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The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA)
PO Box 19488, Charlotte, NC 28219-9488
800-849-7422 | 704-357-1150


PICA serves the Carolinas’ printing industry through education, products, services, conferences, and awards, as well as support at both the local and national levels.

In addition to being the voice of the Carolinas’ graphic communications industry, PICA offers a wealth of technical and management information and various services designed to maximize your ROI.

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Since 1966, the PICA Awards have been the premier symbol of excellence for the graphics industry in the Carolinas. Winning a PICA Award — whether it’s a Best of Category, Special Judges’ Award, or Award of Excellence — is a great honor!

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Work smarter, not harder – with solid, valuable information to make better-informed business decisions with PICA’s Smart Business

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We have extensive expertise and information in all aspects of Human Resources.


PICA members enjoy industry-leading education and networking opportunities throughout the Carolinas. Learn More

Our Mission

To promote the common interest of the printing industry; and to help our members prosper, both individually and collectively, through fellowship, education and cooperative action.


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June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Pricing is critical to the success of any business. Every company needs its own strategy based on its own unique set up and set of conditions.

This seminar will help you to create your own WINNING STRATEGY based on YOUR business and contributing to YOUR success.

  • How to develop your strategy to recover fixed costs and understand the threats
  • How to understand the real value of your services
  • How much your customers are willing to pay
  • How to keep ahead of inflation
  • How to find more profitable sales
  • How to YOUR data to optimize your prices and avoid underselling..

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Cost: FREE to PICA Members   $39 for Not-Yet Members

Presented by: Simon Taylor & Margin Improvement Ltd

Simon Taylor has 19 years experience in the UK and European print services sector. Formerly VP of Sales and Regional Director for a European $200m Print Services Group for 14 years, he founded Margin Improvement in 2018 recognizing a knowledge gap in the market. He started his career as an engineer with Rolls-Royce, moving into Procurement roles in the aerospace and car industries with Ford Cosworth and has held senior commercial roles for over 30 years. He has trained Print Company Executives in USA , UK and Europe to increase margins and Corporate Procurement Professionals to drive better value. Simon is an experience speaker, a thought leader and creator of unique and successful methodologies that drive profit growth. He is a passionate advocate that there is healthy Profit in Print if you know how to release it.

Margin Improvement Ltd specializes in improving profits in Print. We are a small team that work mainly with Printing companies and large corporates that purchase Print. Clients include Paragon, Walmart, Office Depot, Linney Group, Asda, RRD and SMEs within the USA & UK. We provide ‘Done for You’ programs onsite with clients and remote programs for company owners and CEOs. We also provide Energy Procurement support for several Printing Companies.

We are trusted advisors to Europe’s largest printing group with $1.5Bn sales, approved vendor to Georgia Tech and licensor of the successful RAISEITUP© Profit Improvement Process.

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