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THREADX Delivers the Goods

Posted by Christopher Bernat on 3/4/20 4:00 PM

Scottsdale, Ariz. got a burst of apparel creativity (and wisdom) when THREADX 2020 arrived last week. Crisp air, sunny skies, and a sense of community made for a great few days of inspiration, camaraderie, and networking. Here's a play-by-play overview of all this year's highlights.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Business Solutions, ThreadX, Networking, Apparel Decorating, Business Operations

The Benefits of Professional Certification

Posted by Ben Starr on 3/2/20 7:00 AM

There are many reasons to pursue a certification — professional development, to learn or improve a skill or set of skills, to gain employment, or to demonstrate to others what you know. Whatever your reason for choosing to go down the path to certification, there are benefits in the end.

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Topics: Color Management, Business Solutions, Professional Development, SGIA Digital Color Professional Certification

An Aligned Mission for the Printing Industry

Posted by Lauren Searson on 1/29/20 4:00 PM

In addition to SGIA's own events, educational resources, training, certifications, and research, the association recognizes the importance of supporting programs that share its values in encouraging industry growth and connection. And the Partners in Printing (PIP) Expo (July 21 - 23, 2020; La Crosse, Wis.), hosted by Empire Screen Printing, is one such event.

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Topics: Printing Industry, New Printing Technologies, Business Solutions, Networking

Delivering Value for Functional/Industrial Printers

Posted by Dan Marx on 9/4/19 7:00 AM

The printing industry today is all about variety. Whether printing companies are producing marketing collateral or display graphics, decorating apparel or marking/embellishing manufactured products, the goal is the same: To do so profitably, in a way that promotes company growth and ensures a productive future.

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Topics: Industrial Printing, Functional Printing, Business Solutions, Printing United

The Selling Owner Challenge

Posted by Bill Farquharson on 5/22/19 1:51 PM

The job description for today’s average print shop owner reads like a run-on sentence: Manager, bookkeeper, delivery, customer service, occasional pressman, bindery operator, janitor and, if there is any time left over, sales representative.

But it’s that last title that starts the process. Without sales coming in, those other tasks don’t exist. Why then do selling owners use only the remains of the day to do the one thing that matters most? What is holding the selling owner back from stepping into this role and building more business?

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Topics: Business Solutions, Sales, Networking, Employee Management, Business Operations