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Strengthening Your Staff's Print Job Management

Posted by Dan Reid on 3/30/20 2:45 PM

When stepping back and reflecting on different aspects of your business, not only should you be planning for future investments in technology but also qualified personnel to correctly manage print jobs. It’s one thing to evaluate printing technology for suitability, but assessing competency for managing print is something quite different. So how do you assess your personnel's skill set for today’s current and emerging printing technology?

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Topics: Color Management Boot Camp, Color Management, SGIA Digital Color Professional Certification

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

Certification Matters

Posted by Ray Weiss on 10/16/19 9:45 AM

Certification from an outside party is a differentiator for any business, setting you apart from the competition. It’s proof that a skillset has been mastered, further validated by an external review or assessment. The Oxford dictionary defines “certified” as “officially recognized as possessing certain qualifications or meeting certain standards.” In the print buying world, an SGIA Digital Color Professional certification means consistent, predictable and repeatable color matters to you.

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Topics: Color Management Boot Camp, Color Management, SGIA Workshops, SGIA Digital Color Professional Certification

My Color Management Journey

Posted by Mary Song on 8/7/19 7:08 AM

My introduction to color management was through a class I took in college. I was an art major with a concentration in photography, continually frustrated and disappointed in the quality and color output of our local print shops. In 2010, during my junior year, my school offered a one-time elective called Advanced Digital Output with Professor Tony Caltabiano. I began to learn about color management, digital printing and how different print facilities handled their color and quality.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Color Management Boot Camp, Color Management, Digital Color Professional Certification

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