March 28, 2019
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
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PIASC Graphics Night is the event you don’t want to miss. With over 350 in attendance this is the evening we celebrate our Executive of the Year and the winners of the regional printing competition, Print Excellence Awards. Mark your calendar for Friday, May 3, 2019 at Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry and bring with you the people that help make your company successful: your employees, clients, friends, and family.
The cerebration begins at 5:30 pm with a hosted wine reception. Entries of the printing competition will be on display for your viewing pleasure and during this time, guest can participate and select their favorite piece, the "People's Choice Award"! The evening continues with dinner followed by the evening's program where all in attendance will hear the acceptance speech of our Executive of the Year and witness the winners for awards like:
Best of Catalogs - Best of Packaging - Best of Foil Stamping - Best of Media Kits -
Best of Point-of-Purchase - Best of Digital Printing - Best of Binding - And much more!
Thank you to our sponsors!
PIASC's Executive of the Year:
Janet Steiner

Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California (PIASC) announces the selection of Janet Steiner, former CEO of Thoro Packaging in Corona, California, as it’s Executive of the Year. PIASC is the largest affiliate of Printing Industries of America, the national trade association for the printing and graphic arts industry. “Janet was chosen for this honor because she is held in such high regard as the leader of an innovative and very successful folding carton company,” says Janet Green, PIASC Public Relations Chair.

Thoro Packaging was originally launched by Janet’s father in 1967. Janet got involved out of a desire to help him achieve his goals. One thing led to another, and in 1982 she took over as President, eventually buying the business. Under Janet’s 36 years of leadership Thoro Packaging grew exponentially—from about $2 million in annual sales to nearly $38 million—and became an industry-leading packaging solutions company. 
Member-Only Career Day
Cal Poly, GrC Department, San Luis Obispo
May 17, 2019

The PIASC team continues visiting members and one concern we found to always come into conversation is the lack of qualified people. Whether it be a pressman or a sales representative, there is just not enough.

PIASC is working to make a positive impact on this shortage of talent in our industry and one of those efforts is a PIASC hosted member-only career day at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo on May 17th.

This event is limited to 8 member companies on a first come, first serve basis. Those participating will have the opportunity to meet and interview Graphic Communications students who have been involved in a course study that combines classroom work with time on various pieces of equipment. The event is also a great chance to showcase your organization. Some members use displays while many opt to bring samples and literature that describe their organizations. Giveaways are popular with the students and leave a lasting impression.

If you are interested, please contact Kristy Villanueva , 323.728.9500, Ext. 215
Krazy Krafts Day
This Saturday, March 30th
For Kids & for the "Kid" in all of us...
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$10.00 per Person

  • Letterpress Printing — print on antique letterpress machines
  • Papermaking — Get your hands wet and create your own sheet of paper from pulp
  • Calligraphy Demonstrations
  • Cartooning — create your own bank of character faces
  • Japanese Origami — learn how to fold sculptures with an origami master
  • Paper Marbling — create your own swirling colors on paper
  • Screen Printing T-Shirts — be sure to bring your own white or light colored t-shirt to print on.
  • Bookbinding — learn how to fold paper and create unique books
  • Mini Tours — watch metal letters being cast, print a page on Gutenberg’s press, and more!
  • Watch the giant “Linotype” in action!
  • What’s a Ludlow?
  • And Many More Surprises ? ! ? !

315 W Torrance Boulevard
Carson, CA 90745
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April 24, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
PIASC Conference Center
5800 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90040

Space is limited to 12 registrants so sign up now.
For more information CLICK HERE .
Ask the Technical Expert
One of the benefits of membership is the technical expertise provided by Printing Industries of America. The technical experts of the Center for Technology and Research discuss common production problems and issues.

Q. A customer has submitted a file with text made up of all four process colors on almost every page. What’s the best course of action?

A. Twice in the last few months we’ve been asked to offer our opinion on whether jobs that had four-color type were commercially acceptable. If the text is gray, and the gray is made up of all four process colors, misregistration can become noticeable even on large text, and is very obvious on small text—even if registration is held within the tightest of tolerances on press. The best course of action here is to alert the customer and encourage them to convert the text to black (or a tint of black) only.

In the case of a job that has an abundance of colored text made up of all four process colors, the customer also needs to know that there could be potential for misregistration that will affect printed quality. If the customer insists on leaving the four-color type, then it should be acknowledged in writing that the customer has been made aware of the potential problems that can ensue.
Important EEO-1 Updates
Important EEO-1 Updates There’s a lot going on with the annual EEO-1 survey, which requires employers to report on the number of people they employ, categorized by location, race/ethnicity, gender and job category. The EEO-1 must be filed annually by private employers with 100 or more employees, as well as employers in some other specified categories.

Submission deadline extended
Due to the impact of the recent partial government shutdown on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the deadline to file the 2018 EEO-1 survey has been extended from March 31 to May 31, 2019.

More detailed data may be required—or not
Back in 2016 the EEOC had announced that, starting in March 2018, filing requirements would expand to include pay data (not just head count) for employees in each job category, broken down by gender, and race/ethnicity. Many employers breathed a sigh of relief when, in August 2017, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued an indefinite stay of this new reporting requirement.

Now it looks like the granular reporting requirements may be back. On March 4, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated this stay and restored the prior directives.

At this point it is too soon to know if this will affect the 2018 EEO-1 survey that is due on May 31 or not, as the OMB is likely to appeal this decision and seek to have any changes to the form postponed until the appeal is heard. 

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