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Putting the Best to the Test

Posted by Jeremy Conner on 6/5/19 7:21 AM

The Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA) is already ramping up excitement for the PDAA Pro Team Relay at PRINTING United this October in Dallas.

If you’re not familiar with PDAA, it is to the vinyl installation industry what a master chef is to the restaurant business. Its Master Certified members have a demonstrated proficiency for vinyl applications of all types and for any project. They are a sought-after source for tried and tested vinyl installers for print customers everywhere. As the need for more qualified installers has grown, individual competitions such as this one garner more exciting participation each year.

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Topics: PDAA, Installers, PDAA Certification, Printing United, Wrap Competition, Professional Development

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

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

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