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Taxing No More
June 1, 2013

As the digital revolution continues to gain ground, the print industry is left to pick up the pieces. Take tax forms, for example.

Exceeding Expectations
April 1, 2013

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.

The Land of Milk & Honey
July 1, 2009

"Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."

Benjamin Franklin was obviously on to something. Taxes have and will never go away, but that's good news for companies selling tax forms, software and reporting tools.

Making it Personnel
November 1, 2008

Talk about multitasking! Human resources professionals spend their days boosting employee morale, increasing productivity, limiting job turnover, providing training and development opportunities, improving business results and controlling costs. This, of course, is in between recruiting, hiring and orienting new staff while strictly adhering to ever-changing labor laws and efficiently maintaining records. But, who’s there to pump up stressed out HR pros and ease their workloads? Perhaps the most qualified candidates are distributors with solutions to the unique challenges human resources departments handle on a daily basis. And, as luck would have it, a product from Houston-based Apex Business Systems provides solid, on-the-job training

BIG in Baltimore
September 1, 2008

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

Tax Breaks
July 1, 2007

As the summer season reaches its peak, rest assured, Uncle Sam is spending our hard-earned tax dollars on his exotic vacation getaway. Okay, not really. In fact, the work of the tax man never ends—which could mean a hefty profit for distributors who add tax forms to their product lines. Even before the current year’s April tax return deadline, manufacturers are occupied working on preliminary materials for the following season. Typically in March, different formats undergo a test run. New catalogs and brochures are also designed at this time for distribution in July. Neville Johnson, vice president of Houston-based Apex Business Systems, noted, “It is

It’s Show Time!
September 1, 2006

DMIA’s annual Print Solutions conference and exposition will be held Oct. 3-5 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The conference will provide three days of educational sessions, including a presentation by this year’s keynote speaker, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and co-author of “Contract with America.” Join Gingrich as he analyzes the current political climate in Washington, DC, and educates attendees on effective leadership. This year’s conference will feature equipment demonstrations, offering distributors better insight into how various applications are produced. In addition, exchange centers will be located on the show floor with more than 34 hours of

Don’t Forget the Tax Man
July 1, 2006

Filling out tax forms is a major drag; selling them is anything but. While technology has brought about the demise of many form products and left others mortally wounded and gasping for air, tax forms remain extremely lucrative, in-demand products. Consider the fact that a trip to the local post office, library or state building to obtain tax forms simply won’t cut it for most enterprises, given their varied and voluminous needs. “This might be an option for very small companies with no more than three employees, but, local government offices have limited quantities and are not designed for large give-aways,” explained Jim Magdaleno,