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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

Making the Right Choices

Posted by Dan Marx on 9/26/18 11:24 AM

There are many inkjet ink systems used in the sign and graphics segment, and they are not chosen randomly. Currently, the primary ink types available are aqueous, solvent, latex, UV-curable and dye-sublimation. Each has its purpose, and each has its “sweet spots” regarding the substrates upon which it can be used. One of the questions I often ask those entering this segment is: “What is it you plan to do?” This question is critical because the end product (or result) desired dictates the technology used.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Growing and Developing People, Industrial Print, digital printing technologies

Additive Manufacturing: Driving a New Wave of Design Freedom for Electronics

Posted by Tim Fahey on 8/15/18 10:33 AM

I presented at SGIA’s FP3 Conference in June in Chicago. The audience included several key electronics printers in North America, who I got the opportunity to engage with both during following the event. My presentation examined how additive manufacturing processes are converging to drive a new wave of design freedom for manufacturers of electronic devices.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Packaging, Digital Printing, Robotic process automation, Industrial Print, Printed Electronics, FP3Conf, Functional Printing, FP3

Understanding Industrial Printing

Posted by Dan Marx on 5/18/18 10:19 AM

May 18, 2018

The industrial printing sector is rapidly expanding, but there is still a lot to learn about technologies and services that can improve business processes. The segment serves a broad range of products — from the automotive industry to printing on glass — and if we look at it from a high altitude, we can begin to better understand its potential.

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Topics: SGIA, Commercial Printing, Printed Packaging, Industrial Print, Industrial Printing