There's no print like yours!

Summer is rolling along as are the PrintROCKS entries. you should SEE our office!!! Our 10th year of PrintROCKS! is proving to be our largest yet and we're so very excited to promote the companies who are participating in our region. Stop dreaming and start entering before it's too late... just clicking your ruby slippers at this point won't do you any good :) Hopefully you're enjoying our movie themed promotion this year on Instagram & other social networks... Can't WAIT to dazzle you all at this year's party 9/22! 

I head into meetings with my peers around the US and PIA staff next week (no hot air balloon necessary). PLEASE send your comments/suggestions for PPI. As we promote continuous improvement and innovation in your organization, so too we strive daily to stay ahead on your behalf. Our affiliate network allows some tremendous opportunities to partner, create new buying partnerships, educational programs and consulting to elevate your business to the next level. Talk to me! Pop me an email jules@ppiassociation.org. Myself, Kim, Hannah & intern Sara are working hard to connect you with the industry's best everything!

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Pay No Attention
I leave you with this - although print isn't a mystery to us, it is to many. It's disruptive in our digital world and is finding a wonderful new renaissance in the marketing mix. PPI is here to help support your efforts with data, resources and "Print-Spiration" to take the mystery out of our industry for brands, users and our future workforce.

No curtains here -- just simple support. We're not just printers anymore but an industry full of tricks, creativity and color! Enjoy the journey <3
See you over the rainbow!
Cheers -

just a few more days to enter your Printrocks

FIVE Days Left! 
PrintROCKS! Deadline: July 17th
Don 't miss the chance to see your name in lights

Visit Printrocks.org to Enter 
PantoneLIVE - Webinar Hosted by X-Rite and PPI

Nearly all printers are familiar with, and utilize Pantone Formula Guides in their day to day workflow, but many are not aware of the value of PantoneLIVE which delivers the color spectral values digitally, enabling printers to more quickly deliver the printed piece with less iterations and rework.

Click Here to Register and learn more about this important tool!
Sve the Date_ PrintROCKS_ Party Septermber 22 Hotel Murano Tacoma_ WA Go To_ ppiassociation.org_events

We're Rolling Out the Red Carpet
For the PrintROCKS! Party of the Decade 
Register/RSVP Here to a party you don't want to miss
Make sure to reserve your room by August 31st to ensure that you get the special rate ($159/night). Rooms are limited!!

 Click Here to reserve your room and party all night long! 

Each year PPI, PIU and all the Printing Industries of America Affiliated organizations conduct this project. Data from over 500 companies and more than 17,000 employees across the United States comprise the survey. From top management to the shipping department, you'll see wages and salaries PLUS benefit practices. Survey results are broken out by region of the country as well by size of company.
  • Participate and receive a FREE copy ($250 value)
  • Survey Closes July 21
  • Final results published in October
  • non-member companies pay $1000 for this information
Access survey PDF: @ppiassociation.org>resources>member's only

Online Survey Form Available. Contact hannah@ppiassociation.org for your password to access the online form.
Sales in the Summer_ Seminar for Success with Leslie Groene


2017 Hickey Picker Nominations Now Open
Let us know who you believe represents the region's Champions of Print. These are individuals with a keen eye for what it takes to deliver quality and service, while setting a gold standard for leadership.

Who will you nominate?

More Info and 2016 Recipients

Submit your Nomination by August 1st
Congratulations to Morel Ink's
New Owners

On June 16, Bill Dickey and Matt Whitham announced that they have passed the torch and sold their company, Morel Ink, To Alli & Ben Wood and Scott & Shauna Ballo. Matt Whitham is riding off into the sunset and taking on new adventures while Bill Dickey will stay on at Morel as a Salesman handling his long term customers for the next few years.

We are very proud of Morel Ink's transition and can't wait to see what the future has in store for them.

Learn More about Morel's Developments Here

Premier Press Implements New Digital
Printing Technology

Premier Press is excited to bring the next chapter of digital printing to the western United States. The company's new Komori IS29 digital press uses state-of-the-art inkjet technology with UV inks to bring numerous benefits to the company's clients.

The new digital press supports a 23"x 29" sheet size, over three times the size of the previous generation of digital printers. New capabilities include cost-effective short print runs and personalized messaging on tri-fold brochures, pocket folders, and tabloid-sized publications.

Read Full Press Release Here.
2017 Dynamic Ratios Survey is Open

Print industry leaders can start participating in the 2017 Dynamic Ratios Survey today. The survey will close on August 31. If the survey is completed by June 30, participants will access the online dashboard free of charge. All participants will receive a free PDF copy of the final report.

Click here to participate
Graphic Design Student Creates New Letter of the Alphabet

A typography competition conceived by Ian Fleming has announced a winning design for a 27th letter.

Over 2,500 people from around the world entered, but there could only be one winner. Assessed by a panel of judges chaired by Professor Phil Cleaver, the entries were whittled down to a shortlist with Sir Peter Blake choosing the overall winner. So without any further ado, meet 'LOL', the 27th letter of the alphabet as imagined by graphic design student David Guthrie.

See the design and Read More Here.
PPI is HONORED to acknowledge our 2017 Platinum Sponsors 
See all of our trusted PPI Partners who are ready to save you time and money at ppiassociation.org >>Benefits & Buying Power 

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