Feb. 10, 2011
PSDA's CEO Summit kicked off yesterday in New Orleans with the PSDA Give-Back Day and a networking reception. For the PSDA Give-Back Day, 16 volunteers sanded, hung and mudded dry wall with the St. Bernard Project. View photos from the Give-Back Day. The event continues with a full schedule today, including a "State of PSDA" presentation by Matt Sanderson, Executive Vice President, and Bill Prettyman, 2010-2011 President. Look for further coverage of this event, which has attracted nearly 100 attendees, in next week's e-newsletter and in the March edition of Print Solutions magazine.back to top
Three PSDA member distributors will participate in a panel discussion at Dscoop6, to be held Feb. 17-19 in Orlando, FL. Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) is a community of HP Graphic Arts press owners and their sales, marketing and production teams. The panel, moderated by Barb Pellow of InfoTrends, will feature John Loftis of Innovative Business Products, Rob Trube of Superior Business Solutions and Scott Lawton of Winbrook. The discussion will focus on the value of the distributor channel in today's digital printing marketplace. Stay tuned for further coverage in Print Solutions magazine and on the PSDA website.
Week two of this limited-time member benefit focuses on Die-Cutting, Foil Stamping and Embossing. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the Print University archives the most extensive online training vehicle for printing professionals. Through May 17, when the 2011 Print Solutions Conference and Expo begins, PSDA members will have complimentary access to a different Print University session each week. Read more about this week's installment and upcoming sessions on the PSDA website.
Get to know members of your association staff in selected editions of the Print Solutions e-newsletter. This week, we feature Charlie Roberts, who works in PSDA's Washington, DC, office.
As a longtime PSDA staff member, what are your thoughts on the association's future?
What is your favorite PSDA memory or experience?
What are some "fun facts" or surprising pieces of information about you?
PSDA member Responsive Solutions developer of CUSTOMER+, a web-to-print and online marketing automation platform recently announced the availability of a new QR code functionality as part of its Personalized Marketing Module. Responsive Solutions has integrated the creation of QR codes into the CUSTOMER+ system and created an easy-to-use workflow to automatically place unique QR codes into branded marketing documents, such as marketing fliers and business cards. Responsive Solutions also has a complimentary white paper on QR codes "QR Codes Tying it All Together," which is available for download from its website.
Gary Guttersen recently joined PSDA member Broker Forms as its business development manager. Guttersen has more than 30 years of customer service and sales management experience working at a large printing manufacturer. Guttersen says that his primary goal is to increase and strengthen the number of distributor partnerships Broker Forms has and to "make them (distributors) aware that it is as painless as possible to work with Broker Forms. Based on my past experience, seeing the ups and downs of independent brokers, I think Broker Forms makes life easier for distributors to do their jobs successfully."
PSDA member Relyco a provider of value-added payment and business printing solutions, business equipment and check printing solutions is adding an online paperless pay stub and W-2 Software-as-a-Service solution (SaaS) to its comprehensive line of paper-based payroll processing offerings. Relyco DocAgent, powered by Digital Designs Inc., is a secure and easy-to-use, web-based software platform that empowers employees to view current and/or past pay stubs and W-2s anytime from anywhere. DocAgent is saving businesses time and money by eliminating costs associated with paper handling, storage and transportation; reducing materials and printing costs related to pay stubs, W-2 forms, and envelopes; decreasing courier and mail costs; and more.
FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, recently entered an agreement to acquire the business assets of the Graphics Division of Arlon Inc., of Santa Ana, CA, to form a company to be named Arlon Graphics, LLC, a new, wholly owned subsidiary of FLEXcon. This strategic move will strengthen FLEXcon's market leadership position by expanding its product portfolio in advertising and promotional products, as well as extending its sales channel and global market presence.
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