November 10, 2010
Print Leaders Symposium

The inaugural Print Leaders Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona brought together 71 print leaders throughout our industry. Last week's event was the first of its kind hosted by e-Quantum, Inc. C-level executives of print distributorships throughout our industry were invited to learn, network and collaborate on the future of our industry. Four manufactures were invited to attend as sponsors of the event: Ennis, Glatfelter, CE Printed Products and PowerPay. We were also honored to have the new PSDA leadership present: Bill Prettyman, Board President; Matt Sanderson, Executive Vice President; Joe Webb, Board Vice President; and Joel Chyke, Board Member.

Attendees looked to the future with presentations from InfoTrends, MindFire, WorldatWork and others. Peer presentations highlighted past and current successes, sharing information on new approaches to keeping print profitable. Arguably an attendee favorite, were the multiple round table discussions with idea sharing and collaboration at the highest levels. e-Quantum was pleased to host this now annual event which we feel was perhaps one of our most successful forums ever.

Click here to see photos from the event.

QR Codes & Q-Design

If you've browsed your favorite magazine lately, you've undoubtedly noticed "QR Codes". They are hot marketing tools and they are here to stay. A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.*

You can incorporate these codes in your Q-Design templates! Impress your clients by being the first to offer them this tool on their Q-Design items. Download the Q-Design instructions here.

QR Codes on business cards: Allow your users to create and upload a QR code which store data such as: Contact Information, Email Address or Phone Numbers.

QR Codes on printed and marketing materials: Allow your users to create and upload a QR code which store data such as: urls, links to smartphone apps, Google Maps, text messages or RSS Feeds.

Want to try it out? Get a QR Reader for your smartphone here. Print this email and scan the code in this article to visit your favorite software company!

Save the Date! 2011 International User Conference | San Antonio

The 2011 international users' conference will be held April 4-6 at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. They say everything is bigger in Texas, and next year's conference will be no exception. You can look forward to education, innovation, networking and the world class entertainment that you've come to expect from this annual event. So, mark your calendars and save the date. We will be updating you in the near future with session information and more event details.

Ennis Punchout

Did you know that thousands of the Ennis suite of products are available as a turnkey catalog solution for your clients? Need a ready-made Holiday catalog for financial institutions? No problem. This is just one of the many catalogs available for you to turn on in Quantum Net instantly for your clients. Ennis has created all of the items, images and descriptions for you. Just pick your catalogs and go. Email to find out more or start activating these catalogs today.