The Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) is adding even more charm to Baltimore this year.
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
As part of the company’s continued expansion, Brandt Affixing, Carrollton, Texas, recently relocated its operation to a larger facility, located at: 1432 Wainwright Way, Suite 116 Carrollton, TX 75007 The new 35,641 square foot facility contains more than 13,000 square feet of warehouse space and 18,000 square feet of air conditioned production space. The office space includes plans for a multi-media conference room suitable for hosting customer training, on-site educational programs and subsequent plant tours. According to company spokesman Ed Brandt, “The additional space enables us to have room for future expansion, as we respond to the ever changing needs of
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
Carriers featuring magnets, cards, repositionable notes, coupons, scratch-offs, decals and product samples provide interactive solutions. There is a lot more to affixed products than just cards and labels. Fenton, Missouri-based FormStore's line of direct impact products consists of printed direct mail and direct marketing pieces featuring a variety of affixed items, including postcards, magnets, magazine inserts, jacketed CDs, diskettes, game pieces, decals and stickers, coupons, wallpaper swatches, reply cards, photographs, booklets, pamphlets and a variety of response devices. In fact, Rich Burgdorf, distributor accounts manager, pointed out that almost any promotional item can be affixed to printed materials. "It's one of the most
The National Do Not Call Registry has opened the direct mail door for affixed products. Thanks to the recent implementation of the National Do Not Call Registry by the federal government, telemarketing is out, and direct mail is in a prime position to pick up its slack. "Now that the no-call telemarketing laws are in effect, direct mail is going to just bloom," said Richard Burgdorf, distributor accounts manager at FormStore, Fenton, Mo. Ed Brandt, owner of Brandt Affixing, Carrollton, Texas, agreed. "As consumer backlash against telemarketing has intensified, culminating in the National Do Not Call Registry, advertising companies are going back to
Form/label combinations benefit distributors, as well as their customers. Forms and labels are a natural combination to win distributors greater profits and reap savings for their customers. "There's not an industry that can't use form/label combinations in some way," said Ed Brandt, owner of Brandt Affixing, Carrollton, Texas. Brandt, which offers both blown-on (piggyback) and integrated label constructions, has seen "nice, steady growth" in form/label combinations, he said. Bill Reid, director of marketing for Printegra, Peachtree City, Ga., agreed that the form/label market is growing. "In the past three years, we've averaged 30 percent growth with this [product category]," said Reid. Although it's a