Subject: In the Loupe: May 31

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
 In the Loupe—the all new Printing Industries of America newsletter bringing you the latest PIA news! 
Introducing Inkjet Ready!

After years of "coming soon" trade show buzz, production inkjet presses are ready to roll out to your shop floor--but are you ready for it?

Don't miss this two-day virtual education experience and online resource center. Inkjet Ready! aims to take the guess work out of investing in production inkjet technology, one of the fastest growing segments in the printing industry. Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10, log in to a virtual conference experience from the convenience of your home or office to hear from production inkjet experts and six printing companies that have already taken the plunge!

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1pm-5pm EST
  • Applications and Adoption
  • Considerations in Investing in Production Inkjet
  • Calculating Ownership Costs and Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Evaluating Technology and Format Choices

Day 2 - Thursday, August 10, 2017 1pm-5pm EST
  • Substrates and Ink
  • Finishing the Job
  • Operational Issues
  • Transitioning Work to your Inkjet Press
Pricing 
$99 Members/$139 Non-members
Group discounts also available.

2017 Dynamic Ratios Survey Open for Participation

The Ratios have long been a compilation of accurate financial information from hundreds of printing and related graphic arts firms. They allow companies to gain access to financial and productivity benchmarks that can help your company become more efficient, productive, confident, focused, and profitable.

The Dynamic Ratios survey is open for participation to gather information on graphic communications businesses in order to create one of the top financial benchmarking reports in the industry for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Those who participate in the survey will receive a free copy of the report. If completed by June 30, the participant will also receive free access of the online dashboard once the reports are released.

Start entering your information now at www.printing.org/resources/dynamic-ratios

Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 
June 20–21, 2017 – Washington, DC

Don't miss the signature government affairs conference hosted annually in our nation’s capital by Printing Industries of America. This event brings together printers, suppliers, and allied interests for a powerful program of issue advocacy, political education, public affairs discussions, interaction with members of Congress, and networking events on Capitol Hill. For more information or to register, visit printpackagingsummit.com
New EHS Webinar: Lockout/Tagout

The Lockout/Tagout standard, also known as "Control of Hazardous Energy", is one of the most important OSHA regulations designed to protect employees from serious injury. It applies when servicing and maintenance activities occur on equipment including those that happen every day. Compliance with the regulation prevents injuries such as amputations and fatalities due to the inadvertent energization of equipment and is mandatory for all print businesses.

In order to help business owners and safety professional become compliant with OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard, the Environmental, Health, and Safety team at PIA will be presenting a two part webinar on Friday, June 9 and Friday, June 23. Registration for members is $50 while registration for nonmembers is $99. Click here to reserve your space now.
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