PRINT 13 And CPP Expo Housing Now Open
GASC Provides Best Rate Guarantee, Attendees and Exhibitors Encouraged to Reserve Rooms Early to Secure Special Rates at Choice Hotels. Housing for PRINT 13 and co-located CPP EXPO is now open, the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has announced. See More/Less
GASC has negotiated the lowest rates for PRINT 13 and CPP EXPO exhibitors and attendees at the most popular and convenient hotels in downtown Chicago. Special introductory rates are available and visitors are encouraged to book early as rates are subject to change and will increase as the show approaches.
There are many ways to book a room: attendees may go online and visit www.print2013.com/HotelTravel.aspx, where they can make their hotel reservations through the official show housing service, call to speak with a housing specialist, or download a hotel housing form to mail, e-mail or fax in. Attendees reserving their rooms via phone, e-mail, mail or fax will still receive the same discounted rates and benefits as those who register online. Information on discounted air travel arrangements on American, Delta or United Airlines, the official airline carriers for PRINT 13 and CPP EXPO, can also be found at www.print2013.com.
Gate Group USA,
Opens Office In Texas
Spandex Adds Line Of
Pressure Sensitive Vinyls
Spandex UK general manager Leon Watson says, "With Arlon's expansion into Europe, we quickly identified products within their portfolio based on price and performance that would appeal to customers and segments we currently do not serve."
Serving 20,000 customers in more than 15 countries, Spandex is a leading supplier to the sign making and display industries. They specialize in the sales, distribution and support of digital printing, cutting, routing, related materials and aluminum sign systems.
Nearly half of all Canon U.S.A. employees have relocated to the Melville headquarters while the remaining employees will complete the move in March. The new headquarters will serve all North and South American countries and will be one of Canon's three worldwide headquarters, with the other two located in London and Japan. The new mailing address will be: One Canon Park, Melville, NY 11747.
Aleyant Systems Adds Channel
Sales for Business Expansion
PRINT 13 Debuts New
"SIDELINES" Pavilion Featuring Expanded Revenue Stream Products
The debuting new "SIDELINES" pavilion will be the home base for these expanded revenue stream offerings at PRINT 13 coming September 8-12, 2013 to Chicago's McCormick Place.
Sponsored by Print + Promo Magazine, SIDELINES will showcase the huge range of specialty products that can enhance print providers' revenue and help build their bottom line. Among the vast variety of ad specialties and specialty printed products are tickets, tags, labels, plastic cards, stickers, specialty envelopes, decals, awards, apparel, games, drink ware, writing instruments, mouse pads, key chains, sports items, textiles, luggage tags, trade show handouts and much, much more. According to industry research, 90% of consumers currently own a promotional product they received in the last 24 months and 89% can recall the advertiser featured on the product.
According to GASC President Ralph Nappi, "Producing or outsourcing these items offers printers and other graphic communications professionals an opportunity to build sales, serve customer needs, and grow profits."
GAERF Announces 2013
Student Design Competition
The competition is open to all students attending secondary or post-secondary institutions in the continental United States who are studying a graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program. Entries selected by GAERF will be judged by a panel of industry professionals.
All winners and their instructors will receive a two-day trip, all expenses paid, to attend PRINT 13's Career Awareness Day on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Second place winners will be awarded $1,500, and the third place winners will receive $1,000.
For complete information about the GAERF 2013 Student Design Competition visit: www.graphicCOMMcentral.org.
Postal Reform: Process
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), indicated that legislators would pick up where negotiations on reform legislation in the 112th Congress left off in December. Considerable progress had been made at that time, but since the February hearing it looks much more likely that reform efforts will once again start with separate bills in the House and Senate, to be followed by the usual committee process; this reflects the complex political realities of changing a system that touches every American almost daily.
The recently announced USPS plan to curtail Saturday First Class mail delivery was discussed at the Senate hearing, but did not dominate proceedings. Rural senators have made clear their opposition to it, while others question USPS's legal authority to take such a step in light of Congress's annual appropriations rider mandating Saturday delivery. For more information contact NPES Government Affairs Director Mark J. Nuzaco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People like to trash the idea of special interests groups, but without them, we would have a very un-balanced society. In Utah they're cracking down on a smog problem. Smog in Utah? Yup. Given the vast increase in population in the Wasatch Front (Salt Lake City), when cold air slides in during the winter, inversion layers get created and various pollutants (VOC, NOX, particulate matter) are trapped and quickly transform into smog. So, what does this have to do with advocacy? Several years ago, when all of these smog rules were being proposed, the printing industry was targeted as a major polluter. A serious polluter.
Fortunately, one of the industry's leaders, Randy Sparrow grew concerned. Through his aggressive leadership, active support of suppliers and manufacturers and with assistance from the Printing Industries of America regulatory team led by Gary Jones, they were able to provide factual data to the state's regulatory community showing the state's data was incorrect. Consequently rules were re-written helping the industry and accomplishing the regulator's goals.
That's what advocacy is about. In today's world of special interests, advocacy plays a crucial role. Fortunately for the printing community in Utah, they had industry advocates working on their behalf. Otherwise, it would have only been the voices of the health and environmental community being heard. There's an adage I picked up several years ago while I was in Austin (Texas' state capitol) which says it all - "If you are not AT the table, you will be ON the table."
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Classes will be held May 6-10, 2013. Class Size: 15 students, member price: $599.00, non-member price: $759.00. This workshop takes place in SGIA's state-of-the-art laboratory located in Fairfax, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, DC). For more information, contact SGIA's Johnny Shell at: email@example.com or call SGIA at 888.385.3588.
Mcinerney Heads Up
Brayshaw at Pitney
Graphics of the
Americas Celebrates Recent Expo, Record Setting Participation In Spanish
Seminars: GOA heads back to Miami in 2014
Renowned for its educational offerings in both English and Spanish, this year marks the highest participation to date in Spanish speaking seminars.
Graphics of the Americas will celebrate 39 years in 2014. The show is scheduled for February 27-March 1, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Registration and information may be found at: www.goaexpo.com.
Post-show report Show figures indicated that 62% of GOA attendance this year was from the U.S., with 38% international; and the Southeast, South America, and international regions producing the highest numbers of registrations. The top three countries in terms of participation were the United States, Columbia, and Dominican Republic.
"We've received a lot of positive feedback from both exhibitors and attendees alike, from the recent show in Orlando," says GOA CEO, George Ryan. "Many sales and connections were made on the show floor this year, which is always a draw to our unique exposition."
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NPTA partners with
Its partnership with PRINT 13 will allow NPTA members to receive complimentary registration to the exhibition hall to view demonstrations of the latest technologies for the graphics communications industry and network with printers, publishers, media/print buyers and creative services professionals.
NPTA will exhibit at PRINT 13 and host a networking reception on the show floor on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Members, prospective members and invited guests are invited to attend the complimentary reception to meet NPTA volunteer leaders and staff as well as the leading paper distributors and mills from across the U.S.
For more information on NPTA, visit www.goNPTA.com.
ORAFOL Europe, GmbH
Announces The Merger Of ORACAL USA And ORAFOL Americas Inc.
Effective July 1, 2013 both entities will be restructured to form ORAFOL Americas, Inc. with Randall Mertz and Andrew McNeill named as CEO and President, respectively. Together ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc. have complementary product lines, a long-term strategic view focused on innovation, and both are driven by the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction. Together they will provide an enhanced manufacturing capability and product offering to their current and future customers.
Global Imaging Welcomes Lasher and Casasanto
Series At SGIA
All webinars are free, 60 minutes in length and broadcast online beginning at 2:00 pm EST. The next in the series will be entitled: Reasonable Testing Programs - The Final Link in the CPSIA Chain. As of February 2013, all companies providing children's products must develop and institute a reasonable testing program, the final link in the chain of responsibility under the CPSIA.
This program provides information on what is required, how to implement a program and the role component part testing plays. Join Marci Kinter as she walks us through the testing program requirements and answers all your questions about this and other CPSIA topics. See you there May 01, 2013 at 2 pm Eastern | 1 pm Central | 12 pm Mountain | 11 am Pacific. For more information visit: www.sgia.org.
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Burton & Mayer
thrives while celebrating seventy-five years
Although the company still maintains and staffs a letterpress department for foil stamping, embossing, and diecutting, it has also invested in the digital revolution in the prepress department and has installed an all-digital workflow with computer-to-plate units and digital printing equipment.
"We proudly look back to our founding in 1938," said Tim Burton, President and third generation co-owner, Burton & Mayer. "But fast forward to today and check out our current investment in new technologies to better serve our customers in a state-of-the-art graphic arts facility in Menomonee Falls." For the record....Burton & Mayer bought its first offset press and started the transition away from letterpress printing in 1946 and has since made a habit of capitalizing on the printing industry's newest technologies.