January 15, 2020
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties

Friday, February 28th, 4:00 PM


  • Increased name recognition in the industry and with potential clients.
  • Local and national media exposure.
  • Exclusive use of 2020 Print Excellence Awards logo for you stationery and collateral material.
  • Recognition of winners via the PIASC's website, bi-weekly Native.news and weekly e-newsletter e-Flash with a link to your company’s website.
  • Stunning awards to display honoring your achievement.
  • Social media recognition and exposure on both Twitter and Instagram.
  • Customized awards featuring your client’s or employee’s name available for purchase.

Pre-Order Your 2020 Labor Law Posters
If you have at least one employee, compliance with labor law posting requirements is vital.
Many regulations have been updated or introduced for California in 2020. As soon as the new posters are available your 2019 posters will be considered outdated and you will no longer be in compliance.
This year PIASC is able to save our members even more money by offering the California State and Federal posters for just $18.50 for both  (versus $24.50) . All other posters have also gone down in price.
The 2020 updated posters will include the following important revisions:
  • California Minimum Wage Notice
  • Discrimination Notice

Depending on their operations, some companies may also be required to display additional notices, such as forklift safety, fire extinguisher use, safe lifting and blood borne pathogens. 
Avoid fines and penalties by pre-ordering your posters.   Posters will be printed and shipped once the state approves all updates. Contact Gloria at 323.728.9500 or Gloria@pisac.org to receive the order form. 
Leadership that Achieves the 20/20 Vision
Vision, mission, purpose and leadership are words we constantly hear in business today. Vision is the plan for what the future of our organizations will look like, while mission refers to our daily activities to achieve these long-term goals.
Our purpose is why our companies ultimately do what they do. For our companies to be successful, it’s important
to understand what a vision is, and how strong leadership helps us accomplish it.

Vision is how we think about or desire the future to look. A clear and concise (20/20) vision allows all internal and external organizational stakeholders to know where our company is trying to go.

R.A.I.S.E. Foundation 33rd Annual Surplus Drive
This is the 33rd consecutive year that PIASC/R.A.I.S.E. Foundation invites graphic arts teachers to benefit from the generosity of PIASC members by participating in this annual paper and office supplies give-away. 
This year our special host is Advantage, Inc.—Their print capacity places Advantage squarely as one of the largest sheet fed and web offset providers in the Western US located in Anaheim and now a second location in Placentia, CA.

Take a Plant Tour!
Advantage, Inc. welcomes instructors to tour their plant. Please RSVP if you plan to participate.
 Saturday, January 18th
Registration starts at 7am.
Plant Tour at 8:30am.
Distribution starts at 9am.

 Advantage, Inc.
540 S. Melrose St.
Placentia, CA 92870
YouTube Trends: What Marketers Need to Know
YouTube is sometimes not even part of the social media conversation; it’s just known as a video platform. But it is a social network. It’s also the number-one video platform, second–most-visited website, and second-largest search engine in the world.

Marketers should consider it simply because their target audience is definitely there. YouTube has over 2 billion monthly active users and their consumption is going up all the time on mobile, desktop, and even smart TVs. People are viewing content for longer, which is YouTube’s goal: to increase time on the platform so they can sell advertising to build business.

California Consumer Privacy Act: 
What Printers Need to Know
Thursday, January 16, 2020
11:00 am PST

Presented by:
Nancy Perkins, Counsel, Arnold & Porter
RJ Cervantes, Partner, Fernandez / Cervantes Government Affairs
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect on January 1, 2020. Any company which receives, for commercial purposes, personal information of consumers who live in California may be impacted by this new law. This webinar will provide a general overview of the CCPA with a description of the risks and obligations for print service providers.

We’ll address…

·      General CCPA overview: What is it, and how does it impact your business?
·      Retention period for consumer records
·      How do you handle customer/employee requests for information?
·      Internal access rights to consumer records
·      Servicing client (and consumer) requests for disclosures, modifications and/or erasures
·      What new laws are coming down the pipeline that your business may have to comply with.

Free for members / $99 for Non-Members

Don't miss this informational webinar!
Login information will be emailed once you have registered.
Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday Celebration
Join the good Doctor’s 314th Birthday Party where he will host a family version of his life and inventions at 11:00 am, and a more adult level at 1:00 pm. Following the second show there will be a special Question and Answer segment with Franklin’s Revolu- tionary Friends.Enjoy refreshments and birthday cake with Dr. Franklin, print your own historical keepsakes on the Museum’s antique presses, as well as special tours of the Museum’s unique working collection! Come and wish Franklin and his friends well, and thank him for all of his inventions and help in creating our country!

Date: January 18, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: International Printing Museum
Address: 315 W. Torrance Blvd. Carson, CA 90745
Price: $12 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors
Other Upcoming Webinars

DATE: January 29, 2020
TIME: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Your industry lobbyist has been keeping an eye on a variety of bills as it makes its way through the California legislature. Now that this year’s legislative session has come to an end, here’s an update from our lobbyist, RJ Cervantes of Fernández | Cervantes Government Affairs on what was signed into law…and what was not.
RJ will cover the following: 
  • Bills Signed into Law
  •  Bills Not Signed into Law-Eligible for Reintroduction Next Year
  •  Bills Not Signed into Law-Consider these “Dead”

DATE: February 11, 2020
TIME: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Are you pricing your goods and services to capture your fair share of the market whilst still achieving profitability? 

Main learning points include: 
  • Dissecting why each one of the four most commonly used price-setting strategies alone don’t work 
  • Exploring revenue, overhead, price-setting and profitability issues including the break-even formula as a “what if?” tool 
  • Learning what to do when customers say that they can get the same product down the block cheaper and effectively get your asking price consistently 

DATE: February 18, 2020
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
In this webinar, we dive into the rising cost of payment processing and tools available to reduce the fees your business pays.

Let’s take a closer look at interchange rates, the growing use of reward/cashback cards and the options merchants can utilize to reduce their costs through direct bank transfers, interchange optimization, and how Zero Cost Credit is saving merchants money. 
Best Moment: Willem Blaeu World Map, ca. 1640
Watch Christopher Lane's appraisal of a Willem Blaeu World Map, ca. 1640 in Meadow Brook Hall, Hour 1.

Quote of the Week
"Begin your day with an 'I get to' instead of 'I have to.' "