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SGIA Expo Hits New Orleans

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The 2017 show has it all: new tech, new learning experiences, and more in one of the country’s most entertaining travel destinations.

As summer speeds by and fall quickly approaches, it’s time to start gearing up for what’s sure to serve as a graphics industry veteran “family reunion” and an immersive introduction for industry newcomers: the SGIA Expo. This year, the show heads back to the land of Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras, jazz, and Cajun food for the first time since 2011. The 2017 show will run at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center October 10-12, with a few half-day events scheduled for early birds on October 9.

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Transfer Express Offers Free September SEO Basics Webinar

With the role of a company’s website continuing to grow, getting potential buyers to it has become increasingly important. Search engine optimization (SEO) can help; but it also can be intimidating for small businesses unfamiliar with the landscape and options.
 
To pave the way toward a successful, cost-effective approach, a free September webinar from Transfer Express will focus on this critical tool and how to use it to your best advantage.
 

Stahls’ TV Offers Guide to Growing Your Business with a Vinyl Cutter Video

If you’re looking for a way to cost-effectively personalize apparel or add custom graphics for selling to small groups, teams, school and other markets, a vinyl cutter may be a great way to go. A new Stahls’ TV video focuses on how adding a vinyl cutter can help embroidery, screen printing and heat printing shops expand sales opportunities while maximizing profitability.
 

Jain Americas Promotes Jon Silver to National Sales Manager

Jain Americas is proud to announce the promotion of Jon Silver from Midwest Regional Sales Manager to National Sales Manager. Since 2006 Mr. Silver has been responsible for managing sales and customer relationships for Jain Americas throughout the Midwestern U.S. and Eastern Canada, which he’ll continue. As National Sales Manager, however, Mr. Silver now has additional responsibilities that include overseeing a sales staff, and sales representatives, across the entire U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

ISA Offers Online Training Courses

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Industry-specific classes available in nine tracks.

ISA is now offering 56 online courses, nine of which qualify for continuing education credit from the International Code Council. Courses are self-paced and accessible at any time. Students have the option to purchase individual classes or a company package with unlimited courses.

Courses are grouped into nine tracks: design, digital signage, fabrication, installation (five CEU classes offered), management, marketing, project management, safety and regulation (two CEU classes offered), and sales. Two CEU installation courses are available in Spanish.

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FESPA Launches FESPA Direct

Print service providers (PSPs) who are not located in one of FESPA’s 37 association countries can now join FESPA as a direct member, with the launch of FESPA Direct.
 

Capturing Digital Décor

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Could technology developed for the Vatican help your shop break into the décor market?

In "Single-Pass Inkjet and the Wide World of Décor," Eileen Fritsch dicusses high-speed industrial inkjet technology's expansion into décor applications. Here, she details how one company is helping grow the market.

One company that can enable the growth of digital printing onto decorative surfaces is Metis High Quality Scanners. Industrial printers can use data captured by the Metis scanner to reproduce the surfaces and textures of different types of wood, stone, bricks, and leathers.

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InkSoft Offers Video of Recent Town Hall Meeting

Check out features that have been recently added to the InkSoft platform and get the scoop on new developments in the works in a Town Hall video.
 
Join InkSoft Co-Founder JP Hunt as he discusses the new Online Stores platform, the addition of 26 product deliverables and expanded staff and training offerings from e-books to webinars. Learn about the reasons the average transaction dollar value for online stores has grown by 39 percent in the second quarter with sales averaging $1,300 over the stores’ lifespan.
 

Printing Industries of America to Present Teacher's Conference at Print 17

Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce its partnership with NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies to coordinate the 2017 EDUCATOR EXPERIENCE EVENT AT PRINT®17. Printing Industries of America and the Graphic Arts Show Company have had a long-standing relationship in delivering informative, practical events that benefit educators in the graphic communications industry.
 

ColorGate RIP Solution to be Tailored to Kornit Systems

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing, and ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH will be collaborating to take their high-end industrial and professional solutions to the next level. Direct-to-garment printers can now profit from the trusted Kornit Digital quality, enhanced by the ColorGATE RIP performance optimization features. The collaboration marks another important step in Kornit’s efforts to surround its textile printing systems with an ecosystem of workflow and job management solutions.