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

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

   

Nov. 3, 2010

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PSDA NEWS

PSDA Welcomes 2010-2011 Board of Directors

PSDA's 2010-2011 Board of Directors took the helm on Monday, Nov. 1, under the leadership of Board President Bill Prettyman. The Board's new incoming members are:

  • Joel Chyke, President, FISI
  • Brian Coats, Account Executive, MAR Graphics
  • Melissa Klug, Director of Marketing, Glatfelter
  • Dennis Pottebaum, CEO, Quality Resource Group Inc

Continuing Board members are:

  • Bill Prettyman, CEO, Wise Business Forms Inc (PSDA Board President)
  • Joe Webb, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Formsystems Inc (PSDA Board Vice President)
  • Tressa McLaughlin, President, IBF Group (PSDA Board Treasurer)
  • George Crump, Group President, Data Source Inc (PSDA Immediate Past President)
  • Brian Fritsche, President/CEO, DemandBridge LLC
  • Ray McCabe, President, cmfi Group Inc
  • Robert Ohr, CEO, C.E. Printed Products
  • Robert Whitman, Vice President of Sales, Innovative Print & Media Group Inc

PSDA would like to thank outgoing Board members for their service. They are:

  • Michael Fisher, President/CEO, PrintConcepts
  • Kevin Welch, Partner, Eagle Graphics
  • Bob Wilson, President, Highland Computer Forms Inc

Pictured here is 2008-2009 PSDA President Michael Fisher (center right) accepting a plaque honoring his Board service during PSDA's FOCUS event last week in Philadelphia. Also pictured with Fisher are (from left) PSDA Executive Vice President Matt Sanderson and Board members Robert Whitman and Robert Ohr.



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INDUSTRY NEWS

Report: Global Printing Machinery and Supplies Market to Reach $21.22 Billion by 2015

According to a new report by Global Industry Analysts Inc, the worldwide market for printing machinery and supplies is projected to reach US$21.22 billion by the year 2015, propelled by demand for inkjet printers, digital color presses and specialty printers. Emergence of dynamic media, innovative technology and products, and competitive pricing will also drive market growth. MORE

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All Barcode Systems Announces New Distribution Partnership

PSDA member company All Barcode Systems, a label manufacturer and automated data collection equipment distributor in Garden Grove, CA, is the new Western U.S. distributor of thermal transfer ribbons branded by TSC Auto ID Technology. "TSC is one of our strongest partners in the thermal transfer printer market," said Scott Steiner, president of All Barcode Systems. "Our customers demand quality and performance from both their printers and consumables, and this partnership will ensure that expectation can and will continue." TSC-branded thermal transfer ribbons are available in various sizes and ink formulations and can be used on competing printer lines. All Barcode Systems sells nationally into several vertical markets, including healthcare, distribution and route accounts.

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Wilmer Launches Double Rewards Program

Wilmer is offering a special Double Rewards promotion on its popular PSMailers folder/sealer products. Now through Dec. 31, 2010, dealers receive double rewards for each qualified PSMailers equipment order. The Wilmer Rewards Program gives cash rewards all year for qualifying products and orders. MORE

 

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Consolidated Graphics Buys Five HP Indigo 7500 Digital Presses

HP recently announced that Consolidated Graphics Inc (CGX) had purchased five HP Indigo 7500 digital presses. CDS Publications, one of CGX's five digital centers, installed the first HP Indigo 7500 digital press as a beta test unit in its Medford, OR, facility and is now using the press for custom book, magazine and personalized printing programs. CGX purchased the press after the beta testing period validated the unit's features, including high-quality imaging, excellent color consistency and high productivity. Four additional units have since been purchased – one to be installed at CGX's European digital hub in Prague, Czech Republic, and three at its PBM Graphics company in Research Triangle Park, NC.

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KBA Touts New Service Select Program

KBA North America, a Dallas-based global press manufacturer, is promoting its new KBA Service Select Program, a line of customized service products designed to maximize the productivity and profitability of a customer's KBA press. An array of programs are available for KBA's entire line of presses – from the small footprint Genius 20-inch to the large-format Rapida 205 81-inch – and are designed to maximize the customer's return on investment and minimize costly downtime. KBA will customize a program that meets the needs and budget of each customer – from a one-time press relocation to regularly-scheduled ongoing support. Product solutions include statistical analysis in which a complete analysis of press error codes, operating methods, speeds and production numbers are analyzed; evaluation programs for production, workflow, color management, pressroom and press operating procedures, with follow-up programs for training needs; and machine audits that provide complete and comprehensive mechanical and electrical press assessments.

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