Clone of 2017 Specialty Graphics Industry Benchmarking Report: Suppliers' Community
Find detailed industry supplier information about a wide variety of areas including business conditions, financial performance, competitive strategies, economic outlook and more.
2018 SGIA Benchmarking Summary Report: Manufacturers' Community
Find detailed industry manufacturer information about a wide variety of areas including business conditions, financial performance, competitive strategies, economic outlook and more.
The State and Changing Landscape of Recycling
The political landscape of recycling has changed dramatically over the past 18 months. Countries have stopped accepting imports of recyclable scrap, which has required facilities, communities and companies operating in the United States to take a second look at their recycling practices for plastics …
Package Your Print Offerings for Profits in 2019
When it comes to sales, don’t harp on the technology. Create packages that highlight the print applications possible with that technology first.
What You Need to Know About Digital Graphic Textile Printing
Textile signage is as old as the Model T. With the advantages of today’s digital technology, it is faster and easier than ever to produce a textile sign. I will attempt to touch on each element of the process, explaining the various options and why they are used. My goal is to provide information …
The Sustainable Substrate Challenge
Environmentally-conscious specialty graphics printers face some unique challenges when it comes to choosing sustainable substrates that minimize their ecological impact — starting with answering the question, “What exactly is a ‘sustainable’ substrate, anyway?”
Augmented Reality, Augmented Revenue
The world of physical communication is changing in unprecedented and exciting ways, causing many stakeholders to reevaluate previous attitudes — especially when it comes to incorporating electronic content. Today, selling print or signs isn’t just about print or signs — but, truthfully, it never …
Leveraging Automation to Improve Profitability
Across the spectrum of the printing industry — from commercial print to packaging and textiles — automation is the watchword, helping businesses find many bottom-line savings. However, many signage and display graphics businesses have been slow to adopt these automation processes within their …
What to Know When Buying a DTG (or Any) Printer
So, you have decided to buy or add a new direct-to-garment (DTG) printer to your business. Before you settle on a particular piece of equipment, there are a few questions you should ask and a few things you should really know before making that purchase.
Color Verification: What It Is and Why You Should Be Doing It
Color verification allows you to check the color accuracy of your proofs/prints using a spectrophotometer (color measurement device) and software. Many companies still rely solely on visual evaluation of color accuracy, and though we’ll never eliminate human beings visually evaluating color, this …