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SGIA Supports the Next Generation of Print (Part 2)

Posted by SGIA Department of Print Technology and Training on 7/16/18 10:54 AM

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving college, high school and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Each year, SkillsUSA hosts the National Leadership and Skills Conference Championships, which features hands-on competitions that test students’ skills in one of over 100 competitions. 

SGIA serves as the printing industry representative and coordinates the Screen Printing Technology and Graphic Imaging-Sublimation competitions. SGIA’s Johnny Shell, Ray Weiss and Erin Nuss attended SkillsUSA’s 2018 Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and provided their unique perspectives on the event and its importance to the printing industry.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Student Competition, Industry Training, College, Students, Apparel, Garment Manufacturing, SkillsUSA, Screen Printing

Workflows in Digital Textile are Different! (Part 2)

Posted by Pat McGrew on 7/6/18 3:36 PM

Textile printing is different than other types of printing, as are the workflows that support them all. While screen printing and rotary screen printing have been the stable main print technologies, the workflow elements have evolved continuously to support the needs of brands and designers, and the adoption of digital innovations. 

In our last blog post, we discussed the different components of the digital textile workflow, but we must also understand the business side of these operations, and how they are impacted in the process.

The Business of Digital Textile Printing

There are many cost models related to digital print production. First, your equipment will have a different operating profile from your conventional devices, so you should carefully consider how you amortize your equipment and your maintenance expenses. Digital devices should be run every day, even if you do not have paid work, so building in costs associated with running the machine and consumables to support those print runs should be part of the calculations. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Digital Printing, Digital Textile, Digital Textile Printing, Apparel, Garment Manufacturing

Workflows in Digital Textile are Different! (Part 1)

Posted by Pat McGrew on 7/2/18 11:06 AM

Textile printing is different than other types of printing, as are the workflows that support them all. While screen printing and rotary screen printing have been the stable main print technologies, the workflow elements have evolved continuously to support the needs of brands and designers. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Digital Textile, Fashion Industry, Digital Textile Printing, Fashion, Apparel, Garment Manufacturing, Retail Market Printing, Retail

Heads Up, Ladies

Posted by Jeanene Edwards on 5/25/18 9:05 AM

May 25, 2018

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Fashion Industry, Fashion, Apparel, tri-blends, Garment Manufacturing