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{short description of image}GASC AND ISA Partner To Go Big At PRINT 13
International Sign Association (ISA) to Sponsor "BIG"- the New Wide Format Pavilion at PRINT 13
The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has formed a strategic alliance with the International Sign Association (ISA), the authority on signs, to offer unprecedented opportunities for attendees from the sign, display, and large photo imaging segments of the graphic communications industry at PRINT 13, coming September 8-12, 2013 to Chicago's McCormick Place.

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{short description of image} New Association Formed
The National Print Owners Association (NPOA) was formally created in December 2012 to target the specific needs of small commercial printers. It attracted more than 120 members in less than a month. According to its website,
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David Kahle Seminar For Sales Managers
Dave Kahle will be hosting a two-day seminar for sales managers in Dallas, TX, April 4 and 5, 2013. The most under-trained person in the distribution world is the sales manager. According to Kahle, "Our experience tells us that probably fewer that 10% of all sales managers have any education in the best practices of their position."

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{short description of image} 2013 InterTech Technology Awards Open
Printing Industries of America is currently seeking entries for the 2013 InterTech Technology Awards. These awards honor technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic communications and related industries.
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Canon Solutions America Launched
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Lake Success, N.Y., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the launch of Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Integrating the business operations of Canon Business Solutions, Inc., Océ North America, Inc., and Océ Imagistics, Inc.,
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ISA Proposes New Wind Design Criteria For Freestanding Signs
Culminating a seven-year research effort, ISA (International Sign Association) and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) submitted a joint proposal on December 29, 2012, to revise the 2010 edition of the American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI) 7 standard.

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FASTSIGNS Ranked No. 1 Sign And Graphic Franchise
Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 ranked FASTSIGNS International, Inc. No. 1 in the sign and graphic category. The franchise moved up more than 25 spots from last year, ranking No. 79 overall, and earning the top spot in its category for the third straight year.

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{short description of image}Roland DGA Announces Major Changes To Its Executive Management Team
Roland DGA Corp. has announced major changes to its executive management team. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Rick Scrimger, formerly Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Roland DGA, will replace current Roland DGA President Dave Goward, who has been appointed President of Worldwide Sales and Executive Officer for Roland DG.

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QR Code Survey Results
According to a Pitney Bowes Inc. report, QR codes are gaining increasing acceptance among consumers in North America and Europe. QR code usage as reported by more than 5,000 consumers surveyed stands at 15 percent on average and 27 percent for consumers 18 to 34 years old.

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{short description of image}Copresco Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Copresco, in Carol Stream, IL, has celebrated its 25th anniversary in the digital printing business. The company was founded in a one-room office in Wheaton by President and CEO Steve Johnson. Today, the company's digital presses produce millions of impressions in a 14,000 square-foot plant for a diverse range of clients.


Impact of Electronic Technologies On Print
PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, has made its study Impact of Electronic Technologies on Print available to non-members for the first time.

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{short description of image}OKI Data Celebrates 40 Years
Digital color and monochrome printer manufacturer OKI Data Americas, Mount Laurel, N.J-with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America-celebrates 40 years of business since its establishment in December of 1972. The company marked the day-long celebration honoring the company's history with festivities for all of its team members including the 325 people based at its Mount Laurel, N.J. headquarters.


{short description of image}Ursula Burns Wins 2013 Prism Award
Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Prism Award, presented by the advisory board of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Graphic Communications Management and Technology graduate program.


{short description of image}Orbus Continues Environmental Protection Efforts
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Bolingbrook, Ill., a leading trade supplier of display, exhibit and event solutions, has announced that its newest facility in Las Vegas, Nevada has achieved ISO 14001 environmental management certification.

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Timothy Keran Of Western Graphics Honored For Commitment To Continuous Improvement
Timothy Keran, CEO and owner of Western Graphics, is the inaugural recipient of Printing Industries of America's "Managing for Improvement" Award. The award is bestowed upon a manager in the printing industry who has demonstrated the ability to create real and lasting improvement for his or her company.

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How To Be A Better Sign Maker
It is possible to combat the perception that "all sign makers are the same." But it takes a commitment to invest in the following:

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{short description of image}Local Signs Now Supports Wounded Warriors Project
When Simon and Gretchen Nussbaum, owners of Signs Now South Elgin, (South Elgin, Ill.) were approached by St. Charles Toyota to donate a vehicle wrap for use in the "All32in17 Ultimate Football Journey for Wounded Warriors," they jumped at the chance to be part of such a special project.

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PRINT 13 To "DELIVER"With Newly Branded Mailing & Fulfillment Center
United States Postal Service to Sponsor "DELIVER", Largest Mailing Event Anywhere
More than half of everything printed is mailed, which makes mailing and fulfillment a vital segment of the graphic communications industry.

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{short description of image}Ultraflex Appoints Bieger As Eastern Territory Sales Manager
Ultraflex Systems, your exceptional supplier of quality print media from 30" to 198" is proud to announce Bill Bieger as their new Eastern Territory Sales Manager for the following states and provinces:

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{short description of image}Sakuri Announces Promotion Of Diannah Perez
Diannah Perez has been promoted to Controller for Sakurai's North American operations. The announcement was made March 5th by Greg Friesser, General Manager, Sakurai USA, Inc.
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