August 8, 2018
Helping you Engage! Explore! Energize! Excel!
PrintROCKS! Judging is Complete!
Wanna find out who won???
Come to the PrintROCKS! Party! Friday, September 21st, 5:30-11pm at the Melody Ballroom & Event Center.

You'll enjoy:
  • Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres
  • Viewing of all the entries and voting for People's Choice
  • Photo Booth with FREE take home prints of the photos
  • Silent auction to benefit the PPI Educational Trust
  • Full sit down Dinner
  • Presentation of PrintROCKS! Awards, Hickey Pickers and Printastic Educator
  • Casino gaming
  • Caricature artists
  • and more!

We have a block of rooms at the Portland Marriott City Center .
Help out the OMSI Mini Maker Fair!
The Independent Publishing Resource Center is working with the Portland Printers Alliance (PPA) Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16th at the  OMSI Mini Maker Faire . PPA is organizing steam roller printing and are looking for volunteers to carve large blocks and to help the day of both printing and tabling. We're looking for large sheets of paper and large linoleum blocks for carving, and anyone who might be interested in being a part of the fun and/or would be able to assist with materials. If this is you, let us know ASAP!
Webinar Recordings Available to Members
Did you miss the Quarterly HR Webinar? How about How to Manage Legal and Illegal Drug Use In The Workplace? Did you know you can watch the recordings at your leisure? If you register for the FREE webinars, you will be sent a link to watch the recording when it's convenient for you! Register for the upcoming ones today!
Profit Matters Webinars: Free to Members!
Check out the calendar at the end of this email or on our website to register for all the new FREE webinars available to members. Webinars include:
Did you receive your calendar?
Members and Educators across our region should have received in the mail a very special Academic Year calendar, designed by the winners of the 2018 Student Poster Contest. It was printed, bound and shipped by 10 different member companies, all donating their time, talents and materials to this project. The paper was donated by WCP Solutions. If you did not receive one and would like to purchase one, they are available on the ExploreVizComm website for $10.
2018 Print Market Atlas NOW AVAILABLE!
For the fifth year, PIA’s Center for Print Economics and Management has compiled a report using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the County Business Patterns database. Print owners have used this report to get a glimpse of what the market looks like in their area. Members can download the report for free from the Printing Industries of America online store. The report is $200 for non-members. Read more .
Did you miss the deadline for the Wage & Benefit Survey?
Online submission of the survey is now closed, but if you fax the paper copy to us by the end of THIS WEEK you can still be included in the survey and get your FREE results! Send yours in today!
Here's what's coming up:
August 14th - Profit Matters Webinar
September 13th - Virtual Conference
September 21st - PARTY!