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2017-2018 PIA Dynamic Ratios Show Printing Industry Profits Increased Last Year

June 22, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA --The 2017 Printing Industries of America Dynamic Ratios survey results are in and the findings indicate a modest rise in printing industry profitability. On average, the typical printing firm's profit as a percent of sales increased from 2.66 percent the previous year to 2.92 percent. In contrast, industry profit leaders--printers in the top 25 percent of profitability--saw their profit rates on sales dip to 8.8 percent. Profit... Read More

2018 Premier Print Award Winners Announced

June 18, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the results of the 2018 Premier Print Awards, the world's most prominent international print competition. More than 2,000 entries were submitted for judging and 127 were awarded the coveted Best in Category honors, or as they are more affectionately known, the Bennys. This year's awardees hailed from the United States, Canada, China, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia and the United... Read More

PIA Seeks Speakers for 2019 President's Conference

June 15, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is currently seeking speakers for its 2019 President's Conference to be held March 3-5, 2019 at the Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes in Phoenix, Arizona. Programming for the 2019 President's Conference focuses on sales and business development, economics and finance, future industry trends, and human resources. Speakers are needed for both general sessions, given to the entire conference audience... Read More

PIA Applauds Introduction of PRINT Act; Urges Washington to Reject Tariffs on Canadian Uncoated Groundwood Paper

May 15, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin released today the following statement regarding introduction of the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade (PRINT) Act of 2018 by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME): "Printing Industries of America (PIA) has spent the better part of 2018 informing the Department of Commerce of the unique circumstances in the trade remedy case... Read More

PIA Adds New Basics of Prospecting Class to iLearning Center

May 8, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America recently launched a new sales-focused course, The Basics of Prospecting, to the iLearning Center this week. Presented by Bill Farquharson, the course is available to Printing Industries of America printer members as a free benefit of membership. The Basics of Prospecting consists of eleven short topical videos and will take approximately one hour to complete. Topics include: where to look for the... Read More

PIA Seeking Nominations for the Lewis and Berber Memorial Awards

May 3, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA -- Printing Industries of America is seeking nominations for the Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award and the Naomi Berber Memorial Award. The Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is named for Abraham Lewis, founder of Graphic Arts Monthly, and his sons Louis and Myron. The award honors business leaders who have gone above and beyond to further the business of printed communications. The Lewis Memorial Lifetime... Read More

Fuchs Named 2017 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award Recipient

May 2, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA -- Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that George Fuchs has been awarded the prestigious William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award. The William D. Schaeffer Award is given annually to an individual who is advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry. The award was presented Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh at during the Spring... Read More

PIA Seeks Speakers for Color 2019 Conference

April 30, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is currently seeking speakers for its Color 2019 conference to be held January 12-15, 2019 at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa in San Diego, CA. Programming for the 2019 Color Conference focuses color reproduction, management, consistency, and best practices and solutions throughout the entire print production supply chain. Speakers are needed for both general sessions given to the entire... Read More

PIA Adds Adobe-Focused Courses to iLearning Center

April 20, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America recently launched two additional course options that will sharpen prepress skills for Adobe InDesign and PDF creation. The courses take under two hours to complete and are included in the offerings made available to Printing Industries of America printer members as an included, free benefit. The first new course, Creating PDFs for Print Production, focuses on PDF creation as the cornerstone of the... Read More

Printing Industries of America Statement on Crucial Postal Reform Efforts

March 22, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Following today's introduction of the Postal Reform Act of 2018, Printing Industries of America President and CEO Michael Makin released the following statement. "Printing Industries of America (PIA) applauds today's bipartisan introduction of the Postal Reform Act of 2018 in the Senate. The original sponsors of this bill, Senators Carper (DE), Heitkamp (ND), McCaskill (MO), and Moran (KS), have worked diligently to put progress... Read More

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