Lauren Searson

Lauren Searson

Lauren Searson has been the Managing Editor for the SGIA Journal since November 2017 and has worked in publications for more than 10 years.

Building on a Strong Foundation

Though she never intended to work in the insurance industry, Michele Woodrum says she’s “having a blast” leading the print and mail team at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.

Print Shops Excel With Toner-Based Digital Presses

One session during the PRINTING United Digital Experience focused on the role of toner-based digital printing in the commercial printing segment and featured the experiences of two commercial printers that have successfully incorporated digital printing into their operations.

Automation Drives Offset to New Heights

During the sheetfed offset day of the PRINTING United Digital Experience, a panel focused on how automation improves both the performance of the sheetfed offset press and the profitability of work produced on it. The printer panelists were asked to identify the most critical functions of automation and to cite the benefits that these improvements have brought to their commercial printing operations.

Running a Healthy In-plant

With a lifelong passion for printing, Debbie Cate has built a multi-faceted in-plant at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, adding services and staff to better serve the organization.

Working Together for Mutual Success

With five in-plant locations, American Electric Power has come to rely on its internal print operations to provide fast, cost-effective service and help the company achieve success.

University of Delaware: Essential, Pandemic or Not

The University of Delaware’s in-plant was already a trusted and valuable resource, but when the pandemic hit, it was deemed essential to the university. It has proven its value many times over.

You Had Me at 'Mechanical Bull'

Join the PRINTING United team and 2,000 of your industry colleagues to celebrate the event and look toward next year. The drinks and snacks are on us — bring yourself, your PRINTING United badge, and your ability to enjoy. Opening Night Party, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Gilley’s Dallas.

Use Your Time Wisely

Your time is valuable, and time away from the shop is increasingly difficult to find. With its focus on strong opportunities, new technologies and strategies to build your business, PRINTING United is a “must-do” for any company operating in the many sectors of today’s diverse printing industry. Time used wisely, indeed.

Opportunity in New Directions

“Convergence” is everywhere in today’s printing industry, as companies seek new opportunities in adjacent sectors and market areas. PRINTING United is an essential event for any print professional looking to board the “convergence train,” or to further strengthen the foundation of their current business model.

Eyes on the Prize

SGIA’s Product of the Year Competition recognizes PRINTING United exhibitors’ game-changing products available in 2019. This year’s winners rose to the top of more than 200 entries in 72 categories. All entries will be displayed in Lobby F, but be on the lookout for the award jewel at winning companies’ booths on the show floor.

Move Boldly to Grow

Growing in today’s printing industry requires making the right decisions for your business, and PRINTING United — Oct. 23 - 25 in Dallas — gives you the widest variety of choices (and the top experts to get you there). It is a showcase of technology, a marketplace of ideas, and the best bet for any…

Convergence Power Rankings: Where (and How) to Grow

Across the printing spectrum, companies are converging: Seeking new opportunities in adjacent printing segments and vertical markets. Learn in-depth what it takes (both business-wise and technologically) to move your business toward the opportunities convergence offers, and learn which segments offer the greatest promise for your company.