December 5, 2018
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
Oh What Fun it is to Ride!
1st Annual Toy Drive & Ride

Since October, several members and their employees have been collecting toys and gifts for the kids at City of Hope. We collected approximately 1,500 toys and gifts. We also collected $1,000 in gift card donations and $1,385 in monetary donations to City of Hope.

To finalize the event, we had riders dressed as Santa, Mrs. Clause and even the Grinch join us at GPA, Surfacing Change in Cerritos to load and take all the donations to City of Hope. On Saturday, December 1st, the riders took over the 605 freeway as motorist waved and cheered as they rode by.

Once arriving at City of Hope, kids waved at us from the window, others who were able joined us outside and COH nurses staff and visitors enjoyed taking pictures with the riders.

We are excited to have this event again next year. To receive updates throughout the year, CLICK HERE to like the Toy Drive & Ride Facebook page.
WEBINAR: Top 10 CAL/OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them! January 18th
The recent high dollar CAL/OSHA citations (especially numbers 1, 2, and 3) are indicative of our Printing Industry having far too many amputations over the years. As a result, OSHA has established a National Emphasis Program (NEP) that identifies our industry as a “High Hazard Industry”, and we are targeted for unannounced CAL/OSHA enforcement audits.

Our January 18th webinar will go over all these citation categories. CAL/OSHA-required safety practices, to avoid both these citations and the serious potential employee injuries that can result from not following these requirements, will be covered.

(Figures only reflect Commercial Printers NAICS Code 323111, a small portion of all print affiliated companies)
News Flash Report Available: Planning for 2019?
Economic and Print Market Outlook and Implications for Printers

Printing Industry of America’s Center for Print Economics and Management just released its newest Flash Report: Planning for 2019: Economic and Print Market Outlook and Implications for Printers. In this Special Flash Report PIA provides its assessment of current economic and print market conditions, and offers its forecast for the 2019 economy and print markets.

Specifically, the following topics are addressed:
  • An update on current macroeconomic conditions
  • The outlook for the 2019 economy • Current print market conditions
  • Printers’ current business models (print processes, product and service offerings)
  • Outlook for print markets in 2019
  • Key issues for PIA members in 2019
It's Time to Nominate! Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Executive of the Year
PIASC’S Benjamin Franklin Award is the highest honor presented in Southern California’s printing industry. Past recipients of this award claim that this is indeed the highlight of their career. Keeping the significance and prestige of this honor in mind, please take the time to make your choice known. Review the following criteria and return your nomination to PIASC right away. The PIASC Benjamin Franklin Award honors an individual for being a long-term major contributor to the graphic arts industry in Southern California.
Nominees for this award should be:
  • Successful in his or her chosen profession.
  • A person of high principles and integrity.
  • A person who shares time and talent to work toward the advancement of the printing industry.
  • A person who works for the betterment of society through civic, community or religious involvements.
  • A person who has worked in the graphic arts industry for at least 15 years, with at least five of those years in Southern California.
Nominations are due no later than December 28, 2018.

Questions, please contact Kristy Villanueva , 323.728.9500, Ext. 215.

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
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from."