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September 13, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!

GREAT FUN FOR PRINT LOVERS & THEIR FAMILY!

The 9th Annual Printers Fair is suitable for all ages. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12 years of age. Students, educators, enthusiasts, collectors, typophiles, bibliophiles, graphic designers, artists, and professionals will enjoy the varied demonstrations and array of vendors. Children are welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

ACTIVITIES RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE DAY INCLUDE:

  • SHOPPING – Don’t miss your chance to buy original handmade and printed gifts suitable for 6 year olds! We have over 70 Vendors and Artists exhibiting and selling their wares.
     
  • LETTERPRESS SWAP MEET – Don’t miss your chance to buy antique letterpress equipment and everything you need for your own print shop.
     
  • GENERAL GALLERY TOURS and TYPE CASTING – Experience 500 years of printing history as our knowledgeable docents guide you through our collection. Demonstrations of the Museum’s collection of antique presses will be ongoing throughout the day.
     
  • HANDS-ON-PRINTING – Be enthralled and fascinated by experiencing printing both traditional and modern. Try your hand at letterpress on a variety of presses including an antique 1850’s parlor press!
     
  • THE 50’s PRINTING SHOP – Travel back in time to experience a 50’s era working printing shop. Have your name cast in metal on our working linotype, which Thomas Edison called “the eighth wonder of the World!”
     
  • PAPER MAKING – Master Paper Maker Colin Brown will be demonstrating his techniques and helping visitors make their very own piece of handmade paper.
     
  • SHOW & TELL WALL – Once again we are going to have a giant Show & Tell Wall at the LA Printers Fair! Post your prints, posters, design samples, business cards, typography and more on our fence for everyone to see and comment on.

The Los Angeles Printers Fair is sponsored by PIASC.

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

OPEN ENROLLMENT JUST GOT EASIER!

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: LONG BEACH

CHECK OUT THIS "COLOR & PRINT" INSPIRED VIDEO

SALES TAX QUESTIONS?

WHAT MAKES PACKAGING SO IMPORTANT?

WE HAVE TECH-SUPPORT SCAMMERS LOOMING!

 








 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT JUST GOT EASIER!

PIBT’s Annual Benefits Introduction Meetings

PIBT offers the best possible cost containment programs plus our personalized customer service to benefit employers as well as employees. Join us at one of our complimentary events which will better assist you in selecting the most convenient plans to offer your employees in 2018. In addition, we will have a demo of the new PIBT Portal making open enrollment easier and convenient.

October 24th – 9:00 AM
Hilton North/Glendale, Glendale, CA

October 25th – 9:00 AM
Embassy Suites, Brea, CA

Can’t make it to one of our meetings? No Problem!
We will also be hosting an online webinar on October 26th – 9:00 AM and October 27th – 1:00 PM.

Click here to register for one of the webinars.

 

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: LONG BEACH

(4) Offices & conference area in downtown Long Beach, Pine Ave. Entry part of 20K ft/ commercial printing facility. 6 color 40" thru Indigo Digital, with full bindery. Email or call 562.436.8201.

 

CHECK OUT THIS "COLOR & PRINT" INSPIRED VIDEO

Test your knowledge of the CMYK Color Spectrum with this unique puzzle! Every piece of this 5,000-piece puzzle is a different color!

Source: YouTube, INSIDER

 

SALES TAX QUESTIONS?

How does the California Sales Tax apply? What are “Printed Sales Messages?” What about electronic files? What rate should we use? What happens if we ship out of state? When is it a “sale for resale?” These are just a sampling of the questions that come up every day regarding sales tax that we charge to clients and remit to the Board of Equalization.

If you make a mistake, it could cost you big bucks when the auditor comes. Get your questions answered by calling us at 323.728.9500 or email: bob@piasc.org.

 

WHAT MAKES PACKAGING SO IMPORTANT?

Packaging is the unsung hero of the print world, influencing an estimated $2 trillion worth of retail purchasing each year. Especially in retail stores, where similar products are sitting side-by-side on the shelf vying for consumer’s attention, printed packaging can make or break a product's sales.

To learn more, read this month’s home page article at www.ChoosePrint.org!

 

WE HAVE TECH-SUPPORT SCAMMERS LOOMING!

THE SCAM STARTS with a warning on your computer—a shamelessly fake one, often imitating a blue screen of death or a blinking malware alert. It informs you that your PC suffers from a smorgasbord of security problems, ranging from stolen credit cards to breached family photos to stalkers watching you through your webcam. And it offers a toll-free number for a "Microsoft" support line.

You probably (hopefully) know better than to dial that number. But three security researchers from the State University of New York at Stony Brook did it anyway. Again and again, for hours on end, they played out the full racket, calling actual human tech-support scammers who patiently, fraudulently "analyzed" their computers’ security via a remote connection. Each time, they found it supposedly infected with viruses and spyware, and offered a cleanup for a fee—on average around $300.

What they found, after all those calls? READ MORE >>

Source: Wired.com

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Time flies whether you’re having fun or not. The choice is yours.
~Unknown

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES


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WEBINARS

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PRINTING INDUSTRIES CREDIT UNION

 

Contact

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