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OSHA Hazard Communication Standard - What it Means for the Imaging Community
The new regulations provide specific information that must be included on each label. The major change includes the use of pictograms. Employers must train their employees to recognize the new warning labels and SDS formats by December 1, 2013.

Suppliers Take Automated Wide-Format Printing to the Next Level
The evolution in automation and workflow integration of wide-format printing can lower labor and production costs, as well as the ability to produce more short-run jobs with a quicker turn-around time and in a more cost effective manner.

The UV-LED Inkjet Curing Revolution Gains Momentum
The use of UV-LED systems for the curing of UV inkjet inks continues to expand as equipment manufacturers bring this technology to a wide range of new equipment. Is inkjet ready for prime time, and what are the challenges faced in the adoption of the technology?

UV-LED Technology Update - stretching the limits
UV digital printing is the fastest growing segment in the wide-format printing industry and has taken a central place in the graphics business. And UV LED (light emitting diode) technology is poised to take on UV arc lamps as the next generation of UV light applications.

Beyond Rigids: Advice for the New World of UV-Curable Printing
The increasing flexibility afforded by UV-curable printing combined with its environmental advantages have led to the creation of sign applications, which have traditionally only been realistic solutions for water-based and solvent/eco solvent devices.

LED UV Curing in Wide-Format Digital Printing
UV LED technology is poised to take on UV arc lamps for the next generation of UV light applications.

Is White Ink Capability Really Such a Big Deal?
Why is white ink capability so important? Are there meaningful applications? Let's consider some of the technical characteristics of piezoelectric inkjet white ink capability and the possibilities of its use.

A Primer on UV-Curable Inkjet Inks
Since 2006, there has been a incredible rush toward the use of UV-curable inks in most of the printing markets. This increase has been driven by new developments in ink technology and demand from printer manufacturers and end users.

Snapshot of the Sign Industry 3rd Quarter 2008
For’s annual ‘pulse taking’ of the state of the sign industry, we peeked and probed into various facets of the industry to get an idea of the state of our trade before going into 2009.

Getting Inkjet Ink and Print Heads to Work Together
Inkjet print systems fail primarily because of the fluids used in them. Read on to find out if it's all a hoax or if putting high-test in is all it's cracked up to be.

It’s All About the Digital File at SGIA ’07- From Wrapping Gators to Mermaids
Whether you’re cutting rubylith, fluted-plastic or vinyl; printing on rigid sheet, t-shirts, tile or fabric; or getting a message across through embroidery, it all comes down to the digital file.

Want to Become a Lenticular Printer? ­ Just do it!
For both sign makers and wide format printers, lenticular can be a valuable differentiator, an additional value-added service and best of all, a profit generator.

2007 Business Growth Plans Survey for Flatbed Injet, Wide Format Inkjet & Grand-Format Inkjet
The results of SGIA’s recent 2007 Business Growth Plans Survey demonstrate an interesting reality in our industry, and show a healthy difference between what imaging companies want (equipment-wise), and what they ultimately buy. Through the magic of trending data, let’s take a look.

What You Need to Know About Varnish in the Digital Printing Arena
There’s more than one way to varnish. And there’s more than one way to make a mess with varnish, too. The good news is, if you use the right printer and the right materials, varnishing can add profits to your bottom line.

Submarine Surfaces in Underground Exhibit Hall - Signage Tells the Tale
It was a sailor's nightmare during WW II. Leaning against the ship's rail, binoculars scanning the cold, Atlantic waters, a foaming white wake streaks through the waves and heads broadside for a direct strike against the Liberty ship.

The State of UV Inkjet Inks…the momentum is building
The advantage of 'curing' is simple: It allows ink to adhere to a broader range of substrates as compared to other digital printing technologies. On the other hand, there is a bit of a misconception that UV cured ink will stick to just about everything. Get a balanced view of UV curable pros and cons.

About White Ink In Black and White
Could white ink allow you to expand into new markets? Imagine the possibilities of expanding your services to include printing on leather, cardboard, wood, stone or some other non-traditional material.

UV Ink in the Wide-Format Market: Should Wide-Format Printers Take the Cure?
A whole new world of applications is opening in the rigid-substrate sector by printers that are willing to invest in and push the technology and their businesses forward.

Critical Questions to Consider When Looking at a Flatbed Purchase
The purpose of this article is to provide the imaging professional with a list of critical questions to ask when shopping for a flatbed inkjet printer. By understanding these questions, then seeking answers to them, those printers looking to install flatbed inkjet units in their facilities will be able to make better purchasing decisions.

New Riverboat Cruise Signage Builds Steam in St. Louis
Sign renovation renews business for a once-popular Riverboat Cruise line.

UV-Curable Technology, Part III: Exploring the World of UV Printers
UV printer technology is the latest trend in the industry. Find out what the major players have to offer.

UV-Curable Technology, Part II: Benefits of Ultraviolet Curable Inks
Ultraviolet curable inks are promising to change the face of digital printing. Are you ready for the revolution?

UV-Curable Technology, Part I: The Ultraviolet Media Debate
Is dedicated UV media necessary? Or will any old vinyl do the trick? Avery and 3M have differing opinions.

Lenticular Imaging: Differentiating Printing To Another Dimension
It was a not-so-standard sign poster of a new car parked in a lot. As people walked by the advertisement, the car in the sign had its front doors fly open and the trunk popped up and actually displayed an animation of the car's ease of use.


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