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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

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

PDAA Certification: A Look at the Past, Present and Future

Posted by Ray Weiss on 6/13/18 8:30 AM

This year, SGIA has made some exciting changes to the Master Certification program that more accurately reflect what PDAA stands for: highly qualified installers with high standards who can handle vinyl on any surface. With our continued efforts to evolve the Master Certification program, SGIA's goal is to build a strong and reliable certification program that represents the best of the installer community.

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Topics: SGIA, PDAA, Car Wrap, Installers, PDAA Certification, SGIA Workshops