August 15, 2018
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
Will you accept this paper sample?

Coming this September 18th is the most dramatic paper show yet! There will be twists and turns, well really, just paper and emotions. Come here to make friends, cheers with the ones you haven’t seen since last year, indulge in Andrei’s artichoke parm rolls and beef focaccia bread, and walk away with the coolest and latest samples in the industry.

You’ll have exhibitors fighting for your love. Present your best self, and maybe you’ll get some one-on-one alone time. Wear your emotions on your sleeve and share your love of paper.
Bonus Workshop Before the Event: Designing for Print
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Special Guest Speaker: Marina Poropat Joyce
Hosted by Domtar Paper & Spicers Paper
Walking Distance from Show at Courtyard by Marriott Irvine
2701 Main Street, Irvine CA 92614

A Paper Inspiration workshop for
graphic designers & print purchasers!
  • Discover the best time to choose the paper for your project
  • Learn how paper grades and finishes affect printing quality
  • How to “really” read a paper swatch book
  • Learn how to know if a paper is available
  • Paper myths - BUSTED
  • Exclusive Domtar/Spicers goodie bag!
  • Raffle of Marina Joyce’s book “Designing for Print” ($95 value!)*

*Designing for Print is 208 pages of proven advice for designers and purchasers of print on how to cost, schedule, design and build projects for success in digital, offset, letterpress, and flexo print environments.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Andrei’s Conscious
Cuisine Event Center
2607 Main Street, Irvine

Pre-Register by 8/31: Members $30, Non-Members $40, Students/Designers $20
Register after 8/31: Members $40, Non-Members $50, Students/Designers $30
More than 550 Exhibitors - SGIA Expo in Las Vegas
There is still time to sign-up for your FREE Exhibit pass for the 2018 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas on October 18 - 20.

Here are some things to look forward to:

  • More than 550 exhibitors will be on the show floor, filling an exposition hall the size of 10 football fields.

  • Speaking of exhibitors, they've submitted a record 255 Product of the Year entries! Winners will be announced next week, and submissions will be on display in the Golden Image Gallery.

  • SGIA is offering another prize pack sweepstakes to those who register for the Expo before August 31! Winners will receive two individual SGIA memberships and a pair of tickets to a fabulous Las Vegas production.
PIASC Classifieds - For Sale
Xerox Versant 180 Lease
Current remaining lease term is 27 months. Seller will pay the first (5) months lease payments ($1247/month) for a buyer assuming the lease. AllPro-Graphics & Printing, Los Alamitos. Call Ed at 714 229-9700 or 714 287-5228

Xerox Nuvera 100EA for Sale
Original owners. Is and always has been under Xerox maintenance contract. Meter 8306860. $5500; Ryobi 3302/AB Dick 9995 Two color press for Sale. $5500. AllPro-Graphics & Printing, Los Alamitos. Call Ed at 714 229-9700 or 714 287-5228

HP 5500 Designjet
Designjet printer for $995.00. Barely used. Contact Ann at 714-556-5111 x210 or email

LIFE Merges with SGP, TLMI Becomes Resource Partner
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading non-profit accreditation organization that promotes sustainability in printing practices and manufacturing operations, is supported by numerous major print organizations including Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), Printing Industries of America (PIA), National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and RadTech. 
Over the past several months, TLMI has collaborated with SGP to conduct side-by-side comparisons of the SGP and Label Industry for the Environment (LIFE) programs. It became clear that both organizations have much to gain from each other. As a result of these discussions, SGP is pleased to announce that LIFE certified facilities will be transitioning to SGP. 

Sustainability is one of the key pillars of TLMI’s strategic plan and it is committed to providing the most current and beneficial options for its members’ success. SGP welcomes the numerous LIFE certified facilities that will become SGP certified over the course of the upcoming year. A transition program is being developed for LIFE facilities to meet the SGP criteria elements and adopt the SGP program.
In addition, SGP will benefit from TLMI's involvement as its newest  SGP Resource Partner .
To learn more about SGP and its certification program, visit its website's extensive resource section
State Marijuana Laws - Interactive Map
In this era of legalized marijuana and an ongoing opioid crisis, how can companies manage employees that may be using these or other drugs? 

To better assist you with navigating drug policies, we have created an interactive map that displays information regarding the medical or recreational marijuana legalization status in each state. You can select legal or illegal in the designated boxes to determine the status of marijuana laws and view information for each individual state. The map will be continuously updated with relevant information. To access the interactive map, click here .
In case you missed the How High Can You Go? How to Manage Legal and Illegal Drug Use In The Workplace webinar, click here to access the webinar recording, which covers:
  • The severity of the problem of drugs in the workplace
  • Understanding modern marijuana, both medical and recreational
  • A review of the laws regulating marijuana
  • Strategies for managing medical marijuana use
  • Recognizing prescription and non-prescription opioid use
  • Methods of drug testing
  • Pros and cons of pre-employment drug testing
  • Sample drug policy

For questions on this issue, please contact Printing Industries of America's Director of Human Relations Adriane Harrison for assistance at 412-259-1707 or .
CARB investigation leads to nationwide recall of 500,00+ Cummins heavy-duty trucks
Owners of 2010-2015 model-year vehicles must replace faulty emissions components

The California Air Resources Board announced today that 500,000+ heavy-duty trucks manufactured by Cummins Inc. will be recalled due to excess emissions caused by defective catalysts. Cummins worked collaboratively with CARB on the voluntary recall which constitutes the largest such effort for heavy-duty trucks to date.

The excess emissions were discovered after CARB launched its new Heavy Duty In-Use Compliance program in 2016. The Cummins action marks the first major recall resulting from the program, in which subject vehicles are equipped with Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) to measure truck emissions while operating on streets and highways under typical operating demands and conditions.

As CARB has done with light-duty vehicles (cars and pickups) for decades, it initiated a program in 2016 to bring private fleet-owned or rental trucks that had been operating for several years for testing. Initial readings of some of the Cummins engines revealed higher than expected emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a smog-forming pollutant. This led to more comprehensive testing by CARB.
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Don't reply when you're angry.
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