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U.S. and Canadian Winners of the 2017 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award Recognized in Rochester, NY

April 12, 2018

On February 28, 2018, Kodak executives presented the 2017 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award to winners from the U.S. and Canada at the Kodak headquarters in Rochester, NY. The award recognizes printers that are leaders in sustainability initiatives in the print industry and is named for KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates, known for yielding dramatic environmental and economic benefits for customers without sacrificing quality and output.... Read More

InterTech Advancements Through History

InterTech Advancements Through History

April 11, 2018

For 40 years the InterTech(tm) Technology Awards program has been recognizing groundbreaking technologies in the print and graphic arts industry. Get a glimpse of just a few of the technologies that have set the stage for change over the past four decades by clicking the button below.  Entries for the 2018 InterTech Technology Awards are being accepted now until June 1, 2018. Learn about entering. View the PDF of the Timeline

Taking Print Way Further: Kodak Has Changed the Print Industry

April 3, 2018

Author: Brad Kruchten On February 28, Kodak hosted approximately 220 guests in the company's Rochester headquarters for its first ever Taking Print Further event. Printers, industry analysts, media, and influencers from around the world convened for a two-day forum featuring the latest Kodak technology innovations that are pushing what's possible in the process free, digital, and functional printing categories. Two fantastic keynote speakers... Read More

5 Tips for InterTech Technology Award Hopefuls

5 Tips for InterTech Technology Award Hopefuls

March 21, 2018

    Printing Industry of America is currently seeking the next wave of print and graphic arts technologies for the 2018 InterTech(tm) Technology Awards. If your company has a truly innovative technology set to impact the printing industry, here are five tips to help you optimize your entry:   Highlight Innovation Relevancy The InterTech(tm) Technology Awards focus on honoring those technologies considered to make a significant advancement in... Read More

Could your business use a checkup?

Could your business use a checkup?

February 23, 2018

Just like your physical health, it's important to keep your business in good health as well. A Financial Performance Assessment (FPA) from the Center for Print Economics and Management is a way to do just that. Unlike a trip to the doctor, the FPA is painless for you--simply fill out a confidential questionnaire, then our team will get to work behind the scenes, building a report customized for your business. Your personalized FPA will examine... Read More

Empowering Education with eLearning

Empowering Education with eLearning

January 24, 2018

Corporate eLearning has grown 900% in the past 18 years, largely driven by the continual need to keep workers on top of rapidly changing standards and innovation across a variety of industries. This shift is no stranger to the print industry and requires reliable, on-demand knowledge just a few clicks away. PIA recently relaunched our iLearning Center, an included member benefit for all Printing Industries of America printers. Offering... Read More

Spoilage - My Thoughts

Spoilage - My Thoughts

November 16, 2017

I recently received a poll from Printing Industries of America that touches a subject I'm very passionate about--spoilage. Because of my interest in this subject, I wanted to take the opportunity to re-post that poll here and then add some of my own thoughts. Spoilage: Are you lagging or leading? When it comes to spoilage, chances are it's not at the top of your mind every day. However, spoilage numbers are actually a key factor in running a... Read More

2017 Print & Packaging Legislative Summit Recap

2017 Print & Packaging Legislative Summit Recap

June 26, 2017

The 2017 Print & Packaging Legislative Summit took Capitol Hill by storm on June 20 and June 21. More than 50 representatives of the print and packaging industry took their message to the lawmakers. This year's agenda called for greater emphasis on topics such as workforce development, tax reform, smarter regulation, postal reform, and health care reform.  This year's Summit kicked off with a partner luncheon with the National Association of... Read More

5 Things to Look for in a Credit Card Processor

5 Things to Look for in a Credit Card Processor

April 25, 2017

Choosing a credit card processor for your business is an extremely important decision.  After all, they are handling your customer's sensitive data and YOUR MONEY.  Here are 5 things to look for when choosing a credit card processor:    1. Customer Service Many processors have taken a shortcut by contracting out their customer support.  You don't want that.  You want to dial a specific number and be routed immediately to a live person who can... Read More

Are You Using the Right Mix of Ingredients?

Are You Using the Right Mix of Ingredients?

March 30, 2017

This post was submitted by 2017 Continuous Improvement Conference sponsor, Heidelberg. Now more than ever, having a resource available to answer or work through a consumable issue is vital to a printer's success. The days of "hang and bang" are dwindling. With the new technologies available to printers, like LED, low energy UV, and the assortment of custom presses, more and more printers need an expert resource to help maximize their production... Read More

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