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

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


Nov. 10, 2010




PSDA Kicks Off Planning for 2011 Print Solutions Conference & Expo

Interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor at PSDA's 2011 Print Solutions Conference and Expo? Maximize exposure for your company by participating in the premier annual event for the print distribution industry, scheduled for May 17-19 at the Navy Pier Convention Center in Chicago. The event is the only national trade show designed for companies in the business of purchasing print and print services for resale or distribution to an outside consumer. Check out the Exhibit, Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities brochure, which offers ample ways to reach approximately 1,200 conference attendees. Some sponsorship opportunities are limited, so act fast.

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PSDA Publishes Revamped 2011 Media Kit

PSDA recently released its 2011 Media Kit, which showcases advertising rates and specifications for the association's print and digital publications and website, as well as the 2011 editorial calendar for PSDA's flagship monthly magazine, Print Solutions. Reach your target audience of print professionals by advertising in Print Solutions or other key outreach platforms.

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U.S. Small Business Jobs Act Offers Capital Investment Incentives

Uncle Sam is offering new incentives for large-equipment owners. On Sept. 27, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA), which, in addition to providing incentives for small businesses, extended the depreciation bonus and the expensing limits under Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code through the end of 2011. This should encourage equipment purchases and could mean big tax savings for PSDA member companies. MORE

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USA/Docufinish Launches Redesigned Website

PSDA member USA/Docufinish recently launched its newly designed website, which has been redesigned to show the ongoing development of USA/Docufinish's products and services. New features include a STOCK-U-Finish section, which includes information about the company's newest solutions for digital printing, including blank stock integrated cards, integrated label and laser label sheets. In addition, the site has information about USA/Docufinish's core products and capabilities, as well as a new section detailing USA/Docufinish's apparel division, which offers contract screen printing services to the trade.

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Proforma Opens Seven New Offices

PSDA member Proforma, a provider of graphic communications solutions, recently welcomed seven new owners to its network:

  • Jack Foley, Proforma Foley Team, Rochester, NY
  • Dan and Nora Fulcher, Proforma Fulcher, Marketing, Oakville, Ontario
  • Claire Lewis, Proforma IGSD, Portland, OR
  • Dean Manzetti and Chas Shramek, Proforma Connected, Avon, OH
  • Greg Muzzillo Jr., Proforma Reliable Business Solutions, Pointe Vedra, LA
  • Maurizio Paonessa, Proforma MP Solutions, Lewiston, NY
  • Bert Pender, Proforma Direct Business Systems, West Palm Beach, FL

Proforma – a noted provider of promotional products, printing services, business documents and e-commerce solutions – provides its members with access to business development sales tools and marketing programs and comprehensive back office services.

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RR Donnelley Reports Earnings Increase

PSDA member RR Donnelley & Sons Company recently reported 2010 third-quarter net earnings attributable to common shareholders of $53.3 million on net sales of $2.5 billion, compared to net earnings attributable to common shareholders of $13.1 million on net sales of $2.5 billion in the third quarter of 2009. Net sales for the company's U.S. Print and Related Services segment in the quarter increased 2.0 percent from the third quarter of 2009 to $1.9 billion, primarily attributable to volume increases in logistics, financial print and direct mail.

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Quad Acquires Commercial and Specialty Products Printer HGI Company

Quad/Graphics Inc., North America's second-largest provider of print, digital and related services, recently announced its purchase of HGI Company, a full-service commercial and specialty products printer, building on the strategic partnership the two companies established earlier this year. The acquisition brings together HGI's expertise in the commercial and specialty products segments with Quad/Graphics' industry-leading technology and innovation to provide quick-turn, customized and value-added solutions on a global scale. MORE

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