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Here's what's new at IPA:
- Are Your Profits in Sync with Industry Leaders? Take a Quiz!
- 2008 IPA Economic Study Forms Available for Download
- New Webinars on CD: Workflow; Digital Print; Cross Media
- Does Your Client’s Future Include Digital Printing-New Report
- IPA Compensation Study Answers Critical Questions
- Steve Bonoff to Represent IPA at drupa
- Contributions to the IPA/Swan Scholarship Fund
Are Your Profits in Sync with Industry Leaders?
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about our industry and how you can gain more knowledge!
2008 IPA Economic Study Forms Available
In these turbulent economic times, how do you maintain the financial health of your organization? Get help from the IPA Economic Study. The study allows you to benchmark your company’s data with that of the most profitable companies in the industry as well as provides an analysis of products and services that prove most profitable. Participate in the study--download the forms now >>
New IPA Webinars on CD
IPA webinars now available online include: Best Practices for Workflow Automation. Featuring case studies based on actual user experience, the webinar examines challenges graphic solutions providers faced as they researched, installed and implemented workflow solutions. Also available on CD is the Digital Print Forum webinar, which examines the findings of the research conducted for the IPA Digital Print Forum and reported at the IPA Technical Conference. Led by Dr. Abhay Sharma, Ryerson University, this webinar is a great companion piece to the Digital Print Forum booklet also available online.
In addition, Cross Media: Utilizing New Media in Adobe Creative Suite, is available on CD. This two-part webinar examines the challenges of delivering relevant, graphically rich content that targets recipients via their preferred methods of communication. These webinars plus numerous others are available for purchase on CD. Browse Available Topics >>
Does Your Client’s Future Include Digital Printing?
Whether you are already involved in digital printing, considering it as a future service, or advising clients about it, you need the 2008 IPA Digital Print Forum report. Demand for the booklet has been remarkable and IPA is moving into its second printing. The report—which includes actual samples from various printing devices—contains color analysis data never before compiled and analyzed. It also includes an outline of the methodology for the 2008 IPA Digital Print Forum. Color gamut was measured, color consistency over a long pressrun was mapped, and the ability to reproduce Pantone™ colors was shown. In the process, many questions were answered, including: How many Pantone colors can each press reproduce? and Can a digital press match GRACoL? Order report >>
IPA Compensation Study Answers Critical Questions
Do you know what employee benefits are offered by all firms and which are offered by only a few? Do you know how many companies have non-compete agreements with employees? Do you know the average compensation for executive and production employees—based on company size? You will find the answers to these and many more questions in IPA’s recently released Compensation Study. The report includes data on all key positions from creative through output, including executive and management as well as administrative, sales and production. Providing a fair and equitable compensation plan is a huge challenge. If the plan is not competitive, employees will not be attracted to the company. If the plan is too generous, profits will suffer. Get your copy of the IPA Compensation Study and find out how your company compares. Order now >>
IPA President, Steve Bonoff, to Attend drupa
With more than 1,800 exhibitors spread across 170,000 square meters, drupa will welcome more than 400,000 visitors from May 29 to June 11 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The special exhibitions present a detailed overview of the innovative nature of the print media industry. Steve will meet with international suppliers, potential association industry partners as well as international premedia companies to spread the word about IPA and its resources. If you're attending drupa let Steve know.
Contributions to the IPA/Swan Scholarship Fund
Since our announcement in the last newsletter of the passing of Robert Swan, we have had several calls asking about memorial contributions. Since nothing was specified, we are suggesting contributions to the IPA/Robert S. Swan Endowed Scholarship Fund. Contact Molly Illes for details.
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