Register Now for the 2014 Distributor Solutions Expo
PSDA’s Distributor Solutions Expo is bringing the entire experience under one roof in the heart of downtown Chicago. If you act now, you can still register at the early-bird rate!
As the must-attend experience for distributors and manufacturers, the 2014 event will further drive the power of partnerships among distributors, manufacturers and suppliers and enable more robust business connections. From relevant workshops to a highly-interactive show floor, PSDA’s signature event provides all the resources to enhance your business strategy and grow your company. This two-day show is the once a year opportunity to develop partnerships that allow you to deliver stronger solutions to your end-user customers and their changing needs.
Elevate your company to the next level.
Attend the 2014 Distributor Solutions Expo to position yourself to retain and secure new business.
CEO Summit Starts Next Week
PSDA's 18th annual CEO Summit begins Monday, Feb. 10, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla. With a record number of registered attendees, we look forward to an exceptional event!
This year's schedule agenda includes sessions such as The Profit Sandwich, Beyond the Self-Directed Sales Force and How to Find the REAL Competitive Advantages to Your Business.
View the full agenda.
Member and Industry News
Submit Your Company’s News for this Publication
Would you like to see your company’s news in this section of the bimonthly Print Solutions e-newsletter? It’s extremely easy! Simply send press releases/ideas for briefs to Alexa Schlosser, the editor of this publication, and we will slot it in an upcoming issue.
Did you recently hire a new employee? Add a new product or piece of equipment? Expand your facilities? We want to know!
SAGE Conference Breaks Attendee Record
A record-breaking crowd of more than 700 distributors and suppliers joined together for this year's annual SAGE Conference during the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, representing almost 30 percent more attendees than the 2013 conference. Current and prospective SAGE customers came from across the nation to attend SAGE Conference 2014.
“We are so appreciative of the continued support that PSDA member SAGE has received from the industry over the years and this year's event has surpassed our expectations with a tremendous increase in attendance,” said David Natinsky, president of SAGE. “Thank you to everyone who attended, and we hope the education sessions and personal trainings were very beneficial to you and your company's growth for the upcoming year.”
USPS Raises Stamp Prices
On Jan. 26, the U.S. Postal Service raised the price of a first class stamp to 49 cents. This marked the biggest price jump in a decade.
The USPS noted that it was a last resort, but a necessary one because of the need to close a budget gap of 20 million dollars. “The Postal Service is not tax supported,” explained Richard Watkins, a USPS spokesperson, “We rely solely on the sale of postage and other services to maintain our delivery network.”
Adobe Photoshop CC Update Adds 3-D Printing Capabilities
Adobe recently unveiled new 3-D printing capabilities in Adobe Photoshop CC. The software, which is available now, simplifies the 3-D print process and enables Creative Cloud members to easily build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3-D designs.
“The new 3-D print capabilities in Photoshop CC take the guess work out of printing 3-D models for everyone,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of products for Adobe’s Creative Media Solutions. “Before [now], there was a gap between the content produced by 3-D modeling tools and what 3-D printers need in order to deliver high quality results. Now, by simply clicking ‘Print’ in Photoshop CC, creatives can bring 3-D designs to the physical world.”
Chinese Chemists Create Printer that Uses Water Instead of Ink
A team of chemists from China has created a machine that prints using water. Their “water-jet” technology allows pages to be printed and the reprinted many times. How does it work? An invisible dye, when exposed to water, turns color then disappears after about 22 hours as the water evaporates.