Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department’s 2015 International Printing Week, held January 26-30, boasted a six-day program that featured seminars, a banquet, Career Day, and the Design & Dev Hackathon. More than 450 students, faculty and industry representatives attended the event that has been celebrated since 1984.
International Print Week begins Monday, January 26, at California Polytechnic State University. International Printing Week commemorates Benjamin Franklin and his contributions to printing by celebrating the modern print industry. This year's event will feature a lecture series, banquet and career fair.
When people discover Laura Lawton-Forsyth runs a printing business,
some are surprised—not because she’s the company’s president, but
rather that such companies still exist.
“They say, ‘Wow, I thought printing was dead,’” Lawton-Forsyth says.
“But print is actually becoming more relevant. Just last week, someone told me they used to do everything online, but now they’re going back to print because stuff gets buried in e-mail inboxes.”
Lawton-Forsyth is this year’s recipient of the Printing Industries of America’s Naomi Berber Memorial Award in recognition of her service to the trade group, including a decade on its board of directors.
Laura Lawton-Forsyth, president of Lawton Printing and File-Ez Folder, and past chair of the board of directors, Printing Industries of America, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Naomi Berber Memorial Award. She represents the fourth generation to join Lawton Printing, and has contributed to the success of Printing Industries of America, along with many other accomplishments.
Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the election of its 2013 officers and board of directors. These executives are key industry leaders, and their involvement in the national printing association and their local affiliate organizations is invaluable.
The international networking meeting “Women in Print” will take place on May 6 at the Heidelberg “Sternberg Lounge” in the direct vicinity of Hall 1. The event will offer female executives managers from the print media industry a common platform to share ideas and exchange experiences.
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ January 2012 edition.
Printing Industries of America’s 2012 Officers include: Chair of the Board—Laura Lawton-Forsyth, Lawton Printing; First Vice Chairman—Timothy J. Burton, Burton & Mayer; Second Vice Chairman—Jeff Ekstein, Willow Printing Group; Secretary—David A. Olberding, Phototype; and Treasurer—Michael S. Wurst, Henry Wurst.
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ January 2011 edition.
Elected were Michael Keene of John Roberts Co, chairman of the board; Laura Lawton-Forsyth of Lawton Printing, first vice chairman; Timothy J. Burton of Burton & Mayer Inc., second vice chairman; Jeff Ekstein of Willow Printing Group, secretary; and Hal Slager of Trico Graphics, treasurer.