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The 2019 Economic Outlook

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 12/3/18 11:03 AM

In 2018, the American economy grew for the ninth consecutive year. We can expect this growth to continue in 2019 at approximately this year’s pace. The economy’s recent acceleration pairs with GDP growing faster now than in recent years. Consumer and federal spending have increased as well, also contributing to the economic acceleration.A large contributor to this trend is business investments in innovations like new equipment and software, which is up 8.7%, more than doubling the 3.7% gain from a year ago.

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Print, Leadership and Culture, Growing and Developing People, Printing United

Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies – Say What??

Posted by Marci Kinter on 11/5/18 10:35 AM

Did you know that since 1973, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies has grown to include over 70 members representing the highest degree of technological expertise in the screen and digital printing industry? You may recognize names like Michel Caza, Charlie Taublieb, Scott Fresener, Laura Maybaum, as well as myself, Marci Kinter. Members of the Academy come from all parts of the industry:  educators, printers, chemical suppliers, substrate manufacturers and consultants. 

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Students, Education, ASDPT

What I Really Learned at My First SGIA Expo

Posted by Lauren Searson on 10/29/18 4:54 PM

Just over a week ago, I attended my first — and technically last — SGIA Expo. Having joined the SGIA staff last November, I narrowly missed our show in New Orleans.  

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, PDAA, Printing United

SGIA Featured on Podcasts from the Printerverse

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 10/23/18 10:52 AM

I recently participated in a podcast discussion where I had the pleasure of introducing the SGIA Critical Trends Report: Commercial Printing, which we will publish in November. Among the points discussed were: 

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Business Solution, Business Solutions, Education

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Changes in the Corporate Tax Rate and What You Need to Know

Posted by Marci Kinter on 6/27/18 9:03 AM

In December 2017, both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives passed the most significant overhaul of the tax code in the past three decades. The $1.5 trillion "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" makes cuts across the board on both corporate and Individual tax rates.

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Tax Reform, Business Solutions, Taxes