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November 2019
Printing Trends: Metallic & Minimalism
Because minimalism is so 'in' right now, that leaves space for more creative pops. Read on to learn about exciting advancements that are making it easier than ever to add some bling to marketing materials.
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SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media
Last month many of you attended Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)’s Dallas Print United show. You'll be interested to hear SGIA has announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media—This exciting union creates a new force in our industry! VMA and PIA will be exploring new ways to work with SGIA in the future.
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Ancillary Benefits - Employees Expected It!
Offering health insurance is great, but without dental, vision, and life insurance, employees (and potential employees) may be looking to work elsewhere. Read why adding ancillary products are important to include in your benefits offerings.
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NOTICE AB 5 
New Freelancer Law
No bill attracted more controversy this year than AB 5 did in the California Legislature. This new law imposes a directive on determining whether an individual should be classified as an employee or as an independent contractor.
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HUMAN RESOURCE Q+A
Dear David
Ever wondered whether you can pay your nonexempt employees a salary instead of hourly? Or whether an hourly wage, salary, commission makes the most sense. Every month, David (our HR Rockstar) will answer one of your pressing HR questions.
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NOTICE
New CA Consumer Privacy Act
On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is set to take effect. CCPA sets strict requirements on businesses that collect and use personal information on California residents. If you're are a mailer, marketing firm, printer, or creative that maintains personal information for yourself or your client, you'll want to read on.
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LEARNING
Print Production for Designers
Great print design is a combination of visual appeal and technical precision. Print Production for Designers will reveal the lifecycle of a printed job and explore what it takes to design and build files that print, fold, trim, and finish properly. Using real-world, visual examples and hands-on exercise files, take your designs to the next level.
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