January 3, 2019
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
Start the New Year Clean by Removing
Paper Clutter from Your Storage

Teachers with graphic communications or arts programs could help free you of the clutter and in return, your business will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the value of the paper donated. The R.A.I.S.E. Foundation helps these programs which run almost without a budget with paper and any office supplies donated by members for the year.
Glenn Laird, the graphic arts instructor at Eagle Rock High School, has been participating in the Surplus Drive for over two decades. The school boasts an extensive graphic production facility, with multiple inkjet printers, a 24” all black film printer, screen printing equipment, sublimation equipment and more.

“I am usually able to get 500 to 1000 pounds of paper at the Surplus Drive,” Glenn shares, “primarily large format white sheets. The paper is all used for the things that our students print for other schools in the district—we’re currently producing printed products for about 60 schools within LAUSD—as well as for non-profit community groups and other governmental organizations. We print everything from posters and banners to t-shirts, mugs, awards and more. We do this work on a cost-only basis, and the donated paper enables us do production work at minimal cost.”

Low costs, of course, help attract more work, and more opportunities for Glenn’s students to increase their graphic production skills. After they graduate, many of Glenn’s students go on to the Graphic Communications Technology program at Pasadena City College, and then transition out to find jobs in the printing field.

Deliveries accepted on:
January 17 & 18
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Advantage, Inc.
1600 N. Kramer Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806

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.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 15th Annual Print Excellence Awards Competition
Let your vibrant innovations shine bright this year!

Which piece will stop the judges in their tracks? Who will fellow printers select for the People’s Choice Award? Who will be honored as Best of Show? Since 2003, we have recognized thousands of printers and suppliers for their award-winning projects. To be a part of this powerful promotional tool for your business, you first have to enter! 

With the advancements in marketing and print technologies over the last several years, there’s no doubt that this competition will bring the best innovation, creativity and quality printing ever seen. Therefore, choose your top-quality printed samples and start submitting it to the 2019 Print Excellence Awards. You’ll have the opportunity to separate your company from others in Southern California, all seeking for the highest honor in print. 

A Print Excellence Award is not only one of the most powerful promotional tools your business can have, but also bragging rights for your clients, your employees, and your company. 

The benefits of winning include:
  • Increased name recognition in the industry and with potential clients. 
  • Local and national media exposure. 
  • Exclusive use of 2019 Print Excellence Awards logo for your stationery and collateral material. 
  • Recognition of winners via the PIASC’s website, bi-weekly Native.news and bi-weekly e-newsletter e-Flash with a link to your company’s website. 
  • Handsome awards to display honoring your achievement. 
  • Customized awards featuring your client’s or employee’s name available for purchase. 
  • PIASC MEMBERS ONLY: Best of Category winners are eligible for free entry of their winning piece into the PIA National’s Premier Print Awards, an international competition. 

This member shares how the competition
strengthen their relationships with clients :
Your State & Federal and IWC Posters Need to be Replaced for 2019
With the new year, as a business, one of the main things to remember is that compliance is key. Many regulations have been updated or introduced for California in 2019. Your 2018 posters will be considered outdated and you will not be in compliance.

PIASC is excited to be able to save our members nearly 25% vs. 2018 prices and offer both the California State posters and the Federal posters at a combined price of $18.50. All other posters have also gone down in price. 
Important things to know:
  • The updated California State & Federal 2019 posters include important revisions to the California Minimum Wage Notice and the Discrimination Notice.

  • The mandatory IWC #1 and IWC #4 posters have both been updated. The new 2019 version will replace the 2017 version.

  • Depending on your operations, your company may also be required to display additional notices, such as forklift safety, fire extinguisher use, safe lifting and/or blood borne pathogens. 

  • Also available are posters on sexual harassment prevention, code of safe practices, fire aid/choking/CPR, California fair housing, California human trafficking, HIPAA, Workers Compensation fraud, and more.

Avoid fines and penalties by pre-ordering your posters. Posters will be printed and shipped once the state approves all updates.

Questions about what posters you need? Contact Cheryl Chong , Director, Human Resources, 323.728.9500, Ext. 218
Greetings! PIASC wishes you a
Happy and Prosperous New Year!
PIASC mailed members the annual New Years card. The card again featured the entire PIASC team who work day in and out to service members. Inside the card included some stats on some of the services we provided in 2018.

This year, we put names to faces. Did you notice?

If you haven't received your card, please contact Kristy Villanueva , 323.728.9500, ext. 215.
Ben Franklin's Electric Birthday Celebration
Come join the  good Doctor’s 313th Birthday party  where he will hosting a  family version  of his life and inventions at  11:00 am  and at a more  adult  level at  1:00 pm  with a special  Question & Answer period  with his revolutionary friends (i.e.: Jefferson, Adams, Washington, Abigail Adams & Madame Brillon from the Versailles Court) moderated by the first printer of "The Declaration of Independence", John Dunlop.
Have refreshments & birthday cake with Dr. Franklin & these distinguished guests. Print out some historical keepsakes on the museum’s antique presses as well as mini-tours of the unique “working “ collection! Come and wish him and his friends well and thank him for all of his inventions and help in creating our country!

International Printing Museum 
315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745
Saturday Jan.19th 2019
11:00 am Franklin ("Kid-Friendly" Show)  &  1:00 pm 
(Adult version  w/ Symposium Q & A on Franklin with his
Revolutionary Friends! @ 2:15pm )
All day printing & tour activities in his honor  
10 am-4:00 pm Cake & refreshments included after each presentation!
$12/Adults $10/Students & Seniors
Free Webinars for Members
Top 10 Cal/OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them
January 18, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Top 10 Don't When Conducting Background Checks
January 22, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Labor Law Updates for 2019
January 30, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
PRINTING United is the 'One-Roof'
Approach the Industry Needs
October 23-25, 2019, Dallas, Texas
PRINTING United is a brand-new trade show event focused on the opportunities this convergence presents. Your PRINTING United experience will include an expansive and comprehensive display of printing technologies and supplies, education, programming and services to take any business to the next level.
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