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Sept. 16-18, 2011
Small Distributor Summit
Pittsburgh, PA

June 4-6, 2012
2012 Print Solutions Conference and Expo
Baltimore, MD

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September 8, 2011
September 1, 2011


September 15, 2011



New Education Session Added to Small Distributor Summit Schedule

PSDA looks forward to welcoming all attendees to the 2011 Small Distributor Summit, Sept. 16–18 in Pittsburgh. The three day conference will be packed with education on short- and long-term growth, creating value with direct mail, integrating new media with your current print offerings, HR issues and concerns, and rebranding your business. Attendees will also tour the Datatel Resources Plant, examining their capabilities, operations and gaining an insider look at how PSPs are generating opportunities in the print industry.

Read more about the Small Distributor Summit.

There's Still Time to Register Onsite

If you're interested in attending the SDS you can still register onsite. It's a short drive from several Midwest or Mid-Atlantic cities, including:

  • Cleveland, OH — 2 hours, 130 miles
  • Columbus, OH — 3 hours, 180 miles
  • Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C. — 4 hours, 225 miles
  • Philadelphia, PA — 5 hours, 300 miles

The Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, connected to the airport terminal via an enclosed moving walkway, offers long-term parking for $13 per day or extended parking for $8 per day.

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PSDA to Host Webinar October 18

Mark your calendars to attend the PSDA Webinar Oct. 18 presented by PSDA member U.S. Branding Group on its new Webkey™ product line. U.S. Branding Group is a technology marketing solutions innovator and manufacturer that has recently introduced Paper Webkey™ — the first fully customizable print-to-web marketing solution capable of being integrated in just about any custom physical print media such as brochures, flyers, tradeshow handouts, direct mail - even magazine and journal ad inserts and belly bands. Read future issues of the Print Solutions e-newsletter for more details and an opportunity to register.

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PSDA Members, Staff Mingle at GRAPH EXPO

Earlier this week during GRAPH EXPO 2011 in Chicago, several members of the PSDA staff team held an informal networking event at McCormick Place, the event's host venue. Over coffee and pastries on Tuesday morning, PSDA members had the opportunity to engage with staff before the start of the day's educational sessions and the Expo Hall opening. After the networking event, PSDA staff team members walked the Expo floor to visit with representatives of exhibiting PSDA member companies at their respective booths, including B&W Press, Formax (pictured), Paitec USA, PrinterPresence by Firespring, Univenture Inc. and Xeikon. Look for comprehensive coverage of GRAPH EXPO 2011, including PSDA members' participation in the event, in the November issue of Print Solutions magazine.

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Formax Expands Tabber Line with Two New Models

PSDA member Formax recently introduced two new tabbers: the FD 280 Double-Head Edge Tabber and the FD 290 Crash and Edge 90-Degree Tabbing System. Both models quickly apply postal tabs to booklets and self-mailers, making them USPS compliant with very little effort. The FD 280 Double-Head Edge Tabbing System applies multiple edge tabs per piece in various positions, processing more than 15,000 pieces per hour. The FD 290 Crash and Edge 90-Degree Tabbing System combines the FD 280 Double-Head Edge Tabber and FD 260 Single-Head Crash Tabber for one-pass tabbing of booklets and virtually all other tabbing jobs.

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Transformailer and Colortree Marketing Resources Relocate to AccuLink in Greenville, NC

The unique EasyMailer product also marketed under the name "Transformailer" by Colortree Marketing Resources will now be manufactured by cross media specialist AccuLink in a cooperative agreement with Colortree/Graphic Innovations of Richmond, VA. This niche direct mail product combines up to three highly personalized inserts into a self-sealed personalized envelope, all sharing variably printed full-color text and graphics from the same print file.

"Acculink specializes in highly personalized communications, and this product provides a unique 'touch' that is perfect for our targeted cross media campaigns," said Lindsay Gray, vice president of sales for PSDA member AccuLink.

Ed Glaser (pictured) of Colortree Marketing Resources, formerly a division of Colortree/Graphics Innovations, will continue as chief marketing officer in his new role at AccuLink, promoting the EasyMailer product under the new name InteliMailerSM. For more information, contact Glaser via email at Acculink or by phone at 800.948.4110 (AccuLink) or 252.702.7397 (mobile).

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Graphic Dimensions Welcomes New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

PSDA member Graphic Dimensions, a full-service trade manufacturer specializing in business documents of all types, recently announced the addition of Fred Graham to the team as the Midwest regional sales manager. Prior to joining Graphic Dimensions, Graham served as a regional sales manager for Cenveo's Custom Resale Group brands: Printegra, PrintXcel, Wisco and National Imprint Corp. In this newly created position, Graham's 27 years of print industry experience, which includes direct, distributor and indirect sales, will add support and expertise to the company’s continued growth strategies.

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Van Son Launches Line of Premium Wide Format Inkjet Inks

High-performance printing ink manufacturer Van Son Holland Ink Corp. recently launched a line of premium wide format inkjet inks for Epson, Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland printers. The company developed the line in response to the growing demand for efficient alternatives to major printer manufacturer's inks. Van Son's cost-effective wide format inkjet inks improve wide format printing performance by offering better adhesion on a wide range of substrates. Offered in both easy-to-use cartridges and economical bulk packaging, the product line includes real solvent inks, eco solvent inks, pigment and dye inks, power chrome pigment inks and dye sublimation inks.

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Burnishine Releases New Ink Anti-Skin Spray

Chemical products manufacturer Burnishine Products recently released a new ink anti-skin spray for use in flexographic and offset pressrooms and screen printer production areas. According to Burnishine President Roger Giza, the product is the latest in a line of aerosol products formulated specifically for use in modern printing and converting plants. The spray prevents ink skinning in ink cans, press fountains and press rollers; it also delays the drying of inks on screens. The new spray, called the Burnishine No Wash Up Spray, is suitable with any type of ink.

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