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Countdown to Greatness: Wrap Team Challenge

Posted by Raj Sawhney on 8/22/18 5:04 PM

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is hosting its first-ever Wrap Team Competition at the 2018 SGIA Expo. The event gives installers the chance to test their wrapping speed and skills. They will compete in two-person teams and will attempt to wrap the side of a car in 20 minutes or less. PDAA Master Certified judges will evaluate their work based on speed and quality, and the top teams will advance through the three days of the Expo.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, SGIA Expo, Industry Training, PDAA, Car Wrap, Installers, Industry Competition

Explore What’s on the Horizon at the 2018 SGIA Expo (Part 1)  

Posted by Bill Stein on 8/8/18 3:22 PM

It’s not your father’s printing industry any more. Whereas once upon a time you were either a litho printer or a screen printer or a flexographic printer, the advent of digital technologies means market segments are blurring.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Packaging, Digital Printing, SGIA Expo, Industry Training, Color Management, Education

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

SGIA Supports the Next Generation of Print (Part 1)

Posted by SGIA Department of Print Technology and Training on 7/13/18 11:36 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. It’s a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to develop a skilled workforce.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Industry Training, Students, Leadership and Culture, Scholarship, SkillsUSA, Education, Academic Connection

Increase Print Capacity by Thinking

Posted by Dan Marx on 6/29/18 9:00 AM

Do you have more print work than your company has the capacity to handle? If yes, then the next step should be to go out and start looking for new equipment, right? Before you make appointments with your accountant and your banker, you should ask yourself a few questions, like:

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Digital Printing, Industry Training