Subject: PIA Update: March 15

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
PIA Responds to Tariff Announcements on Uncoated Groundwood Paper; Monitoring Industry Impact of Potential Aluminum Tariffs

In response to the announcement by the Department of Commerce regarding preliminary anti-dumping duties on Canadian imports of Uncoated Groundwood (UGW) Paper, Printing Industries of America President and CEO Michael Makin released the above video statement. To read the complete press release, click here.  
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PIA to study Human Resources best practices in new management survey.

Printing Industries of America (PIA) Center for Print Economics and Management is once again partnering with the Department of Management at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) on a new study exploring recruiting, hiring, and human resources best practices throughout the printing and graphic communications industry. Survey participants are asked to complete a short 10 to 15 minute survey and in exchange all participants will receive a comprehensive report of the findings.

The survey and subsequent Management Study will give printers insight into the best recruiting, hiring, and human resources practices. The project explores the relationship between human resources practices, profitability, and other key performance metrics. Survey participants will receive a comprehensive report of the findings.

The survey can be found at

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Top 10 Adobe CC Quick Tips For Print Production
Thursday, March 22, 2018 2pm EST

I know, it's shocking! Many files submitted for print still contain problems that require repair before they can be output successfully. Did you know that Adobe CC contains many valuable and effective print production tools can be used to head off many of these pesky problems? In this fast-paced webinar, we'll go "under the hood" with Adobe CC applications with 10 no-nonsense tips and tricks that prepress professionals should be using each and every day!

How To Train Your Client: Productive Feedback & Turning Criticism Into Buy-In
Thursday, March 29, 2018 2pm EST

It's a scenario we've all been through: you send a file to a client and instead of getting the feedback you need to move forward, you get useless suggestions on where to edit, what to change, and what to try. Why does this happen? Why can't our clients stay on task and answer the questions we need answered, instead going off on a tangent or critiquing areas that are obviously still in draft mode?

Quite simply, you haven't trained your clients--yet.

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