Industry Meetings & Events

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!

1
Oct

Annual Toy Drive

If your company is looking to give back, think of the children of City of Hope.

This year, our goal is to put smiles on hundreds of children’s faces. Make a difference this holiday season and participate in our Annual Toy Drive. Help us reach our goal by encouraging your staff to donate a gift. Once your company has reached 20 donations, PIASC will add your company logo on the events website page and promotional material as a sponsor.

PIASC will provide the participating companies with a decorated box for their donations.

Starts: Tuesday, October 1st • Ends: Friday, November 29th

Visit the Toy Drive website!

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12
Nov

WEBINAR: How To Evaluate And Communicate Color

Being able to quickly and effectively evaluate color is critical–no matter what your role is in the print production process. Whether you’re in prepress, in the pressroom, a CSR, or a sales rep, you need to be able to visually identify color problems and communicate them with accuracy to your internal and external customers. In this fast-paced webinar, we’ll cover techniques you can use to quickly and methodically evaluate color visually and communicate what you see using proper, precise color terminology.

Attend this webinar to eliminate color communication errors with the goal of reducing rework and job turnaround time!

You Will Learn

  • Basic concepts for viewing color
  • Three ways color goes bad, and how to properly identify it
  • How to communicate color accurately and effectively
  • Using live examples, how to apply what you’ve learned in this webinar

Who Should Attend

  • Prepress technicians
  • Press operators
  • Customer services representatives
  • Salespeople
  • Anyone who works with color reproduction

Webinar Presenter

Joe Marin
Vice President, Education and Training
Printing Industries of America

Members: FREE
Non-Members: $29
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14
Nov

WEBINAR: So, You Want To Get Into Packaging—Part 1: Understanding A CPG: What Should I Know?

There’s a lot of talk and buzz lately around opportunities for commercial printers in the packaging market. While it’s tempting to just jump right in and start navigating your way into the CPG packaging market, the most successful printers will invest time upfront to learn and prepare so they make the best possible first impression.

The first step is to deepen your understanding of this unique, competitive market. This webinar will provide foundational insights into the CPG industry, including a review of the latest trends and emerging opportunities.

You Will Learn

  • Deeper understanding of CPGs
  • CPG industry trends & impact on packaging
  • Industry specific insights
  • CPG expectations of suppliers
  • Printer considerations

Who Should Attend

  • Owners
  • Sales Managers
  • Production Managers

Webinar Presenter

Steve Carter
President
Mean Dad Consulting

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14
Nov

WEBINAR: Next Generation Engagement: Proven Strategies to Attract & Retain Emerging Generations

Millennials and Generation Z are the largest generations in the workforce. While they bring valuable skills, insights, and ambition to the workforce, they are often a source of tension among experienced leaders and managers. Ryan shares relevant data and innovative insights to better understand what drives the performance of the emerging generations. This program provides tactical strategies to dramatically improve the managing, recruiting, retention, and engagement of your next generation workforce.

Attendees gain:

  • Insights into Millennial and Gen Z values, behaviors, motivators, and expectation
  • Perspectives of the key workplace and leadership preferences of the next generation
  • Strategies that are proven and actionable to lead, retain, recruit, and engage Millennials and Gen Z
  • Techniques for communicating and connecting with the emerging generations
  • Best-in-class examples of organizations and leaders successfully leading and engaging the next generation
  • Ability to lead, retain, recruit, and engage Millennials and Gen Z
Members: $55
Non-Members: $95
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14
Nov

Lock it or Lose It: Data Protection & Cyber Security

Data security isn’t just an IT issue. Everyone in the business, including owners, marketers and sales reps, need to know how current cybersecurity laws affect marketing and operations. 

Join PCC and The DOT Corp for a cybersecurity lunch and learn that will keep you current and compliant. Speakers will give zip talks and a full panel Q&A covering these cybersecurity topics:

  • HITRUST overview and updates for 2020
  • CCPA vs GDPR
  • Current information security landscape
  • The new ISO 27701 International Standard for Privacy 

 11:00-11:45: Registration

 11:45-1:30: Lunch & Seminar

See socalpcc.org for registration. Vencent Quaglia 714 701-2633

$35 before November 13, $40 at the door
Members:
Non-Members:
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15
Nov

2019 TECHEXPO

November, 15-16, 2019

Spend two days with the top leaders in print and finishing as they present the newest technologies in an ever-evolving industry. Learn how to expand your revenue opportunities to include large-format printing or automate your production to maximize your profitability. From TECHEXPO, you will meet and talk to over 15+ manufacturers,  gain new strategies to bringing solutions in-house as well as how you can gain new customers. We are the largest trade show for commercial printers and bindery providers in the western US. Register today!

Register via event website: pfstechexpo.com

 

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19
Nov

WEBINAR: Color Separation: It’s More Than Just A Mode Change In Photoshop!

What’s really happening when you convert images to CMYK? It seems simple enough with a mere mode change in Adobe Photoshop–but there’s much more going on than meets the eye! Undercolor removal (UCR) and gray component replacement (GCR) are the main considerations when converting images from RGB to CMYK for print reproduction. Understanding the concepts of why they are needed, how they influence color in color separation, and the advantages and disadvantages of each are critical to successful color reproduction.

In this webinar, we’ll will go under the hood using practical examples and visuals to provide a clear understanding of UCR and GCR techniques for color separation in print production.

You Will Learn

  • Color gamut comparison and RGB versus CMYK color space
  • How color is separated, gamut compression, and rendering intent
  • Undercolor Removal (UCR) color separation techniques
  • Gray component replacement (GCR) color separation techniques
  • Comparing UCR and GCR, when, why, and how to use

Who Should Attend

  • Prepress technicians
  • Press operators
  • Customer services representatives
  • Anyone who works with color reproduction

Webinar Presenter

Joe Marin
Vice President, Education and Training
Printing Industries of America

Members: FREE
Non-Members: $29
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19
Nov

WEBINAR: Selling to Vertical Markets

Sales growth is tedious and slow. The selling cycle in graphic arts is typically 3-6 months, so the work you do this fall won’t result in sales success until the winter of 2020 is over. That being the case, it is important to concentrate sales efforts on repeatable applications, thus shortening the time between, “Hi, my name is…” and “Thank you for the order!” Focusing on a particular vertical market (banks, hospitals, hospitals, etc.) by becoming a subject matter expert requires knowing more than their print needs. Sales people must delve into their business needs and come up with print solutions, thus avoiding the price objection entirely. This presentation covers eight of the top verticals and is a must for sales people and selling owners looking for significant sales growth.

Presenter: Bill Farquharson, Aspire For

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3
Dec

WEBINAR: Hourly Cost Rate Best Practices

Hourly Cost Rates are a critical element of estimating and understanding production costs, yet many companies don’t apply much rigor in the calculation and update of rates. In this session, we’ll look at this topic in detail and talk about best practices in the identification of cost and the allocation of indirect costs.

Presenter: Steve Rice, EFI

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10
Dec

WEBINAR: Spot Colors and Expanded Gamut Printing

Expanded gamut printing with CMYK+OGV inks represents a revolution in spot color printing for packaging, speciality graphics and signage printers. The Ryerson University Expanded Gamut study is an evaluation of the capabilities and advantages of expanded gamut printing, that highlight products and services from vendors who have offerings in the area of CMYK+OGV printing. All the key vendors, including, but not limited to Kodak, Esko, GMG, CGS, ColorLogic, etc. include tests for spot color accuracy, choice of colorants to make a color, number of colorants to make a color, amount of ink used, smoothness, Photoshop interface to maintain gamut vs expand gamut, dealing with skin tones, targets, Pantone Extended Gamut Guide, etc. This is a buyers report that describes the basics of Expanded Gamut printing and helps you identify the correct questions to ask and the right products for your business.

Presenter: Dr. Abhay Sharma, Ryerson University

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11
Dec

WEBINAR: 2019 Year-End Legislative Update: What’s Good and What Could Hurt

 Your industry lobbyist has been keeping an eye on a variety of bills as it makes its way through the California legislature. Now that this year’s legislative session has come to an end, here’s an update from our lobbyist, RJ Cervantes of Fernández | Cervantes Government Affairs on what was signed into law…and what was not.

RJ will cover the following: 

• Bills Signed into Law

• Bills Not Signed into Law-Eligible for Reintroduction Next Year

• Bills Not Signed into Law-Consider these “Dead”

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14
Dec

Dickens Holiday Celebration

December 14th, 2019 will be the Printing Museum’s ever popular annual event, our Dickens Holiday Celebration. From 10 am to 4 pm guests will have the opportunity to experience Victorian England as never before. Visitors must reserve tickets for a specific performance time (11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm) as we have limited seating in our theater. Ticket prices are $25 per person or $80 for a group of four.

PLEASE NOTE Guests for the 3 pm show are encouraged to arrive by 1:30 to enjoy all the other activities before the 3 pm show after which the event is over.

Your transportation back in time will cause the Museum’s galleries to be transformed into Fezziwig’s Warehouse with special presentations, tours, carolers, music, and the chance to print your own Victorian cards on antique presses from the 1850’s. You will have the chance to meet characters from various Dickens novels including the nefarious Fagin, the mad Miss Havisham and the sneaky Artful Dodger. Enjoy the vintage holiday music from “Captain Jack” and his 1895 Concert Roller Organ.

The highlight of your visit will be with Mr. Charles Dickens himself entertaining guests in the Museum’s Heritage Theater; he will retell his most famous story, A Christmas Carol, becoming Scrooge and randomly using his audience as cast members.

There will be a festive lunch of an English Banger, gingerbread and punch included with your ticket. We believe that it would be a humbug if you did not come to the International Printing Museum’s Dickens Holiday Celebration dressed in your finest Victorian dress! If you are not sure how to dress Victorian, click here to learn the secrets to a simple and easy way of coming properly dressed for this seasonal event.

Nathaniel Winkle from The Pickwick Papers will try to sell Ol’ Ben Franklin’s Electro-Static Generator as a Christmas present with”shocking results!”

It is important that you make your reservations early as this event sells out quickly each year. You may also purchase your tickets by calling the Printing Museum at (310) 515-7166.

Click here to reserve tickets online.

Members: $25
Non-Members: $25
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19
Dec

WEBINAR: So, You Want To Get Into Packaging—Part 2: Pathway To Success—CPG Focus

CPG packaging presents numerous opportunities to printers. Of course, there’s the actual printing itself, but it doesn’t have to stop there. There are opportunities both upstream and downstream in the process, including art production, package structure designing, fulfillment services, etc. Regardless of where you decide to focus, it’s critically important to be prepared and to clearly articulate and deliver on your value proposition.

In the first seminar, you learned the importance of deepening your understanding of the CPG market before jumping in. This webinar expands your CPG industry knowledge and helps set you up for long-term success.

You Will Learn

  • CPGs continued… brief recap from last webinar
  • Packaging types that show growth
  • Areas of opportunity
  • Moving upstream and downstream
  • 10 steps to success

Who Should Attend

  • Owners
  • Sales Managers
  • Production Managers

Webinar Presenter

Steve Carter
President
Mean Dad Consulting

Members: FREE
Non-Members: $29
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12
Jan

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
jstrang@printing.com

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16
Jan

33rd Annual Surplus Drive

Donate your surplus paper and office supplies on January 16-17, 2020 to support our future workforce!

How does this work?

Every year, we ask industry members to donate their unused paper and office supplies to help supplement graphic arts programs with extremely limited budgets.

When are the supplies delivered?

Thursday & Friday, January 16 & 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

R.A.I.S.E. Foundation staff will receive donations and hand out receipts.

More information available here.

 

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15
Mar

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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5
Apr

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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