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The Story of Golden Image

Posted by Johnny Shell on 6/25/18 9:42 AM

SGIA is now accepting entries for the 2018 Golden Image Competition. The competition was established for the members of the Screen Printing Association International (SPAI) and was first held in Chicago at SCREEN PRINT ’80. Originally named “Golden Squeegee,” the competition featured 27 categories which has now grown to 53 categories. There’s a category for everyone, no matter what community you are in or product you print. In keeping with industry trends, the competition name was changed in 1993 to the Golden Image Competition.

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Topics: SGIA, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, New Printing Technologies, digital printing technologies

FP3 Wrap Up

Posted by Edward Cook on 6/15/18 10:28 AM

SGIA hosted an amazing inaugural FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products conference in Chicago! Charged with high-level conversation and networking among many thought leaders from the industrial printing community — with the added comedy from Second City and M.C. Don McMillan — this new conference was a well-rounded event that already has attendees asking about next year!

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, New Printing Technologies, Printed Electronics, FP3Conf, Functional Printing

2018 Product of the Year Competition

Posted by Ray Weiss on 6/6/18 9:00 AM

You do not want to miss the Product of the Year Competition display at the 2018 SGIA Expo. This year's list of categories has been expanded to include 3D printers, digital presses, screen/digital hybrid presses, additional software entries, spectrophotometers and automation and sewing equipment.

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Topics: SGIA, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Digital Printing, SGIA Expo, New Printing Technologies, digital printing technologies

Evaluating Industrial Digital Print Markets in North America: An Analysis of User Adoption Practices and Opportunity

Posted by Mark Hanley on 6/4/18 12:43 PM

SGIA requested IT Strategies conduct a mix of primary and secondary research in some established and significant digital industrial print markets to understand what makes people enter the markets and what the experience of doing so is like. The study is intended to present a picture of what these markets are, where they are going and what the experience of getting into them has been. 

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Digital Print for Packaging, Printed Packaging, New Printing Technologies

Wide-Format Printing Moving into the Robotic Age

Posted by Bill Schiffner on 5/16/18 9:10 AM

May 16, 2018

The emergence of robotic process automation (RPA) has drastically altered (and simplified) the production process by mimicking human action and automating repetitive tasks .

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Topics: SGIA, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Printing Industry, New Printing Technologies, RPA, Robotic process automation