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What Impressed Me Most at PRINTING United

Posted by Eileen Fritsch on 12/11/19 1:15 PM

The inaugural PRINTING United in Dallas was a show of unity, vitality and innovation. As digital printing technologies erase the distinct boundaries that once separated commercial, screen and photo printing, 2019 was the perfect time for SGIA and NAPCO Media to introduce a unified trade show for the entire printing industry.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Digital Printing, Screen Printing, Printing United

What's Behind the Print Industry's Consolidations

Posted by Mark R. Hahn on 12/9/19 11:15 AM

What trends are driving printing industry consolidation? Besides the positive U.S. economy, some trends stand out as indicative of underlying shifts in the printing industry which transcend the moment.

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Topics: Commercial Printing, Printing Industry, Research and Reporting, Business Operations, Graphics Production

Evaluating Your Facility's Safety

Posted by Heather Nortz on 11/25/19 7:00 AM

Just how safe is your workplace? In order to answer this, you need to think about how you measure the safety of a workplace. You could start by asking yourself if you could bring a loved one into your facility without breaking into a panicked sweat … Or, you could take a more quantifiable approach.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Government Affairs, Workplace Safety, Safety Recognition

A Day of Recognition, A Year-Round Effort

Posted by Marci Kinter & Heather Nortz on 11/20/19 7:00 AM

In case you missed it, last Friday (November 15) was National Recycling Day, as highlighted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other organizations. The EPA held its America Recycles Week Summit and Innovation Fair last week, and released its National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System. This is an overview of actions taken by a very diverse stakeholder group over the past year, as well as plans for moving the dialogue forward.

SGIA attended the EPA summit Friday where the theme of “Innovation and Partnership” was carried out. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler kicked off the day with an overview of where the agency seeks to move.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Government Affairs, Sustainability

Functional/Industrial Printing: Beyond the Flock

Posted by Dan Marx on 11/18/19 7:00 AM

The old saying goes that “birds of a feather flock together,” and in a broad sense, that’s true. At the recent PRINTING United event in Dallas, representatives of all printing segments met up, shared knowledge, made connections and searched for the tools or concepts that will drive their businesses forward. Among the printing segments is one that may be the most diverse of all, and despite being the least known (or understood) by the printing community, it's also likely the largest.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Industrial Printing, Functional Printing, Printing United