August 21, 2014

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Who Are This Year's Top Trade Printers?

The PSDA editorial team just wrapped up the August issue of Print Solutions magazine, featuring the results of this year's Top Trade Printer Survey.

Look for the issue to hit your mailbox soon! In the meantime, you can read the whole thing on the PSDA website.

Repacorp 2014


Update Your Company Description for the 2015 PSDA Supplier Directory by Friday

PSDA is starting work on the 2015 PSDA Supplier Directory, formerly known as the Sourcing Guide, and we need your help to make sure the information is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

The PSDA Supplier Directory is an exclusive printed directory of sources for print, marketing and related services for use by PSDA member companies.

The guide is populated with company information from the Online Supplier Directory, but, in order for the most accurate information to appear in the guide, each company must update its listing.

How to Review and Update Your Listing

Visit the Online Sourcing Guide to view your current listing. Please review the information and email PSDA Headquarters with any changes. The deadline for updating content is Friday, Aug. 22.

We appreciate you taking the time to update your company's profile and ensure that PSDA has the most current and complete information on file. Please contact PSDA Headquarters at 800.230.0175 with any questions.
Looking for a Supplier? Want a Referral?

PSDA member company employees can send requests for supplier referrals to other members via a unique, private, member-to-member email Listserv. Requests are sent directly to hundreds of members and responses can go straight to your email inbox. Email PSDA headquarters and ask about joining the supplier referral Listserv. Read the guidelines here.

"PSDA's supplier referral service found me two suppliers within minutes for a six-figure project. Where else could I get that?"  —Bob Schwei, iPROMOTEu

You can also check out the live supplier request feed on PSDA's homepage.
Go Beyond Print

The first issue of Beyond Print, the free, digital-only publication optimized for tablet devices, is now available. Taking readers beyond the print edition of Print Solutions and into a space that's customized, interactive and easy to scan.

To download, search "Beyond Print" in Apple's App Store, Amazon Appstore or Google Play.
Team Concept July 2014

Member and Industry News

Ennis, Inc. Consolidates in Tennessee

PSDA member Ennis, Inc., recently announced the acquisition of Mutual Graphics Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee as one of the facilities included in the Sovereign Business Forms transaction. Ennis already had a strong presence in Knoxville, serving customers in the print industry for 46 years.

Considering the close proximity of the two locations, Ennis is taking the opportunity to integrate production into one facility. Therefore, Ennis is announcing the consolidation of these two businesses into the Mutual Graphics facility no later than the end of September 2014. Both businesses will continue to offer the same degree of service to customers that they have come to expect over the years. Ennis Knoxville's contact phone, fax and email as well as order history and artwork files will all be available at the Mutual Graphics facility.
Independent Folders Honored at Proforma National Convention

PSDA member Independent Folders received the Silver Award at this year's Proforma National Convention.

Proforma bestows the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards yearly to a select group of high ranking partners from their 400-plus vendors. Proforma's network of over 750 member offices in North American evaluates participants on customer service, competitive pricing and overall quality.

Jim Fairbairn, Independent Folders account manager, accepted the award on July 22, 2014, at The Proforma Convention and Family Reunion in Grapevine, Texas. This marks the company's sixth award over their years of service to Proforma.

“Independent and Proforma have taken the partnership to a new level with this award,” said account manager Jim Fairbairn. “We look forward to raising the bar again next year.”
Professional Business Systems Grows its Offerings

PSDA member Professional Business Systems (PBS) has, over the past few months, made some major modifications to its business. PBS is now offering products and services that make its customers' procurement obligations a much simpler and pinpointed experience.

“We are excited about the advancements we are making,” said Phil Sperling, president of PBS. “Through our growth development, we are helping customers and businesses consolidate expenditures, reign in uncontrolled spending, while increasing capacity and collaboration across all departments — thus giving our customers revenue and time-saving tools to increase productivity while decreasing cost.”

With PBS' new system, eRoad, customers can now more easily access office supplies and furniture, printing, forms, promotional products, apparel and direct mail. PBS now provides a one-stop shop for easy procurement.
Xanté Earns Patent for Accurate Pantone Color Matching

PSDA member Xanté was recently issued a federal patent (No. 8,743,421) for its Right-On Spot Color Matching Technology nested within the iQueue workflow software. Right-On utilizes a unique visual comparison that allows users to match critical spot colors with amazing accuracy, even when printing on colored stocks. Right-On not only allows for more accurate Pantone color matches, it takes this a step further and allows for accurate matching of virtually any spot color.

Other tools within iQueue's intuitive workflow interface include: job cost estimating, full imposition, variable data with Intelligent Mail Barcodes, QR Code generator, barcode generator, spot color creator and much more. These powerful tools give print shops a competitive edge by getting files on press faster, on a wider range of stocks with quick turnaround and increased profits. Xanté's engineering team is dedicated to creating products and software with the customer in mind.
GRAPH EXPO Announces 2014 'Must See 'Ems'

The 2014 Must See 'Ems winners have been selected and will be on exhibit at GRAPH EXPO 2014 and the co-located CPP EXPO show, coming Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, 2014, to Chicago's McCormick Place. Chosen by a panel of industry experts, these innovative technologies represent the most compelling advances in 11 categories spanning the entire graphic communications industry.

“Every year, the Must See 'Ems competition is one of the highlights of the GRAPH EXPO and PRINT shows," said Ralph Nappi, president of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). "This year is certainly no exception with exciting new technologies and innovative advances in each category and industry segment."

Click here to see the 2014 Must See 'Ems award winners in each of the 11 categories.
Interested in PSDA's print and digital advertising options? Download the new PSDA 2014 Media Planner for more information, including the Print Solutions magazine 2014 editorial calendar, ad rates and specifications. Turn to for one-stop access to the PSDA blog, industry news and a live sourcing request feed.

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PSDA is an unrivaled network of professionals, dedicated to providing best-in-class print, marketing and business communications solutions to end-user customers through the distributor channel. PSDA provides its members with information on market trends and leading practices through a series of national and regional events, online training, and its flagship monthly magazine, Print Solutions, which was recently honored by Trade Association Business Publications International for coverage of the prior year's most impactful client success stories.

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