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.

Determining the Best Path for Digitally Printing Fabric

When considering soft signage and other wide-format fabric applications, both direct-to-fabric printing and dye-sublimation transfer are viable options. But which will work best for the applications your in-plant has in mind?

Leading with Carefully Considered Decisions

Having transitioned Ohio University Printing Services to a digital operation, Blaine Gabriel continues to ensure the decisions he makes are backed by research and buy-in from his staff.

The Role of Wide-Format in Window Displays

Businesses should take full advantage of their window space, and make sure their signage, posters, window clings, and fabric displays are fully branded with the appropriate colors and messaging

Unexpected Passion Becomes Lifetime Career

Though lured into graphic communications by the “artsy stuff,” Chelle Palmer, found she loved being a press operator, a passion that has changed her life.

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.