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Installers Show They’re Up to the Challenge

Posted by Joyia Marshall on 1/9/19 1:28 PM

 If you attended the 2018 SGIA Expo, chances are you heard about — or were among the large crowd at — the first-ever PDAA Wrap Team Challenge. Sponsored by Arlon, Ritrama and 3M, the intense three-day competition was a chance for nine teams of vehicle wrap specialists to show off their skills while competing for a $2,000 grand prize. 

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Topics: SGIA, SGIA Expo, PDAA, Installers, PDAA Certification, Wrap Competition

A Graphic Look at the Road to the Stanley Cup

Posted by Kat Thomas on 11/19/18 1:33 PM

When the Washington Capitals closed out the 2018 NHL Eastern Conference Finals series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, securing their first Stanley Cup appearance since 1998, fans were overwhelmed and overjoyed. For Russ Ramey, Vice President of Marketing, ColorNet Printing & Graphics, it was a similar feeling, but in a different sense.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, PDAA, Installers

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

Challenges and Solutions for Retail Graphic Installations

Posted by Ray Weiss on 8/1/18 9:49 AM

Retail graphic installations cover a wide variety of printing and application processes and methods and can be great for your business. They also present some unique challenges.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Retail Market Printing, Retail, Installers

It Took Two Decades – But OSHA Releases Final Rule on Walking Working Surfaces

Posted by Marci Kinter on 7/27/18 11:15 AM

After two decades of touch and go, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) updated its rule addressing walking and working surfaces. The rule, which took effect on January 17, 2017, is extensive and covers all areas where an employee may be required to work, including ground-level surfaces, elevated surfaces, parking lots, sidewalks, steps, ladders, loading docks and roofs.  The rule applies to all printing operations.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Printing Industry, Installers, Government, OSHA, Fall Protection