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In this issue:
National News and Education
May Shipments
Hottest Packages Right Now
PGSF Scholarships
Trademarks and Copyrights
Insurance Market
Video - Sales Tip of the Week
GLGA Association News
Wage and Benefit Survey
Golf Outings and Photos
FREE Member Webinars

Member News
Color Ink
Craftline Graphics
EO Johnson

2023 Wage and Benefit Survey Is Open: GLGA Members, Participate and Receive the Report for FREE
The 2023 GLGA Wage and Benefit Survey is open for responses. Participating in the 2023 GLGA Wage & Benefits Survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace. Great Lakes Graphics Association members receive a complimentary report ($1,000 value) for submitting a completed survey. The final report includes both regional and state data, and will be available in the Fall of 2023.

All information collected is strictly confidential. The information below containing company information will be removed when your data is tabulated.

To participate in the survey, please click on the following link:
National News and Education
May Shipments Take an Unexpected—But Welcome—Turn
Like most of the economy, we are still shaking off the last of the COVID effects; so, 2023 is still a portrait of the industry settling back into a sort of normality. Read more in this data analysis on
The Hottest Food & Beverage Packages Right Now
From paper packaging and smart codes to compostable packaging and iconic graphics, see how leading brands like Nestlé, Kellogg’s, and Frito-Lay are setting today’s trends in food and beverage packaging. See more on
Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation announces 2023/24 Academic Scholarships
PGSF is happy to announce that scholarships were awarded to 155 students attending 83 universities, colleges, and technical schools across the United States. Read more.
Trademarks and Copyrights for Designers
We will focus on a few niche areas that may have particular relevance to a business engaged in design work (including mailpiece design) on behalf of its clients. Read more on
3 Factors Businesses Can Control in a Hardening Insurance Market
While the market trends may be outside your control, there are some factors that businesses can control to help as they seek to secure new policies or renew existing policies. Read more by GLGA member McClone.
Video - Sales Tip of the Week
As you read these words, someone is losing their job because he didn’t tap into the resources made available to him to overcome his sales challenges. Meanwhile, a young soon-to-be sales rep is taking a different approach. We can all learn from her in our quest for sales success. Check out this week’s Short Attention Span Sales Tip by Bill Farquharson of the Sales Vault.

Editor's note: Bill is one of the presenters of GLGA's popular monthly Short Attention Span webinars - FREE for GLGA members.  
GLGA Association News
Last Summer Golf Outing Is Next Week!
The best industry networking events of the summer are our 2023 state golf outings, and the last one is coming up next week.

Wisconsin State Golf Outing – Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Lake Ripley Golf Club, Cambridge, WI. Last chance: we have space for only five more players. Once we're sold out, that's it until 2024.
And Pictures!!!
Our photographer was very busy at the Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing. Click here for our online photo album, which has more than 300 pictures taken by the fabulous Larry Zabinski of Zabinski Photography, plus additional photos taken by our players and committee members. View the album and download your favorites.

A big thank-you to Larry Lens for volunteering his time to document the day!
Upcoming Webinars - FREE for GLGA Members

Member News
Have some news to share? We want to hear about member company achievements, activities and anything else that's new at your business. Press releases, photos, company e-newsletters, and links to social media posts and blogs welcome! Send your news to Sharon Flick
See more news about and featuring GLGA members posted
Color Ink Receives Prestigious Recognition as a Recipient of Milwaukee's Future 50 Award
Posted on LinkedIn by Color Ink, Sussex, WI:

Color Ink, a leading provider of printing and marketing solutions, is thrilled to announce its selection as a recipient of the esteemed Milwaukee's Future 50 Award for the year 2023. Read more.
Craftline Graphics Adds PressProfiler CIP3 for Faster Set-Up
Craftline Graphics, Fort Wayne, IN, a printing industry leader in North America, has announced the installation of the PressProfiler CIP3 software from Prepress UK, which is interfaced to Craftline’s recently added Heidelberg CX102-5 litho press. Read more.
Darwill Receives HIPAA Security Rule Compliance Report
Posted on their website blog by Darwill, Hillside, IL:

Darwill, a full-service omnichannel marketing company, has announced that it has completed its HIPAA audit. This independent review of their information security control structure demonstrates their compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule. Read more.
EO Johnson Hosts Autumn Open House
EO Johnson invites their fellow GLGA members to their Digital Print and Finishing Equipment Open House. The event will be held September 20-21, 2023, at the EO Johnson Customer Experience Center in Eau Claire, WI. Both days will feature in-depth demonstrations of digital printing and finishing solutions. Talk to the experts: vendors will be on-site to answer questions. For more information and to register, click here.
About Us
The Great Lakes Graphics Association is the trade association dedicated to representing the graphic arts industry throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin through education, promotion, and public affairs. It represents approximately 13 percent of the total print market in the United States with its three-state region, accounting for combined annual shipments of nearly $19 billion. Founded in 1886, GLGA celebrated its 135 year anniversary in 2021 and continues to be the oldest print trade association in North America. 

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