Ask the Experts Webinar Series

The PRINTING United Alliance presents Ask The Experts—a new members-only webinar series featuring expert Alliance staff presenting timely and relevant content. Each webinar has been carefully curated to help our members through specific hurdles that they will encounter in operating printing businesses, including art-preparation, production, training staff, navigating relevant legislation, and human resource issues.

PRINTING United Alliance Ask The Experts webinars run an hour in length and will allow time for Q&A with the expert presenter. And for members who are looking for more information—access to PRINTING United Alliance staff experts is an exclusive member benefit. Reach out to us at assist@printing.org with your technical, OSHA, EHS, human resources, legislative or economic questions. 

Ask The Experts webinars are a members-only resource. Alliance members should look for special registration links in members-only email communications. If you missed the invite, please reach out to membership@printing.org to have it re-sent to you.  All Ask The Experts webinars broadcast online beginning at 2:00 pm EST. A listing of upcoming webinars is below.

Non-members interested in attending an Ask The Experts webinar should  contact membership at membership@printing.org to learn more about joining. 

View the Member-Only Archived Webinars here


Upcoming Webinars

  • May 19, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Ask the Experts Webinar: Hacking PDF’s with Acrobat Tools
    Many PDF files submitted for print still contain problems that require repair before they can be output successfully. When you’re working in production, you just need to solve these pesky problems and move on to the next job. In this fast-paced webinar, we'll go “under the hood” in Acrobat and PDFs with 10 actionable, no-nonsense tips and tricks that prepress professionals should be using each and every day!
    Speaker: Joe Marin, Senior Vice President, Education and Training


  • June 16, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Ask the Experts Webinar: The Future of Work is iLearning
    A well-trained staff is more productive, and happier, but the relationship between learning and working is changing and what is learned today will likely not be relevant in a few short years. Employees need support through training opportunities to stay relevant and productive. What does “good” looks like when it comes to learning? Joe Marin will lead a discussion on the changing relationship between learning and working; “old” thinking and “new” thinking when it comes to changes in careers, jobs, and work; how work has become the primary place where we learn—and what you can do to support and foster employee development.
    Speaker: Joe Marin, Senior Vice President, Education and Training


  • July 21, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Ask the Experts Webinar: Economic Update—What 2021 Looks Like So Far
    Attendees of this session will explore three critical questions: Has recovery from the COVID-19 recession begun? If it has, how strong can we expect recovery to be? And, if it hasn’t, when can we expect it to begin? Andy Paparozzi will present current trends in key printing business indicators, including sales, confidence, and work-on-hand, as well as a forecast for full-year 2021 printing industry sales.
    Speaker: Andy Paparozzi, Chief Economist


  • August 18, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Ask the Experts Webinar: Creative Recruiting
    Finding future printworkers requires imaginative approaches. Adriane Harrison will explore how organizations can attract talent to your company and set themselves apart from the competition for highly in-demand workers.
    Speaker: Adriane Harrison, Vice President, Human Relations Consulting


  • September 22, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Ask the Experts Webinar: Economic Update—A First Look at 2022
    Join Andy Paparozzi as he guides attendees through a data-driven presentation illustrating how the printing industry has performed through the first three quarters of 2021 and what that tells us about 2022. Learn what to expect from the American economy in the coming year and what it will mean for the printing industry. Printers looking for a preview of 2022 should expect to learn where they should look for opportunity, what their biggest concerns should be, and how to plan their capital investments.
    Speaker: Andy Paparozzi, Chief Economist


  • October 13, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Ask the Experts Webinar: Industry Advocacy Spotlight—The Hot Topic in Federal Legislation This Fall
    2021 is sure to bring plenty of new legislative action on Capitol Hill, and whatever the hot topic may be this coming fall—PRINTING United Alliance is on the ground in Washington, DC making sure our industry has a voice throughout the debate. Hear the latest on the Alliance’s advocacy efforts and learn how your company can participate in PRINTING United Alliance’s federal legislative lobbying efforts for a successful outcome.
    Speaker: Lisbeth Lyons, Vice President, Government Affairs


  • November 17, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Ask the Experts Webinar: Extended Producer Responsibility—What Does This Mean for the Printing Industry
    Extended Producer Responsibility, or EPR, are programs designed to shift the burden of waste recycling from states and municipalities to the manufacturer or producer. These programs impose a tax or fee on printed paper and packaging to pay for the collection and recycling of these materials. EPR programs have significant ramifications for the printing industry and its customers. Take the time to learn how EPR impacts your customer, business, and what steps you can take to help your customer respond.
    Speakers: Marci Kinter, Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs and Gary Jones, Director, Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs


  • December 15, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Ask the Experts Webinar: Why Care About Verification?
    Without verification, there is no process control, and without process control there is no consistency to your product. It really is that simple, and yet I see and hear many shop owners struggling with the color that is coming off their printers. Ray Weiss will lead attendees in a conversation on why verification matters (hint: it saves you money), when you should do it, and walk through an example so that the value is apparent. Attendees should expect to walk away with actionable lessons that they can implement in their own process.
    Speaker: Ray Weiss, Director, Digital Programs