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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. 17, 2010

Editor's Note: In honor of the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday, Print Solutions will not distribute an email newsletter next week. Look for the next edition on Wednesday, Dec. 1.




Save the Dates for 2011 PSDA Events

Mark your calendars now for two of PSDA's premier events in 2011. First, join PSDA at the CEO Summit, Feb. 9-11 at The Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, LA. Designed exclusively for owners and C-level executives, specific revenue amount of $2.5 milion and above, this day-and-a-half event provides an array of roundtable discussions, dynamic speakers, thought-provoking workshops and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Then, don't miss PSDA's 2011 Print Solutions Conference & Expo, May 17-19 in Chicago. This premier event for the print distribution industry offers many educational sessions and an energizing trade show that will increase sales for executives and sales representatives who buy and sell through the trade. Interested in speaking at the 2011 Print Solutions Conference & Expo? Complete the speaker form. Interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor at the show? Check out the 2011 exhibit, sponsorship and advertising opportunities. Watch for more details on both of these events in future editions of this newsletter and on PSDA's website.

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Print Solutions Debuts Case Study Series

Print Solutions, PSDA's flagship monthly magazine, recently unveiled the first in a series of case studies that reveal how member companies are working together to deliver great results from clients. In the November 2010 issue, learn more about how savvy supplier Printco and innovative distributor Koenigs Prosource Inc. joined forces to harness the benefits of variable data printing to help a unique client – an optometrist. MORE

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New Relyco Blog Provides Industry Insights, Tips

PSDA member Relyco – a provider of value-added business printing solutions, business equipment and check printing solutions – recently debuted a blog site providing product and solution tips and industry opinions to assist organizations in making more informed decisions when addressing their business printing needs. Among the stated goals of the new Relyco blog are to help businesses become more efficient, "greener" and exceptional.

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InnerWorkings Reports Higher Revenue

PSDA member InnerWorkings recently reported results for the three months ending Sept. 30, 2010. Revenue generated during the third quarter was $119.1 million, an increase of 21.3 percent, compared with revenue of $98.2 million in the third quarter of 2009, and 14.6 percent compared to adjusted revenue for the third quarter of 2009. For the third quarter of 2010, 72 percent of the company's revenue was generated from sales to enterprise clients, with the remaining 28 percent derived from transactional clients.

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Wright Enterprises Expands Management Team

PSDA member Wright Enterprises, parent company of Wright Business Graphics and Wright Imaging, recently announced the addition of Brandon Olson as manager of lean manufacturing, a new position for the printing company headquartered in Portland, OR. Prior to joining Wright Enterprises, Olson served as manufacturing supervisor for PCC Airfoils, a division of Precision Cast Parts Corp.

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Appleton Makes BPA-Free Receipt Paper Easy to Spot

PSDA member Appleton, the only U.S. producer of BPA-free thermal receipt paper, announced that it has added easy-to-see red fibers to its paper. Until now, consumers have had no means to distinguish whether the cash register, credit card or ATM receipts they receive contain the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a substance that has been linked to potential health risks. Appleton designed its red fiber BPA-free paper to help consumers and retail workers quickly identify the kind of thermal receipt paper they are handling. The red fibers will be in about 75 percent of the thermal receipt paper that Appleton ships by the end of November. Appleton expects to have the red fibers in all of its thermal receipt paper before the end of first quarter 2011.

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Xerox Touts New Recycling Program

Xerox Corporation recently launched a return and recycling program that simplifies the way customers return toner and supplies and expands the company's effort to keep billions of pounds of waste out of landfills. Xerox is partnering with Close the Loop, one of the world's largest recyclers of imaging supplies that specializes in cartridge returns. Close the Loop will collect customers' returns and manage the recycling on behalf of Xerox using a patented material separation process that recovers used materials for reuse in new printer cartridges and other products. Similar to Xerox's popular Eco Box program in Europe, U.S. customers will place used supplies into a collection box. When the box is full, customers simply print a free-of-charge shipping label and send the box to Close the Loop. Instructions are printed on the boxes, which are available in the United States starting today. Customers can order the boxes through the redesigned return and recycling website. This new effort is an extension of Xerox's pioneering Green World Alliance program, an initiative launched in 1999 that established the company as a global leader in waste reduction and environmental stewardship.

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