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Nov. 8, 2011
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How to Gain Industry Exposure in Print Solutions
Presented by John Delavan, Editor-in-Chief, Print Solutions

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

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PSDA NEWS

Print Solutions Outlook and Editorial Calendar for 2012

Join John Delavan, editor-in-chief of Print Solutions, as he discusses is vision for PSDA's flagship monthly magazine and the 2012 editorial calendar along with the magazine's new graphic design improvements during an exclusive webinar, Tuesday, Nov. 8. PSDA members attending the webinar will have the opportunity to provide feedback and make suggestions regarding content and topics they would like to see featured in future issues of Print Solutions. Learn how you can get more exposure for your company and its products and services in PSDA's magazine—Learn more and register today.

 

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PSDA on the West Coast

Earlier this week, PSDA Executive Vice President Matt Sanderson traveled to Portland, OR to talk with several PSDA members and prospective members about their businesses, the industry and PSDA. Stops included Wright Enterprises, American Eagle Graphics, DocuSource Print Management, Enthusiast Media Group, Boise and North Star. Pictured right, along with Sanderson, are Dan Adkison [left] and Gordon Klepec [right] of Wright Enterprises.

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PSDA New Member Highlight: Xeikon

Learn about new PSDA members in the Print Solutions e-newsletter. This week, meet Xeikon.

How did you hear about PSDA?
We were referred by Xeikon employee Brad Knight who had previously been a member of DMIA and encouraged us to get involved with PSDA.

What are your primary reasons for joining PSDA?
We wanted to gain the unique relationship and interaction opportunities that PSDA facilitates between industry suppliers and printers.

What services/products does your company provide?
We develop and deliver high-end digital color printing systems for the global document printing, commercial and industrial market segments. Our production and R&D operations are based in Belgium and our solutions are distributed and supported through a worldwide sales and service network.

Pictured above: Xeikon had a steady stream of visitors to its booth during GRAPH EXPO 2011 in Chicago last month.

For more information, visit the Xeikon website.

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Nontraditional Jobs Sourced by PSDA's Charlie Roberts

PSDA's sourcing expert Charlie Roberts has helped PSDA member distributors connect and build relationships with PSDA PSP members through job sourcing opportunities. Receiving a variety of jobs daily, some standard while others untraditional, he begins the task of connecting distributors to PSPs who have the necessary requirements to fulfill the job. Here are few unusual request that have recently come across Robert's desk:

  • 500 custom size plastic pieces, no imprint, 6.75" x 2.5 x .25" (thick) needed to cast broken legs
  • 30 lab coats with a custom embroidered patch
  • Miniature tool boxes for a direct mail promotion
  • 300M license plate envelopes with a large window and an internal pocket
  • 10 sets of 10 wall decals, 17" x 17", 4 color process, die-cut into a jigsaw puzzle

If you have sourcing request of your own, contact Roberts or join the sourcing Listserv and communicate directly with other members.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

E-Bisprint Overhauls Web Presence

The new website of PSDA member E-Bisprint has been successful since its launch earlier this month. The site was unveiled to reflect a stronger brand image while also incorporating the company's corporate philosophy. In the process of refreshing the brand, E-Bisprint also reaffirmed its corporate philosophy, which it refers to as "Intelligent Procurement." To express its new personality, E-Bisprint introduced a new signature fingerprint in vibrant purple and a new corporate guideline for text and images based around the tagline "a simpler way." The company's hope was to structure its new website to ensure users are actively engaged for longer periods of time. The marketing department strived to create the right content structure to position E-Bisprint as a true print management company that embraces both print and promotional products.

 

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Conformer Products Awarded "Benny" in International Competition

Great Neck, N.Y.-based Conformer Products Inc., a PSDA member, recently received a Benny, the highest honor in the 2011 Premier Print Awards, for a portfolio produced for Ernst & Young's World Entrepreneur of the Year event. The Premier Print Awards, a worldwide competition for the graphic arts industry, recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. Conformer received its Benny for Best of Category, Envelopes. In addition, the company received a Certificate of Merit for Special Innovation, Printing.

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HP Introduces Versatile, Productive Digital Label Press

Technology company HP recently released its new digital label press, the HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press, which is capable of printing more than 40 linear meters (131 linear feet) per minute in full color and features a new in-line priming unit. Other features for improved productivity include a new common digital front-end from EskoArtwork, an improved white ink option and new converting solutions from AB Graphic International, a member of the HP Graphics Solution Partner Program. HP also has introduced a productive entry-level solution for digital labels, the HP Indigo WS4600 Digital Press, with an option for full-color throughput of more than 21 linear meters (69 linear feet) per minute. Both the WS6600 and WS4600 deliver higher throughput via a new Enhanced Productivity Mode developed by HP.

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'Print Grows Trees' Campaign Launches in North America

The Education Fund of Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA) recently sponsored an educational campaign titled "Print Grows Trees" to dispel the misconception that trees are saved by using use less print on paper. Facts show that supporting print on paper actually gives landowners the financial incentive to keep America's woodlands safe from development and managed in a sustainable manner to contribute important ecosystem benefits such as water management, wildlife habitat and carbon sequestration. Steve Bearden, chairman of PGAMA and president of Linemark Printing, explained that the campaign is a "pro-print message that helps consumers appreciate the renewable nature of paper from a new perspective."

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