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June 21, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!


The newly updated 2017 Print Market Atlas is now available for download. For the past five years, print owners have used this report to get a glimpse of what the market looks like in their area. The Atlas offers information on the number of establishments, shipments, and employees in the area to give decision makers the tools they need to make choices on where to lead their company.

PIA’s Center for Print Economics and Management has compiled a report using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the County Business Patterns database. In the 2017 Print Market Atlas, the Center reported data from fiscal year 2014-2015.

Here is a sneak peek of information:

Members can download the report for free from the PIASC members only Graphic Arts Resource Center here>>>

The report is $200 for non-members through Printing Industries of America.

For more information regarding the 2017 Print Market Atlas, contact economics@printing.org.



Most printer providers would never consider or entertain the idea of eliminating quality control from their production processes. Without quality control, the quantity of reprints, scrap or returned work would intensely increase. Print providers monitor the quality of the services they deliver to endorse their reputations, which guarantees satisfied customers and produces repeat business.
What about safeguarding data quality within your operational and business intelligence applications? This is often overlooked and could become essential when building your client and prospect database. It’s not until you discover a major problem (wrong name with old company) that you recognize the importance of data quality. This can be avoided through quality control of your data. Once this occurs, most executives quickly realize that almost all of the organization’s operational and analytical business processes rely on a solid, high-quality, data foundation.

This NO CHARGE webinar for members will teach you what a data warehouse is and how to construct one, how to read a simple dataflow diagram, how to use Microsoft Excel to generate reporting using pivot tables, and how to setup and use Microsoft's Power BI.


In order for any company to succeed, all employees must develop a work style that stresses courtesy, helpfulness, and cooperation. For example, which would you prefer a co-worker who is polite, positive, and respectful, or a grouch who is always grumbling and giving orders?

How about your work style? Do you:

  • Say "please" and "thank you" when dealing with co-workers?
  • Treat co-workers' questions and concerns as important?
  • Respond promptly to phone calls and e-mails from co-workers?
  • Explain why you’re making requests and state clearly what you want or need?
  • Show respect for other people's time?
  • Say a matter is urgent only when it really is?
  • Keep your promises?
  • Admit your mistakes and take steps to correct them promptly?
  • Assume cooperation from co-workers unless or until you don't receive it?
  • Show others that you value their contributions to the work group?
  • Remain polite even when someone gives you a hard time?
  • Hold firmly to the belief that you and your co-workers are all working together to achieve the same goals?
  • Lend a hand when co-workers need your help?
  • Ask for assistance, rather than giving orders?
  • Share the credit for accomplishments?

Source: HR.BLR.com



The PIASC RAISE Foundation is celebrating its 15th Annual Literacy Campaign with bookmarks designed by three talented graphic arts college students who participated in this year's bookmark competition.

The winners of the competition are:

 — 1st Place: Jose Saavedra, East Los Angeles Occupational Center

 — 2nd Place: Mark Lopez, East Los Angeles Occupational Center (pictured)

 — 3rd Place: Sandra Presley, Abraham Friedman Occupational Center

These students received cashed awards from the foundation to continue their education in graphic arts.

The literacy campaign was introduced in 2004, as a response to a study released by the National Endowment for the Arts, which emphasized that people were reading less than ever—especially young people. Since then, PIASC RAISE Foundation has distributed over 1 million bookmarks to libraries in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Kern, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. This year alone we will distribute 150,000 bookmarks in July.

Some good news from the Scholastic 2016 Kids and Family Reading Report reveals that 86% of kids ages 6-17 agree that it is very important for their future to be good readers and 58% of kids love to read books for fun. The results of this survey are available here.

Please contact Maribel Campos at 323.728.9500, ext. 210 if you would like to receive copies of the 2017 Literacy Campaign bookmarks.

For more information on PIASC RAISE Foundation's Literacy Campaign click here>>



In 2014, U.S. data centers consumed an estimated 70 billion kilowatts-hours of electricity…representing 2% of the country’s total energy consumption.

The global print and paper industry accounts for only 1% of global carbon dioxide emissions.

Save this fact when your clients or prospects quote misconceptions!

Check out more of these facts at ChoosePrint.org.



Theories come and go, but fundamental data always remain the same.
-Mary Leakey






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!



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

Leadership & Development: Expanding Your Emotional Intelligence
July 18th | 9:00am PDT | FREE

Seven Steps to Build a Successful Business

Leadership & Development: Managing Remote & Virtual Teams
August 15th | 9:00am PDT | FREE

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



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