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November 9, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!


Managing color is mission-critical, whether it is for consumer packaging, a 12-story building wrap, an annual report, a digital billboard, or a branded mobile message. There is no better event to learn everything there is to know about doing color right than the 2016 Color Conference, hosted by PIA.

The date: December 3-6. The place: Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak, Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Don Hutcheson kicks off Color with a Saturday afternoon master class covering the fundamentals of color management, free to all registered conference attendees!

The conference starts Sunday morning with the first keynote, designer extraordinaire…

  • John McWade of Lynda.com and founder of Before & After magazine.

Over the next two and a half days, the main stage line-up includes brand gurus such as

  • Steve Decker of Zooka Creative and
  • Kristy Cameron of Starbucks.

We’ll also get a little geeky as we welcome

  • Daniel Dejan of Sappi Fine Paper to talk about haptics and mathematician
  • John Seymour, along with
  • Professor Abhay Sharma, to discuss the benefits of expanded gamut color.

Color is well known not only for fascinating keynotes, but meaty, “in the trenches” breakout sessions.

Review the speakers listed on the program and you’ll see popular favorites as a few new experts we’ve invited to help inspire you.

And as past attendees can tell you, Color is a great way to network with your industry peers, discuss the challenges of color management and help set the stage for future discoveries and standards development.

Time is of the essence! Register today for Color 2016 and start bringing improved color management to your organization. Member price: $995.00. Three or more deal: if three people are registered at the same time, each person gets $200 off registration, a total savings of $600 for your company! To make your hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 602.997.2626 or click here and use conference code PMT.

If you have any questions, contact Julie Shaffer, VP, Educational & Marketing Strategies.



The holiday season is fast approaching and during this time of the year, many take the opportunity to do something for someone in need or donate to a special foundation. There is much one can do that can impact special causes. What can you do? Participate in our annual Holiday Party benefiting two good causes on Wednesday, November 30th at The Hotel Fullerton from 5:30pm - 9:00pm.

  1. Your participation will bring happiness to the children of City of Hope as a toy donation will be made in your name. During the event, you will have the opportunity to personalize the gift for a boy or a girl.
  2. You will also support Graphic Arts Education by attending this Holiday Party and participating in a Silent Auction. Proceeds will go to the RAISE Foundation, which underwrites numerous educational programs for graphic communication students.

REGISTER TODAY and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, great drinks, and live acoustic music.

This event is good for all printing industry members! Register by November 23rd and as a member your cost is only $35.00, which includes a toy, hors d'oeuvres and one drink. After November 23rd, the cost will be $45.00.

To make your reservations click here, or contact Emily Holguin at 323.728.9500, ext. 262.



According to an article by Brandon Rigoni, Ph.D. and Amy Adkins, for Harvard Business Review, “Millennials, it seems, really are the job hoppers people say they are. Those born between 1980 and 1996 are the most likely to look for and change jobs, according to Gallup’s new report “ How Millennials Want to Work and Live.”

The research, which provides an in-depth look at what defines Millennials as employees, people, and consumers, both confirms and casts aside some of the myths about this particular generation. It paints a nuanced picture that can help inform companies looking to hire and retain Millennial employees—a group that is now the largest generation in the U.S.

On the job-hopping question, they found that 21% of millennial workers had left their job in the last year to do something else, a number that is more than three times higher than that of non-Millennials who report doing the same.

They don’t have data on what these Millennials left to do; it’s possible some may have decided to continue their education, for example. But six in 10 Millennials also say they are open to different job opportunities, which is again the highest percentage among all generations in the workplace. And these opportunities are not within their current company: A separate study shows that an overwhelming majority of all workers 93% say they left their employer the last time they changed roles. Only about 7% took a new position in their company.

Why? Well, they know that American workers aren’t particularly engaged at work as a whole. And Millennials lead the pack: 71% are either not engaged or actively disengaged at work, making them the least engaged generation in the U.S. Moreover, engagement is essential to retaining employees. Our analysis reveals that 47% of actively disengaged Millennials strongly agree that they will switch jobs if the job market improves in the next 12 months, compared with 17% of engaged Millennials.” >>READ MORE



According to a report in the October 31, 2016 edition of Flexo Market News, flexible packaging will grow at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.11%. The growth is due to the increasing demand from various end user industries such as food & beverages, healthcare, cosmetics & toiletries, and others (oil & lubricants, household products, agricultural products, and sporting goods).

As a member of PIASC you can attend this educational seminar presented by experts in the field. Topics covered include the following:

  • Narrow Web Press Configurations for Packaging – Paul Teachout, Nilpeter, USA
  • Substrates for Flexible Packaging – David Parsio, Multi-Plastics, Inc.
  • Different Coatings and Adhesives – Robert Stoebe, Nicoat, coatings & Adhesives
  • Selection of Proper Ink Systems – Lutz Braun, Flexo-Technologies, Inc.
  • Proposition 65 updates – Dr. Gerry Bonetto, Printing Industries of California

Reserve your space now by contacting Emily Holguin at 323.728.9500, ext. 262. Space is limited. Non-members pay $25.00.



In response to changes in the global warming potentials of several greenhouse gases, PIA’s EHS team has updated the carbon footprint calculator, which is available to members. Carbon footprinting is a concept that focuses on determining the amount of greenhouse gases that are created from running a business. Some print customers use this as a way to measure, in part, the effectiveness of a given printing operation’s commitment to sustainability.

The Carbon Footprint Calculator v. 1.3 is an Excel-based tool that is specifically designed for calculating Scope I and II emissions of a printing operation. Scope I and II emissions represent the carbon footprint of an operation and are the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are directly released from a facility due to burning fossil fuels or are indirectly released due to the consumption of energy such as purchased electricity. >>READ MORE



PIA’s ally the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is partnering with Deloitte to conduct a study to identify the impact that women in manufacturing have in their companies and in their communities across various roles. This is our industry’s opportunity to provide first-hand insights into factors that either attract or deter women from entering our industry or manufacturing in general. It also provides an opportunity to help identify how best to attract women into the field of manufacturing. Industry women are encouraged to complete the survey by clicking here.



It’s that time of the year when we ask all PIASC members to kindly review and update the PIASC membership directory listing and annual survey that was mailed to all members recently. Once completed, please fax them back to the attention of Socorro Garcia at 323.358.2968 or mail them before November 30, 2016,  to PIASC, 5800 S. Eastern Ave., #400, Los Angeles, CA 90040. If you have any questions or need a copy of the survey and membership directory listing, contact Socorro Garcia at 323.728.9500, ext. 229.




Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
~Vince Lombardi






Breakfast With Bob

November 15th | 7:30am
Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th St., Tustin 92780

November 16th | 7:30am
Norm's, 11001 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles 90064

November 17th | 7:30am
West Bistro, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

PIASC Holiday Party
November 30th | 5:30 PM | $35 ($45 non-member)



The Secrets and Science of Great Performance Management
Wednesday, November 16th | 9:00 AM | FREE!

Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Build your Professional Brand
December 13th | 8:00 AM | FREE!



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