October 2021 Newsletter

We hope you have been staying safe and healthy during the beginning of this school year and all the changes that have come with it. Our next event, the Virtual Print[ED] Fall Professional Learning Day, is right around the corner on October15th! It will be the same format as our previous smaller events, running two hours and offering TWO session options; one in the morning, 8:30 AM ET to 10:30 AM ET, and one in the evening, 4:30 PM ET to 6:30 PM ET. The same presentations, two different times. This is to accommodate varying schedules and give everyone a chance to attend.

See below for the schedule:

Registration is FREE, and you earn 2 hours of professional development! Once registered a link to the meeting will be sent to you prior to the conference on October 15th. We hope to see you there!

Other Industry Events

Adobe MAX — The Creativity Conference:
A Free Virtual Event October 26–28

Join Adobe for an extraordinary virtual experience to find inspiration, connect with creatives from around the world, and learn the best ways to bring your best ideas to life. Open to all, at no cost. Click here for more info and registration.

Print Expo Online: Free Ongoing Event
The Printing Expo Virtual Exhibition is free to enter and will work in the same way that a live exhibition does, except that you can visit at any time, from anywhere. Visitors are able to navigate through the hall and visit a virtual representation of stands complete with 3D products. Click here for more info and registration.

Students Prefer Printed Textbooks

In a recent article published by Printing Impressions, more than 60% of college students prefer printed textbooks over digital files or e-textbooks. Despite the growing e-textbook market, student preference for e-textbooks increased by just 2% from 2015 (27%) to 2021 (29%), while the number of students who have no preference increased by nearly 8% over that same period. Continue to the full article here...

Updated Print[ED] Promotional Materials

With schools opening back up their doors with open houses and recruiting events, we wanted to update some of our existing materials to help you better grow your program. We've updated our Print[ED] brochures to a smaller, easier to produce size versus the previous larger gate-fold. We have one targeted towards potential students and their parents, along with a separate one you can use with any industry partners you have.

Along with helping promote your program, these can also be easily used to help satisfy a few of the Print[ED] Standards for program accreditation:

Standard 4.1B: Are students informed about certifications and the availability of Print[ED] on-line assessments?

Standard 4.2A: Is there information about the Print[ED] program available to students and parents?

Standard 5.1C: Are all members of the Advisory Committee provided a Print[ED] orientation to ensure that they have a full understanding of the program?

Both new and old versions of the brochures can be found on the Print[ED] Shared Drive under Promotional Material.

Not part of the Print[ED] Drive or Forum? Not a problem! Just send us an email with your name, organization, and a valid Google email you would like to have associated with the forum.