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Oct. 18, 2011
Webinar
Print Meets Digital—The Benefits of USB Insert™ Paper Webkeys
Presented by Cory Williams, Director of Product Development, U.S. Branding Group

Nov. 8, 2011
Webinar
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 Meets Digital: The Benefits of USB Insert™ Paper Webkeys

Presented by Cory Williams, Director of Product Development, U.S. Branding Group Ltd.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 1:00 pm EDT / 12:00 pm CDT / 11:00 am MDT / 10:00 am PDT
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The U.S. Branding Group's Paper Webkey provides PSPs infinite marketing possibilities and amazing print-to-web solutions, allowing print to seamlessly and instantly connect to the digital world. In this 60-minute webinar, learn how this latest patented technology that combines the world's smallest trackable nano webkey with any custom physical print media, including brochures, direct mail and publication inserts, is driving readers to exclusive landing pages, microsites, e-commerce sites and more.

Register today for Print Meets Digital—The Benefits of USB Insert™ Paper Webkeys webinar.

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SDS Conference Educational Sessions Available Online

Missed this year's Small Distributor Summit—one of PSDA's highest rated events of the year? For the first time, PSDA is offering an online conference replay available now to conference attendees for free and to PSDA members for $99.

Listen to featured SDS educational sessions on a variety of topics, including:

  • driving value for your company
  • direct mail
  • green printing
  • rebranding, and
  • integrated printing.

Sessions must be purchased by Oct. 14 and can be viewed online through Oct. 31. Learn more about the available sessions.

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Chat with Print Solutions Editor-in-Chief John Delavan on Nov. 8

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, join John Delavan—editor-in-chief of Print Solutions, PSDA's flagship monthly magazine—as he discusses Print Solutions and the coming year's editorial calendar during an exclusive webinar. Use this opportunity to provide feedback and to make suggestions regarding content and topics that you would like to see featured in Print Solutions, and 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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Message from PSDA Executive Vice President Matt Sanderson

In a sneak preview of an upcoming article in the October issue of Print Solutions magazine, Matt Sanderson, executive vice president of PSDA, reaches out to PSDA members with his thoughts on the past, present and future of PSDA. Read more.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Ennis Acquires Printgraphics Inc.

PSDA member Ennis Inc. acquired all assets of fellow PSDA member Printgraphics Inc. on Oct. 1. Printgraphics' two locations — in Ohio and Iowa — will continue producing their current products and services. The president of Printgraphics, Paul Curry, will continue in his role. On the acquisition, Curry said, "The acquisition of Printgraphics by Ennis will ensure the continued growth of the company … by allowing us to take advantage of their vast network of suppliers and economic strength." He also stressed that Printgraphics' customers would see no change in day-to-day interactions. Ennis President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Walters expressed his delight with having Curry and the Printgraphics team join Ennis and continue to offer quality products and services.

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Relyco Launches DURASEAL Envelopes

PSDA member Relyco, a business printing and payment solutions provider, recently released its comprehensive DURASEAL brand of business, security and specialty envelopes. DURASEAL is a high-quality, secure business envelope for any type of mailing, transport or interoffice application. Relyco carries a complete line of DURASEAL envelopes specially designed to protect the information being mailed out. The DURASEAL line of envelopes comes in every imaginable size (i.e., standard, large format, special), style and material (e.g., paper, poly, Tyvek). Relyco President Mike Steinberg emphasized how crucial well-made envelopes are, noting that Relyco's DURASEAL envelopes are guaranteed to perform and manufactured to very high standards.

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Gill Studios Enjoys Visit from Kansas Congressman

PSDA member Gill Studios was honored with a visit from Kansas 3rd District Congressman Kevin Yoder on Thursday, Sept. 29. Yoder toured the facilities and met with employees throughout the plant. During the visit, he learned of Gill Studios' manufacturing capabilities and economic development within the region. Gill Studios representatives informed the congressman of its role in the promotional product industry and its importance to the business community. In recent years, Gill Studios has expanded into offset and digital print to supplement its award-winning screen and flexo printing. Pictured (from left) are Tom LeTourneau, Gill Studios' executive vice president, operations; Jamie Fain, executive vice president, administration; Carl Gerlach, marketing director; Congressman Yoder; Mark Gilman, chairman; and Paul Lage, president and CEO.

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Diversified Labeling Solutions Inc. Expands with New Texas Facility

Diversified Labeling Solutions Inc., a trade-only manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels, has opened a new production facility in Arlington, TX. The new plant will act as the primary production and distribution site for the company's print broker and value-added reseller clients in the Southwest. Diversified CEO James Kersten commented that the company's corporate strategy has always included developing a presence in Texas. Robert Hakman, owner and president of Diversified, is thrilled the company will have "a true nationwide footprint that will drive down costs and increase efficiencies for our dealer partners and their clients." The Texas-based facility will be led by industry veteran Skip Winans.

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Ashland Inc. Changes Product Name to Clarify Performance Value

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., a specialty chemicals provider, has introduced a new product name, PureRad™, for its range of UV/EB coatings and adhesives previously sold under the NWC name. Ashland is currently working to complete the product transition to the new name before the end of the year. Rick Stokes, product manager for coatings and adhesives, performance materials, commented, "These products offer high aesthetics and superior performance, and by renaming the product line to PureRad, we pull together all of Ashland's high-quality UV/EB coatings and adhesives under one strong brand." In addition to the PureRad products, Ashland also offers the flexible packaging industry Purethane™ water-based laminating adhesives, Pureseal™ cohesive and heat-seal products and Purelam™ solvent-free laminating adhesives.

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