The eLoupe News – May 17, 2022

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2022 Star Awards Banquet June 22

It’s almost time for the annual PIM Star Awards. The evening begins with a social hour with refreshing drinks sponsored by Midland Paper and tasty appetizers sponsored by FUJIFILM North America Corporation. Do not forget to view the 2022Best of Category Winners during this time and vote for the People’s Choice Award sponsored by Bremer Bank. Enjoy a delicious dinner before we kick off the show and announce the 2022 Star Awards winners! Who will win Best of Show and People’s Choice, find out on June 22, 2022.

Thank you to Lindenmeyr Munroe the 2022 Signature Sponsor and all our 2022 Star Award Sponsors for helping us celebrate all night!

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PIM is here to help you save

Reduce your bottom line with PIM discounts and group buying programs. PIM Members receive these great discounts free with their membership. Review PIM’s list of Group Buying Discounts

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Learn more about PIM’s Partner LB Carlson, click here. 

Printers 401k News You Can Use

Reality Check on Your Retirement Savings

Whether you’re 23 or 35, it’s important to know whether you are saving enough for your retirement. There is no time like the present to ensure you are allocating enough funds to your retirement account.

With folks routinely living into their 80s and 90s, it’s more important than ever to ensure your money lasts your lifetime. Millennials have the advantage of time. You can benefit from compounding and the long-term trends that can make a real difference over the course of several decades.

Read more here. 

Did you get your 2022 guide yet?

Email Ben Dally & he will send you a guide

PIM’s 2022 Print Buyers Guide & Membership Directory is a resource for print decision makers across the country. It is designed to showcase our members and assist business professionals in finding printers and print suppliers to help complete projects. Make sure your office has a copy (or two or three)! If you have not received a copy or would like additional, email Ben Dally.

Learn More About the Guide.            View Online Flipbook.

Paper Supply Chain: A Deeper Look

Paper mills producing less printing paper + pandemic-related shipping problems from overseas + labor shortages and strikes at mills + an increase in demand = significant delivery delays, some unavailable products, and significantly higher costs.

A few years ago, who could have imagined that our industry would face these paper supply issues?

In our October PIPI (Printing Industry Performance and Insights) study, we explored how supply chain problems affected our industry and how high-performing firms reacted to these issues. Recently, we stepped back and took a deeper look at our data to consider what printing company leaders might learn from a 30-thousand-foot overview. What’s the big takeaway?

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Learn more about PIM’s Partner Impact Power Solutions, click here. 

The Sales Vault Weekly Sales Tip

Are your sales down? Are YOU down? In This weeks’ sales tip, Bill answers those questions with questions of his own.

Live Zoom Workshop line-up:

  • May 17: Time Management Basics Class
  • May 19: Sell like Geico
  • May 24: LinkedIn: What to Post
  • May 26: Getting to the Next Level

The Sales Vault is a sales program bought to you by Bill Farquharson. One Vault feature is a live weekly workshop. Care to try one out for free? Email Bill and he’ll give you access to one workshop or one video replay. Click here to see full list of upcoming events.

Americas Print Show: Exhibitor list is quickly expanding

The list of participating exhibitors continues to grow and APS22 extends a warm welcome to the recent businesses that will be participating in North America’s premier print industry event:

Free attendance at APS22 is drawing registrations from coast to coast. The focus on education and reconnecting with vendors, mentors, and friends appeals to the board print industry professionals. “We’re seeing a lot of interest in APS22. The session sign-ups are growing, and the volume of hotel reservations clearly indicate that the time is right to focus on the future – business strategies, career development, and partnerships,” shared Jim Cunningham, President of Americas Print Show. “We all look forward to reconnecting face-to-face and sharing new perspectives.”

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Learn more about PIM’s Partner Federated Insurance, click here. 

PIM Education Foundation Awards $13,000 in Scholarships

The scholarships go to students pursuing print/graphic/media careers in 2022. Congratulations to:

  • Ally Chan of Excelsior, MN – Freshman (Georgetown University – Washington DC) – Ally is the child of an IWCO Direct parent
  • Ari Hytti of Roseville, MN – Junior (University of Wisconsin – Stout – Menomonie, WI)
  • Jennifer Osufsen of Aurora, MN – Student (Mesabi Range College – Eveleth, MN)
  • Alecia Posener of Iron Mountain, MN – Student (Mesabi Range College – Eveleth, MN)

Tax deductible donations to the PIM Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation, make possible the distribution of scholarships each year to students preparing for a career in the printing industry. For more information on how to donate, contact Kristin Davis.


Rollem Highlights the Insignia Die-Cutter featured Live at the June Amplify Event

The inaugural Amplify event brings print finishing and embellishments to the forefront. Showcasing the brands, products, and processes raising the standard for foil and coatings, diecutting, folding and gluing, binding, direct mail, and more.

“Our team is very excited to be back for in-person demonstrations and conversations at the Amplify event in Minneapolis. For vendors and printers alike, the time has come to look at new equipment developments, see it in person for the first time and examine the under the hood equipment design. The Insignia has been so successful and adapted by a really diverse client base. We know the attendees of Amplify will appreciate the in-person opportunity to learn more about the wealth of features and fast ROI the Insignia affords”, states Susan Corwin, Director of Marketing for Rollem International.

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