December 6, 2017
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
Send your new hires to PRINT 101!

If you have hired employees that are not only new to the company but new to the printing industry, then this program is for them! This program will take place on Friday, December 15th at Fullerton College’s Printing Department. PIASC Members Fee is $75 which includes lunch, training and some hands on practice.

Participants will go through the basics of printing, including:

  • History of print and its impact on society
  • Terminology
  • Color Theory
  • Common machinery used in print production
  • Basic processes
  • Post-press finishing operations
  • Production flow of a job from order entry to delivery
  • And more!

This program is perfect for those new to the field of graphic communications whether it be receptionist, creatives, sales, administration, customer service or production. It is also good for those wanting a refresher course.

Our trainer is Professor Glenn Huerth who has been an instructor at Fullerton College for the last 12 years and has over 40 years of printing experience.

Space is limited so register today. Contact Emily at 323.728.9500, ext. 262.
We Welcome our New PIASC Members
PIASC Board of Directors and staff welcome the following new members:

Do you know of a business in our industry who are not yet members? Refer them and you’ll get $100 towards your dues and they’ll get first month dues free >>
Successfully Passing the Reins to Successors
Family business succession can be the most difficult way to transition one's business if they have not prepared the successors early on. Furthermore, the emotional ties between parents and children can be a major stumbling block to a successful transition.

"There are many ways to exit your business, but none harder than selling to family members, especially your kids," said CPA Chris Falco, a founding partner of the accounting firm Falco Sult.

Source: Falco Sult News & Insights, November 2017
Paper Into Visionary Art! Check Out This Neat Video
Felix Semper’s stretchable paper sculptures are inspired by traditional marble stone busts.
Mailers Concerned Postal Regulatory Commission Proposal Would Drive Much More Business out of the Postal Service
Washington, DC – The Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service (C21) , an organization of the private sector mailing industry, today released the following statement regarding the proposal by the Postal Regulatory Commission to allow the Postal Service to raise rates significantly beyond inflation. Art Sackler, coordinator of C21, issued the following statement:
“Given the Commission’s statutory responsibilities, this decision was not surprising but it was still disappointing. The more-than-doubling over 5 years at current inflation rates proposed by the Commission would be harmful to postal customers and the Postal Service. While an increase in postage rates may bring some short-term relief to the Postal Service, it may create more harm than good by potentially forcing much more mail out of the system. And once mail leaves, it rarely come back. 
“The surest way to restore stability at the Postal Service would be for Congress to pass the bipartisan Postal Reform Act (HR 756), rather than have the Commission require postal customers to pay for obligations imposed by Congress on USPS that exceed any in the private sector and are a major contributor to USPS’ financial difficulties. This common-sense legislation would stabilize the Postal Service without an excessive increase in postage rates. The Postal Service remains an important part of our economy, supporting more than 7.5 million jobs and $1.4 trillion in annual sales revenues.”
The USPS: Things You Don't Know You Need To Know
Everyone knows that the Postal Service is big, moves a lot of mail, and has been struggling as hardcopy mail volume declines. But is that all that a printer or printer/mailer needs to know?

This FREE webinar to members covers how less visible conditions, actions, and future events may have a bigger impact on the companies that produce mail than those companies may realize.

The Old-Fashioned Mail-Order Catalog is Making a Comeback
In one TV commercial from this year’s Toys R Us holiday campaign, a mom sweats through her cycling workout while her suspiciously helpful daughter tries to stir up a breeze. “I’m just gonna leave this right here,” the girl says, covering the stationary bike’s display with her impromptu fan — an old-school mail-order catalog. The Toys R Us catalog makes an appearance in several of the toy merchant’s holiday ads, which coach kids that “the naughty list is not an option.”

So Cal's Industry Honorees!
On November 10th, Janet Green ( Greens, Inc. – Irvine) received the Naomi Berger Award given annually to the outstanding woman leader in the printing industry. Janet’s extraordinary record of accomplishment as a stand-out sales rep, leader of her own family firm, Chairperson of both PIASC and PIA, and the culmination of years of work on boards and committees testify to her talent and energy.

At the same time, Marina Joyce (INEZ D – Anaheim) was inducted into the Ben Franklin Honor Society. Marina was the founder of INTAGLIO (Los Angeles), an award winning design to print firm. She has served as a Board Member and Chairperson of PIASC and is the author of Designing for Print, a comprehensive manual for designers working in print.

Congratulations Janet and Marina!
Left to Right: Doug Rawson, Bob Lindgren, Rob Miller, Amy Miller, Janet Green, Marina Joyce, Jack Stoughton, Jr., Lou Caron, Jim Joyce
Equipment Wanted
Rollem Scoring and Perfing Machine, 45"-54” Cutter, and Kansa Padding Machine.
Please call Mike at 909.592.4419.
Quote of the Week
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson