The age where big-box stores like JCPenney ruled the fashion supply chain, dividing up the year into four distinct seasons, is over. Now, it’s known as the Zara model, where trends shift far faster than the weather, and the year is divvied up into 52 micro-seasons. This new paradigm is a perfect recipe for digital production, and it’s likely to stick around a bit longer than man buns or fidget spinners.
So, why aren’t fashion designers flocking to digital print providers yet?
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced today that the 2018 Wrap Training schedule is available and registration is open. The total number of workshops available has expanded to 44 at more than 35 locations throughout North America. The Basic/Intermediate and Advanced classes will be taught by expert installers Justin Pate of the Wrap Institute and John Duever of Vinyl Images.
Defy the Chicago cold for the CHILI Chicago Change workshop
February 15th, from 4pm - 8:30pm
On February 15th, 2018, we will be hosting an exclusive workshop in our Chicago office, illustrating how printers can complete their 360° business outline by implementing the next-gen, self-service online editing technology. Easier said than done? That’s what we suspected, so we’ve amped up the offering.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is currently accepting applications through April 30, 2018, for its annual scholarship program in conjunction with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF). With the continued support of donations from endowment investors and industry leaders, the program will now award $2,000 to 15 students, an increase in recipients from 2017.
Stars from the adult film industry will gather from January 24-27 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. Easy event printing services from Overnight Prints, a Las Vegas-based print provider, will be available to exhibitors, vendors and presenters hosting an anticipated 30,000 trade attendees and fans.
The dawning of the new year is a perfect time to set professional goals and career resolutions. With that, 3M has released the 2018 training program schedule, for graphics installers looking to fine-tune their skills and elevate their talents.
In addition to St. Paul, 3M testing and training programs are offered throughout the country at the following locations:
· Lowen Certified; Hutchinson, KS
· Geek Wraps University; Fort Lauderdale, FL
· J3 Industries; Addison, TX
· Wrapix Academy; Burbank, CA
Crayola Experience called on SpeedPro Imaging Piscataway to transform a normal room into a fun creation laboratory. The shop installed Avery Dennison MPI 2120 vinyl decals and graphics output on an HP Latex 360 printer and finished with 2080 matte laminate, plus 64 square feet of contour-cut wall signs on black Sintra PVC.
Operator's Training Class
If you weren't able to take advantage of our previous class in January, you're in luck! We are conducting our 2nd Operator's Training class of 2018! Our class will focus on the main topics of: Maintenance, Operation, and Break/Fix for the Q5-Series and K2-series. This will be a great opportunity to ensure that you're skills and knowledge of these award winning printers is on-point and ready to deliver!
The Surface Imaging program at Jefferson is now accepting new degree candidates for 2018-2019, starting May 14, 2018. This is a unique graduate program utilizing a variety of state-of-the-art digital printing technologies at the Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group has added Indoor and Outdoor Hanging Banners to its line of banner media. Indoor Hanging Banners are single-sided substrates available in 13-oz vinyl, display poly, or Oxford fabric material. Applications include branding, advertising, and event promotion.