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DECEMBER 2012




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New Force Magnetics, Inc. News
New Force Magnetics, Inc. (Elbert, CO) unveiled at both GRAPH EXPO and SGIA Expo their line of "Transitional Graphics" a wall covering system that allows retail shops, restaurants and other outlets to change signage almost instantly. The new magnetic receptive "Transitional Graphics" material is useful for applications where graphics change often such as menu boards, indoor sales promotions, and other marketing visuals.

The magnetic receptive material is used in conjunction with a flexible magnetic backer board where the graphics (changeable messages) may transition from one message to another simply by lifting the printed message and replacing it with another. The magnetic backer board becomes the permanent docking location for each printed Transitional Graphic visual.

The printable white surface of the Transitional Graphic material can be printed with solvent, Eco-solvent, UV, or latex inks. Also available with a plain brown surface on one side and adhesive on the opposite side if the client wishes to have the receptive material as the backer and printed magnet as the message carrier.


Staying Ahead of the Game with Zapco
The paper industry is as mercurial as the weather, unpredictable and constantly changing. Zapco continues to stay a step ahead by bringing on new products that will keep you and your customers in front of the ball.

"This year we introduced a new line of cutting edge synthetics," said innovator and CEO Steve Zapalac. "This line of waterproof, tear-resistant paper cuts laminating costs and is long lasting, saving your customers money and time." The Zapco Synthetics line consists of eight products for use with copiers, offset, digital/dry toner, laser, UV inkjet and screen printers. Features include RIT certified options for HP Indigo®, magnetic sheets, pressure sensitive adhesives, vinyl adhesives and more; available in large format sizes and 25, 50, 100 and 250 sheet packs.

"We're excited about this paper and have also incorporated it into our die-cutting division," said Steve. "No-tear menus, luggage tags, window signs, parking passes - the applications are endless."

Zapco maintains its focus in the evolving paper and die cut industry by sticking to what they do best. "We want to take care of our dealers by providing them with state-of-the-art products, the fastest turnaround time and superior customer service," said Steve. "Together we can stay ahead of the changes."


PRI Grand Prize Winner Scott Brown Of Hawaii VACATION
After a successful Graph Expo, Howard DeMoore, inventor of Super Blue and owner of PRI/Printing Research, Inc. brought his show crew together for the drawing of three prizes. Top prize went to Scott Brown, District Sales Manager, Komori America. He won a 10 day trip for two to Hawaii, including airfare, luxury accommodations on the beach and $1,000. Second Place, 7 days plus extras for two in Hawaii went to Kevin Hergert, Color Graphic Supplies, Brighton, CO. AND, Third Place, $1,000 prize, was won by Michael Burnell of Graphics Equipment Supply, Inc. of Nashville, TN.

Photo Caption #1 - Back row left to right: Tom Alger, Ed Starr, Margaret Bain, Chistina Hernandez, Bill Fortney. Front row left to right: Allison Marten, Howard DeMoore.
Photo Caption #2 - Sign alerting all about Hawaii Grand Prize
Photo Caption #3 - Allison Marten of LasX Industries picked Grand Prize Winner
Photo Caption #4 - Howard DeMoore and Grand Prize Winner, Scott Brown at PRI headquarters in Dallas


Sakurai Readies For Open House Following SGIA
Sakurai USA was a featured exhibitor at SGIA '12 in Las Vegas, with an operating MS-80SD servo-driven cylinder screen press equipped with an industry first optical camera registration system and monitor.

Following its success at SGIA, and starting in just over a week, Sakurai will be hosting a 3-day Open House on November 5-7, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the Sakurai headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois

"The expanded 3-day event will showcase live demonstrations of offset printing, specialty printing effects and printed electronics applications," according to Greg Friesser, General Manager, Sakurai USA.


Ernesto Salviat E. Named GALA 2013 Young Entrepreneur Recipient
The Printing Association of Florida, producers of the Graphics of the Americas Expo and Conference (GOA), is pleased to announce that Ernesto Salviat E., Salviat Impresores, Santiago de Chile, has been named the 2013 Graphic Arts Leaders of the Americas (GALA) Young Entrepreneur recipient. Salviat E. will join Frank Romano and Gustavo Adolfo Morales Velilla in being honored at the GALA festivities in Orlando on February 21, 2013, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.

Established in 2009, the Young Entrepreneur Award recognizes a particularly exceptional individual in the next generation of Latin America's business leaders who has made significant effort to further the graphic communications industry. The GALA awards banquet coincides with the Graphics of the Americas Conference & Exposition in Orlando, FL, on February 21-23, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center.


Christopher DuBach Joins Screen USA as Regional Sales Manager
To support sales growth in the high-speed inkjet press market, Screen USA announces the appointment of Christopher DuBach as a Regional Sales Manager Eastern United States. DuBach will work with existing customers and prospective clients to build Screen's market position through strategic offerings of the Truepress Jet family of inkjet presses and associated workflow products. DuBach has nearly 20 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, including sales and marketing of color and black-and-white digital printing systems to the commercial, quick-print and in-plant segments.


More Health Law Changes Coming in 2013
Next year will see some of the many significant changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act, including easy-to-read plan summaries and caps on flexible spending accounts. The ability of health insurers to place limits on annual spending is also on its way out, while earlier reforms such as adding adult children to their parents' plans offer new options to consumers.

Per the Wall Street Journal, the presidential election is unlikely to change the landscape for people picking health plans this fall. If President Obama is re-elected, the changes stay. If GOP candidate Mitt Romney wins, getting rid of the law is unlikely to be a quick or easy process, given that the Democrats are expected to retain control of the Senate.


Colorlabs Relocates For Improved Service
Colorlabs, leader in new compatible and remanufactured mailing/addressing supplies, has announced the opening of the new NE distribution center located in Phoenixville, PA. Announcing the change Terry Moseley, President said, "Since almost 75% of our shipments are in the mid and Eastern sections of the USA this move makes sense as it reduces delays and shipping costs for a majority of our customers. The West Coast operation remains in Chatsworth CA."

Dealers seeking improved margins in the supplies business will find the Colorlabs line of quality mailing/addressing supplies as the real alternative to expensive and low-margin OEM products. The new Colorlabs NE distribution center is located at: 481 Schuylkill Rd, Unit 1A, Phoenixville PA 19460; Customer service 484-924-9248; Sales 484-927-4340 & 484-924-9369.


The AIMED CEO To The Max Executive Education And Coaching Program
Are you SERIOUS about taking your business to the next level? The AIMED CEO to the Max Executive Education & Coaching Program can help! Here's how it works. As a subscriber to the program you will: Focus on a specific business topic every month; Receive reading materials for the topic; Participate in a webinar with an expert in the field; Have the opportunity to get answers to your questions from the expert; Participate in online discussion forums with your peer CEOs; AND to help you actually APPLY the lessons learned to your business, you will receive one-on-one coaching from a former industry CEO and business owner.

To learn more about this exciting program that is offered exclusively to AIMED members, contact Rick Chambers at (816) 994-3328 or by email to: rick@aimedweb.org


GAMAA Announces Recipient Of Inaugural Annual $15,000 Industry Grant
Ian Martin, President GAMAA, announced that Peter Barnet, Sales and Marketing Manager of Print Impressions, is the inaugural recipient of the annual GAMAA Industry Overseas Internship Grant valued at $15,000. Barnet was chosen from a field of "outstanding applications", and will use the annual Grant to travel to the US to undertake research into value added services in direct and new media.


BTA's Capture the Magic 2012
When: 11/15-16/2012; Where: Mandarin Oriental, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89158. Dealers will be able to participate in networking events that will allow them to connect with their peers. In addition, there will be time to visit with more than 30 exhibiting sponsors, many of whom will hold drawings for great prizes during the event. Attendees can also enter onsite for a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card from BTA. Registration includes keynote session, education sessions, Thursday cocktail reception, and Friday breakfast and lunch.


Sharp Redesigns AIP Program For MFP Dealer Network
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) has re-launched its Authorized Integrator Program (AIP). The AIP is designed to help the Sharp dealer community better leverage the power of Sharp OSA technology to help grow its market share. The combination of integrated solutions and custom development allows the AIP dealer the greatest flexibility in helping customers improve workflow and better manage costs. The new AIP program has been redesigned to allow more dealers access to the AIP applications and reward those who make a strong commitment to applying Sharp technology to help meet their customer's business needs.


MACtac® Launches New Website to Enhance Customer Experience
MACtac® recently launched a new and improved website at www.MACtac.com. The redesigned site features an enhanced product search with updated product information, easy-to-navigate product categories, refreshed content and a new user interface.


Pacific Coast Fabrics Wins Product of the Year Award At 2012 SGIA Expo
The new Deko-Green 100% recycled banner fabric was recently honored with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Product of the Year award for Textile Media at this year's SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The competition recognized the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry.


Inca Digital Excellence Awards Demonstrate Customers' Extraordinary Conceptual Vision And Creativity
The winners of the second Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAs) were announced at a special dinner event, hosted by Inca, to celebrate the occasion. The IDEAs celebrate the creative and remarkable effects and products produced by innovative companies throughout the world using Inca printers.

The category winners, who spanned three different continents, received a trip to SGIA in Las Vegas, courtesy of Inca, and were presented with an Inca IDEA trophy. In addition, SGIA graciously provided winners full SGIA Business Packages, which enabled free entry to the SGIA Expo and access to seminars during the show.

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