August 14, 2019
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
This Year We Honor Our Beloved...PAPER!
The 21st Annual Paper & Substrate Show
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
We'll welcome the spirits of long lost sample books with an ofrenda (altar) that pays tribute to difficult task of selecting stock. We'll eat, drink and make memories to celebrate the wonderful cover, text, book, linen, vellum, felt and even smooth papers of our time. To set the spirited mood, the room will be decorated with calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), and of course paper picado (meticulously made paper art).
All that's left to prepare for your Día de los Papers celebration is to register now for PIASC's 21st Annual Paper & Substrate Show. From the latest substrates to the coolest samples, this is your chance to experience and share your life-affirming joy of paper.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Andrei’s Conscious
Cuisine Event Center
2607 Main Street,
Irvine, CA 92614
Pre-Register by 8/30:
Members $30, Non-Members $40, Students/Designers $20

Register after 8/30:
Members $40, Non-Members $50, Students/Designers $30
Are You Taking Full Advantage of the iLearning Center?

One of the many benefits of membership in PIASC is that this also includes membership in Printing Industries of America (PIA), the national graphic arts trade association. Your membership in PIA then gives you access to PIA’s iLearning Center .
Developed by and for the printing industry, the iLearning Center offers free courses for every member of your team. Topics include everything from print production, graphics and Lean manufacturing to sales, marketing, customer service and more. For example, current course offerings include:
  • Basics of Cost Estimating
  • Prepress Hardware, Software and File Formats
  • Illustrator for Prepress
  • Sheetfed Offset Lithographic Press
  • Color Management Fundamentals
  • Building a Data Plan for Variable Data
  • Advanced Sales Training: Maximizing Profits Through Verticals
  • SEO Basics
  • And much more.
To access these courses, you’ll need a PIA login, which is different from your PIASC login. To get login information, contact Gloria Vargas at 323.728.9500, Ext. 219.
Equipment for Sale

  • Xante Impressia Digital Multi-Media Production Press
  • $7,000
  • Model No. 500-100942
  • 110V with Feeder System, Stand & Conveyor
  • Includes- Hard Drive, Duplexer, & Iqueue Ultimate Software
  • Excellent Condition!
  • Meter: 76,695 Color Impressions & 43,961 Black and White Impressions.
  • Contact Ed at 310.970.1777
Engage with over 600 Exhibitors
All Under One-Roof
The next generation of the SGIA expo,  PRINTING United , is bringing the entire printing industry together for three days this October. Save time and increase your ROI by seeing it all unfold under one-roof on one very large show floor.
We'll have 724,000+ square feet of technologies, covering applications in the all major segments of printing, including:

  • Commercial
  • Functional
  • Apparel/Textile
  • Graphics/Wide-format
  • In-plant
  • Packaging

These three days mean more to the printing industry that any other days on the calendar. Don’t miss out, be in the room where convergence takes place.
Registration for PRINTING United will be free through September 10. Some events have additional fees. Learn more and register at
PIASC Members Save 20% on Workplace Harassment Prevention Training
Last year Governor Brown signed SB 1343 into law. Starting in 2019, employers with just five or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to supervisory employees, and one hour of this training for nonsupervisory employees, every two years by January 1, 2020 . The law will also apply to temporary and seasonal employees. 

We are excited to recommend our Preferred Partner, Traliant, offering a pricing discount for PIASC members.
Traliant’s award-winning Preventing Discrimination & Harassment course is training your employees will actually enjoy with bite-sized interactive videos highlighting real-world scenarios in a variety of environments. This online course is available for both employees and managers and covers federal and state regulations, including California.  
Member Discount Price
  • 2 Hour Manager training is just $27.50/pp
  • 1 Hour Employee training is just $16.00/pp
Postal Regulations That Trouble
Print Service Providers
Print service providers don’t always mail what they produce for their clients, but when they do, they must be clear about the rules and regulations administered by the U.S. Postal Service. Generating mailings (or even designing mailings) without considering the mailing requirements can blow the client’s budget, cause delivery delays, or depress campaign results. In severe cases the postal service might even reject the mail. Help clients get the most from their investments in printed and mailed communications and generate worry-free mail by being informed about mailing requirements.

Move Update
Move update is the USPS’ regulation aimed at decreasing the volume of mail that requires forwarding, disposal, or returning to the sender. Besides diminishing the ROI on a mailing campaign, undeliverable as addressed (UAA) mail increases expenses for the USPS and delays deliveries. Mailers have choices about how they go about conforming to the move update regulation. The Postal Service approves of three methods:

Upcoming PIASC MEMBER-ONLY Webinars
WEBINAR: How to Get Paid On Time 
Also Assuring Good Paying Customers Stay that Way

DATE: September 10, 2019
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

In this presentation they will review: 
  • Software – Why you need advanced tools and software to help you do your job and manage your customers
  • Onboarding of your customer – the power of making good decisions
  • Internal Collection Process – why you need a defined and documented process
  • 3rd Party Placement Strategy – when a customer does become a payment problem, what do you do?
WEBINAR: Like a Pro: How to Analyze an M&A Opportunity
DATE: August 27, 2019
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

In this webinar we will talk about: 
  • Thinking and Preparing to Buy or Sell – From an Owner’s Perspective 
  • Understanding Value in Current Trends 
  • Learning lessons from Others Mistakes 
  • What’s Attractive (and What’s Not) to Buyers 
WEBINAR: What We Can and Can’t Do with Employment Background Screening
DATE: August 20, 2019
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

We will discuss:
  • Ban The Box / Fair Chance Acts
  • Salary History Bans
  • Social Media Searches
  • Compliant Disclosures / Authorizations 
In Los Angeles a Massive Bookstore Sells Hundreds Of Rare And Expensive Books
The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles is home to over 250,000 books, but it's most famous for its collection of rare and expensive books. It's a place where you can buy a book that costs $1 or $2,000.

Quote of the Week
"If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we would grab our own back"