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Lauren Searson

Lauren Searson has been the Managing Editor for the SGIA Journal since November 2017 and has worked in publications for more than 10 years.

Recent Posts

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

By the Numbers

Posted by Lauren Searson on 3/18/19 3:47 PM

No matter how you stack the numbers, SGIA’s 2019 FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products conference (May 5 - 7; Chicago area) adds up to be a must-attend for today’s functional printers. If you’re still on the fence, here’s a number of reasons why to make this event a priority.

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Topics: Industrial Printing, Printed Electronics, FP3Conf, Functional Printing, Business Solutions, Education, Networking

THREADX 2019: A Next-Level Look at Garment Decoration

Posted by Lauren Searson on 2/13/19 10:59 AM

With an eye toward the future, THREADX 2019, powered by SGIA (San Diego, February 17 - 19), will be a unique experience catered to the wants and needs of garment decorators with a fresh outlook on what is moving and shaking the industry.

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Topics: Fashion, Retail, Apparel Decorators, Graphic Design, ThreadX, Networking, Branding

THREADX: Changing the Garment Industry Conversation

Posted by Lauren Searson on 12/10/18 12:34 PM

Shifting markets and consumer behaviors and trends are forcing business owners to examine the services they offer and how their brand connects to consumers. So how are today’s garment businesses staying ahead of the curve? By connecting with their greater community — industry experts, peers and suppliers. And where it all takes place is THREADX, which returns for its second iteration February 17–19, 2019, in San Diego. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Growing and Developing People, Fashion Industry, Fashion, Apparel Decorators

What I Really Learned at My First SGIA Expo

Posted by Lauren Searson on 10/29/18 4:54 PM

Just over a week ago, I attended my first — and technically last — SGIA Expo. Having joined the SGIA staff last November, I narrowly missed our show in New Orleans.  

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, PDAA, Printing United