Tips & Tricks

Air Permit Compliance

Gary Jones, Assistant Vice President, Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs, Printing Industries of America, offers tips for air permit compliance. Air permit compliance involves two steps. The first is obtaining a permit and the second is meeting the terms and conditions identified in it. Obtaining the permit requires the preparation of an air emissions inventory that identifies the equipment... »

Tips for Creating Employee Handbooks

Adriane Harrison, Human Relations Specialist, Printing Industries of America, offers tips for creating employee handbooks. Employee handbooks are an important way to communicate policies and procedures within the company. Whether starting from scratch or revising an existing manual, the following are some quick tips for creating an effective handbook: Update your handbook at least every two or thr... »

DRUPA 2016 Tech Review

DRUPA 2016 Tech Review

Printing Industries of America’s Vice President of Education and Marketing Strategies, Julie Shaffer, recently attended DRUPA 2016. To download a PDF version of Julie’s review of the new technology on display at the show, click here or click the image below. »

Successful Telephone Reference Checks

As business activity begins to pickup, some firms are looking to hire employees. Here are some tips that can be used for telephone reference checks. After confirming the identity, dates of employment, and relevant experience of the individual, these are the most important questions to ask: What was the employee’s last salary? Did he or she always receive merit increases? Did his or her salary incl... »

Password Security

Password Security

Online security is a vast and vital topic, and password security is one element of that topic that affects nearly everyone. Check out the six tips below for fundamental ways to make your passwords more secure. 1. Use a variety of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters. Most websites and accounts supply rules about the minimum length of passwords and the mix of characters re... »

Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Paper

Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Paper

The environmental conditions of your paper storage and pressroom can have an impact on what is often the largest, most expensive component of a printing project—paper. By nature paper is dimensionally unstable and susceptible to temperature and humidity. As the climate in the air changes, so does the climate within the paper. Establishing a policy and procedures to ensure paper is in an optimum co... »

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