November 20, 2019
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
Got Extra Paper?

Donate your surplus paper and office supplies on January 16-17, 2020 to support our future workforce!

How does this work?

Every year, we ask industry members to donate their unused paper and office supplies to help supplement graphic arts programs with extremely limited budgets.

When are the supplies delivered?

Thursday & Friday, January 16 & 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

R.A.I.S.E. Foundation staff will receive donations and hand out receipts.


Advantage, Inc.
1600 N Kraemer Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Are these donations tax deductible?
 R.A.I.S.E. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable and educational foundation. Contributions from individuals and corporations may be deductible from state and federal income taxes. 

Group Ride
Saturday, December 7, 2019
You can also join the GROUP RIDE: All Bikes are welcome! Saturday, December 7, 2019 is the Toy Distribution at City of Hope in Duarte, CA.

Starting Point:  GPA Surfacing Change, 16001 Arthur St, Cerritos, CA 90703

Check-in begins:  8:00am

Ride to City of Hope:  9:15am (Kick Stands Up)

Destination & Distribution of Gifts:  City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte, CA 91010
Distribute Toys at 10:00am
Annual Toy Drive & Ride Participants!
If your company is looking to give back, think of the children of City of Hope. The following companies and their employees are making a difference!
Inspiring Commitment as Leaders
How do we address the personal, human side of business and leadership with our inherent management expectations of delivering results?

As managers and leaders, our jobs are multifaceted. We play different functions in our interactions with team members. These functions exist on a continuum, ranging from directing to connecting.

We direct our teams — providing feedback, vision and clear priorities. We share our perspective, our experiences and our reasoning's. We teach new skills and new ways of thinking. We coach team members as they practice new skills so they can move from basic to expert. We connect with our team members, generating trust and commitment.

Traditionally, our application of these functions has been lopsided, with most of our interactions on the directing side of the continuum and few on the connecting side. While command-and-control management can deliver results in the short term, it doesn’t last.

Source:Jamie Parker , SGIA,
How to Use Video in a YouTube Sales Funnel
How to Use Video in a YouTube Sales Funnel

Building a YouTube marketing funnel means understanding what types of videos to produce, and there’s no better framework than the content marketing funnel.

By understanding the stages of the content marketing funnel, you’ll clearly see how powerful it is and how your videos will appeal to buyers at each stage.

Take a look at what the funnel includes along with types of YouTube videos you can produce at each stage.

Annual Technical Conference
The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts is an international association of industry professionals and academics dedicated to scientific research and technological innovation in the diverse field of graphic communications. The Annual Technical Conference provides authors one of the premier platforms for communication, publication, and outreach in the graphic communications industry. During the event, industry leaders, innovators, researchers, scientists, and end users can evaluate the latest R&D and learn how it can impact their own activities and business.

For Industry Professionals it offers the opportunity to evaluate the benefit and use of developing technology, be aware of new technological trends, network with peers who are actively conducting research, and cultivate new upcoming talent.

Mission: To provide a worldwide forum for sharing and disseminating theoretical, functional, and practical information on current and emerging technologies for graphic arts print production and related processes.
San Fernando Valley print company has office space available at below market value for 3-4 people - desks included. Perfect for small team. Conference table, window, Kitchenette. All utilities paid for. 

Call Mike at 818-335-1930  
EST. 1954 Gardena. CA Owner retiring, Gross 45k/year, rice 32K, Fully
Equipped w/inventory, Accounts, Low Rent 1000 Sq. Ft. Shop
Call 310-327-3813 or 657-258-0247
2020 Continuous Improvement Conference 
Striving for Peak Performance
The Continuous Improvement Conference is the only annual event focused on helping printing and converting companies and other custom manufacturers achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean thinking and other management and quality systems. Year after year attendees directly link reduced costs, lowered waste, and increased profit margins to ideas gained from conference presentations and networking. The conference is presented by Printing Industries of America (PIA) and Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA).

Whether you’re starting a structured improvement program, or are looking for ways to sustain and improve your existing efforts, the conference has content specifically designed for your knowledge level.

The conference is organized around subject areas:

  • Leadership and Culture
  • Process and Tools—Advanced
  • Process and Tools—Fundamental
  • Developing People
Steadfast in your commitment to operational excellence? Then come and find out what that concept truly means and why people keep coming back and are willing to recommend this conference to a colleague (100% in 2019). The content is full of practical ideas—many delivered by fellow printers—to rid your company of inefficiencies and boost customer satisfaction.

How will you benefit?
Upcoming Webinars
DATE: December 3, 2019
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Hourly Cost Rates are a critical element of estimating and understanding production costs, yet many companies don’t apply much rigor in the calculation and update of rates. In this session, we’ll look at this topic in detail and talk about best practices in the identification of cost and the allocation of indirect costs.
DATE: December 10, 2019
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

xpanded gamut printing with CMYK+OGV inks represents a revolution in spot color printing for packaging, speciality graphics and signage printers. The Ryerson University Expanded Gamut study is an evaluation of the capabilities and advantages of expanded gamut printing, that highlight products and services from vendors who have offerings in the area of CMYK+OGV printing. All the key vendors, including, but not limited to Kodak, Esko, GMG, CGS, ColorLogic, etc. include tests for spot color accuracy, choice of colorants to make a color, number of colorants to make a color, amount of ink used, smoothness, Photoshop interface to maintain gamut vs expand gamut, dealing with skin tones, targets, Pantone Extended Gamut Guide, etc.
DATE: December 19, 2019
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

CPG packaging presents numerous opportunities to printers. Of course, there’s the actual printing itself, but it doesn’t have to stop there. There are opportunities both upstream and downstream in the process, including art production, package structure designing, fulfillment services, etc.

You Will Learn
  • CPGs continued… brief recap from last webinar
  • Packaging types that show growth
  • Areas of opportunity
  • Moving upstream and downstream
  • 10 steps to success
How to Print Like Warhol
"Discover how artist Andy Warhol made his colourful and iconic silkscreen prints.

From Brillo boxes and black bean soup to portraits of films stars, Andy Warhol is famous for his bright and bold paintings and prints that celebrate 1960s popular culture. This style of art is called pop art. "

Quote of the Week
"We cannot be reluctant to lead and you cannot lead from behind"