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Department of Labor Holds Meeting on Regulatory Reform
On October 2, 2017, SGIA attended a Department of Labor regulatory reform meeting titled “Cut the Red Tape Summit: Eliminating Excessive Regulation to Create Jobs and Growth.” The meeting was held as part of the White House’s regulatory reform efforts following Executive Orders 13771 and 13777. Nicholas …
Packaging it All Up: Exploring Sustainability's Role in the Packaging Industry, Part 1
In 2006, Walmart launched its five-year plan to reduce packaging — changing the landscape forever. The initiative, announced at the end of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, set in place plans to measure 60,000 worldwide suppliers on their ability to develop packaging and conserve natural …
The SGIA Journal Graphic Edition September/October 2017
In the North American market for the printing industry, the SGIA Expo marks the center of the universe. It's the place to come to see the full spectrum of imaging solutions, from digitally printed textiles, printed electronics, industrial applications, rigid substrates on grand format flatbeds and …
Why Color Targets Matter
I’m certain that most of the people reading this have heard about setting goals and the importance of having a goal or target) to get ahead in the business world.
Moving Away from Vinyl Substrates: A Conversation with Pete Kouchis
As expectations rise, graphic imagers and installers are seeking out new ways to stay competitive in the marketplace. For a growing segment of the installation industry, this means an alternative to the traditional pressure-sensitive vinyl media.
Silicone Edge Graphics Roundtable 2017
Silicone edge graphics (SEG) have taken the industry by storm. These high resolution graphics are finished with a thin silicone strip that is sewn directly to the edge of the graphic, and the strip is then inserted into a frame with a recessed groove. They allow for one of the slimmest frame reveals …
A New Approach to UV LED Measurement for Printers: Total Measured Optic Response
UV LEDs have evolved from being viewed as an “experimental novelty” to a mainstay technology for curing UV inks. Many of the same techniques and instruments developed to measure conventional broadband, mercury-based UV sources are mistakenly used to measure UV LEDs.
The Changing Retail Landscape
The demand for printed point-ofpurchase (POP) graphics may erode now that Amazon and changes in consumer behavior are forcing retailers to rethink the role of their brick-and-mortar stores.
Developments in LED UV Curing Technology
Manufacturers of inkjet and other print systems are increasingly adopting Light Emitting Diodes (LED) as a source of Ultraviolet (UV) energy for pinning, drying and curing photo-reactive inks, coatings, adhesives and other materials.
2017 SGIA Industry Survey Results: Graphic & Sign Community
The Industry Survey was conducted by SGIA in March and April of 2017. The goal of the survey was to evaluate the current market situation in the industry and provide companies with valuable information for their everyday business decisions. This report is based on the responses of 189 graphics and sign …
How to Save on the 2017 SGIA Expo
With price increases slated to go into effect Wednesday, free registration for the 2017 SGIA Expo is only available for one more day.
SGIA Attends Congressional Hearing on the Small Business Labor Market
On September 7, 2017 SGIA attended a House Committee on Small Business meeting, titled “Examining the Small Business Labor Market.” The purpose of the hearing was to understand trends in the labor market and how they affect small businesses, including current challenges with locating and retaining employees …