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Food AND Thought for Functional and Industrial Printers

Posted by Dan Marx on 7/15/19 11:37 AM

Let’s face it: The functional/industrial printing sector is diverse. Printing everything from circuit boards to skateboards and everything in between, the sector is joined, mostly, by a handful of common imaging technologies. What makes them different is the extensive variety of materials and processes these companies use to mark or manufacture products. For this year’s Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon at PRINTING United, we’ve chosen to address what all of these companies have in common: The quest for profitability.

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Topics: Industrial Printing, Functional Printing, Printing United, Networking, Business Operations

By the Numbers

Posted by Lauren Searson on 3/18/19 3:47 PM

No matter how you stack the numbers, SGIA’s 2019 FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products conference (May 5 - 7; Chicago area) adds up to be a must-attend for today’s functional printers. If you’re still on the fence, here’s a number of reasons why to make this event a priority.

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Topics: Industrial Printing, Printed Electronics, FP3Conf, Functional Printing, Business Solutions, Education, Networking

A First Time for Everything

Posted by Mike Wagner on 1/23/19 3:52 PM

For nearly a decade, I have been directly involved with the programming for several SGIA conferences, from the Membrane Switch Symposium to the more recent Industrial Applications & Printed Electronics Symposium. I have been attending these types of conferences for even longer, but not long enough to say I attended their first iterations.  

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Industrial Print, Industrial Printing, Printed Electronics, FP3Conf, Functional Printing, FP3

Make It Personal: 2018 SGIA Expo’s FP3 Luncheon Focuses on Building Brands and Relationships

Posted by Vince Cahill on 11/7/18 2:54 PM

On the first day of the SGIA Expo, I attended the FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Colby Jubenville, Ph.D. The author and raconteur’s presentation “Personal Brands and Personal Relationships: Business is Personal” engaged attendees with questions about how to build client relationships and perceptions of a brand’s value.

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Topics: SGIA, SGIA Expo, Industrial Print, Industrial Printing, FP3Conf, Functional Printing, Business Solutions, FP3

FP3 Wrap Up: Collaboration Leads to Innovation

Posted by Mike Wagner on 9/19/18 9:34 AM

I have been directly involved with the programming of several SGIA events for nearly a decade and have been attending them even longer.  I previously helped to plan the Membrane Switch Symposium and in more recent years, the Industrial Applications and Printed Electronics Symposium. I often hear my colleagues speak about attending the early Membrane Switch Symposiums many years ago and I find it exciting that so many of us have seen the event evolve into what is now the FP3: Functional Printing, Process and Products Conference, which had its inaugural event in June of 2018. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, SGIA Expo, Printed Electronics, FP3Conf, Functional Printing, Education, FP3