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June 1, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!


 

GOT A THIRST FOR INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT?

Quench it at Graph Expo 16 where you will be eager to connect, collaborate and experience the full spectrum of the latest innovation and exciting new profit opportunities.

From start to finish you will see, touch, and explore an astonishing array of the hottest new software, live running equipment, and products that will refresh and expand your service offerings in the following areas:

  • Wide Format Inkjet Printing
  • Manufacturing / Industrial Printing: 3D, Printed Electronics, DecorativeHome Décor & Fashion
  • Package Printing & Converting: Folding Carton, Flexible, Labels & Tags, Corrugated
  • Commercial Printing
  • Mailing & Fulfillment
  • Corporate / Education / Government Printing Centers / In-Plant
  • Transactional Printing
  • Quick / Small Commercial Printing
  • Book Printing / Publishing
  • Newspaper Printing / Publishing
  • Digital Imaging
  • Marketing / Creative Services / Media / Print Buying

Leading manufacturers and suppliers will exhibit at the show; many of them showcasing newly released products, technologies and services.

For more information, click here.

 









GOOGLE CHOOSES PRINT TO SELL ADS

Why? Because Print is a major driver to online sales and Google knows it!

While online and mobile use continues to grow, marketers are acknowledging and voting with their dollars that print media is a vital component of the marketing mix. Print is an integral vehicle in cross-media platforms, employing innovative technologies, including QR codes, augmented reality, and intelligent print imaging, to bridge the gap between the real and digital worlds.

Want to know more about the effectiveness and sustainability of print? Visit Choose Print where you will find answers to most of your questions about the credentials of print.

Choose Print! Check it out and share it with your employees and friends.

 

SALES COMPENSATION SURVEY - RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE

One of the more interesting business issues facing today's print executives is crafting a sales compensation plan for today's markets. The result of this survey provides information essential to the success of the 21st century print provider.

The survey was conducted by Printing Industries of America and its affiliates across the U.S., the largest and most diverse graphic arts trade association in North America. To order your copy, contact Cheryl Chong at 323.728.9500, ext. 218.

 

 

GET MORE EFFICIENT TO GET MORE DONE

If you want to get more accomplished at work, start developing these essential habits to increase your efficiency on the job:

  • Turn off cell phone alerts. Resist the temptation to stop what you’re doing every time your phone beeps with a new message. You’ll be better able to focus on tasks when you’re not constantly distracted and interrupted.
     
  • Fine-tune your to-do list. When planning your day, add estimated times to each item on your to-do list. This will help you decide what to do first and what can be saved for later.
     
  • Run two-minute drills. Every few hours, look at your list for tasks that can be done quickly; answering emails and phone calls, confirming appointments, and the like. Spend a few minutes clearing those away, and you’ll have more blocks of uninterrupted time to take on bigger tasks.
     
  • Take regular breaks. You’ll burn out if you go full throttle for eight or 10 hours. Determine how long you can effectively concentrate on a single task (usually between 30 minutes and an hour, for most people). Take a break after that time, walk around, get out of the building, talk to co-workers, and you’ll return feeling refreshed.

Source: First Draft

 

COFFEE MAY KEEP YOU HEALTHY

Is drinking coffee good for you? A recent article on The New York Times website linked to a number of different studies touting the positive effects of caffeine on several different health problems. They include:

  • Liver damage. A review of data collected by studies of more than 430,000 people found that coffee may lower the risk of cirrhosis of the liver, a disease associated with over-indulgence in alcohol (among other causes).
     
  • Tinnitus. Researchers kept track of more than 65,000 women and found that those who drank more than one 8-ounce cup of coffee a day were less likely to suffer from tinnitus, that persistent ringing or buzzing in your ears.
     
  • Auto crashes. A study of truck drivers who routinely work on long hauls found that coffee drinkers (or consumers of other caffeinated drinks) seem 63 percent less likely to be involved in crashes while driving.
     
  • Melanoma. An analysis of health and dietary data involving more than 400,000 people ages 50-71 found that those who drank four or more cups of coffee a day were 20 percent less likely to develop skin cancer. (The researchers cautioned that avoiding exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays is still the most important way to avoid melanoma.)

Good reasons to enjoy a good cup of good old black Americano.

 

LABELEXPO AMERICAS 2016 SEPTEMBER 13-15 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

PIASC Members can get a 20% discount off of all Educational Sessions. This is just another way of saying "Thank You" for being a member of PIASC.

LabeExpo is the largest label and packaging printing industry show in the USA with five halls, over 400 exhibitors, 16 conference sessions and more. Hundreds of live demonstrations of the latest technology, new product launches with Digital and Conventional presses: materials, dies, inks and coatings; prepress and platemaking; finishing, inspection, overprinting and label application equipment; software, security and interactive technology and much more. A Must See Show.

Use code: PIAS20 when registering for the Educational Sessions for 20% off.

If you have any questions, contact Dave McCormac at 323.728.9500, ext. 299.

 

DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR INFORMATIVE WEBINARS?

No problem! For your convenience, many of our informative webinars are recorded and will be made available to members for download at no cost. Members click here to access the recordings.

Available now:
Cal/OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them!
This very informative 60-minute webinar recording highlights Cal/OSHA statistics of violations and inspections by industry code from October 2013 through September 2014. This can be a great checklist for your company's safety committee to ensure that you're in compliance.

 

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Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.
~Jessye Norman

 

 

BUYING POWER OF THE MONTH

 

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Certified First Aid & CPR Training
June 8th | 8:00am | $60 members (non-members $90)

Breakfast with Bob

July 5th | 7:30am
Mimi's Café, 10909 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga 91730

July 6th | 7:30am
Green Street Restaurant, 146 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena 91101

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

July 19th | 7:30am
Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th St., Tustin 92780

July 20th | 7:30am
NEW LOCATION: Norm's, 11001 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles 90064

July 21st | 7:30am
West Bistro (Formerly The Breakfast Club of Long Beach), 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

Essentials To Success
July 23 | 8am
Fullerton College, Printing Department, Building 900321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

Cocktails and Conversations

August 4th | 5:30pm
Bodega Wine Bar, 260 E. Colorado Blvd. #208, Pasadena, CA 91101

August 11th | 5:30pm
JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery, 2610 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806

 

WEBINARS

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

Revised Overtime-Exempt Regulation: Yes, Your Company Is Impacted!
Tuesday, June 21st | 11:00 AM | FREE!

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

 

Contact

Ara Izquierdo
5800 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 728-9500