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.
It's not just famous for its inner harbor and crab cakes. It's not just the backdrop of HBO's now defunct The Wire. Many know it as "Charm City," but for the printing industry it's the site of PSDA's annual Print Solutions Conference and Expo from May 24 to 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Fredericksburg, Virginia-based Newtown is inviting all print distributors, mail shops and trade printers to attend Newtown's Appreciation Day on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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
Laser printing and direct mail redefine the market "INTEGRATED PRODUCTS are critical to the forms industry," noted Tom Yeager, vice president of sales and marketing at Batavia, Illinois-based Strata-Tac, a supplier of pressure-sensitive films and laminates for integrated labels, cards, coupons and magnets. "The products allow forms presses to go beyond traditional business forms, and open up new markets for manufacturers and distributors." Yeager added that with the popularity of laser printers, integrated products have become the new "it" in the industry. "Laser printers are so widely used that distributors can't help but to create products that can incorporate laser images—namely integrated
More uses are awaiting discovery in a boundless market. Integrated products are attaining unique capabilities in traditional business forms and labels markets, as well as in promotional printing. The products' inherent advantages of consistency, versatility and economy often make them the better choice over more traditional labels and cards. As business practices change and new markets emerge, investing in this product is becoming all the more worthwhile. One of the reasons is that printing integrated products eliminates the use of additional processes, therefore reducing printing time and cost—attractive characteristic for clients. "Distributors can spend $1.25 apiece for a plastic card or they