Industry support is growing for FP3: Functional Printing, Process and Products, a new conference from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). A week before the June 4–6 event in Itasca, Illinois, SGIA reports 18 industry-leading suppliers have signed on as sponsors.

Making Ink Stick

May 23, 2018

Before inkjet became the dominant printing process, screen printing was the only segment in the world of printing that could and does print on practically anything. During this time, most printing was done on some form of paper, where adhesion and durability were not primary factors in ink and substrate performance. The commercial screen printing industry began as a short-run process to reproduce images on paper and paper board substrates.

Presentation proposals are being accepted for the 2018 Digital Textile Printing Conference (December 5–6, Durham, North Carolina). The conference, co-sponsored by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), highlights innovations in the digital textile printing industry, giving attendees insight into where the market is now, and where it is headed.

Registration is open for the 2018 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 18–20), show owner and producer the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced. Registration for the Expo is free through September 19.

With its new conference, FP3: Functional Printing, Process & Products, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is taking an innovative approach to serving the growing fields of industrial printing and printed electronics.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and market research firm Keypoint Intelligence recently surveyed 147 North American packaging converters to learn where the market is now in its adoption of digital print technology for packaging and to gain insight into its future.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is proud to be an event sponsor for the third annual Fresh Artists–Cool Jobs Expo March 20–22, 2018, at Moulin at Sherman Mills in Philadelphia. The three-day career fair gives low-income youth in the Philadelphia region insight into 21st century creative careers.

LogoJET, a global leader in UV direct-to-substrate inkjet printing equipment, has donated a UV2400 UV-LED Direct-to-Substrate model printer to SGIA for testing and usage. SGIA will use the versatile printer to learn more about UV ink adhesion by printing on unique substrates using a variety of printing techniques. SGIA will share that information with the printing industry through a comprehensive instructional program.

Registration is open for FP3: Functional Printing, Process and Products Conference, launching in the Chicago suburbs June 4–6. The new conference from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) will feature education and networking for the industrial applications and printed electronics community.

Registration for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and ST Media Group’s WFX: Wide-Format Exchange conference is now open. The event will take place in Minneapolis May 21-23, 2018.

The call is out for presentation abstracts for FP3: Functional Printing, Process and Products, a new conference from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). FP3 will launch outside Chicago, June 4–6, 2018.

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