why not?” I replied, having no idea of the adventure that awaited me.

It had all started with Ford and SGIAA President, Nigel Davies discussing ways to revitalize SGIAA’s membership. Ford’s first suggestion was color management training and certification, which is where I entered the picture.

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Topics: Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Digital Textile Printing, Color Management Boot Camp, Color Management, Education, Workflow