Installers are the hands-on, skilled professionals who ensure the graphics our printers produce are seen, whether on vehicles, or in retail and commercial applications. PRINTING United Alliance offers special workshops, certifications and marketing opportunities to this unique community within the printing industry.
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
SGIA Attends Congressional Hearing on Streamlining Regulatory Requirements for Small Businesses
On September 6, 2017 SGIA attended a House Committee on Small Business meeting, titled “Expediting Economic Growth: How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses.” The purpose of the hearing was to address the growing number of overlapping federal laws and regulations that …
Manufacturers Win as Overtime Rule Loses in Court
For nearly a year, a group of trade associations and 21 states fought the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule in court. On August 31, in the Eastern District of Texas, the judge ruled in favor for the states and trade associations and granted summary judgment, saying that because …
OSHA Proposes an Extension for Crane Certification Deadline
OSHA has just proposed another delay for the implementation of crane certifications. The proposal was issued to address stakeholder concerns over the operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The proposed rule was issued by the Agency on …
Keep Clients Coming Back with Vehicle Wraps
SGIA’s Wrap Like a Pro training builds a bridge between graphics printing and installation.
Oregon DEQ Offers Training on new Solvent Contaminated Wiper Rule
The Oregon DEQ is offering two identical training opportunities for their newly adopted Hazardous Waste Rule for Solvent Contaminated Wipes. This course will give you the steps to meet both federal and state requirements. Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis for in-person (maximum …