PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, will reveal findings from a soon-to-be-released research study on the impact of  e-commerce in the printing industry at its Winter Meeting, Dec. 3-5, 2012, at the Westin Hotel Canal Place, New Orleans.

On Sunday, May 31st, one day prior to the opening of the PSDA Spring Technology Conference, 14 printing professionals participated in a volunteer work day in the St. Bernard Parish of New Orleans. Organized by the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA), in conjunction with the St. Bernard Project, event attendees were given the option to arrive early and volunteer their time to help rebuild one of the many homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina nearly 4 years ago.

Dan Gelbart, often credited as the father of modern computer-to-plate (CTP) technology for the printing industry, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Printing Industries of America Robert F. Reed Technology Medal. Gelbart will receive the award at a luncheon during the 2009 Technical Association for the Graphic Arts (TAGA) Annual Technical Conference in New Orleans on March 16.

After much demand, the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) announced today that registration to the Spring Technology Conference will be accessible to printing professionals nationwide. This event, which has traditionally been reserved for members of PSDA, will be held in New Orleans from June 1-3 at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans.

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) proudly announces the keynote speakers for its 61st  Annual Technical Conference taking place on March 15-18 in New Orleans - Dr. Carol Werlé, Clarence Penge, Gary Dispoto, and Robert C. Tapella.

NEVER BEFORE has the face of the commercial printing industry changed so drastically, so quickly or so permanently. After one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history hit New Orleans in August 2005, two-thirds of The Big Easy’s printers were gone. Pre-Katrina, there were 120 printers in the New Orleans area. After Katrina, there were (are) only 36. The math is almost unbelievable, but the numbers do not lie. These grim statistics come from the Printing Industry Association of the South (PIAS). Ed Chalifoux, president, provides the surreal details. “After Katrina, most printers just shut their doors. Seventy-five percent of shops with 10 employees

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