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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

SkillsUSA and Sustaining Print's Future Workforce

Posted by Johnny Shell on 7/8/19 7:18 AM

June 24 - 28 marked the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) — a national championship for career and technical trade students — in Louisville, Ky. The event holds over 100 skills competitions, including Screen Printing Technology and Graphics Imaging–Sublimation, which SGIA and industry leaders have managed for eight years.

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Topics: Students, SkillsUSA, Screen Printing, Workforce Development, Dye Sublimation Printing

The Importance of "Dry" vs. "Cure" for UV-Curable Inks

Posted by Mike J. Idacavage, Ph.D. on 2/20/19 9:53 AM

With the long history of traditional printing, when to tell that the ink is dry comes almost naturally. Working with UV-curable inks moves the printer into a different world. The starting raw materials for the UV binder make up the UV-curable ink formulation. I like to think of it as having a miniature chemical factory taking place on the sheet or web after the printed wet ink is exposed to UV light.

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Topics: Digital Printing, Screen Printing, Inks, Dry vs Cure

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

2018 Garment Decorators Luncheon Takes an Eye-Opening Look at Branding

Posted by Christina Rosado on 11/21/18 3:22 PM

As the excitement and buzz of the SGIA Expo’s opening day continued into Saturday, October 19, the garment decoration community came together to spark a conversation of their own at the Garment Decorators Luncheon.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Digital Textile, Fashion Industry, Digital Textile Printing, Fashion, Apparel, Garment Manufacturing, Screen Printing, Apparel Decorators