Random Jules Gems

Is this the 70's? Banner Fail or Opportunity?

It's in print, so it MUST be true. A friend found this "oops" in their local paper. Notice the banner stand (or lack thereof). Boy, they could have used a better print partner and/or designer (like you). I bet you have great examples of signs, pos materials, mailings, cards, letterpress, etc worthy of entry into PrintROCKS 2017. Let us put your "name in lights" this year. Only 26 days until the entry website opens. It's gonna be "YUGE!"

ChoosePrint.org Infographics
We're not old school - ChoosePrint.org Infographics Show Power of Print
The Choose Print campaign out of PIA Southern California is six years strong! It is an educational campaign designed to promote the effectiveness of print and to reinforce the fact that print on paper is recyclable and renewable and thus a sustainable environmental choice. Available NOW are videos, statistics, and collateral you can re-purpose as well as NEW Infographics! Take a look and share the link with your sales staff and customers. Together we can reinforce that #printrocks.

Bac k to the Future of Print
Back to the Future - Original Trailer

Print manufacturing had a slower start this year than in 2016 according to the latest ISM survey of 18 manufacturing sectors. Overall printers report stable new order activity and stable employment. Our segment's robust pace last year combined with the usual pattern of weaker print demand early in the year contribute to this year's numbers. Overall, US manufacturing continues to expand and new opportunities are on the horizon. At 10:04pm lighting will strike...

Jules Illustration
Marty McFly and Doc Brown can teach us a few lessons in business. Check out a list of business lessons to help grow your business at WebsiteConfetti.com. As Marty reminds us -- "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything" :) Cheers! jules
Great Scott!

Check Out! Back to the Future: The Digital Marketers Return to Direct Mail

Hopefully many of you are seeing this trend in your business and seeing it take off like the DeLorean. Take a look at the recent news coming from Time Inc. and Nielsen Catalina Solutions (which connects TV and digital ad exposure to in-store CPG sales), showcasing how combining print, digital and TV in a cross-platform campaign has a positive impact on sales.
Portland Bowling is Rolling Out in Two Weeks

Come out, network & raise funds for the   Pacific Printing Industry's Educational Trust! We are working hard to re-engage high school & community colleges to bring print-related visual communication programs BACK into the mix as well as engage young people about the industry & the power of print.

SPACE IS LIMITED - Only space for two more teams. Bowling Teams Register Here! Fun & games happening for the non-bowlers as well as a charity fundraising raffle... Cheerleaders,   Register Here. Join us! More about Sponsorship opportunities Here.

Make a Striking Donation at Seattle Bowling

Time to raise more money than ever before to support our local Art with Heart, celebrating 20 years of helping children overcome trauma through creative expression. ALL ARE WELCOME! Lanes are limited but there are plenty of opportunities for fun & games for non-bowlers as well!

Bowling Teams Register Here! Cheerleaders Register Here!
Learn about Sponsorship Opportunities Here! 

Last Call for Orientation to Graphic Arts Portland and Seattle

New Hires? Want to brush up on the latest terminology processes, and more? Don't wait to save your spot in our Orientation to Graphic Arts course!

We're rescheduling our Portland at CTX for May - our calendar will be updated soon. Seats are filling quickly in Kent at WCP Solutions on April 27.
Don't Wait to register .

Contact your CTX or WCP Solutions representative to redeem a 57% discount off member enrollment rates / 71% off non-Member rates!!

Learn more about course offerings HERE.
Contact Jules to for information about 40+ online iLearning opportunities.
Check Out the Interactive Map of Printing Shipments

Printing Industries of America's Center for Print Economics and Management has created an interactive dashboard on printing shipments produced in nearly every county in the United States. The valuable information in this dashboard allows printers to evaluate local shipments and determine market share potentials. For industry suppliers, the system provides immediate insight into local market opportunities. The information is based upon the most recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's County Business Patterns Database. HERE.
Everyone can access a limited version of the map HERE. Full access requires a log-in to our PIA National website.
OINK_ Tax Scams 2017

"Dirty Dozen" List of Tax Scams for 2017

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service issues a list of the top 12 tax-related scams it sees throughout the year. The IRS "Dirty Dozen" highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter anytime, many of which peak during tax-filing season.

Here is a recap of this year's "Dirty Dozen" scams:
Phishing, Phone Scams, Identity Theft, Return Preparer Fraud, Fake Charities Inflated Refund Claims, Excessive Claims for Business Credits, Falsely Padding Deductions on Returns, Falsifying Income to Claim Credits, Abusive Tax Shelters, Frivolous Tax Arguments,   and Offshore Tax Avoidance.

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