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June 14, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!

WHO IS WALKING AWAY WITH A BENNY? THE WINNERS OF THE PREMIER PRINT AWARDS!

The Premier Print Awards Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor—the Benny statue. The Benny has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry. For more than sixty years, winners of the largest, most prestigious print competition in the world have leveraged this honor to gain a competitive advantage. This year’s winners in Southern California are:

Adcraft Labels (Anaheim)
2 Awards of Recognition

Advantage Mailing (Anaheim)
1 Certificate of Merit

The Castle Press (Anaheim)
2 Awards of Recognition

Chromatic Inc., Lithographers (Glendale)
2 Awards of Recognition
2 Certificates of Merit

Church of Scientology, Int. (Commerce)
2 Certificates of Merit

Color Incorporated (Glendale)
1 Benny
2 Certificates of Merit

Colorcom, Inc. (Commerce)
1 Certificate of Merit

Colornet Press (Los Angeles)
1 Benny
6 Awards of Recognition
10 Certificates of Merit

Creel, LLC (Las Vegas)
1 Award of Excellence

Crown Connect (San Bernardino)
1 Certificate of Merit

D’Andrea Graphic Comm. (Los Angeles)
1 Award of Recognition

Design Printing (Los Angeles)
3 Certificate of Merit

Dual Graphics (Brea)
1 Award of Recognition

6 Certificates of Merit

Graphic Visions, Inc. (Burbank)
1 Award of Recognition

Impress Communications, Inc. (Chatsworth)
1 Benny

International Printing Museum (Torrance)
1 Certificate of Merit

Label Impressions, Inc. (Orange)
3 Awards of Recognition
2 Certificates of Merit

The Label Shoppe (City of Industry)
1 Certificate of Merit

Labeltronix, LLC (Anaheim)
1 Certificate of Merit

Las Vegas Color Graphics (Las Vegas)
1 Award of Recognition
1 Certificate of Merit

Lithographix, Inc. (Hawthorne)
3 Awards of Recognition
2 Certificates of Merit

Lone Star Press, LLC (Sherman Oaks)
1 Certificate of Merit

Main Graphics (Irvine)
1 Benny
1 Award of Recognition

Marina Graphic Center, Inc. (Hawthorne)
2 Bennies
1 Award of Recognition
4 Certificates of Merit

Maskell Graphics, Inc. (Burbank)
1 Award of Recognition

Orange County Printing Company (Irvine)
1 Certificate of Merit

PJ Printers (Anaheim)
2 Awards of Recognition

Scodix, Inc. (Sacramento)
1 Benny

So. California Graphics Co. (Culver City)
1 Benny
2 Awards of Recognition
2 Certificates of Merit

Stoughton Printing Co. (City of Industry)
2 Awards of Recognition
2 Certificates of Merit

Thoro Packaging (Corona)
1 Award of Recognition

Trend Offset Printing (Los Alamitos)
5 Certificates of Merit

Typecraft, Inc. (Pasadena)
2 Certificates of Merit

University Graphic Systems – Cal Poly (Pismo Beach)
2 Certificates of Merit

WS Packaging Group, Inc. (San Luis Obispo)
4 Certificates of Merit

Benny winners will receive their awards on September 10th in Chicago, IL.
Congratulations to all winners!

 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 








 
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE SIZZLING SUMMER SAVINGS

As a PIASC member you are entitled to numerous discount programs that bring you substantial savings to improve your bottom line. During this summer, you can receive gifts from selected Member Discount Partners that include: a $100 Visa Gift Card to additional discounts to enjoy! Check them out>>

BASYS Processing Fax your statement today to get a Free Savings Analysis. The first 10 enrollments will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card! Sign up today!
 

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Sign up today!

 

Experian Credit Reports For a limited time only, purchase the annual subscription for the Business CreditScore ProSM at only $1,295 (regularly $1,495)! An annual plan for you to obtain business credit reports online. Managing Business Credit Risk is Good Business!
Sign up today!

 

UPS Enroll today and SAVE up to 34% on regular shipping and up to 74% on heavyweight shipments. The first 10 enrollments will receive a UPS Backpack Cooler Chair Combo! Sign up today!

Questions? Contact Maribel Campos, 323.728.9500, Ext. 210.

 

MAKE YOUR CLIENTS FEEL EXTRA, EXTRA SPECIAL!

This year’s PIASC regional printing competition, The Print Excellence Awards, showcased amazing work produced from printers throughout Southern California. As a result, members won 100 Best of Category awards among six divisions. Another great benefit of entering the competition, besides having bragging rights and displaying your personalized award, is having your winning entry sent to the Premier Print Awards—a national and international printing competition at no additional cost to you!

What does that look like in dollar signs? This year we saved our members a total of $9,108 on submission fees to the national competition. So not only will you make your clients feel extra special, you’ll make them feel extra, extra special without pulling out that credit card again.

Start saving your print projects from this year and enter them next year to the Print Excellence Awards competition. Deadline will be Friday, February 9, 2018.

To view a list of this year's winners, click here.
Questions? Contact Kristy Villanueva, 323.728.9500, Ext. 215.

 

BECOME MORE EFFICIENT, PRODUCTIVE AND PROFITABLE: 2017 DYNAMIC RATIOS SURVEY

The Ratios have long been a compilation of accurate financial information from hundreds of printing and related graphic arts firms. They allow companies to gain access to financial and productivity benchmarks that can help your company become more efficient, productive, confident, focused, and profitable.

Printing Industries of America Dynamic Ratios takes a close look and finds answers to these areas:

  • Are my expenses too high in relation to sales?
  • Is there too little or too much inventory in stock?
  • Can we meet our debts as they mature?
  • Should we increase our selling prices?
  • How can we increase our profits?

The 2017 Dynamic Ratios survey is open. Those who participate in the survey will receive a complimentary copy of the report and if completed by June 30, the participant will also receive free access to the online dashboard once the reports are released.

Click here to take the survey >>

 

MINIMUM WAGE CHANGES IN 2018

On January 1, 2018 minimum wage increases will continue to rise. Below is the schedule for California minimum wage rates for 2018 – 2023. Make sure your business and payroll personnel are ready:

However, on July 1st, the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles will increase again and will continue with the following schedule:

If you have any questions, contact Cheryl Chong at Ext. 218.

 

e-Quote

“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It's about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.”
-Joe Torre

 

 

MEMBER DISCOUNT OF THE MONTH

 

PRINTING INDUSTRIES CREDIT UNION

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Print & Packaging Summit
June 20-21st | $395 members (non-members $575)

Certified First Aid & CPR Training
June 23rd | 8:00am-1:00pm

International Printing Museum Independence Day Celebration
July 1st | 10:00am | $15 (museum members $12) group rates available

Inkjet Ready 2017 - Production Inkjet Demystified
August 9-10th | 10:00am | $99 members (non-members $139) group rates available

2018 Color Conference
January 2018
More information to be coming soon!

 

WEBINARS

The Power of Business Intelligence
June 22nd | 10:00am PDT | FREE to members (non-members $25)

From Power to Profits: The Many Virtues of Digital Print
June 22nd | 11:00am PDT | FREE

Modern Manners for Today's Business World
September 20th | 9:00am PST | FREE

 

Contact

Kristy Villanueva
5800 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90040
323.728.9500