Attend Industry Meetings & Events
PIASC sponsors a wide variety of events, from sales meetings and networking events to conferences and award dinners. Register for an upcoming event today!
Just making more sales calls may not be the answer to increasing your sales. You’ll need a more focused approach, targeted to leveraging your strengths in the marketplace. Buyers have changed what they buy, and how they buy – how have you changed to better align your efforts with their expectations? You need a plan for both retention and new business development that also aligns with the goals of your business.
Your sales team will need the proper tools, guidance, and support to be successful. Attend this webinar, learn how to set up a plan with measurable steps and provide a proper path for recruiting, onboarding, training, and supporting your business development sales team.
The International Printing Museum Presents
ENDLESS LETTERPRESS THE FILM
The Los Angeles Premiere Screening of this new documentary
2 pm Letterpress Printing, Typecasting on Linotype & Ludlow Machines & Reception
3 pm Film Screening
Facing the deterioration of the machines and the advance
of new technologies in Argentina, the printing presses are closing their
workshops. At the same time, a group of young people
rediscovers the greatest technical innovation in the history
of the written word: the typesetting printing. But it will be
difficult for them to learn the trade since it has always been
passed down from master to apprentice – and they are
outsiders. The last graphic mechanic of the country will be
in charge of teaching them so that this ancient technique
can withstand the passage of time.
Co-Sponsored The Southern California Chapter of the American Printing History Association
Optical brighteners (OBA) are intended to help create a brighter “blue” white and are found in many papers available today. OBAs can have a major effect on color reproduction and the ability to match proofs to printed sheets, or printed sheets to previously printed work. In this webinar, you be brought up to speed with all of the important OBA updates, new advancements, latest practices, and solutions.
For kids and the “kids-at-heart” in all of us…
All day activities for guests include unique crafts like letterpress printing, paper making, paper marbling, and foil stamping! You also can learn how to use a typewriter, cartoon, fold origami, write in calligraphy, and rubber stamp to your hearts delight. Make sure to bring a blank t-shirt to screen print your very own shirt! History enthusiasts will enjoy tours of our working antique printing presses and will even get their name cast in hot metal type on our amazing Linotype machine.
Activities On-going All Day!
The management approach a leader uses can have a dramatic impact in improving organizational performance. But which approach is best for you? Using findings from the PIA printing business management practices study, Dr. Ralph Williams will discuss the relationships found between six management approaches (analyzing financial ratios, a quality focus, entrepreneurial orientation, goal setting, strategic thinking, and social capital) and the performance impact. Based on the study’s findings, Ralph will provide guidance on how to execute strategic planning and the importance of an innovative culture.
The 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference (April 14–17 in Dallas) is the only annual event focused on helping 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.
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Where is high-speed inkjet in the current market–and where is it headed? Inkjet is currently being used successfully in various markets and applications. High-speed inkjet is a big decision with many moving parts to consider. What do the adoption rates look like? What are the current technology options available? Do you really have the “right” work for it? What are the considerations for workflow implementation? This session will explore the issues of investing in, implementing, and using high-speed inkjet in your business.
Cal/OSHA Safety Order Section 3400 states: “In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital, in near proximity to the workplace, which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid.”
Printing Industries, through Occupational Safety Training Systems, is offering a four hour seminar in First Aid and CPR and one hour seminar in bloodborne pathogens. Individuals completing the training will receive national two year certification in CPR/First Aid and one year certification in bloodborne pathogens. In addition to compliance with Cal/OSHA safety requirements, this program is an opportunity to have trained persons in the workplace who can deal with basic medical situations or emergencies where well trained response may save a life.
Over the past few years, color accurate proofing and prototyping have seen a fundamental change. CxF allows worldwide, digital communication of all commercially significant aspects of color and is the key to future-proofing prototyping operations. The present and future approach to packaging innovation is the complete prototype – a system that enables 3D visualization with color-accurate, hard-copy output.
David Palmieri, Director of Strategic Accounts and Business Alliances at CGS-ORIS, takes an in-depth look at how brands, packaging design agencies and printers can leverage color-accurate 3D and physical prototyping. We will explore solutions that utilize the latest technology for brand color communication and packaging design innovation processes that delivers brands a new way of innovating and greatly decreasing their time-to-market for new package designs.
You are invited to a celebration honoring the 2019 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR and the PRINT EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS.
ENJOY! Cocktail Reception • Exhibit • Fine Dining • Live Music and more!
Please contact the hotel directly using promo code: PIASC. Call 800.524.4557 • Spa: 626.854.2502 • Golf: 626.810.4653
LED lighting offers benefits for a wide range of consumer applications. Sometimes it cannot be viewed as the ideal solution for every lighting application. What is necessary to maintain proper visual color matching across the supply chain? What is the difference between general lighting versus highly demanding applications that need to conform to standards? Learn all about the types, advantages, and challenges of different lighting technologies along with the five key elements required to establish proper viewing conditions.
Member-only GrC Career Day at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Career Day consists of a morning “exposition style” session, encouraging students to visit different company tables and ask questions about employment opportunities. The event is a great chance to showcase your organization and recruit top talent. Some members use displays while many opt to bring samples and literature that describe their organizations. Giveaways are popular with the students and leave a lasting impression.
More creative and color-critical decisions are made on an LCD display than on any other device or media. Yet, most of us are not managing our displays properly to ensure that what we’re seeing on our display is as close as possible to what the final printed product will look like. It’s easy–you just need to know a few basic things! This webinar will give you all the requirements and how-tos for calibrating and profiling displays for color-accurate soft proofing.
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.
Contact: Thayer Long
PRINTING United is the largest printing-focused expo in North America, with a focus on highlighting the best new technologies, printing convergence and instilling its attendees with latest business-building knowledge.
Event Operations Manager
Tel: (703) 359-1366
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