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Events 2017-10-12T18:27:55+00:00

Expanded Color with Multicolor & Optimization with Prinect Workflow

October 19, 2017

See how the workflow can significantly improve your bottom line through use of a comprehensive color management suite and expand your traditional 4-color with MC7, KCMY+OGV process.

Improve your press to proof color match by over 30% minimizing prepress/pressroom inefficiencies and color matching over 90% of the Pantone Plus coated library for improved combination (gang) runs and resulting improved profitability.  Finally, see how this fits into a complete Prinect workflow enabling seamless transfer of jobs in a modern and efficient manner.

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Speaker 
Heidelberg Representative

Location
The Timbers, Mt. Gretna

Social Hour 
6:00 pm

Dinner
6:30 pm

Cost
$25 – members
$35 – guests
$15 – students

 Inkjet Technology & Augmented Reality

November 16, 2017

One thing is clear today. People in the world are mobile but brands are standing still! While print is still relevant it needs to be more “mobile” and inventive to keep up with the mobile world. In the new media world, traditional print suffers from some important laminations with respect to new media.  So how to move print to the 21st Century? – Augmented reality! Augmented reality (AR) in print can broach that for your “standing still” clients.  While AR has been around for several years it is not being sold or used effectively.

For example, mobile technologies drive consumer demand, while demand for transactional and static print continue to decline.  Marketers and service providers are seeking new ways to delivery relevant transactional data to the target customer.  By adopting a small screen first strategy, there is a tremendous opportunity for brands, service bureaus, and print producers to play a key role in this new communication reality.

Augmented reality offers a way to move from traditional, static print to an interactive experience improving engagement and extending the life of printed pieces beyond initial contact.  Remember, our younger population lives on interactive experiences!  AR is a live, direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.  Augmented reality for print is a new and exciting way to pull that printed static page out and provide way more content to the reader.  It’s another way to sell print for clients!

The presenter, Jim Kohler, received his degree in Printing Production & Technology from RIT’s School of Printing Management and Sciences and years later a degree in Chemistry (also from RIT). Jim worked for more than 18 years for a major US printer, Standard Register.  After leaving the printing industry, Jim spent 5 years at the James River Paper Company, then moved to International Paper where he has worked for over 20 years as their Graphic Arts and Printing Scientist.

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Speaker 
Jim Kohler

Location
Four Seasons Banquet Facility, Landisville

Social Hour 
6:00 pm

Dinner
6:30 pm

Cost
$25 – members
$35 – guests
$15 – students

Direct Marketing: A Primer by Daniel Dejan

January 18, 2018

Direct Marketing: A Primer – A workshop that discusses the fundamentals of direct mail and direct marketing: from a discussion as to why DM works and how to meld it into an integrated marketing campaign, a quick review of the fundamentals of DM including the significance of addressing the when, why should I? and call-to-action at planning, the importance of permission marketing, 1-to-1 marketing and intimacy selling. Also will include insights into the impact of variable data printing in the last decade, new facts and figures regarding VDP, as well as insights and useful information provided by the United States Postal Service, the Direct Mail Association and the Digital Printing Council/Printing Industries of America.

Print in the New Media Mix (Life with Print) – Integrated marketing, multi-channel distribution, social media/networking are a few of the many descriptors currently used to describe the new business models being implemented by advertisers, marketers and media strategists. Our consumer society abounds with new devices, many hand-held, as primary sources for communications and intra-connectivity, which leads traditional, legacy medias such as television, radio and print to ask the larger questions, including “Where do we fit in?” “Is Print truly a waning media?” “Is it being replaced by disruptive technology?”

A discussion on how the print industry can evolve its share by proving its effectiveness as part of the communications mix: how does print complement social networking and the Internet; how will eReaders and tablets impact publishing and readership; how using QR codes and augmented reality codes can add a multi-media and multi-dimensional aspect to enhance the print experience.

The speaker, Daniel Dejan, is an educator, designer, humanist, mentor and lover of all things graphic arts, Daniel Dejan has been an evangelist for the power of paper and print for the span of his career. With more than 40 years of design, production, print buying and on-press experience, Dejan is always ready to share his knowledge of the successful and effective marriage of print and paper. On the road 200 days a year, he is a hands-on, in-person resource—delivering presentations to designers, printers, corporations and paper merchants.

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Speaker 
Daniel Dejan

Location
Four Seasons Banquet Facility, Landisville

Social Hour 
6:00 pm

Dinner
6:30 pm

Cost
$25 – members
$35 – guests
$15 – students

Student Night Tour – LSC

February 22, 2018

With a rich history of industry experience, innovative solutions and service reliability, LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. The company’s traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers around the world. With advanced technology and a consultative approach, LSC’s supply chain solutions meet the needs of each business by getting their content into the right hands as efficiently as possible.

The Lancaster County Career & Technology Center Visual Communication classrooms and labs will be open as well during the social hour. They include Digital Design, Commercial Art, Photography and Vis Com Cluster, Please visit!

Please Note:

Costs are $50/members, $60/guests which include sponsoring one student. YOU MUST SPONSOR A STUDENT TO ATTEND THE TOUR. Reserve by email: slcreservation@gmail.com by noon on Thursday, February 15. Email should include company name, # of members, # of guests AND NAMES OF MEMBERS AND GUESTS AND HOW MANY STUDENTS YOU WILL BE SPONSORING. Also include contact name and phone number in case of any problems or questions concerning your reservation. THIS IS AN ALCOHOL FREE EVENT.

No open toe or high heel shoes permitted on the tour. No cell phones or cameras in the manufacturing area. Hearing protection is optional.

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Dinner
Lancaster Career & Technology Center, Brownstown

Appreciation Gathering – Hockey Game

TBD

Cost will be $20 for members/guests/spouses/students for lower level seats. Tickets will be available for pickup the night of game at the will call window.

Please join us for our holiday gathering—Hockey Night. This event will be held at the Giant Center in Hershey, home of the Hershey Bears. We will be reserving seats in 100 level. This is a thank you from the club for your support for the year. We will ask however, that you only make the reservations if you are sure you can attend. We hope to see all of you!

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Location
Giant Center, Hershey

Open House-Thaddeus Stevens College

March 1, 2018

This meeting will offer a unique opportunity to tour the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology’s Graphic Communications and Printing Technology program as well as seeing the .918 Club’s shop used for teaching letterpress printing. The Graphic Communications and Printing Technology program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology provides a comprehensive understanding of the printing process and related fields.

The student receives training in all major areas, with preparation to enter any one of several printing fields, depending on interest and ability. Graduates with technical and mechanical interests find employment in desktop publishing, prepress, presswork, and bindery operations. Skills in computer operations, electronics, photography, chemistry, and physics will also be useful in these areas. Graduates with good English and math skills will find employment in proofreading, estimating, production planning and sales. Those students with artistic talent may enter layout and design, advertising or commercial art.

The .918 Club is not your typical exhibition of historic objects in a quiet setting. Take the time to visit their 1920’s era print shop at 346 North Queen Street where volunteer printing demonstrators will show you the letterpress printing process. Through regularly scheduled demonstrations, Thursday through Sunday, they educate the public about the history of printing while providing a working letterpress job shop. Thaddeus Stevens has provided the .918 Club with space to hold hands-on letterpress workshops for school groups, the Boy Scouts, and any other interested group. Tonight SLC members will have the opportunity to participate in a mini letterpress workshop.

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Location
Thaddeus Stevens College, Lancaster

Cost
$25 – members
$35 – guests
$15 – students

Plant Tour – J.L Clark

April 12, 2018

J.L. Clark is an industry-leading supplier of custom metal and plastic packaging to the confection, food & spice, health & beauty, promotional and smokeless tobacco industries.  The company was founded in Rockford, IL in 1904, and has been headquartered there since 1911. In 1955, the company expanded operations to include a second location when it acquired Lancaster, PA based Liberty Can and Sign Company.  The strategic addition of the Lancaster facility has helped J.L. Clark to maintain a strong presence along the east coast.

J.L. Clark has been one of Rockford’s premier manufacturers for well over a century. The Clark family was originally in the hardware business. They established J.L. Clark Mfg., Inc. in 1904 when John Lewis Clark invented the Gem Flue Stopper, a device used to plug the hole in a wall left behind from stovepipe removal. More than 1,000,000 Gem Flue Stoppers were sold between 1904 and 1919.  Exemplifying an ingenuity and efficiency that resonates to present day, J.L. Clark Mfg., Inc. developed a process for re-purposing the left behind scrap metal into pill boxes and ointment tins.  Some of J.L. Clark’s earliest packaging customers include iconic brands such as Band-Aid Brands, Scotch Tape, and McCormick Spice.

With over 100 years of experience in custom packaging, J.L. Clark today is a global leader in specialty packaging and a diversified packaging business well known for its excellence in metal packaging and metal lithography as well as its injection molding capabilities. Major brands, including Hershey’s (Ice Breakers), Burt’s Bees (Lip Shimmer), Kroger Foods, Grizzly Tobacco, and Altoids, trust J.L. Clark to represent their image in the marketplace with uniquely decorated specialty packaging, be it metal or plastic.

To remain competitive in today’s market, J.L. Clark continues to differentiate itself from other custom packaging manufactures through its commitment to the ongoing pursuit of innovation, continuous improvement in automation, sustainability initiatives, and providing best-in-class quality and service.

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Dinner
Lancaster Brewing Company, Lancaster

Social Hour 
6:00 pm

Dinner
6:30 pm

Cost
$25 – members
$35 – guests
$15 – students

Appreciation Gathering – Baseball Game

TBD

This is a great opportunity to see the Lancaster Barnstormers in action.  The club has reserved the picnic area for the evening. Your admission will include a ticket to the game which starts at 6:30 p.m. and the buffet which lasts from 6-8 p.m. The Hess’s BBQ 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet includes Smoked Pulled Pork, Smokehouse Chicken, Smoked Sausage/Brat, Kampfire Beans, Ranch Hand Potato Salad, Creamy Cole Slaw, Italian Pasta Salad/Macaroni Salad, Pickles/Onions, Southwest Cornbread, Sweet Tumblewood Tea, Assorted Fountain Sodas and Water, Seasonal Mouth-Watering Fresh Fruit and Assorted Desserts. This is a thank you from the club for you support during the year.

If you are not a member and are wondering how you can attend, please join the club. Any club member or board member can sponsor you, just ask us at a meeting. Hope to see everyone at the ball yard!

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Dinner
Picnic area – Clipper Stadium, Lancaster