This year’s record number of entries (255) was a fitting way to end the SGIA Expo in style. Over 100 companies vied for top honors in 68 categories, including some new additions (e.g., single-pass printers, digital presses) that gear toward the industry convergence serving as the foundation of PRINTING United — SGIA and NAPCO Media’s new trade show debuting in Dallas October 23–25, 2019.Read More
This was a banner year for SGIA’s Product of the Year competition, with 255 entries in 68 different categories. For the second year in a row, we adjusted the entry deadline so that judging and the announcement of the winners could occur approximately two months before the SGIA Expo. This allows winners to let Expo attendees and the world know that they have a Product of the Year winner, encouraging them to visit their booths to learn more. Wrapping up the judging in advance also allows SGIA the time to prepare the Product of the Year jewels, to be displayed at winning booths at the Expo.
Each year, I review the categories – with input from participating companies – to better identify what is most relevant to include in the competition. This year, for example, we added:
Retail graphic installations cover a wide variety of printing and application processes and methods and can be great for your business. They also present some unique challenges.Read More
This year, SGIA has made some exciting changes to the Master Certification program that more accurately reflect what PDAA stands for: highly qualified installers with high standards who can handle vinyl on any surface. With our continued efforts to evolve the Master Certification program, SGIA's goal is to build a strong and reliable certification program that represents the best of the installer community.Read More
You do not want to miss the Product of the Year Competition display at the 2018 SGIA Expo. This year's list of categories has been expanded to include 3D printers, digital presses, screen/digital hybrid presses, additional software entries, spectrophotometers and automation and sewing equipment.Read More