SGIA Expo 2016 Review

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Aaron and Terry returned from Las Vegas and the SGIA Expo for 2016. This is an SGIA Expo 2016 Review from the show and they also will give you their take on the happenings around the industry. Aaron and Terry make a special announcement for a new event they have coming up on this show as well.

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SGIA Expo 2016 Review

    • What we saw on the floor
      • MHM Digital (DTG in one pass on auto screen print press)
        • Not demonstrating the under base print and no samples
        • Terry spoke with Ricardo Fassi
      • RTP Apparel (pretreated shirts for DTG)
        • No pricing yet, and only one or two samples
        • Image Armor product
      • Automatic Weeder
        • Italian Company – Not sure if it will do HTV
      • Shrinkwrap for wrapping a sublimation item. Best Sub and some others.
    • Movement of People in the Industry
    • Rob Colman winning the Swormstedt Memorial Award (https://www.sgia.org/industry/awards/dave-swormstedt-sr-memorial-award)
    • Our seminar at the show
    • We both finally got to meet (in person) a great friend of the show Erich Campbell from Black Duck.
  • Dov Charney Back? 
  • The digital decorating class at Greg Kitson’s Mind’s Eye Graphics, Decatur, Indiana, February 24-25
    • Plans to do the same event at Equipment Zone, Franklin Lakes, NJ.
  • My new screen printing class with Reece Supply in Dallas, November 19-20

Future 2 Regular Guys Shows

    • Theresa Hegel from Wearables Magazine – State of the Industry
    • Alan Howe with Saati Screen Chemicals – Oct 21st
    • RIP and Separation Software with Cadlink
    • Kiersten from Screen Printing Magazine
    • Dan Barefoot of Graphics One on to talk UV and Direct to Fabric
    • Master screen printer Lon Winters
    • REGGIE Awards are coming up
    • We’ll be comparing notes from our industry predictions at the start of 2016 and making our 2017 predictions.

Trade Shows

  • ISS Ft. Worth Oct 6-8
  • NBM Portland Oct 14-15
  • NBM Charlotte Oct 27-29
  • NBM Denver Nov 11-12

Other News/Events

Terry’s Books

Screen Printing: A Practical Guide to Starting Your Own T-Shirt Business Just $4.95 as an e-book.

Direct to Garment: A Practical Guide to Starting Your Own T-Shirt Business Just $4.95 as an e-book.

Scheduling and Estimating Production Time for Garment Screen Printing Just $2.99 as an e-book


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