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Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies – Say What??

Posted by Marci Kinter on 11/5/18 10:35 AM

Did you know that since 1973, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies has grown to include over 70 members representing the highest degree of technological expertise in the screen and digital printing industry? You may recognize names like Michel Caza, Charlie Taublieb, Scott Fresener, Laura Maybaum, as well as myself, Marci Kinter. Members of the Academy come from all parts of the industry:  educators, printers, chemical suppliers, substrate manufacturers and consultants. 

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Students, Education, ASDPT

What I Really Learned at My First SGIA Expo

Posted by Lauren Searson on 10/29/18 4:54 PM

Just over a week ago, I attended my first — and technically last — SGIA Expo. Having joined the SGIA staff last November, I narrowly missed our show in New Orleans.  

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, PDAA, Printing United

Product of the Year & Golden Image featured on Podcasts From The Printerverse

Posted by Raj Sawhney on 10/15/18 11:11 AM

Ray Weiss, Director of Digital Programs, and Johnny Shell, Vice President of Print Technology & Training at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) joined Deborah Corn on Podcasts from the Printerverse to discuss the 2018 Product of the Year competition. In the conversation, Weiss and Shell detailed the competition and awards, and highlighted some of this year’s winners.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo

Maximize Your SGIA Expo Experience

Posted by Dan Marx on 10/1/18 2:14 PM

I’m excited to be joined by more than 25,000 of my industry colleagues this year’s SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The SGIA Expo is so big that if you go without a strategy, you’re likely to miss out on some exciting opportunities. This post will give you some tips and tricks to prepare, so you can get the most out of the experience.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Education

Making the Right Choices

Posted by Dan Marx on 9/26/18 11:24 AM

There are many inkjet ink systems used in the sign and graphics segment, and they are not chosen randomly. Currently, the primary ink types available are aqueous, solvent, latex, UV-curable and dye-sublimation. Each has its purpose, and each has its “sweet spots” regarding the substrates upon which it can be used. One of the questions I often ask those entering this segment is: “What is it you plan to do?” This question is critical because the end product (or result) desired dictates the technology used.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Growing and Developing People, Industrial Print, digital printing technologies