ThumbPrint had the opportunity of being a part of the SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) Expo! If you’re in the imaging industry, then you know that the SGIA Expo is great for making connections, learning about industry-leading methods, and to see the latest in imaging technologies. With over 500 exhibitors and thousands of attendees, the SGIA Expo is the most highly anticipated imaging event of the year.
Earlier this year, 3M approached ThumbPrint and asked us to create several wrap kits. ThumbPrint is a 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company and 3M MCS certified, and we use 3M premium cast films for our vehicle wraps- needless to say, we were happy to provide 3M with service!
At ThumbPrint, vehicle wrapping is our specialty. When 3M approached us, they asked if we could design a vehicle wrap to be installed on a BMW i8 live during the convention. Vehicle wrapping is something that takes a lot of time and precision, so you would think that we might be nervous watching one of our custom wraps put on a vehicle with such a large audience watching. However, the installers were skilled; which made it seem like a piece of cake.
We love being able to show off our work and what better place to do it than Vegas! The SGIA Expo is held in a different city every year, and this year it was in Las Vegas, Nevada. You’ve heard the saying, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but at the SGIA Expo, that’s not the case! The convention is full of seminars for attendees to visit, where they can learn industry secrets and methods that they can then take home and apply to their own imaging businesses. Plenty of people come just to learn and make connections, while others come to sell their products and services.
ThumbPrint wasn’t the only company to be featured in the live demonstrations. Other demonstrations included live T-shirt printing, hat embroidering, sticker and banner printing, and much more. We were lucky enough to have some time to walk around and see some of the demonstrations for ourselves, and learn about some of the methods those businesses use.
The great thing about the SGIA Expo is that it’s a convention for the entire imaging community. Because of this, people from all different sub-industries get to interact with one another and form partnerships that lead to the creation of unique products, and technological advancements within the industry. Imaging companies and representatives from supplier companies attend this event every year. Among the distributors present was 3M, who revealed a number of new colors that they will be incorporating into their 1080 color change vinyl’s product line. To learn more about that, please click here, or contact us for a quote.
We at ThumbPrint loved showing off at the event, and we enjoyed meeting other professionals in the imaging industry. The SGIA Expo is hosted every year, and in 2017 the event will be held in New Orleans on October 12th-15th.
Mark your calendars folks! The SGIA Expo is only getting bigger and bigger every year, with more attendees and exhibitors attending annually. We would love to see you out there!
At ThumbPrint, we’re the best at what we do, and we’re trusted by companies such as Dutton Plumbing, O’Neal Motocross, the Simi Valley Police Department, Mini USA, and many more!