Nearly three years have passed since the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) joined forces with management firm SmithBucklin and relocated its headquarters from Alexandria, Va., to Chicago. Now the PSDA is making bold moves once again.
Take a look to your left, and then take a look to your right. In fact, take a look anywhere and you will more often than not see some of these. Stickers and decals are the ultimate in-your-face way to promote a brand. After all, what better way is there for a contractor to get his business message across than to display his company's logo with an inexpensive and long-lasting decal on the side of his work vehicle?
Following printed forms, labels and tags took second prize on Print Professional's top 100 manufacturers list as a top-earning product in 2009. Their sales figures have only climbed since the previous year's, from $567.6 million to $585.5 million, proving this is still a healthy market. Companies such as Tipp City, Ohio-based Repacorp and Omaha, Nebraska-based AmeriCAL are contributors to this gain.
A little change never hurt anyone. With that in mind, this year’s big show promises a change of pace, a change of scenery and a change in demand. The newly revamped PSDA (formerly DMIA) will host its annual Print Solutions Conference and Exposition on Oct. 23-25 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. This year’s featured general session keynote speaker will be Charlie Pesko, founder and president of InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industries. Technological advances and refined marketing strategies are just some of the issues gaining momentum in a slowing economy. To encourage print