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Digital or Conventional for Label Printing?

Posted by Wim Zoomer on 8/19/19 11:58 AM

The packaging segment — folding carton, flexible, corrugated and labels — has primarily used conventional printing technologies, such as screen, flexo, offset and gravure. Screen printing’s versatility, for example, has often supported the leading conventional technologies with regard to pre-printed white, brilliant or vivid colors, varnish and high or low tactile. But what about the rise of inkjet, and its application in label printing?

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Topics: Printing Industry, Packaging, Digital Printing, flexographic

Inspiring Commitment as Leaders

Posted by Jamie Parker on 8/14/19 10:00 AM

How do we address the personal, human side of business and leadership with our inherent management expectations of delivering results?

As managers and leaders, our jobs are multifaceted. We play different functions in our interactions with team members. These functions exist on a continuum, ranging from directing to connecting.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Employee Management, Business Operations

Business Essentials for Graphics Producers

Posted by Dan Marx on 8/12/19 7:02 AM

For graphics producers, there will be much to see (and process) at the upcoming PRINTING United event in Dallas (October 23 - 25): New technologies, game-changing new products and applications, and the inherent possibilities of industry convergence. With more than 625 exhibiting companies, there will be much to do and consider. And for any graphics producer looking for a “sure thing” during PRINTING United, SGIA’s Graphics Producers Luncheon is a not-to-be-missed event.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Printing United, Networking

My Color Management Journey

Posted by Mary Song on 8/7/19 7:08 AM

My introduction to color management was through a class I took in college. I was an art major with a concentration in photography, continually frustrated and disappointed in the quality and color output of our local print shops. In 2010, during my junior year, my school offered a one-time elective called Advanced Digital Output with Professor Tony Caltabiano. I began to learn about color management, digital printing and how different print facilities handled their color and quality.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Color Management Boot Camp, Color Management, Digital Color Professional Certification

Safety is Our Priority ... Is It Yours?

Posted by Gary Jones on 7/31/19 7:08 AM

While SGIA’s Safety Recognition Program has provided its members with useful information for keeping employees safe in the nearly two decades since its inception, it has undergone significant updates this year. We have revamped the program in response to the ever-changing safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance landscape. Its new participation guidelines, or Rules of Engagement, organize and include more action items to guide participants through the necessities of creating and maintaining an all-encompassing safety and health program for their facilities. Finally, drawing inspiration from OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week, we created our own complementary campaign.

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