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FOCUS, Philadelphia, PA

Feb. 9-11, 2011
CEO Summit, New Orleans, LA

May 17-19, 2011
2011 Print Solutions Conference & Expo

   

Oct. 27, 2010

INSIDE THIS ISSUE



PSDA NEWS

PSDA Wrapping Up FOCUS Event Series

PSDA's fall FOCUS series continues this week with events in northern New Jersey and Philadelphia after successful engagements in Cleveland and suburban Chicago (pictured). The events feature two engaging educational sessions and 50-plus exhibitors showcasing new and cost-effective ways to provide better customer service and increase your ROI. PSDA staff and Board members attending each FOCUS event are also on hand to discuss how to add more value to your association membership. There's still time to register for tomorrow's event in Philadelphia, which is free of charge and includes a lunch buffet

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INDUSTRY NEWS

RISO Inc. Celebrates Successful Graph Expo

PSDA member manufacturer RISO Inc., a specialist in digital full-color inkjet printing technology, recently announced that Graph Expo 2010 was an exceptional success in terms of sales, inkjet product-line interest, awards and non-profit industry leadership. "Inkjet is hot," said Todd Deluca, president and chief operating officer of RISO Inc. "As the only manufacturer of high-speed, full-color, cut-sheet inkjet printing systems, we saw an incredible level of interest in our ComColor product line. … RISO [also] drew interest from commercial printers, service bureaus, direct mail shops and quick printers with the Transpromo+MICR customer loyalty statement and high-speed variable data envelope printing solutions we featured." MORE

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Relyco Unveils Portfolio of Solutions to Combat Check Fraud

PSDA member distributor Relyco, a provider of value-added business printing solutions, business equipment, and check printing solutions, recently announced its comprehensive portfolio of secure business laser checks and in-house turnkey laser check printing solutions. As an active member of the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) ASC X9.B check processing subcommittee, Relyco is considered an innovative leader in check fraud prevention strategies and an expert source for organizations printing checks in-house. MORE

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Ennis Announces Organizational Changes

PSDA member trade printer Ennis Inc. recently restructured its Print Segment, with a personnel reorganization in operations and sales. Terry Pennington, who has assumed the position of vice president of sales, will lead the National Sales Team and oversee all sales functions for the Print Segment. Dale Donati, vice president operations, will now oversee all Print Segment manufacturing facilities, and their respective general managers will report to him. Donati has assumed responsibility for all plant operational needs and any initiatives in progress. Steven Osterloh, director of marketing, will continue to oversee marketing and e-commerce for the Print Segment. All three individuals will continue to report to Executive Vice President Michael Magill.

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Proforma Locations Named Finalists for Women in Business Honors

PSDA member company Proforma – a provider of promotional products, printing, business documents and e-solutions – recently announced that Rose Shorma, owner of Proforma Rose Shorma in Alexandria, Minn., and Proforma double dog dare, owned by Sue Herndon and Wanda Zoeller in New Albany, Ind., were named finalists in the 7th Annual Stevie: Women in Business Awards. Shorma achieved the finalist status in the Best Entrepreneur Category and Proforma double dog dare in the Best Overall Company Category. The Stevie: Women in Business Awards honor female executives, entrepreneurs and the companies they run.

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Avery Dennison Hits 3M with Antitrust Lawsuit

Avery Dennison Corporation filed a lawsuit last week charging 3M Corporation and subsidiary 3M Innovative Properties Company with unlawful monopolization and unfair competition in two markets for retroreflective sheeting, a technology used to enhance the nighttime visibility of road signs and other highway and transportation products. The complaint includes nine counts – including alleged violations of the Sherman Act and the Lanham Act, as well as claims of fraud and false advertising. According to the complaint, 3M has attempted to increase its monopoly power by unlawfully seeking to prevent Avery Dennison from offering its new OmniCube product, which meets the most recent standard for high-performance retroreflective sheeting defined by standards organization ASTM International. This standard, called Type XI, is used by governments to qualify products in open bidding for highway signage contracts. The complaint further notes that if Avery Dennison is precluded from selling OmniCube, then 3M will be the only source of Type XI sheeting.

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