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Dan Marx

Dan Marx is the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's Director of Content Development. With SGIA, he works with the graphic communications industry's diverse knowledge base to raise awareness of trends and opportunities, and helps graphics communications companies and their customers identify and adopt new technologies and access lucrative market areas. In his more than 25 years at SGIA, he has authored numerous articles for industry publications worldwide, presented at a wide range of industry events, and served as an enthusiastic ambassador for new processes and opportunities.

Recent Posts

Food AND Thought for Functional and Industrial Printers

Posted by Dan Marx on 7/15/19 11:37 AM

Let’s face it: The functional/industrial printing sector is diverse. Printing everything from circuit boards to skateboards and everything in between, the sector is joined, mostly, by a handful of common imaging technologies. What makes them different is the extensive variety of materials and processes these companies use to mark or manufacture products. For this year’s Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon at PRINTING United, we’ve chosen to address what all of these companies have in common: The quest for profitability.

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Topics: Industrial Printing, Functional Printing, Printing United, Networking, Business Operations

The "Old Man's" Internet Rant

Posted by Dan Marx on 6/17/19 11:10 AM

Although I fear that I’ll sound like a tech-unsavvy old man pining for the “old days,” I’ll just go ahead and say the following: I don’t always trust online portals made available by vendors. Of course, as I say this, I have a couple of examples — one short, and one rather specific — highlighting the failings of some companies I’ve done business with (or wanted to).

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Topics: Printing Industry, Sales, Customer Service, Business Operations

Big Ideas in San Diego, Part 2

Posted by Dan Marx on 2/27/19 10:10 AM

First, if you missed all the good stuff in my THREADX 19 day one recap, be sure to check it out. Now, onto a look at day two, and what I really got out of the entire conference experience.

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Topics: Apparel Decorators, ThreadX, Networking, Branding, Sports Merchandising, Live Activation

Big Ideas in San Diego, Part 1

Posted by Dan Marx on 2/25/19 10:37 AM

As I’m writing this, I’m on an airplane, heading home from SGIA’s THREADX 19 conference in San Diego. The last two days are dancing in my brain, and I want to get some of my thoughts and observations down before they begin to fade.  

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Topics: Apparel Decorators, Graphic Design, ThreadX, Branding, Employee Engagement

Considering Convergence

Posted by Dan Marx on 1/16/19 3:17 PM

While there is much discussion on convergence in today’s printing industry, it is neither new nor unique to this timeThere are surely times in which convergence and its effects are more pronounced, but this concept is a part of our past, present and future. The discussion here helps us put convergence into context and suggests how it applies to our printing businesses. 

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Topics: Printing, Commercial Printing, Printing Industry, Printing United