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In this issue:
National News and Education
BMI January Barometer
The Lasting Appeal of Physical Mail
OSHA Form 300A
USPS S&DC Rollout
Recycled-Content Packaging
PGSF Student Box Design Contest
Video - Sales Tip of the Week
GLGA Association News
FREE Member Webinars
Membership Tip

Member News
Kingery Printing

Isn't It Time You Received Recognition for Your Great Work?!
Enter the 2023 Graphics Excellence Awards! This annual competition honors superb craftsmanship in the design, creation and production of top-quality printed material.

Want to compete but don't know how to get started? The Beginner's Guide to the GEAs

For more info, please contact Debra Warner at (414) 213-8329 or via email at
National News and Education
BMI Releases Industry Barometer Survey Results for January
The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI) released the January results for its monthly survey on capacity and lead times for soft cover and hard cover books. This month showed both capacities and lead times continuing to decline. Read more.
The Lasting Appeal of Physical Mail
Today’s customers have more options than ever when deciding how to interact with their transactional communications. Printed mail is no longer the only way to receive bills and statements, but many consumers still recognize and appreciate print’s value. This article cites recent research to highlight the importance of physical mail. Read more by Keypoint Intelligence on
OSHA Alert: Time to Post Annual Form 300A Summary of Injuries and Illnesses; Penalties Jump More Than 7.7 Percent
January brings two items from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that almost all employers will want to keep in mind. One is an adjustment to the penalties OSHA can impose for a violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the other is a requirement to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses by February 1. Read more by GLGA member Ogletree Deakins.

USPS S&DC Rollout Rolls On: Implementation and Impacts of Delivery Network Transformation
The Postal Service is in the process of implementing a large-scale initiative to transform its delivery network by relocating letter carriers from post offices to Sorting & Delivery Centers. The next round of “conversions” is set for February (affects Illinois, followed by more in June (affects Indiana). Read more on
6 Trends About Recycled-Content Packaging
New technological developments, plus activities from various companies, bode well for significantly moving the needle in recycled-content packaging in 2023. Read more on
PGSF's Inaugural Student Box Design Contest Opens
Posted on LinkedIn by the Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation:

We're excited to announce that our inaugural Box Design contest co-sponsored by EFI is open! The winning box design will be produced on an EFI Nozomi Press. Read more.
VIDEO - A Killer Sales Assumption
The client was adamant: They already had a print vendor. They are all set. No need to set up an appointment. Case closed. Check, please. And ordinary sales rep would’ve let it go. Read and see more by by Bill Farquharson of the Sales Vault.

Editor's note: Bill is one of the presenters of GLGA's popular monthly Short Attention Span webinar series. 
GLGA Association News
Upcoming FREE Member Webinar

Short Attention Span webinars are held on the second Thursday of every month. Want to stop trying to remember if you’ve registered for the next one? Email Sharon Flick to register for the entire 2023 series.
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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
Kingery Adds Major Web Press Upgrade
Posted on their website blog by Kingery Printing Company, Effingham, IL:

The recent acquisition and installation of a Timson T-48A UV web press at Kingery Printing’s Mattoon, IL, facility allows us to further excel at one-color books, manuals, workbooks, and other corporate governance material in sizes from 7″x10” to 8.5×11˝. Read and see more.
Tactive Project Spotlight: Invesque S’mores Kits
Posted on their website blog by Tactive, Indianapolis, IN:

Invesque needed a tactile marketing partner to help them narrow down product options within their budget, source name-brand retail items in bulk, and find a way to minimize the cost of shipping heavy stone fire pits. Read more.
Walsworth: 5 Things You Can Do to Make the Prepress Process Smoother
Posted on their website blog by Walsworth, Ripon, WI:

As a Customer Education Specialist at Walsworth, James Wamser gets asked plenty of questions by clients who want to make the prepress-to-print process as smooth as possible. Here's his advice for custom printing with the top five questions he has answered lately. Read more.
Fiery Announces Independence following Separation from EFI While Remaining Wholly Owned by Siris
Fiery®, which provides leading Digital Front End (DFE) technology for production and industrial printing, has announced that it has been separated from Electronics For
Imaging, Inc. and established as a separate company that will operate independently while remaining owned by EFI’s owner, Siris Capital Group LLC. 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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