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Secret Shopper

Posted by Dan Marx on 1/2/19 8:15 AM

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been helping my wife, Heather, navigate the details of ordering embroidered shirts for her company. “Help me out,” she said. “You know all about this stuff, right?”  

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Print, Printing Industry, Embroidery, Customer Service

The 2019 Economic Outlook

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 12/3/18 11:03 AM

In 2018, the American economy grew for the ninth consecutive year. We can expect this growth to continue in 2019 at approximately this year’s pace. The economy’s recent acceleration pairs with GDP growing faster now than in recent years. Consumer and federal spending have increased as well, also contributing to the economic acceleration.A large contributor to this trend is business investments in innovations like new equipment and software, which is up 8.7%, more than doubling the 3.7% gain from a year ago.

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Print, Leadership and Culture, Growing and Developing People, Printing United

A Graphic Look at the Road to the Stanley Cup

Posted by Kat Thomas on 11/19/18 1:33 PM

When the Washington Capitals closed out the 2018 NHL Eastern Conference Finals series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, securing their first Stanley Cup appearance since 1998, fans were overwhelmed and overjoyed. For Russ Ramey, Vice President of Marketing, ColorNet Printing & Graphics, it was a similar feeling, but in a different sense.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, PDAA, Installers

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

SGIA Featured on Podcasts from the Printerverse

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 10/23/18 10:52 AM

I recently participated in a podcast discussion where I had the pleasure of introducing the SGIA Critical Trends Report: Commercial Printing, which we will publish in November. Among the points discussed were: 

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Business Solution, Business Solutions, Education