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PIASC sponsors a wide variety of events, from sales meetings and networking events to conferences and award dinners. Register for an upcoming event today!


DTC WEBINAR: Making Print Valuable and Relevant

Be it advertising, publications, packaging or whatever…most of us understand the value and relevance of the product we produce.. but how do we convey that to others?

Make Print Valuable and Relevant,” a presentation focusing on:
•  The How and Why to Make Print Valuable
•  Key Triggers to Making Print Relevant
•  Increasing Value (and Profitability) of CMYK
•  Print That Performs and How Do We Get There?
•  The New Print Industry – How Do We get There?
•  Functional Print – Printed Electronics
•  Intelligent Inks or Smart Inks – How Close Are We?

Members: FREE
Non-Members: $39
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WEBINAR: Leading the Technology Curve in Web to Print

This talk promises to be an eye-opening event that will cover a lot of hot topics and technologies that have yet to be officially released in the market, including responsive web pages, mobile-friendly templates and UIs, as well as 3D printing for web. The talk will coincide with the release of a follow up to a NAPCO study and white paper on web to print technology that is ‘Leading the Technology Curve’ with a focus on solutions that are flexible and modular to help achieve the goals of nearly any print and graphics manufacturer. The study will illustrate that there is a polar shift in the way W2P technologies are being applied. Readers and attendees will be better informed and equipped once those changes come.

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WEBINAR: Cross-Market Color Alignment

In this session, intended for commercial printers entering or wishing to expand in the wide-format market, the focus will be on what you need to know about current methods and strategies. Learn the latest color management strategies, what’s realistic, and how to set expectations with print buyers and brand owners.

Presenter: Peter Pretzer: FUJIFILM North America Corporation

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Print 19

October 3-5, 2019

The printing and graphic communications industry is ever-evolving. Your business success depends on you evolving along with it. PRINT is the one place that helps you do just that—offering all the education, tools, products and innovations you need to grow your business and achieve your goals. As the proven event for the entire community of printing and graphic professionals—from creatives to executives, production specialists to sales and marketing teams—this is the only industry event tailored to the unique needs of each specialty. Whatever your goal, PRINT helps you get there.

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WEBINAR: Emerging Technologies: Differentiation is Returning

This seminar describes the newest technology being employed by forward leading printing firms that allow them to grow and increase the “stickiness” of major accounts. The program will focus on: Technology attributes; application examples; and, how to start down this road.

Presenters: Paul Reilly & Peter Schaeffer, New Direction Partners

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WEBINAR: Weed in the Workplace: Challenge for Employers

While the use, sale and production of marijuana is still illegal under Federal law, California is one of many states that has legalized its recreational and medical use. Now that employees can legally get high outside of work hours, many employers are facing increased challenges related to weed in the workplace as well. Marijuana legalization impacts workplace safety, employment law, healthcare and more. 

Join us at this informational webinar to get your questions answered: 

• Do you still have the right to maintain a drug-free workplace? What about medical marijuana users who have a prescription for use during work hours? 

• Is there a legal way to test for on-the-job marijuana usage? 

• Can you fire employees who fail drug tests? 

• How does marijuana legalization affect compliance with a host of employment laws and regulations, from disability and medical leave to safety mandates, workers’ comp and more? 

• What are the key elements of a legally-acceptable policy regarding marijuana in the workplace? Which company documents should be updated to reflect this policy? 

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WEBINAR: Do you have the Proper SCAQMD Permits for your Equipment?

 Got printing equipment in Southern California? Unless your facility qualifies under a special rule that primarily exempts those with very low usage of inks and solvents, you must comply with the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD’s) permitting requirements. Permits are required for both printing equipment and corresponding air pollution control equipment. Affected facilities are those that operate in the region that is under the SCAQMD’s jurisdiction: Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties, as well as parts of San Bernardino County. 

In this webinar Kevin F. Eshraghi, President of Abate Technologies International, Inc. will cover all the details on the printing equipment permitting process, including: 

• How do I know if my facility is exempt from the permitting requirements? 

• What forms do I need to fill out, and how exactly do I do so? 

• How do I calculate the fees? 

• What are the penalties for getting this wrong? 

• What are the applicable rules and regulations? 

• And more… 

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WEBINAR: Achieving The Right Color—First Time, Every Time

It is an exciting time in the industry currently as it transitions with many new developments and innovations, and Industry 4.0 encapsulates many of these. The use of the new technologies has democratized color throughout the workforce and allowed new opportunities to staff and companies.

The appearance and accuracy of color is critical to many brands and customers. Color management tools have evolved to allow many of these steps to be carried out automatically with little or no user intervention. Learn how you can achieve the correct color the first time, but critically ensure that you meet it every time. See some of the latest technologies and learn how easy it is to get that color pass first time, every time.

You Will Learn

  • What can be achieved with color management and what cannot!
  • Setting the right foundations for color management
  • The use of automation for controlling and managing your press
  • Color management tools used to profile the press, such as to GRACoL 2013
  • How the cloud can be leveraged for optimal color consistency and traceability

Who Should Attend

  • Owners
  • Production managers
  • Operations managers
  • Quality managers
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The 11th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair

Activities running throughout the day:

Letterpress Swap Meet
General Gallery Tours and Type Casting
Hands-on Printing
The 50’s Printing Shop
Paper Making

For more information or comments regarding the 2019 Los Angeles Printers Fair, contact

General admission is $10, Kids 12 and under $5
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PRINTING United is a brand-new trade show built on the strong foundation of the SGIA Expo. This newly relaunched event will continue to provide access to the latest solutions for apparel, graphics/wide-format and functional printing applications, while also extending into the commercial, packaging, and in-plant printing segments.

PRINTING United is a strategic response to market forces that are necessitating out of the need for a single industry exhibition that provides “one-roof” access to all printing technologies, as well as a wealth of educational and networking opportunities.

PRINTING United will provide a window to view the future of the printing industry.

Please register via the event website.


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Color Conference 2020

In January 2020, Printing Industries of America and SGIA is hosting the premier color event in the industry—COLOR20. We are continuously on the lookout for new speakers and topic ideas for this event. Our goal with COLOR20 is to deliver helpful, practical, real-world sessions to our conference attendees.

Contact: Jenn Strang
(412) 259-1810

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Save the Date: TAGA Annual Technical Conference

TAGA is the premier global association for individuals researching, developing, and studying graphic arts technology and hosts an Annual Technical Conference for print professionals, scientists, researchers, university professors, and students.

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Save the Date: 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference

The 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference (April 5-8 in Columbus, Ohio) is the only annual event focused on helping custom manufacturers such as printing and converting companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems. Year after year attendees directly link reduced costs, lowered waste, and increased profit margins to ideas gained from conference presentations and networking.

Whether you’re starting a structured improvement program, or are looking for ways to sustain and improve your existing efforts, the conference has content specifically designed for your knowledge level.

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