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January 18, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



PLAN TO ATTEND THE EVENT OF THE YEAR…BUY A TABLE OF 8, 10 OR 12 AND SAVE!

PIASC Graphics Night is the event that you don’t want to miss. An event that celebrates YOU—our members—by showing off the amazing work that you produce and rewarding you for doing what you love most… PRINT!

So set aside Friday, April 7, 2017, and bring with you the people that help you make your company successful: your employees, clients, friends, and family. You will enjoy an evening of beautiful print, fun, good food, awards, and dancing! Reserve your table of 8, 10, or 12 now for this fabulous industry event.

The festivities will begin at 5:30 pm at the beautiful Pacific Palms Resort’s lounge with a wine reception and an exhibit of the Print Excellence Competition winners. Guests can stroll down the exhibit and admire the breathtaking pieces created by you, and your peers, while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine, friends and the melodic sounds of soft jazz. Sounds good so far? Then, at 7:00 p.m., guests will be invited to enter the Majestic Ballroom for an amazing program! And that’s not all! After the program, you will be invited to enjoy dancing until midnight!

We encourage owners and managers to take advantage of this fabulous program and invite your team to celebrate PRINT! It is thanks to our sponsors that we can offer this fabulous program for only $100 per person but with a value of $200.00.

We encourage members to participate in the Print Excellence Awards Competition by submitting their best pieces, created in 2016, to PIASC by February 17, 2017. Your entries will be judged by industry experts and the winners will be presented with their awards at Graphics Night. You still have time to enter the competition but if you have any questions, contact Kristy Villanueva at 323.728.9500, ext. 215. To make your reservations for Graphics Night, please click here or contact Maribel Campos at 323.782.9500, ext. 210. And for any other questions about Graphics Night, please contact Ara Izquierdo at ext. 216. Remember that if you buy a table of 8, you save $80; 10, you save $100; 12, you save $120. So reserve your table(s) now.

Sponsorships are still available. Click here for more information.

Our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors… they are:













 
THERE ARE NO "AD BLOCKERS" WITH PRINT

In fact, many people enjoy receiving print pieces that are nothing but ads (i.e. catalogs). Even tech-savvy millennials enjoy this form of direct mail – 50% of them say they love and look forward to receiving retail catalogs. These are two of the latest talking points that you’ll find at www.ChoosePrint.org.

 

POSTAL BOOTCAMP: GET READY TO AVOID DISASTERS IN 2017

George Heinrich, a National Speaker and Business Leader better known as The Postal Professor, is back in California and ready to help printers and mailers avoid those expensive mistakes when preparing a mail piece.

The Postal Professor will cover the following topics:

  • How the USPS Functions
  • Speaking Postal
  • Classes of Mail
  • Quality Addressing
  • Non-Automation Mailings
  • Tabbing Folded Self-Mailers
  • Retail vs. Discounted
  • Shape Based Processing
  • Barcodes and Automation
  • Data Management
  • Transportation Discounts
  • Oop$ - Goofs and Flubs

January 24th & 25th | 8:00am & 1:00pm PST | $99/members $199/non-members

To register, click here or contact Emily Holguin at 323.728.9500, ext. 262.

 

KEEP YOUR BUSINESS STRONG!

How do you stop yourself from killing your business by mistake? Read Microsoft’s entertaining infographic: ‘ How to kill your business in five simple steps’ and find five tips to keep your business going strong.

Source: Microsoft

 

ASK THE TECHNICAL EXPERTS!

One of the benefits of membership is the technical expertise provided by Printing Industries of America. Our technical experts from the Center for Technology and Research discuss common production problems and issues. The PIA’s Center for Technology and Research, also helps members with environmental, health, and safety concerns: consulting, and on-site technical assistance.

Here’s the type of questions for which you can get answers:

Q. When ordering paper, I often see the paper’s brightness listed in the specifications. What is the difference between paper brightness and whiteness?

A. Whiteness refers to the extent that the paper reflects light of all wavelengths throughout the visible spectrum, which is between 400 nanometers to 700 nanometers. Brightness is reflectance in the blue light range around 457 nanometers. Paper grades are based on paper brightness. Commonly, titanium dioxide is added to the coating to make the paper brighter, resulting in higher cost. A number 1 coated sheet would have brightness between 88.5 and 88.9. Brightness above 89.0 is considered to be a premium sheet.

For this and many other questions and answers, stay tuned and read e-Flash regularly.

Source: PIA National

 

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The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
~Bruce Lee

 

 

ALL YEAR ROUND DISCOUNTS

 

PRINTING INDUSTRIES CREDIT UNION

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Breakfast With Bob and Leslie too!

January 19th | 7:30am
West Bistro, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

Postal Bootcamp
January 24th & 25th | 8:00am & 1:00pm PST | $99 (non-members $199)
Southwest Offset Printing, 13505 South Saint Andrews Place, Gardena, CA 90249
(parking located at end of street)

Flexible Packaging for Narrow Web
January 25th | 8:00am PST | FREE to members (non-members $25)
Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

Cocktails and Conversations
February 9th | 5:30pm
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 2390 E. Orangewood Ave., #100, Anaheim, CA 92806

February 16th | 5:30pm
Pour Haus Wine Bar, 1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Lunch with Leslie
February 15th | 11:30am PST | $35/members lunch included
Coaching Center of Orange County, 1231 E. Dyer Road, Suite 215, Santa Ana, CA  92705

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2017 Print Excellence Deadline
February 17th | 4:00pm PST
PIASC Offices, 5800 S. Eastern Ave #400, Los Angeles, CA

2017 President's Conference
March 12th-15th
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2017 Graphics Night
Sponsorship Opportunities
April 7th | 5:30pm-midnight PST
Pacific Palms Resort, Industry Hills

 

WEBINARS

Sales Compensation: Pros and Cons of Different Options
Tuesday, January 18th | 9:00 AM PST | FREE!

2017 Labor Law Update Webinar
January 26th | 10:30am | FREE to members

Get Ready for Agile Learning and Development
February 8th | 9:00am PST | FREE

Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Outlook 2016
February 8th | 10:00am PST | FREE

Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (Beginner)
February 22nd | 10:00am PST | FREE

3 Keys to Successful Program Management
February 22nd | 9:00am PST | FREE

How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day
June 14th | 9:00am PST | FREE

 

Contact

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