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Installers Show They’re Up to the Challenge

Posted by Joyia Marshall on 1/9/19 1:28 PM

 If you attended the 2018 SGIA Expo, chances are you heard about — or were among the large crowd at — the first-ever PDAA Wrap Team Challenge. Sponsored by Arlon, Ritrama and 3M, the intense three-day competition was a chance for nine teams of vehicle wrap specialists to show off their skills while competing for a $2,000 grand prize. 

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Topics: SGIA, SGIA Expo, PDAA, Installers, PDAA Certification, Wrap Competition

PRINTING United and the Evolution of SGIA

Posted by Kate Achelpohl on 12/5/18 8:57 AM

This year, SGIA hosted its final Expo, ushering in a new era of printing trade show with PRINTING United, a joint effort with NAPCO Media which is set to debut in Dallas in October 2019. The SGIA Journal sat down with Ford Bowers, President & CEO, SGIA to hear more about the changes that are coming, and how this new show will impact the printing industry as a whole.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Printing United

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

Annual Competitions Showcase the World’s Best in Printing

Posted by SGIA Department of Print Technology and Training on 11/14/18 11:20 AM

Celebrating industry-leading excellence in printing, SGIA’s annual Golden Image Competition gives experts the chance to showcase their abilities in executing a print and be recognized among the best in the world.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Student Competition, SGIA Expo, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, Printing United, ASDPT, Golden Image

Make It Personal: 2018 SGIA Expo’s FP3 Luncheon Focuses on Building Brands and Relationships

Posted by Vince Cahill on 11/7/18 2:54 PM

On the first day of the SGIA Expo, I attended the FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Colby Jubenville, Ph.D. The author and raconteur’s presentation “Personal Brands and Personal Relationships: Business is Personal” engaged attendees with questions about how to build client relationships and perceptions of a brand’s value.

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Topics: SGIA, SGIA Expo, Industrial Print, Industrial Printing, FP3Conf, Functional Printing, Business Solutions, FP3