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.
The crumbling U.S. economy has forced everyone to work hard, multi-task and find new ways to stay relevant. Envelopes are no exception. They can no longer get by as the mere carriers for bills, medical reports and bank deposits. To stay fresh, they must take on other jobs.
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
Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis announced the acquisition of Trade Envelopes, Carol Stream, Ill., in response to distributor requests for an envelope supplier to service the Midwest and Southeastern United States. Established in 1972, Trade Envelopes offers up to four-color process printing, lithography and flexography capabilities. With two full-service locations—one in Tullahoma, Tenn., and one in Carol Stream, Ill.—Trade Envelopes serves resellers across the nation. The acquisition by Ennis will provide the capital and customer base Trade Envelopes needs to grow and develop the wholesale envelope business in the area east of the Rockies. Ennis aggressively entered the envelope market with the 2006 acquisition of Block
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