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April 6, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!


When members help recruit new members, the association becomes stronger in numbers, allowing us to continue providing first class services and programs that benefit your bottom line.

Help us grow! If you know of a company that would benefit from PIASC membership, please refer them to Ara Izquierdo at 323.728.9500, ext. 216. Once a member, your industry friend will receive one month free membership, you will receive $100 credit toward your membership dues and PIASC will continue to grow, making it easier to expand on the already excellent programs offered to you.

It is a WIN, WIN, WIN situation where you benefit, your industry friend benefits, and PIASC gets stronger.

Contact your industry friends that may not be members of the association and tell them about the importance of joining PIASC and the benefits they will enjoy.

Some of these benefits include: Member Discounts, Insurance Packages, Sales Tax Audit Help, Human Resources Services, Training, Publications, and more!

Need more information? Contact Ara Izquierdo at 323.728.9500, ext. 216 or visit our website, which contains valuable information and many testimonials from happy members.



The Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California (PIASC) elected Jim Joyce, President and CEO of Dual Graphics in Brea, CA, as its Chairman of the Board for the 2016-2017 year term. Joyce was formally installed at the March Board of Directors meeting where he performed his first official function as Chairman of the Board.

Jim Joyce joined Dual Graphics at its founding in 1971. He attended Orange Coast College and California State University, Long Beach, majoring in Business Administration; however, his true education came at Dual Graphics where he began his career as a part-time driver, rising through the business to learn every detail of operations including bindery, pressroom, prepress, estimating, and sales, and then serving as Plant Manager. In 1991, Jim became Vice President of Dual Graphics, and in 2004 he assumed the role of CEO, where he offers long-term knowledge and experience, as well as lasting client relationships. Always learning and growing, Jim is an active member in TEC, a group of CEO’s who share ideas and business experiences and an active member of the PIASC Board of Directors since 2013.

Click here to see a complete roster of the 2016-2017 PIASC Board of Directors.



In early February, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) amended the California Pregnancy Disability Leave notice that employers with 5 or more employees are required to post.

If you purchased the federal and state All-in-One poster from PIASC, you will be receiving in the mail, free of charge, the laminated amended notice for posting in English, or English and Spanish, whatever version you purchased from PIASC.

If you did not, click here to download the notice.

Instructions for Posting

You can display the new notice as follows:

  • Cross out the “Notice A” section of the California Pregnancy Disability Leave on the All-in-One poster by putting an X through the entire section. Write over the crossed out Notice A, “See FEHA amended notice effective April 1, 2016.” Then post the new laminated notice over the crossed out Notice A by taping only the top of the new notice, leaving the bottom of the notice unfastened, so that the outdated notice (Notice A) can be viewed if desired.

If you have any questions, please contact Gerry Bonetto at 323.728.9500, Ext. 248.



Give us a ring on the telephone to say you’ll boogie on down to the 18th Annual Paper & Substrate Show where you can re-live the days when the records played and Elvis was number one! And with over 18 exhibitors, paper will be rock-n-rolling throughout the show. So say you’ll come to our rocking affair… we’ll have the food laid out and drinks ready for takin’.

Give Kristy a jingle at 323.728.9500, ext. 215 or sign up now!

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Keeping employees safe in the workplace is one of a manager’s most important responsibilities, but it has to be a team effort. To encourage your employees to embrace safety practices, implement these crucial strategies:

  • Focus on likely injuries. Preventing machinery mishaps may be a worthwhile goal, but if your workers are predominantly injured by falls, that’s where you should place your effort. Provide information designed to improve safety across the board, yes, but emphasize those areas that have already resulted in injuries, or government fines, for your organization.
  • Appoint safety “ambassadors.” Rather than relying on emails and signs, ask an employee to help explain the issues to your workforce. Maybe a member of your team has suffered a workplace injury; he or she would make the perfect spokesperson for the importance of being careful and complying with safety regulations.

PIASC provides its members with information that will help them comply with various federal and state safety regulations. The Illness and Injury Prevention program is a PDF fill-in road map to comply with this important program. To review this and other documents, click here. Login by entering your email address. If you experience difficulty logging in, contact Jairo Cuellar at ext. 202.



Computer entrepreneur Michael Dell once spoke to a class of University of Texas business students. As recounted in Success Magazine, one student stood up to ask the young multi-billionaire a blunt question: “You’ve got so much money, why don’t you just sell out, buy a boat, and sail to the Caribbean?”

Dell stared at the young man and then replied, “Sailing’s boring. Do you have any idea how much fun it is to run a billion-dollar company?”



Last year saw an outbreak of phishing scams that used fake emails that looked like they came from a top executive of a firm to the accounting people asking them to send a wire transfer to a foreign bank. The latest version of this is the email from a top executive to the HR people asking that W-2 info on employees be sent to a website. The scammers then sell this information to criminals who apply for tax refunds, steal identities, etc. These types of emails are extremely realistic and carefully drafted to look real, so check before you act.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."



Fundamentals of Color Technology for Printers

Did you sign up for the Webinar on Densitometry tomorrow, April 7th at 11:00 am? This Fundamentals of Color Technology for Printers webinar is part 1 of a 3 part series of webinars and workshop. Learn about Print Contrast, Wet Ink Trap, Hue Error/Grayness, Standards and Specifications of Color from Bruce Myers, who has a PhD in Graphics Communications and is an Assistant Professor at RIT.

Register today here, it's FREE.



Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.
~Chris Grosser







2016 Graphics Night
Sponsorship Available!
April 8th
Pacific Palms Resort, Industry Hills

Preventing Workplace Violence Training
April 15th
PIASC Conference Center

18th Annual Paper and Substrate Show
Tuesday, May 3rd | 5:30 9:00 PM

Breakfast with Bob and Gerry

May 3rd | 7:30am
Mimi's Café, 10909 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga 91730

May 4th | 7:30am
Green Street Restaurant, 146 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena 91101

May 5th | 7:30am
Brent's Deli, 19565 Parthenia Street, Northridge 91324

May 10th | 7:30am
Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th St., Tustin 92780

May 11th | 7:30am
Lenny's Deli (formerly Junior's), 2379 Westwood Blvd. (at Pico), Los Angeles

May 12th | 7:30am
The Breakfast Club of Long Beach, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach



Fundamentals of Color Part 1: Densitometry
Thursday, April 7th | 11:00 AM | FREE!

Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Excel 2016 (Intermediate)
Wednesday, April 13th | 10:00 AM | FREE!

Creating Complex Documents with Microsoft Word 2016
Wednesday, April 27th | 10:00 AM | FREE!

Reasonable Accommodation and ADA Webinar
Tuesday, May 10th | 10:30 AM | $15 members

Conflict Recognition and Resolution
Tuesday, June 7th | 8:00 AM | FREE!

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



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