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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:33

ACT NOW! Seminar November 13, 2014.ACT NOW Kit

Join Trish Witkowski and Daniel Dejan as they share the 411 on the ROI of direct mail.


See how one of the oldest ways to reach customers is also the most powerful. Did you know direct mail brings in $12 for every $1 spent?


Direct mail's accessibility, versatility, and productivity make it a relevant and powerful advertising medium that is just as important to any integrated cross-channel marketing campaign as any manner of electronic messaging. Now with an effective combination of current technology and old-school familiarity, direct mail can turn present business into future success.


Trish and Daniel will be sharing new insights in this power-packed direct mail session. You will walk away with the latest in direct mail expertise and receive Sappi's ACT NOW! comprehensive direct mail kit.


The workshop will cover the findamentals of integrating a Direct Mail strategy, including prioritizing the elements of your plan, selecting a target audience, creating/acquiring a mailing list, crafting a viable message, designing a format, and calculating the facts and figures that will determine the success of your efforts.  Also explained are specific creative approaches that ouline cutting-edge applications for designing and printing paper products as well as the technical guidelines and rules.


This is the perfect discussion for anyone in direct mail sales, strategy, creative and/or production whether at a studio, in-house agency, or corporate environment.


Our Speakers

Trish Witkowski Trish Witkowski: Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online resource An educator, author, speaker and award-winning designer, Trish has a specialized expertise in creative solutions for direct mail and marketing, and is the curator of the world's most exciting collection of folded print and direct mail samples. She hosts a popular weekly e-video series “60-second Super-cool FOLD of the WEEK”.


Daniel DejanDaniel Dejan: Daniel is an award-winning graphic designer, art/creative director, production manager and print buyer. As the North American Print & Creative Manager for Sappi Fine Paper, Mr. Dejan provides marketing, sales and technical consultation as well as in-house and end-user trainign and education for the print, paper and creative communities. 


This extroidinary opportunity to hear from two leading industry creatives and a program conducted at numerous other conferences is available in Houston for one session only. Seating is limited, so ACT NOW!


Date:          Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time:         8:30AM - 11:00AM

Location:  Printing Museum

                   1324 W. Clay St.,  Houston

Cost:         $40 per person        ACT NOW button


To register, just push the button at the right. For more information, call the PIGC office at 713-522-2046 or 800-448-5930 or drop us a line at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:59
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:14


2014-2015 PI-Gulf Coast Board of
Election in Progress


The Nominating Committee for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors,
Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast, has submitted its nominations
for the membership to vote on.  The Committee has re-nominated
the current members of the Executive Committee for a second, one
year term. Those officers are: Jeff Birmingham, President; Rose
Mary Bundscho,Vice-President; Norm Pegram, Secretary;
Barney Eldridge, Treasurer and Bart Nay, National Representative to PIA.  Also, the
Committee has chosen to nominate current Board MembersTrevor Tully and Steven Johns
for second terms as their current terms are expiring. All other Board
positions are not up for election.  New Board nominees are Gaylyn DeVine and Hugh Nguyen. 
Ballots have been sent to all “official” members according to association by-laws. 
All ballots must be returned to PIGC by November 7, 2014 in order to be counted

Please "click here" to get your copy of the ballot and submit it to PIGC.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:39
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That was Oktoberfest 2014 on October 9th.


If you weren't there, you missed one fun-tastic evening. Around 200+ guests enjoyed all the fun and festivities that are Oktoberfest - food, friends and beer.


The award-winning St. Arnolds' beer is just part of the story. Guests also enjoyed a tasty German food buffet complete with three different types of sausages, saurkraut, potato salad, German bread, soft pretzels, cheese and of course, apple strudel for dessert.


There were plenty of other activities as well - you could make a print at the Printing Museum table, visit all the sponsors for a chance to win a VISA gift card, play the Duck Pond (courtesy of Space Age Laminating and Bindery), see the top winners form this year Graphic Excellence Awards Program, win one of the fabulous give-aways, and visit with your friends in the industry.


We want to thank all of our terrific sponsors who help make this event possible - AGFA, Canon Solutions America, Clampitt Paper, Heidelberg, HPMA, InfoVine, Kodak, Olmsted-Kirk Paper, Printing Museum, Ricoh, Space Age Laminating & Bindery, Texas Printers Insurance Agency, and Vulcan Information Packaging. Vielen Danke.


Check out the pictures on our PIGC Facebook page. Just click on the Facebook icon at the left.


Planning for Oktoberfest 2015 is not far off, so if you want more information on being a sponsor and having a display table, call the PIGC office at 713-522-2046 or 800-448-5930 or drop us a line at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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Available Personnel

The following individuals have submitted either a resume or a completed a registration form to PI-Gulf Coast in order to look for employment. PI-Gulf Coast is not a staffing agency and therefore does not conduct interviews, background checks, or verification of eligibility for employment. All hiring is at the discretion of the prospective employer. Companies should follow their company's hiring practices, policies and procedures. To request a resume, please call 713-522-2046 or 800-448-5930.

Copier Operator (0901 - Hargraves): Over (6) years as a copier operator including large format printing. (19) years as a corporate and industrial photographer. Resume on file.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 11:41
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The following positions are open for qualified candidates. Contact information is included in the job summaries.

NEW! Cutter Operator: Experienced 40" cutter operator for company in North Houston area. Contact Mike Haseman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sr. Customer Service Rep:  Exciting opportunity to work in the print services department for the largest school district in Texas! The Sr. Customer Service Representative will be responsible for ensuring delivery of excellent customer service to internal and external clients of the print services group. You will be responsible for coordinating with other departments to resolve inquiries and follow through on requests. You will act as a liason between customers and the print deaprtment. Duties will also include consultation services (outbound calls, emails, etc.) to advise internal customers of print department services. You will perforam a wide variety of support activities such as maintenance, creative services, duplication, procurement, and transportation.  The right candidate should have:

  • 5+ years of related experience including processing orders for printing services
  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Microsoft Office Suite and experience with a Print Management System

You may email a resume for review to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .        


Small Press Operator: Pasadena ISD. Candidate must be able to print on A.B. Dick or Ryobi single-color presses but be run multiple colors with various stock types. Candidate must be knowledgeable about using production copiers and work well under tight deadlines. Education requirment: High School diploma or GED High School equivalency.

For more information, contact Bruce Stone at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To apply Click Here


Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 14:43

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