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Academy Honors Excellence in Technical Writing

Mark Coudray receives 2017 Dave Swormstedt, Sr. Memorial Award.

The Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT) has presented the 2017 Dave Swormstedt, Sr. Memorial Award to Mark Coudray for his article, “The Fourth Disruption: Why Venture Capitalists Are Eyeing Garment Decoration,” in Screen Printing magazine. Coudray was honored at the Chairman’s Reception and the Academy Awards Dinner at this year’s SGIA Expo in New Orleans.


From the Editor: Just Like Family

A family vacation stirs up a lesson in employee autonomy.

When something goes wrong at your shop, your first instinct as a manager is probably to jump in and fix the problem. It’s usually the wrong thing to do.

That lesson struck a chord with me during a recent family getaway. We stayed in a hotel suite with separate sleeping and living rooms. Our adult daughter, a night owl, took the rollaway sofa bed in the other room, while our son (then 12) got one queen bed and my wife and I the other. The arrangement had worked well for us in the past, though in hindsight, our son was younger then and a very deep sleeper.


Free Webinar on Flexible, Printed, and Organic Electronics: Latest Progress on October 31

Reminder of a Free Webinar by IDTechEx Tuesday 31 October 2017
Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics: Latest Progress
Presented By Mr Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx
Space is limited - if you haven't already done so please reserve your seat today!

SGIA Webinar Covers Industry Reports: Highlights and Analysis

SGIA Industry Reports: Highlights & Analysis
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 2:00–3:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Olga Dorokhina

Lawson Textile Tech Series

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 Promotes Jim Lambert

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 Releases New Wide Format Catalog

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.

InkSoft Announces MaxProfit 2018 Shop Profitability Symposium

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.

Preparing Your Shop for Success in 2018

Don’t run your business day-to-day. Consider what can be done to improve your shop as a whole.

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 Acquires Alternative Apparel

Expands activewear division.

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, 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.