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Inx Begins West Chicago R&D Expansion

On Opening Day of the SGIA Expo in New Orleans, INX International Ink Co. announced plans to expand its iconic Research & Development complex in West Chicago, IL. When completed in July 2018, the facility will more than double its current space to 56,000 square-feet.

New Appointments at Agfa Graphics North America

 Agfa Graphics, long known as a leader in both commercial and wide-format inkjet industry segments of the graphic communications industry, has added several new account managers to its sales team.

Separating Flesh Tones – Without the Horror

Transforming skin hues into printable graphics is a nightmare designers might shy away from, but with patience and the right preparation, it doesn’t have to be.

Separating graphics with flesh tones can be a scary proposition. Flesh is what’s known as a reference (or memory) color; textures like skin, wood, metal, grass, water, and sky are difficult to replicate because most people have seen them thousands of times and can quickly detect if the colors are off. The more reference colors a design has, the harder it will be to print.


KernowJet Products Get the HP Latex Stamp of Approval

Distributors and printers can buy with confidence with Kernow Coatings’ range of best-selling wide format products.
Newly launched this year, the full range of KernowJet Interiors printable wallcoverings have been Certified for HP Latex Inks, truly making Kernow Coatings the solution maker for all your wide format needs. There are 2 thicknesses, and 13 different embossed patterns to choose from, all HP Latex Certified.

Laura Maybaum Promoted to Director of Product Marketing

Nazdar Ink Technologies announces that Laura Maybaum has been promoted to Director, Product Marketing for Nazdar Ink Technologies. In her 15 years with the Company, Laura has been integral in managing Nazdar product life cycles and meeting company marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives. In addition, she was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association International).

Stahls’ TV Offers 10 Ways To Maximize Holiday Sales Video

A video from Stahls’ TV presents 10 ideas for boosting sales during the holiday season and increasing profit opportunities throughout the year. It showcases a variety of product options and looks that can be created using CAD-CUT® materials, screen printed transfers and a heat press.
You’ll be inspired by examples of customized out-of-the-ordinary items that can open the door to new sales and make your company stand out. And you’ll discover how personalizing useful, everyday items increases value and appeal.

Print Tech: Pushing the Art of Poster Making

One screen printer has a big idea.

Most people live in the world of now. But a handful live in a world that doesn’t quite exist yet: the world of five years out. It’s the tangible future, where possible meets practical to produce new technologies that help make life better.


Best of Show and People’s Choice Awarded at the Expo

SGIA presented winners of the Golden Image Competition yesterday at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans; October 10–12). Judges evaluated 300 entries from over 60 companies in 53 categories, and the Best of Show recipients were honored with the top awards in the competition. The People’s Choice award is chosen based on the entry receiving the most votes from attendees visiting the Golden Image Gallery.

SGIA and NAPCO Media Partner for 2019 Event

SGIA Expo to retire after 2018.

The SGIA Board of Directors has announced that SGIA, a community for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging, and commercial printing communities, and NAPCO Media, a business-to-business media company, have partnered in a joint venture, Print United.


SGIA Expo: You're Among Friends

SGIA is just around the corner, and it’s not just about money changing hands.

Ever wake up at 4 in the morning, your mind buzzing because it just hit on the answer to some major problem that had been bugging you in your day-to-day life? A fully-formed solution in your waking dream, laid out in the most logical fashion. Mind pictures in 3D, live action words and chord charts, all there, complete. Of course, you are so happy and relaxed after this happens, you fall back into the deep sleep you've been missing for the last week as you tossed and turned thinking about the “problem.”