September 26, 2018
Helping you Engage! Explore! Energize! Excel!
To our Best of Show Winner
PrintROCKS! 2018 - A Wild Night!
Thank you to all our guests and supporters this year
This year's event was fierce! We celebrated excellence in print at the Melody Ballroom and Event Center in Portland, OR on September 21st. 180 people came from near and far to celebrate, honor great print, witness a new class of Hickey Pickers, help raise money for the Educational Trust and bid a fond farewell to Jules. Congratulations to ALL our winners and View the grid of all our winners here.
Premier with their Best of Show Award
WCP Solutions knows how to party!
Stay tuned for our next edition, meet our 2018 class of Hickey Pickers and Printastic Educators!
Many Thanks to our PrintROCKS! Sponsors
Join PPI in Salt Lake City, UT!
Jules and Erika are heading down the the Spicer's Paper Show October 4th with a load of the PrintROCKS! Winning entries to show off what members can do with paper. Stop by our table and say hi!

The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square
530 South 800 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Free Parking

Email Gina Girardi to RSVP!
Peter Schaefer, partner with leading industry M&A firm New Direction Partners, discusses the current state of merger and acquisition activity in the printing and packaging markets. He addresses what's fueling the M&A market; the type of deals that are being consummated, including some notable ones recently; and how long the current positive market conditions may persist.

Will we see you at SGIA Expo?
SGIA membership delivers market access, voice and credibility — and some extra perks at the 2018 SGIA Expo. SGIA members enjoy:
Not a member? No problem! You can join SGIA during the registration process. Get ultimate access to all SGIA's benefits, including free Expo registration and access to all 72 education sessions!
Sometimes it’s a good idea to go back to the basics, so let’s start with defining workflow today in 2018. This is a tall order because how you define workflow depends on where you come from in the print world, the jobs you’ve done, and the things you need to manage. Let’s divide the world of workflow into two parts, and call one business workflow and the other production workflow.

Raise the bar. Lead your team. Get Certified!
  • You're a professional
  • You operate with an eye of the goals of increasing customer satisfaction, speeding production, and reducing costs.
  • You are, in short, a devoted practitioner of continuous improvement

Improvement Professional in Print (IPP) certification program is for you! We’ve developed this program to validate your expertise of the printing industry and help you achieve operational excellence using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management quality systems.

You must:

  • Show at least 2 years of experience in the graphic communications industry
  • Cite at least one specific example of a successful improvement implementation program
  • Complete and pass the IPP certification exam

Get started with your IPP certification program today and receive 10% off using the promo code OCTOBER1 . Offer expires on October 1, 2018. .
Here's what's coming up:
September 27th - Paper Show
September 30th to October 2nd - Print18 Conference
October 4th - Paper Jam - Salt Lake Design Week
October 9th - Profit Matters Webinar
October 18-20th - SGIA Expo
Always open, free to members - it's the iLearning Center!
The Integrated Learning Center, an included member benefit for all PPI Members, features printing industry-focused courses developed and presented by industry expert instructors. There are free courses for every professional in categories such as print production, sales, marketing, customer service and lean manufacturing. iLearning Center premium content includes industry certifications, Power Selling, and more.

New to the iLearning Center, Customer Service Professional (CSP) Certification !
You're a professional dedicated to delivering extraordinary customer service and increasing customer loyalty. You want your communication strategies to be strong and clear, with a mission to look at every interaction you have with the customer from their point of view. Your goal is to build winning relationships by providing the right support at the right time and effectively handling dissatisfied clients.

The Customer Service Professional (CSP) certification program will provide vital skills in the areas of professionalism, communication, management of internal and external customers, and job production situations to deliver an outstanding customer service experience.

Time to complete: 4-5 hours for the course, knowledge assessments, and the final certification exam.