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In this issue:
National News and Education
Printing Establishments
Temporary Workers
Paper or Digital
Wide-Format PSPs
Sales Tip of the Week
Video - Fold of the Week
GLGA Association News
Wage and Benefit Survey
FREE Member Webinars
GLGA Academy

Member News
Case Paper
Interstate Graphics
Priority Press

Last Week to Participate! Complete the 2023 Wage and Benefit Survey and Receive the Report for FREE
Participating in the 2023 GLGA Wage & Benefits Survey will help you gain invaluable insights to stay competitive in your local labor marketplace. 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:

GLGA 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.

Hurry, the deadline to participate is this Friday, August 25.
National News and Education
Printing Establishments—2010–2021
According to the latest, just-released edition of County Business Patterns, in 2021 there were 22,580 establishments in NAICS 323 (Printing and Related Support Activities). This represents a decline of 22 percent since 2010. In macro news, July retail sales came in above expectations. Read more in this analysis on
Packaged for Success: Making a Permanent Investment in Temporary Workers
Here are tips on how packaging departments can address the challenges that come with recruiting, training, and working with temporary staff in today’s gig economy. Read more on
Paper or Digital Communication: New Two Sides Survey Shows U.S. Consumers Want the Right to Choose
81 percent of U.S. consumers believe they should have the right to choose how they receive important communications from their service providers, on paper or electronically, and 73 percent believe they should not be charged more for choosing a paper bill or statement. Read more by Two Sides North America.
Hey Wide-Format PSPs, Are We There Yet?
I need to address an unacceptable pattern I observe in many printing companies. Sales reps are selling one-way -- meaning if they sell offset, they don’t want to sell wide-format, nor do they want any part of it. Read more by Debbie Nicholson of Think-to-INK! on American
Sales Tip of the Week - Voicemail: A Valuable Waste of Time
What are your chances of getting a prospect to answer his or her phone? The odds aren’t very good. So, then why even bother? What’s the purpose of voicemail if it has similar characteristics to a black hole in space? Read more 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.  
Video - Fold of the Week Features GLGA Member Suttle-Straus
Trish Witkowski of Fold Factory has got something fun for you today—cube mailers! Not everything you send in the mail has to be flat, so if you really want to stand out, try sending a cube-shaped mailer that is almost guaranteed to be opened. Let’s take a closer look.

Editor's note: Sample # 3 is by GLGA member Suttle-Straus of Waunakee, WI.

Click here for specs.
GLGA Association News
Upcoming Webinars - FREE for GLGA Members
GLGA Academy Delivers Online Industry Training - FREE for GLGA Members
Have you checked out our new training website - FREE to you as a GLGA member.

The GLGA Academy features print Industry specific training focused on the fundamentals of print and graphic communications. Through a new partnership, GLGA has licensed more than 50 on-demand courses and educational tracks. Read more.
Members, access your free courses today at
To register for a user name to the GLGA website, please click here.
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
Cass is On the Case!
In cass you were wondering, there’s a new COO at Case Paper, Cass Lundgren. The company is thrilled to welcome him to the team! Cass will be accountable for leading operations in all Case facilities.  Read more.
Walsworth Announces Tripp Walsworth to Join Company
Posted on their website by Walsworth, Marceline, MO, and Ripon, WI:

Tripp joining the printing company represents the fourth generation of Walsworths in the company’s history, dating back more than 86 years, and continues Walsworth’s legacy of being family-owned and family-led. Read more.
Interstate Graphics Introduces "Interstate on Demand"
Posted on LinkedIn by Interstate Graphics, Machesney Park, IL:

Interstate Graphics proudly introduces its business-to-business website, "Interstate OnDemand" ( This advanced site offers an online design studio, enabling users to create custom signs from scratch with ease and efficiency for our customers. See more.
Priority Press: What's Hot in Marketing
Posted on LinkedIn by Priority Press, Indianapolis, IN:

We are past the mid-point of 2023, it’s the perfect time to take a look at the year’s top trends so far. From lifecycle marketing to AI streamlining and more, get your copy to learn more today. Read more.
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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