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In this issue:
National News and Education
Best Shipments Since 2020
Hottest Print Design Trends
Semper Survey
AI Initiative
Video - Sales Tip
GLGA Association News
2023 Women in Print Excellence
Free Member Webinars
Golf Outings
Membership Tip

Member News
Priority Press
Best Graphics Group

National News and Education
Kicking Off 2023: Best Shipments Since 2020
January 2023 printing shipments came in at $6.67 billion, the best start to a year since 2020. See more on
2023’s Hottest Print Design Trends
If you’re looking for a way to help your clients jumpstart their creativity while giving you a competitive edge, you really can’t afford to ignore them. Read and see more on Postpress
Semper Workforce Solutions Reveals Results of Q4 2022 Survey
GLGA member Semper Workforce Solutions has released the results of the 2022 fourth quarter survey of the printing and packaging industries. Recent industry feedback indicates the majority of firms experienced steady sales or growth, but at a lesser pace. Read more.
Copyright Office Launches New Artificial Intelligence Initiative
The U.S. Copyright Office has launched a new initiative to examine the copyright law and policy issues raised by artificial intelligence (AI), including the scope of copyright in works generated using AI tools. Read more.
VIDEO - Short Attention Span Sales Tip
After listening to several presentations in a row recently, I started making a list of what it takes to deliver a good speech. I offer it here because I believe there’s a parallel between good speeches and good sales calls. Read and see more.

Editor's note: Bill Farquharson is one of the presenters of GLGA's popular monthly Short Attention Span webinar.  
GLGA Association News
Nominations Are Now Open for GLGA's Third Annual Women in Print Excellence Award
Do you know a woman working directly in print or in a vendor role supporting print who deserves recognition for their passion, experience, advocacy and mentoring? Nominate them for GLGA's Third Annual Woman in Print Excellence Award. Click here to read more and to download a nomination form.
Upcoming FREE Member Webinars
Springtime is Think Golf Time!
Fun, food, prizes and camaraderie! Don’t miss the 2023 state golf outings – our most popular networking events of the year. Hope you can join us for one, two or all three!

Registration is now open:

Indiana Golf Outing – Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Plum Creek Golf Club, Carmel, IN.

Registration will open soon:

Tenth Annual Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing – Wednesday, July 19, 2023, White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, Bensenville, IL.

Wisconsin State Golf Outing – Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Lake Ripley Golf Club, Cambridge, WI
Maximize Your GLGA Membership
Get maximum ROI from your GLGA membership: take advantage of our Group Buying Programs - local and national programs can save you money. Here's this issue's program:

Preferred partner: McClone
Program: Insurance and Risk Management solutions

For more info, visit their website or call (800) 236-1034.
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
Darwill Marketing Brand Consolidation
Darwill, Hillside, IL, a full-service omnichannel marketing company, is pleased to announce the absorption of our DBA and LLC companies Ross, BlueWing Dental, BlueWing HVAC, and BlueWing Hearing Care in 2023 and will phase-in operations under the Darwill brand name. Read more.
Priority Press Hosts "Print Wars: Your Brand Awakens" 
Posted on LinkedIn by Priority Press, Indianapolis, IN:

In a galaxy very, very close to you, it's time for Priority's annual Carb Day Open House Party! On Friday, May 26th, "Print Wars: Your Brand Awakens" will take place. Expect lightsabers, alcoholic Yoda Soda in the morning, cold beer courtesy of Sun King Brewery in the afternoon. Read and see more.
Best Graphics Group Reaches Sales Milestone
Posted on LinkedIn by Best Graphics Group, Waukesha, WI:

Best Graphics has recently sold our 50th machine for the year! The order that brought us to this milestone was for a New! ITOTEC SC-115Z (45”) Guillotine Cutter. 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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