PrintROCKS!: Coming Soon to Your Mailbox

We just sent out the PrintROCKS! entry guidelines last week. Keep your eyes peeled for our glamorous package.

Visit printrocks.org and submit your best print today!

Submissions close June 30th!

Schedule a Consultation with PPI

Jules is visiting Member firms and their key personnel to share a State of the Industry presentation and key economic reports to support individual company's future planning and growth. This covers all areas of Graphic Communications, including packaging, signage, offset, digital, inplant, and more.

Would you like to set up a time to meet? Email jules@ppiassociation.org and let's get a date on the calendar. Donuts included!!!
Portland and Seattle Bowling Roundup!

Portland Bowling Champs: Alliance Packaging
Thank you to everyone for their support and participation in this year's Bowling Fundraisers!

In Portland, Alliance Packaging took the lead and dethroned the reigning champions at Morel Ink. Participants raised more than $2500 for the PPI Educational Trust.

Check out our website and Facebook page to see more images from the Portland Bowling event. Shout out to Morel Ink for bringing their own photographer and taking some great shots!

Seattle Bowling Fundraiser Benefiting Art With Heart

In Seattle, DCG One took home the Championship trophy and Trade Printery won the coveted Loser's trophy. Participants raised a over of 6,000 dollars for Art with Heart, a non-profit organization helping children overcome trauma through creative expression.

See images from Seattle Bowling on our website and Facebook page.

Great job to everyone who made it out and supported the PPI Educational Trust and Art with Heart! We're looking forward to seeing you again next year!
Direct Mail is Marketing's Workhorse

Though many marketers label direct mail costly, they recognize its value - often noting its ROI. About 69% of marketers continue to use it, according to Target Marketing's newly released study, Marketing Mix Trends 2010-2016.

In 2016, that 69% figure was joined by a single-digit response of marketers cutting back in the channel. Six percent of marketers responding to the survey cut back on direct mail spending in 2016 - which notably doesn't include eliminating the channel from the marketing mix.

Read More Here!


New data suggests that the reading public is ditching e-books and returning to the old fashioned printed word.

Sales of consumer e-books plunged 17% in the U.K. in 2016, according to the Publishers Association. Sales of physical books and journals went up by 7% over the same period, while children's books surged 16%.

"The print format is appealing to many and publishers are finding that some genres lend themselves more to print than others and are using them to drive sales of print books," said Phil Stokes, head of PwC's entertainment and media division in the U.K.

Read More Here!

Quarterly HR Webinar Available Now

Did you miss the latest HR Webinar?

We discussed up to the minute federal and state specific issues. It was a great chance to discuss issues and ask questions with our industry expert in Human Resource management, Adriane Harrison.

Members can access the handouts at ppiassociation.org>resources>archives member's only.

Contact us for the recording.
Student Poster Contest Winner Recognized by Highline Board of Trustees

Tony Phuong, 1st place winner of the Student Poster Contest College Division, was recognized by the Highline College Board of Trustees for his achievement.

Dave Weber stated, " We are so proud of Tony's accomplishment and the recognition we are receiving from PPI". Weber, Highline College's Print Shop Manager, has been a strong influence in the development of Visual Communications education alongside PPI's Educational Trust.

Here's an interview with Tony sharing his career path and interest in Graphic Design that led to his pursuit of a career in visual communications.

Congratulations to Tony and all of the other Student Poster Contest winners. We hope that their success will lead to future careers in print.