Helping you Engage! Explore! Energize! Excel!    

AHHH - CHOO!! It's that time of year! Blooming flowers, graduations, longer days and vacations. Let us help you focus and get 'er done! 

 PPI has you covered with the latest HR laws, resources and more as you grow your staff and address business opportunities. Don't forget to participate in the surveys listed below to gain VALUABLE data to keep your profitable for years to come.

Our FANTASTIC NEW Employment portal is coming soon - stay tuned as we work to create a regional- to- national job bank for our membership to utilize (at no additional cost). We also hope to create internship opportunities with developing partners ready to help fund placements. In addition, we are talking with other non- profits to create tomorrow's pipeline of employees. Any leads you have in the high schools, trade training facilities, community colleges and universities? We can loop them into our larger efforts 
are welcome! Contact  myself or to get engaged.

I have been out speaking to individual companies and their sales staff about t he  State of the Industry, economic trends, forecasts and how to stay ahead of the curve into the coming years. As a member firm - if you are interested in some donuts and how to maintain / create profits, contact me and schedule your 
Print Spiration session! Only takes an hour. Far away? We can do it virtually using video conferencing. BOOM! Feedback has been tremendous and I appreciate the interactions we've had so far.
"I think I will keep doing this for a few more years now - great information" - Seasoned Sales Rep

"I am more excited now than before to be involved in this industry." - New Sales  Rep

"Time to approach sales conversations differently." 
- Sales Manager

Finally, near & dear to my heart is PrintROCKS! WOW, It's #10!  PrintROCKS! is one way to showcase your company's capabilities, team's work and commitment to our industry. We've expanded to add Utah this year and the competition has stepped up! Can't WAIT to see what amazing PRINT is being produced - enter and let us promote you too ❤   Cheers! --  Jules

6/6: Digital Workflow Efficiencies - Webinar

6/9 & 6/23: Lockout/Tagout 2 Part - Webinar

6/19: Wage and Benefit Survey Opens (More Information Coming Soon)

6/20-6/21: Print & Packaging Legislative Summit, Washington D.C

6/30: PrintROCKS! Submissions Close

9/22: PrintROCKS! Party at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA

30 Days to Submit your Best Print

There's still time to see your name in lights. PrintROCKS! is open for entries until June 30th!

For Guidelines and entry form visit
Questions? Contact

 2017 Wage and Benefit Survey Opens June 19
Each year PPI 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.

Take part and you receive a FREE copy of the results. When does the survey start? It begins June 19th and final results are published in October (Fall). We hope you'll plan on participating - non-member companies pay over $1,000 for this information.

If you did not participate in 2016 and would like to receive a copy of the survey, contact  or call 503-221-3944, and we'll be glad to provide a copy for only $250. It's a $500 value to not yet members.

Beyond CMYK: The Digital Print Enhancement Opportunity

Source: Jim Hamilton, Group Director at InfoTrends

InfoTrends estimates that 30% of offset printed color pages have some type of enhancement beyond the four process colors. How many digital pages have such special effects? A small fraction, less than 3% of the total production color digital print pages. Read Jim's LinkedIn Blog for his perspective on the synergy between digital print and CMYK+ special effects.
2017 Dynamic Ratios are Open

Printing Industries of America (PIA) announces the start of the 2017 Dynamic Ratios. Since 1921, the PIA Ratios have been the industry standard helping printers improve profitability by bench-marking their operations against industry profit leaders. The PIA Ratios is the oldest continuously operating financial bench-marking program in the private sector of the United States.

Print industry leaders can begin participating in the survey now, and the survey will close on August 31. If the survey is completed by June 30, participants will receive access to the online dashboard free of charge. All participants will receive a free copy of the final report.

Learn More and Participate HERE!

PIA Services Survey

From Printing Industries of America (PIA) --

Thank you for your continued membership support of our organization through PPI - your local affiliate. PIA constantly strives to provide member value in the programs and services we offer and we want to ensure that these continue to meet your needs. Your cooperation in completing this brief survey is greatly appreciated.

In the short survey linked below, you will find a listing of our current national programs and services. Please indicate your awareness of these offerings and evaluate them in terms of the value they provide your company.

CLICK HERE to Begin Survey