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Safety is Our Priority ... Is It Yours?

Posted by Gary Jones on 7/31/19 7:08 AM

While SGIA’s Safety Recognition Program has provided its members with useful information for keeping employees safe in the nearly two decades since its inception, it has undergone significant updates this year. We have revamped the program in response to the ever-changing safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance landscape. Its new participation guidelines, or Rules of Engagement, organize and include more action items to guide participants through the necessities of creating and maintaining an all-encompassing safety and health program for their facilities. Finally, drawing inspiration from OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week, we created our own complementary campaign.

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Topics: Printing Industry, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Safety Recognition

Be Above the Baseline

Posted by Dan Marx on 7/29/19 7:07 AM

Quick: What are three things all printers claim to offer their customers? A quick look at the website of the perfectly average but totally fictitious company, “No-Name Graphics,” will tell you. To quote: “We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, quality printing and on-time delivery.”

Perhaps your company’s website says something similar. While all of these things may be true, it is first important to understand that such a claim is like saying, “We are committed to meeting your expectations by providing exactly what you expect, and nothing more.”

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Topics: Printing Industry, Business Operations, Marketing

A Bigger, Better, Bolder Opportunity for Students

Posted by Heidi Ashley on 7/24/19 6:06 AM

They say “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and this year’s inaugural PRINTING United (October 23 – 25; Dallas, Texas) will certainly hold true to that mantra. But the even bigger news is our industry's future has a chance to be part of the event — on our dime!

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Topics: Students, Education, Printing United, Workforce Development

Kirk Green Discusses Signs.com's Ferrari Color Acquisition

Posted by Eileen Fritsch on 7/22/19 7:01 AM

Earlier this spring, Ferrari Color was acquired by Signs.com, a fast-growing online seller of large-format graphics. The news attracted attention, in part because Ferrari Color was such a well-known pioneer in the large-format graphics business.

But this isn’t a typical acquisition story. Entrepreneur Kirk Green has been serving as CEO of both Ferrari Color and Signs.com for the past 12 years.

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Topics: Wide Format, Customer Service, Business Operations

Five Considerations for Digitally Printed Home Furnishings

Posted by Kilara Le on 7/17/19 7:12 AM

Digitally printed home furnishings are gaining popularity in the market. Today, it’s one of the fastest areas of growth in digital textile printing. Because of this, many digital printers who are currently serving other markets are starting to look at how they can leverage their existing machinery, expertise and supply chains to enter the home furnishing market.

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Topics: Digital Textile, Inks, Fabrics, Digital Textile Printing Conference