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Growing as an Industry

Posted by Justin Lawrence on 6/26/19 9:10 AM

The apparel decoration industry has changed my life. I’m sure if you are reading this, you can share in my sentiment. What I haven't fully wrapped my head around yet is if it is going to send me to an early grave, or be the true catalyst in securing my family and my staff’s financial stability — maybe both?

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Topics: Research and Reporting, Apparel Decorators, ThreadX, Branding, Business Operations, Marketing

The Hidden Obstacles to Optimizing Wide-Format Workflows

Posted by Erik Strik on 4/10/19 2:02 PM

The intricacies of color management are well-known throughout the digital print sector — but what else could be influencing inconsistent color production and exacerbating wide-format workflow bottlenecks?

PrintFactory invited print shop representatives to share their experiences and frustrations in a short survey, helping to create a fuller picture of the biggest blockers to productivity and profitability. 

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Topics: Wide Format, Research and Reporting, Color Management, Workflow

What's Happening in the Garment Decoration Industry?

Posted by Olga Dorokhina on 2/11/19 12:08 PM

In the garment industry, time is money. And with a busy schedule, it’s hard to stay up-to-date with industry trends. That’s why SGIA conducts its annual Industry Benchmarking Survey, for which we surveyed 119 garment decoration companies in 2018. The following is a breakdown of some of our key findings. 

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Topics: Research and Reporting, Screen Printing, Apparel Decorators, Finishing, Investment, Markets

Crossing Boundaries and Overcoming Barriers

Posted by Olga Dorokhina on 6/20/18 9:45 AM

According to this year's SGIA Industry Benchmarking survey, one of the main obstacles of growth is finding new customers. In an effort to learn more about these challenges, and possible strategies to overcome them, SGIA launched a survey in partnership with NAPCO to gain insight into industry convergence and other developments that could improve business potential. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Research and Reporting, SGIA Expo, Leadership and Culture

Packaging: The Next Digital Revolution 

Posted by Dan Marx on 5/7/18 10:37 AM

May 7, 2018

Since the early days of digital printing, there has been one “rule of thumb” that rings true: If it can go digital, it will go digital. Digital offers fewer production steps and a surer path toward success. Further, it adds the possibility of managing short runs, full color, versioning and automated workflow.

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Topics: SGIA, Commercial Printing, Printing Industry, Research and Reporting, Digital Print for Packaging, Packaging, Printed Packaging, Digital Printing