RSS header - this is hidden

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

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.  

Read More

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. 

Read More

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

Tips From a Rock Star

Posted by Dan Marx on 1/14/19 11:00 AM

I feel like I “get” Aaron Draplin, the keynote speaker for THREADX 2019 (February 1719, San Diego). With a foot in skateboard/snowboard culture with a punk rock twist, Draplinhas crafted an identity for his company that is broad in its nature while still emblemizing a sense of individualism. 

Read More

Topics: Apparel, Garment Manufacturing, Apparel Decorators, Graphic Design, ThreadX

Secret Shopper

Posted by Dan Marx on 1/2/19 8:15 AM

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been helping my wife, Heather, navigate the details of ordering embroidered shirts for her company. “Help me out,” she said. “You know all about this stuff, right?”  

Read More

Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Print, Printing Industry, Embroidery, Customer Service

Maximize Your SGIA Expo Experience

Posted by Dan Marx on 10/1/18 2:14 PM

I’m excited to be joined by more than 25,000 of my industry colleagues this year’s SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The SGIA Expo is so big that if you go without a strategy, you’re likely to miss out on some exciting opportunities. This post will give you some tips and tricks to prepare, so you can get the most out of the experience.

Read More

Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Education