October 10, 2018
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To the class of 2018 Hickey Picker Award Winners
To our Printastic Educator Award Winners
Did you get your PrintROCKS! award reorder forms in the mail?
In case you haven't, here's a link to the order form. Get those orders in soon! Cut off is Wednesday, October 31st!
Many Thanks to our PrintROCKS! Sponsors
What's the newest PPI Partner benefit NuQuo all about? Watch this video and see!
PPI delivers awards to Utah member winners
Jules and Erika lugged HUGE boxes of awards to Utah last week to deliver to two of our winners - Alexander's Print Advantage in Lindon, UT and Utah Media Group in West Valley City, UT. In addition to the many First Place awards, Alexander's also won a Mad Props award and the 3D printed crown was hand delivered by Jules.
New USPS Rule Would Limit Marketing Mail to Paper Products Only (No More Merchandise)
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night keeps the U.S. Postal Service from delivering the mail, but if Congress doesn’t act soon, financial insolvency just might.

The presidential task force report (originally due in August) has been delayed, reportedly until after the mid-term elections. Yet the fiscal plight of the U.S. Postal Service continues to fester.
The United States Postal Service announced that it is "contemplating amendment" of its mailing standards for domestic mail, changing the standards for letter-size and flat-size pieces.

According to the release in the USPS Federal Register, the change would limit all mail that is shipped as Marketing Mail, "regular and nonprofit, letter-size and flat-size, to content that is only paper-based/printed matter; no merchandise or goods will be allowed of any type regardless of 'value.'" Read more...
What do you think?
Doesn’t matter to my business
Takes away the value-add lumpy mail can achieve
Better workflow for smaller shops
Managing a print shop is complicated. There are many moving parts and interdependencies, along multiple streams of inputs and outputs, that must be executed with timeliness and precision. A print management information system (MIS) has been the default tool for shops to control the chaos. As you know, the challenge, at least for small-to-midsized shops, is that many solutions on the market have been financially out of reach and the ones within reach are often not as sophisticated or encompassing.
According to a Keypoint Intelligence/InfoTrends study, money and time were two of the top three reasons smaller shops (up to 19 employees) did not upgrade to a more robust print MIS. Read more...
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Fiduciary Administrative Services from PPI Partner company Printers 401(k)
Employers sponsoring retirement plans take on responsibilities to comply with strict IRS and DOL regulations. For many
plan sponsors, the level of expertise and commitment to fulfill your responsibilities is an unwelcome burden of being the
Plan’s Administrator. That’s where the Printers401k® 3(16) Fiduciary Administration Services can help.

The Printers401k® will accept the role of named “Plan Administrator,” relieving you and your staff of the liability and burden of maintaining your retirement plan.

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HR Question of the Month from Federated Insurance
An employee has made many mistakes and errors and was recently caught in a lie about his attendance in the office. We are planning to dissolve his position. Do you recommend we terminate him or lay him off?

Here's what's coming up:
October 18-20th - SGIA Expo
October 30th - DTC Webinar
November 7th - Webinar
November 14th - Profit Matters Webinar (Rescheduled)
November 15th - Virtual Conference
December 11th - Profit Matters Webinar
December 12th - Portland Holiday Party
5:30 to 8pm at the Bad Habit Room - details to come!
*Seattle, WA and Salt Lake City, UT dates and locations coming soon!