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2018 SGIA Expo - October 18-20 - Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 600 Exhibitors. Follow this page for the latest SGIA Expo coverage: News, Reports, Videos and other updates from the show.

 

SGIA Expo Reports

Leaving Las Vegas: Recapping the SGIA Expo (Premium Content)

The final SGIA Expo was a culmination of all the specialty graphics innovations of the past decade or two—with a few signposts (digitally printed, of course) pointing to the future.


Kornit Brings HD Direct-to-Garment Printing to Mid-Sized Businesses with Storm HD6 (Premium Content)

Since launching its high-end Avalanche HD6 direct-to-garment printer and HD upgrade to most Avalanche systems with RAPID ink technology in the first quarter of this year, Kornit Digital has installed or upgraded a whopping 150 HD systems. Now the company has brought HD direct-to-garment technology to within reach of smaller businesses with the launch of the Storm HD6.


SGIA Expo 2018 Marks the End of an Era—But the Start of an Exciting New One (Premium Content)

The SGIA Expo 2018 opened yesterday to large crowds and a completely full exhibition hall. Our recap of Day 1 looks at where SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers sees the organization and the industry going, and highlights a handful of new product announcements.


Digital Textile Printing: Recent Innovations and Environmental Impact (Premium Content)

Ongoing research and forecast data from Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends shows that the digital textile printing market continues to grow. As the industry develops new manufacturing methods to meet this continued growth in demand, it is important to consider the environmental impact of these developments. This analysis explores some recent innovations in digital textile printing and considers the effect that these innovations may have on the environment.


 

SGIA Expo News

Brett Martin Introduces its World-Leading Print Media to a New Audience at its SGIA Expo Debut

Demand Increases for Hop-Syn Synthetic Paper Following Three Major Trade Shows

Roland Customers Win Seven Golden Image Awards at the 2018 SGIA Expo

swissQprint Launches Printer Generation 3

SGIA Expo 2018 Ends Strong for FUJIFILM

OKI Data Specialty Printer Team Back from SGIA

Hargittai & Miller Pair Up to Win Wrap Team Challenge

Two Industry Awards for Durst at SGIA Expo 2018

Durst Reveals Two New Printing Platforms and Software Solutions at the 2018 SGIA Expo

Dynamic Agenda at ReproMAX Fall 2018 Executive Conference Held in Las Vegas, Nevada

E-Z UP Wins 6th Consecutive SGIA Golden Image Award for Digital Printing

Over 24,000 Head to 2018 SGIA Expo for Innovation, Interaction and Inspiration

ASDPT Inducts Two New Members and Presents 2018 Swormstedt Award

Sandy Alexander is First in the United States to Purchase Jeti Tauro H3300 LED Inkjet System

Nice Threads: Agfa Graphics Expands Duratex Fabric Line at SGIA Expo

Agfa Graphics Jeti Tauro H3300 UV-LED Inkjet Printing System Makes North America Debut at SGIA 2018

Golden Image Winners Announced

Epson Introduces Direct-to-Garment Solution for 100 Percent Polyester Printing

Customers Win as Canon Solutions America Set to Reveal its World of Wallcovering Challenge Results at 2018 SGIA Expo

Gerber Technology Introduces Tool Kit for MCT Cutter to Improve Efficiency in Packaging Finishing Applications

SGIA Announces Industry Leaders Comprising 2018–2019 Board of Directors

Aurora Brings Back the Great American Chocolate Bowl at SGIA EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas

Textile Businesses Win with Greener, More Efficient Digital Printing Using Newly Available EFI Reggiani TERRA Pigment Solution

SGIA Announces 2018 Student Printing Competition Winners

EFI Showcases High Quality, Productivity and Opportunity with New Signage and Textile Technologies at SGIA Expo

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SGIA Expo Video

Video preview: Color ReaderPRO Helps Create Customized Fabric Designs

Color ReaderPRO Helps Create Customized Fabric Designs

Published: December 18, 2018

Thomas LaTempa and Oriol Martinez Riba announce the partnership of Datacolor and Inedit as they collaborate to bring Color ReaderPRO—a color-reading management device and associated mobile app—to the market.

 

Video preview: Dan Johansen Recaps Ricoh's Recent Wide-Format Announcements

Dan Johansen Recaps Ricoh's Recent Wide-Format Announcements

Published: November 21, 2018

Dan Johansen, Marketing Manager for Graphic Arts Wide Format, Commercial and Industrial Printing Business Group for Ricoh USA, sums up the new products introduced at the SGIA Expo 2018, including the RICOH Pro L5160 latex printer and RICOH Pro TF 6250 flatbed.

 

Video preview: Roland Interviews Customers at SGIA Expo

Roland Interviews Customers at SGIA Expo

Published: November 15, 2018

Andrew Oransky, President of Roland DGA, talks about how the company took the opportunity to interview several customers at the SGIA Expo to better understand their businesses—and how Roland can help them achieve their goals.

 

Video preview: David Fellman on Worldwide Sales Training

David Fellman on Worldwide Sales Training

Published: November 8, 2018

David Fellman, President of David Fellman & Associates and longtime Printing News contributor, shares his experiences in Australia and New Zealand in worldwide sales training.

 

Video preview: The Present and Future of SGIA

The Present and Future of SGIA

Published: October 22, 2018

Ford Bowers, President and CEO of SGIA, talks about this year's final SGIA Expo—as well as the future of the association and the expo, as both change with the industry.

 

Video preview: SGIA Acquires Graphics of the Americas

SGIA Acquires Graphics of the Americas

Published: October 15, 2018

Ford Bowers, President and CEO of SGIA, talks with Cary Sherburne about SGIA's recent acquisition of the Graphics of the Americas show.

 

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