Get Your Free SGIA Expo Pass Today

Join us in New Orleans Oct. 10-12 for the 2017 SGIA Expo! Register now to get a free Expo pass, courtesy of LexJet.

While you’re there, be sure to swing by booth 745 to see the innovative solutions that LexJet is known for. SGIA draws a wide range of technologies and professionals like graphic producers, garment decorators, in-plant printers, photographers, commercial printers, signmakers and more, and organizers are anticipating more than 500 exhibitors this year.

We expect great things at the 2017 SGIA Expo. So, meet us in New Orleans by going HERE to get your free SGIA Expo pass today. Click “I don’t have an SGIA Company ID” to get access to the LexJet-sponsored pass.

Visit the LexJet Fair at SGIA Expo

LJ SGIA Program Ad 07-13-16_02If you’re heading to SGIA Expo in Las Vegas next month, be sure to stop by LexJet’s booth #1448 for some fun under the big top, with prizes, samples, games and educational sessions and demonstrations.

SGIA Expo, Sept. 14-16, is one of our industry’s largest gathering of specialty printing and imaging professionals from around the world. Market segments represented will include textiles, signs, outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, fine art, soft signage, finishing and more.

In LexJet booth #1448, we’ll feature some of the newest products in our line, including Production Display Film. We’ll also have a full schedule of demonstrations that include photo panel mounting, wall paper durability and GOframe canvas wraps. Here is the demonstration schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 14

  • 10am – Sunset Professional Photo Panel Mounting
  • 11am – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 1pm – HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration
  • 2pm – Sunset Professional Photo Panel Mounting
  • 3pm – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 4pm – HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration

Thursday, Sept. 15

  • 10am – Sunset Professional Photo Panel Mounting
  • 11am – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 1pm – HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration
  • 2pm – Sunset Professional Photo Panel Mounting
  • 3pm – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 4pm – HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration

Friday, Sept. 16

  • 10am – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 11am –  HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration
  • 1pm –  Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 2pm –  HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration

We’ll also feature some of the newest printers from HP, Epson and Canon and a wide variety of application samples to inspire your next project or business endeavor. If you have questions about SGIA Expo, call us at 800-453-9538.

SGIA Offers Free Webinars for Graphics Providers in 2014

SGIA has released its 2014 schedule of free Webinars, which SGIA says presents unique information and fosters important discussion about industry topics in 60 minutes or less.

SGIA WebinarsThe upcoming Webinars cover a variety of topics, including: Business management, sales advice, 3D printing techniques, color management, garment decorating methods, setting up and creating screen printing artwork, wide-format dye sublimation, installing window films and more.

The 2014 Webinar series starts with the session Finding Savings Before & After the Print on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. SGIA’s Dan Marx will moderate a discussion panel between industry experts on the topic of how companies can differentiate themselves and carve out a competitive advantage by looking to become leaner and seeking new profit opportunities.

Here’s the SGIA Webinar schedule in 2014…

  • 3D Embellishment Technologies: Jan. 29
  • Way To Grow: Feb. 12
  • Who is Responsible for Correct Color? Feb. 19
  • Water Based Garment Inks: Feb. 26
  • Creative Art for Screen Printing: March 5
  • Seven Highly Effective, Low-Cost Marketing Habits: March 12
  • Top Ten Sign Code Considerations: March 19
  • QC for Curing of Screen Printing Inks: April 9
  • Steps for Wide-Format Dye-Sublimation Success: April 16
  • Pricing the Print: April 23
  • What is Your Break-Over Point? April 30
  • Navigating the “Green” Jungle: May 7
  • Selecting the Right Sales Compensation Plan: May 14
  • UV LED Curing Case Studies: May 21
  • Understanding and Installing Window Films: June 11
  • OSHA Came to Call – And Found A Problem! June 18
  • Digital Textile Finishing Technologies: June 25

All Webinars are subject to change and free unless otherwise noted. Webinars are 60 minutes long, beginning at 2 p.m. ET and broadcast online. A complete schedule can be found at SGIA.org.

SGIA 2014 Workshops Tackle Color Management, Sublimation and T-Shirts

SGIA Color Management WorkshopThe Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) released its Workshop schedule for 2014, including the return of popular sessions on color management and screen printing, as well as a brand new series on large format dye sublimation.

The Workshops take place at SGIA’s state-of-the-art laboratory, Digital Imaging Lab and classroom facility, located in Fairfax, Va. (a suburb of Washington, D.C.).

Color Management Boot Camp, March 11-13, 2014: Civilians, business owners and production personnel will learn how to set up and maintain a color-managed workflow in a production environment.

Totally T-Shirts! Garment Screen Printing: Basic to Advanced, April 28 through May 2, 2014: This class is ideal for shops that want become professional and profitable garment screen printers, whether you’re new to the screen printing industry or a seasoned professional. Attendees will take an active role in this class by stretching, coating, exposing, and setting up the press, and will leave with a complete understanding of each process.

Operation Sublimation (Mission: Wide-Format), May 13-14, 2014: Learn how to set up and maintain a wide-format dye sublimation workflow in a production environment, whether you’re starting up a business or need to improve your product line. This workshop will cover the specifics of dye-sublimation, including materials, inks and processes to help boost profitability.

Register here, and for more information on these Workshops and other upcoming events at SGIA, visit SGIA.org.

HP Digital Wall Décor Educational Event at SGIA

HP Wall Decor Event at SGIA

As noted in an earlier post here at the LexJet Blog, if you’re headed to the SGIA Expo in Orlando next week (Oct. 23-25) stop by the LexJet/Fredrix Print Canvas booth (1033) to see the latest products for canvas production and to pick up some great show specials.

Another related event that you should look into while you’re at SGIA is HP’s Digital Wall Décor Event on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Rosen Plaza Hotel (near the Orlando Convention Center), Salon 11 and 12. The event is geared toward anyone who wants to increase sales in the growing and dynamic wall décor business.

There’s a lot of opportunity out there in wall décor, and the event will cover the following topics:

  • Trends in digital wall décor
  • Inkjet media, finishing and installation options
  • Using HP Latex technology to build your wallcovering and canvas business
  • Tips from print service providers who have successfully grown their digital décor sales

Space is limited, so click here to register for this event today. If you have any questions about this event or LexJet show specials, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Show off Your Best Work in SGIA’s Golden Image Awards Competition

SGIA Golden Image AwardsThere’s a lot to be said for winning an award for your work, particularly in an international competition. It’s great for PR and lends additional credibility when you give a pitch to prospects.

Therefore, it would be wise to consider entering SGIA’s Golden Image Awards, especially if you used LexJet products to achieve your masterpiece (hint). There are lots of chances to be recognized with about 50 categories available in which to enter.

Many of the categories are specific to screen printing, but many of them include digital inkjet applications, like Transit Advertising, Vehicle Wraps, Wallpaper, Posters, Plastic Products, Fine Art, Carpets/Rugs, Banners, Back-lighted Signs/Displays, and even Greeting Cards.

The deadline for entries is Oct. 11, and all submissions will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the SGIA Expo in Orlando, Oct. 23-25. According to SGIA, winners gain international acclaim and every entrant is considered for the Best of Show (digital and screen printing categories) and Best in Creativity (digital printing).

Judges, who were chosen based on their technical skills, experience and knowledge in the categories, will evaluate the contenders on specific criteria, including: image definition, job complexity, registration and overall impression.

“This is a great opportunity for companies to compete against the best in the specialty imaging community and display their work to thousands of Expo attendees,” says Johnny Shell, SGIA’s vice president of technical services.

The Golden Image Awards are open only to SGIA printer members, who get one free entry; each additional entry is $30.

For more information, and to enter and manage your entries, click here.

For a list of categories, click here.

For competition entry rules, click here.