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Golden Image: The Industry's Premier Printing Competition

Posted by Johnny Shell on 9/25/19 6:59 AM

For many in the printing industry, their first exposure to the Golden Image Competition has been a visit to the display gallery at the annual SGIA Expo (now PRINTING United). Attendees are always impressed with the variety of everyday items on display — not just fine art, signs and posters, but things like electronic circuitry, membrane switches, T-shirts, towels, gaming devices and perhaps even an impressive lenticular print that creates the illusion of depth and motion on a flat surface.

As we currently accept entries for the 2019 Golden Image Competition (the deadline is fast approaching!), it's worth noting the competition's backstory and how it benefits its participants and winners. 

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Topics: Printing Industry, Printing United, Golden Image

Leadership Goes Beyond the Bottom Line

Posted by Pete Lovelace on 9/23/19 7:00 AM

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.

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Topics: Leadership and Culture, ThreadX, Employee Engagement, Business Operations

Why Employee Engagement Matters

Posted by Brian Adam on 9/18/19 7:00 AM

I think most employers feel like they treat their employees well (e.g., “We pay them well and provide them with benefits.").

Most companies also believe they have a good corporate culture and that their team members are aligned around common goals. They believe that their team members, for the most part, like their jobs and have no intention of leaving.

But the very sad fact is, they’re probably wrong!

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Topics: Printing United, Employee Engagement, Business Operations

Beyond the Core

Posted by Dan Marx on 9/16/19 7:03 AM

For more than a decade, wide-format technology, and the ever-expanding range of applications that can be produced with it, has been the shining star of the printing industry. Nearly 20 years ago, when the early adopters saw the technology’s promise, they — seemingly on our behalf — worked the kinks out of the emerging technology. Today, wide-format inkjet is mature, many companies use it for many purposes, and competition is high.

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Topics: New Printing Technologies, Education, Printing United, Networking, Graphics Production

Women in Print Networking Provides Valuable Career Knowledge

Posted by Heather Roden on 9/11/19 7:07 AM

I enjoy exchanging life lessons and experiences with my female peers — who all come from various stages in their careers — at different events in the graphic and packaging arena.

However, it’s not solely personal exchanges that keep me coming back for more. As a member of the Women in Print Alliance, one of my favorite takeaways from these events is the book recommendations that come my way.

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Topics: Printing United, Networking, Women in Print Alliance