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This year’s Photo Imaging Conference@GraphExpo, under the theme “Succeeding in the Changing Market”, will start on Monday afternoon September 29 with luncheon keynote speaker Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager of the Indigo Division at HP. His topic, Digital Presses Taking Printing Well Beyond Prints and Photobooks, will look at the rapidly expanding market and new applications for personalized photo products. Based in Rehovot, Israel, Alon has held worldwide responsibility for the HP Indigo division since 2004. Alon oversees all aspects of the development, marketing and deployment of HP Indigo solutions to an installed base of over 4000 customers in 120 countries. A strong advocate of close customer relationships, he spends considerable time visiting customers worldwide and also sits on the Global Board of Directors of Dscoop, the independent users association of HP Graphic Arts.
Vince Mallardi, Director of the Printing Brokerage Buyers Association International, a $ 5B global print sourcing group, will deliver the Day 2 Keynote at noon Tuesday exploring and discussing How Technology and Computing Power will Change the Print and Photo Industries. Vince will also moderate a panel presentation and discussion on 3D and Raised Printing, which is arousing keen interest in the industry, but what is involved? Ray Hicks from CO2 Meter, who has studied the 3D modeling for several years will talk about 3D Printing as a Service. Barry Walsh from Scodix will discuss Bringing the Buzz of 3D Printing to Traditional Print Substrates. Additional panelists will be announced to discuss the significantly higher returns created by printing unusual, eye-catching and attention-getting promotional pieces and personalized photo products. Rounding out Tuesday’sprogram will be Selling Personalized Products to Yearbook Customers is the topic of a presentation by Gary Wood of Pixami, and Don Franz from Photo Imaging News.
Other speakers will be:
Jennifer Matt, president of Web2Print Experts, will talk about E-Commerce Trends and Their Impact on the Photo Market. Her company is a technology-independent consulting firm that helps printers choose, implement, integrate, and launch web-to-print and print MIS solutions. She is the managing editor of the WhatTheyThink Print Software special interest area and has written two books.
Scott Peterson from Tecnau will address Integrated Finishing is the Key to Higher Productivity and The Real Benefits of Automated Image Correction will be addressed by Brad Malcolm from Athentech Imaging News will talk about Trends in the U.S. Professional Photography Market, based on a recently-completed study.
In addition to the conference, there is a Photo Imaging Networking Pavilion located in the GraphExpo tradeshow. There will be a large booth open during show hours on all four days of GraphExpo, with tables and chairs which serve as a “meeting point” where members of the photo community can sit and talk to others. Photo community members will also be able to “book a table” through one of conference sponsors, who will each have a display in the booth.There will be information from sponsors, a few of which will have “manned’ tables to answer inquiries about developments in the industry and to display/discuss their products.
Registration for the entire conference, including the opening luncheon with keynote speaker, conference presentations and refreshment breaks, is $299 before August 29. For the first day only, registration is $200 and the second day only is $125 before August 29, and a Keynote luncheon only registration is $60. All registrations include access to GraphExpo.Registration online is through the GraphExpo website, conference:
Vincent Mallardi, Chair of the
Printing Brokerage Buyers Association International introduces Honorees.
Old Town Scottsdale AZ US, May 7th, 2014, 12:30 p.m
Alohas! Once again it is a special honor for me personally to recognize the unique contributions made by printing intermediaries here on America’s mainland.
On this 30th anniversary of the Printing Brokerage Buyers Association International, we are recognizing the 2014 Printing Intermediary of the Year and two PBBA Superstar Honorees.
Together, at this first-ever Print + Promo Summit event, we professional printing broker resellers, along with our esteemed and vital trade suppliers, express our support for all 14,874 peers across this continent who contribute to a more efficient marketplace, and more satisfied end-users, today and throughout the decades.
Congratulations and “mahalos” to the Honorees and to all who are here in Scottsdale today!
WILLIAM “BILL” MILLER, 30TH Printing Broker Reseller of the Year 2014
Bill founded Creative Solutions Ink Corp., Milford NJ in 1995. Prior, he managed print production at Citicorp, and was VP Sales at Quality Graphics Center and Jersey Printing Associates. He holds an A.A.S. in Marketing from Middlesex County College and is a past member of his volunteer fire unit and community organizations.
THOMAS D’AGOSTINO JR., 2014 Honoree, is President of SmartSource Inc.,
New York NY, one of the PBBA Major-25 Resellers in the U.S. with offices coast-to-coast. Previously, Tom was co-founder and president of the original Workflow Management, a NASDAQ-listed company that became the largest print brokerage in the U.S. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Denver and enjoys traveling and golf.
RICK MICHAUD, 2014 Honoree, is President of The Graphic Group,
in Burlington MA, a PBBA Mid-500 Reseller, since founding the brokerage in 1996. Prior, he was a sales rep for then PBBA brokerage Quality Graphics and, before that, was a rep for Ariva, a paper merchant. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Roger Williams University and, when not with his three children, also likes golf and community service in empowerment.
PBBA manages the voluntary professional standards and best practices for printing intermediation, and provides valuations and operating financial performance information. Our over 700 members collectively resell over US$ 5 billion annually in printing and related products and services, benefitting from very large scale global procurement and supply chain infrastructures. Membership is principally by invitation and referral.
2013 at Navy Pier, Chicago
ERIC BELCHER, C.E.O. MARK E. STERNE, C.P.A. Owner,
Inner Workings Inc., Chicago IL Express Printing, Northbrook IL
1986 – 2012
FREDLEY BERMAN, Print Promotional Services, Boston MA (at Turnberry)
RUSSELL “RUSTY” BURKETT II, Los Angeles Litho Sales, Los Angeles (at Lake Tahoe)
RAYMOND BUTLER, Spectrum Print Management, Dublin IE (at New York)
MARK CAMPBELL, The Campbell Group, Toronto ON Canada (at Miami Beach)
FRANK CASALE, Shepard Printing Co., Hamilton Twp. NJ (at New York)
THOMAS J. COTE’, Ballantine Litho Sales, Wayne NJ (at Mariner Sands)
SEAN COYLE, Coyle Print Group, Skokie IL (at Chicago)
ROBERT CRAFT SR., Craft Printing Brokers, San Francisco CA (at San Francisco)
CHRISTOPHER DESANTIS, RICG, New York NY (at Las Vegas)
CATHERINE FARRUGIA*, Retired printing broker (at Paradise Island)
MICHAEL GERSON, Gerson Group, Miami Beach FL (at New York)
LARRY JOSEPH, Sales Packaging In., Philadelphia PA (at Cairo Egypt)
DARR KARTYCHAK, Intermedia, Princeton NJ (at Rio de Janeiro)
ROBERT LEVINE, Evolving Ideas Inc., Los Angeles CA (at Beverly Hills)
(All require advance registration)
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LOS ANGELES CA USA - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 – 4:00 pm
CHICAGO IL USA - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 – 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA PA USA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014, 4:30 pm, reception. Prime Rib at the Radisson Blu Warwick, 17th & Locust Streets, Cash bar.
TORONTO ON CANADA - THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2015, 4:00 pm
PBBA Europe Trade Mission
May 23-June 15, 2014. Europe print providers and intermediaries are invited to meet with U.S. and Canadian counterparts. Membership required.
Boston MA USA Tuesday, May 27, 2015, 4:00 pm. TBA
Los Angeles CA USA Wednesday, June 19, 2014, 4:00 pm cocktails
All reservations must be made by return email. Dates and locations subject to change. For ongoing, detailed meeting information worldwide, plus mergers, acquisitions and equipment for sale, go to Announcements
Source to our New Vendors!
Inkworks Printing, Plymouth WI is a digital packaging facility doing inmold labels, pouches, keg collars, digital floor tiles and anything else its HP-Indigo-4500 can provide. Call Bob Travis (6920-202-5630) and go to the site http://inkworksllc.com
Laarhoven Portables + Graphics, Bufort GA produces die-sub fabric printing, displays and other types of large format graphics. Great for tradeshows, community events and corporate meetings. Contact Katie Hardaway ( 678-714-6488 ) and check out http://www.laarhoven.com
Trinity Press, Paterson NJ is your gateway for producing litho work destined for the NY/NJ/CT metro. Kevin Barns ( 973-881-0690 ) runs both a color digital output and 6/c sheetfed plant plus thermography, full binding and almost everything you may need to order. Check the site http://mytrinitypress.com
Business Card Express/Envelope Express is a great source for commercial stationery, both in thermography and 4-color. Contact Robert Whitfield in West Babylon NY at 631-669-3400 .
Union Packaging produces standard-design, easily print-customized packaging for the restaurants, fast-food chains, bakeries, etc. With digital packaging coming to age, printing brokers can theme events and other local content onto take-out and take-home sanitary containers. New offerings may also be A-B-tested. Go and sell this literally where you eat! Mike Pearson owns this MBE facility in Yeadon PA and may be reached at 610-622-7001 ext. 103, or go to http://www.unionpkg.com
Pure Pack Technologies in Phoenix AZ specializes in shrink-labels that enablefood and beverage brands to quickly modify package graphics while using standardized unprinted containers. This reduces costs as well as exciting consumer interest with regionalized and seasonal designs. Rick and Wendy Timone ( 602-438-7828 ) want to talk to you about protected representation for this and their other laminated roll-stock products up to 32-inches! Also go to http://www.purepacktechnologies.com Rounding out our packaging tour are flexographic roll-labelsup to 16-inches from Rogers AR-based Ready-Flow. Simon Robinson (972-333-1639-cell) will assist you in booking new business and making you a regional partner. Go to http://www.readyflow.com
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NORTHEAST WISCONSIN PRINTING newprinting.biz is not only a G7 29-in color sheetfed shop, but has every type of binding and finishing equipment imaginable. Located in Appleton, your contact is John McCollins at 888-563-0400×134.
MODERNLINE/KURTZ BROS modernline.com (see Calendar, left column below) is the leader in standard, versioned print. Notebooks, diaries, desk calendars, wall calendars, note-pads,composition books, metal spiral, plasticoil, side-sewn, stitched, it’s all ready for your imprint. Call Melissa Tumko in Clearfield PA at 800-252-3811×2246. She’ll also help with custom binding and finishing.
READYFLEX readyflex.com can get you into exotic wide-format to 16-in. flexible packaging and also into standardized, imprinted offerings like popcorn bags lower left) and in-store litho. New owner Simon Robinson is at 800-643-3466 in Rogers AR.
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