November 21, 2018
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
Have Extra Paper You Don't Need?

Your paper donations are very much needed by teachers and students with graphic communications or arts programs. It's no secret that these programs run almost without a budget; therefore, they need help from industry to secure the paper needed to continue training their students and our potential future workforce.

Start setting aside your tax-deductible donation of your extra paper and extra office supplies and then on January 17 & 18, 2019, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., please deliver it to:
Advantage, Inc.
1600 N. Kramer Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806

If you have any questions, contact Kristy Villanueva at 323.728.9500, ext. 215

How are these materials distributed to instructors? Instructors are invited to pick up needed paper and office supplies from Advantage, Inc. on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Distribution starts at 9:00 a.m. and there is hardly ever surplus left behind.

Please do not bring any chemistry supplies, film or equipment. If you have surplus equipment, please notify Kristy Villanueva at 323.728.9500, Ext. 215.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
PIASC will close today at 2:00 pm and will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return to business on Monday, November 26th.

PIASC's Board of Directors and staff wish you a warm, healthy and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

WEBINAR: The WOW Factor – Digital Embellishment Effects, Techniques and Best Practices
Nov. 29th, 11:00am – 12:00pm PDT
FREE for Members

Research has shown that a consumer’s experience is not just visual—it includes other senses, including our sense of touch. For your customers, it’s all about getting attention and response. Digital embellishment can add WOW to print with the digital application of spot colors, spot varnish, dimensional varnish, foil or other effects.

Attend this webinar and learn how to create an undeniable connection that adds value to the printed piece!

You Will Learn:
  • Digital embellishment effects and options
  • Why you should incorporate digital embellishment in your print projects
  • Best practices for use
  • How to create spot varnish and foil effects using layers, filters and actions
  • How to create a PDF file that includes the digital embellishment effects needed for print production
Need to Let Some Employees Go?
PIASC Resources Can Help Whether you’re downsizing your staff or terminating the employment of someone who is not meeting your standards, letting employees go is always a challenge. Luckily, as a PIASC member you have access to a variety of resources that can help ease the burden.

In a layoff situation, make it easier for the terminated employees to quickly find employment elsewhere by including information about PIASC’s free Employment Service in your termination packet. Our staffing services are industry-specific, and our recruiters usually have numerous open positions available for those with experience in or knowledge of the graphic communications industry.

To make it easy for you to share information about PIASC’s Employment Service, we have created a downloadable flier. This can be found in the members-only resource section of the website, under Human Resources/Terminations.

This Human Resources/Terminations section of the website also contains a number of helpful resources for you.

These include:
  • Information about the “WARN” notices that are required prior to a plant closing or mass layoff
  • Government-required notices that you must give to those whose employment is being terminated
  • Guide to Progressive Discipline and Termination
  • 3-part Guide to Termination, including practical steps you can take to avoid, or defend against, a wrongful termination claim
  • Employment Termination Checklist
  • Employee Separation Questionnaire

Of course, as a PIASC member you also have access to HR support. You can call our in-house HR expert when challenging labor situations or questions arise. It’s like having a human resources consultant on call…for free.
2019 Print Excellence Awards Competition Deadline
Start Reviewing your 2018 Samples!

The 15th Annual Print Excellence Awards Competition deadline will be:

Friday, February 22, 2019
PIASC Offices, Los Angeles
2019 Graphics Night

The premier graphics industry event of the year! Honor the Executive of the Year and see the winners of the annual Print Excellence Awards competition.

Friday, May 3, 2019
Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry
Quote of the Week
"Never let your memories be greater than your dreams"