SGIA Industry Reports: Highlights & Analysis
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 2:00–3:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Olga Dorokhina
Lawson Screen & Digital Products, Inc. announces its Lawson Textile Tech Series. Each class is available monthly but space is limited to allow for hands-on, 1-on-1 attention. Whether you are a startup looking to learn the basics of artwork creation, screen exposure and production, or a more advanced printer looking to develop professionally and learn new processes to set you apart from the competition, Lawson’s Textile Tech is right for you. New technology and direct-to-garment (DTG) printing will also be discussed and demonstrated.
INX International Ink Co. has promoted Jim Lambert to the position of Vice President of Digital Sales – Ink and Hardware. He will continue reporting to Rick Clendenning, President and CEO. The announcement was made at the SGIA Expo in New Orleans, which runs through tomorrow.
Mr. Lambert most recently served as VP and General Manager for the digital division of INX International. He has over 35 years of printing industry experience, with responsibilities ranging from operations and management to sales and marketing.
GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide format, and offset printing, announces the release of their latest customer resource: the Wide Format Catalog. Soft-launched during PRINT 17 held September 10-14 in Chicago and met with strong customer approval, industry innovators now have the perfect tool to find the right substrate for a wide variety of projects.
Get a jump on maximizing profit in your shop by attending MaxProfit 2018. Hosted by InkSoft and open to all, the Nov. 10, 2017 event will feature top industry educators focusing on the most relevent profitability issues. Marshall Atkinson, Mark Coudray, Alan Howe, Tom Rauen, Brad Sullivan and JP Hunt will address effective purchasing, production, pricing, marketing and other topics. And a roundtable discussion will provide an opportunity to pose your questions to the expert panel.
For most shops, the daily effort always looks the same: heads down, cranking out work.
Not much emphasis is placed on what’s around the corner. Next year? Hmph. That’s too far away.
But it isn’t. It’s right here. You can almost touch it.
How much thought have you given to improving your shop in 2018? There might have been a discussion or two over some fried chicken at lunch, or a beer after work. But nothing concrete, I’m guessing.
Hanes has acquired Alternative Apparel in a transaction valued at $60 million. Norcross, Georgia-based Alternative Apparel operates three brick-and-mortar stores in California and New York, as well as an e-commerce site, alternativeapparel.com. Hanes says it aims to expand its reach in the activewear apparel market with its acquisition of the Alternative lifestyle brand, both online and in stores.
Printavo just published a podcast on its Lessons & Learnings blog to help print shops prepare for Amazon, Walmart, and Venture Capital.
Inside “Getting Your Sh*t Together With Mark Coudray,” Bruce Ackerman, Founder of Printavo has an hour-long discussion with industry veteran, printer, consultant and guru Mark Coudray.
GIS is pleased to confirm the appointment of Martin Hoather as Chief Operating Officer (COO), strengthening the company’s focus on operational control and processes. Martin has been Acting COO for the last six months, and during this time he has been instrumental in helping plan the company’s ongoing expansion, including the recent move to GIS’ new headquarters at Edinburgh House in Cambridge, UK.
Xante Corporation, a leading developer of specialty digital printing equipment, is pleased to announce the promotion of Gary Davidson as Director of North America Corporate Communications.