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An Aligned Mission for the Printing Industry

Posted by Lauren Searson on 1/29/20 12:45 AM

In addition to SGIA's own events, educational resources, training, certifications, and research, the association recognizes the importance of supporting programs that share its values in encouraging industry growth and connection. And the Partners in Printing (PIP) Expo (July 21 - 23, 2020; La Crosse, Wis.), hosted by Empire Screen Printing, is one such event.

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Topics: Printing Industry, New Printing Technologies, Business Solutions, Networking

The Five Sales Sins to Avoid

Posted by David M. Fellman on 1/22/20 1:00 PM

Think about the last salesperson who called on you. Whether it was a phone call or face-to-face interaction, there's one important question to ask. Did that sales person talk:

  1. Not enough
  2. Just the right amount
  3. Too much
  4. Way too much!

Now think back on your own last conversation with a prospect or customer.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Sales, Customer Service, Business Operations

Who Says Manufacturing Doesn’t Matter?

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 1/15/20 7:30 AM

For 30 years, the economic orthodoxy has been that America should focus on high value-added innovation and leave manufacturing to low-cost countries such as China and Mexico. Simply put, we should “innovate here and manufacture there.”

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Topics: Printing Industry, Economy, Manufacturing

Stay Ahead of OSHA Requirements

Posted by Gary Jones on 1/13/20 7:30 AM

The start of a new year brings two important Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) record-keeping requirements that printing operations must be aware of and comply with, if they meet the thresholds. The requirements involve the completion, posting and submission of certain separate, but related, record-keeping forms.

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Topics: Printing Industry, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Safety Recognition

Understanding Fabric Construction

Posted by Michael Sanders on 1/8/20 12:30 PM

In digital textile printing, asking the right questions can be the difference between a successful first-run project and a dumpster full of attempts. Navigating types of fabrics and constructions for different applications can get complex, but it is necessary for ultimately securing the optimal fabric from a supplier.

When evaluating fabrics, an important factor is knowing the difference between the two methods for producing cloth: knitting and weaving.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Digital Textile Printing, Fabrics