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GSG U Offers March, April Educational Classes

GSG, a distributor of consumables and equipment for the apparel decorating, digital printing, commercial sign, and electrical sign industries, offers regular monthly classes as part of its GSG U program. The classes are at one of seven GSG regional offices.
Here’s a look at the schedule for March and April:
March 2017
Tuesday, March 28 Embroidery Basics, Baton Rouge
Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 Wrap Installation, Oklahoma City
Friday, March 31 Heat Transfer Materials, Baton Rouge

Two Regular Guys Podcast Features Ryan Moor Discussing New Social/Environmentally Friendly Line On March 10

On Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. central standard time, Two Regular Guys Talking Decoration will interview Ryan Moor, CEO, Ryonet, who’s involved in an initiative to launch a new apparel line that is socially conscious and environmentally friendly. Called Allmade, it supports The Global Orphan Project and creates dignified work in Haiti for a living wage and will be made from organic cotton, recycled plastic bottles and Modal.

International Coatings Celebrates its Diamond Anniversary

International Coatings, a leader in the development of textile screen-printing inks and a pioneer in the production of vinyl and urethane plastics, specialty coatings and adhesives, and traffic paint, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

The Essential Customer Service Skills

Customer service can affect a client's entire experience with your shop. Does your staff have the skills to keep customers coming back again and again?

The key ingredient for many screen printing shops is their ability to win over their customers and become their true partners. Nobody does business with their enemies, but everyone loves working with friends. Long-term customers can become just like family members, with relationships that can be just as permanent.

So what’s in the secret sauce that makes these bonds so strong? It’s nothing more complicated than providing exceptional customer service. Ask yourself if your staff has these essential traits.


FESPA 2017 Presents Printeriors

Interior design showcase returns for third year.

FESPA 2017 conference-goers will have the opportunity to visit Printeriors 2017, a co-located interior design showcase presented in the style of a hotel. Designed to illustrate how print can be used to create interior design applications, Printeriors 2017 will present room sets created through a combination of screen, digital, and textile printing technology.


SGIA Brings Digital Print Technologies to Packaging

SGIA President & CEO Ford Bowers met with representatives of Durst North America, EFI, Fujifilm North America, HP and Inca Digital this month to discuss the need for a space in the industry to present to the packaging community the new and transformative digital printing technologies coming to market.
“Just as SGIA served as a key resource and catalyst for the wide-format screen print conversion to digital, it stands ready to do the same with packaging,” said Bowers.

2017 Premier Print Awards Now Open for Submissions

Printing Industries of America is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Premier Print Awards competition honoring print excellence. This international competition is open to all companies involved in the creation or production of print communications. Students and student groups from high school, vocational school, or college print production programs are also encouraged to enter.

Onyx 12.1 Connects to Konica Minolta FD-9

Onyx Graphics and Konica Minolta are happy to announce the fully integrated support for the Autoscan Spectrophotometer FD-9 in ONYX 12.1 with immediate effect.
ONYX 12.1 software delivers accelerated speed and performance, a simplified user interface and advanced finishing tools to do more in less time. This perfectly integrates with the fast and flexible fully automated chart reader Konica Minolta FD-9. ONYX users benefit from faster measurements of more compatible substrates.

How to Create Successful Distressed Effects

Everything old is new again, making distressed garment effects highly popular with today’s apparel buyer. Learn to create simple, original designs that will avoid the on-press problems such artwork can cause.

If you’ve ever spent a few hours rummaging through an antique store, you have no doubt come across many worn-in (or worn-out) items. Aside from the awkward styles or out-of-date functions that may characterize these treasures, they often have surfaces that display a wonderful variety of distressed features: cracked paint surfaces, pitted metal signs, worn-out leather, and fatigued wood surfaces, to name just a few. If you look closely at these textures, you will sometimes find subtle patterns that can be extracted and used in your artwork.


Steven Abramovich Appointed Head of Sales, Americas for Henkel’s Electronics Business

Henkel Adhesive Technologies today announced that Steven Abramovich has been named Head of Sales, Americas for its electronics business. Previously Vice President of Channel Management for the company, Abramovich lends 30 years of results-driven sales and marketing experience to his new role.