Yolanda Simonsis is a 38-year veteran of the packaging and converting industries. She has held past editorial positions with two former publications of Delta Communications and Cahners...more

Power Up with the New PFFC!

That's right. The good news is that Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) has officially powered up again as of today, October 20th. So, Loyal Readers and Visitors, I welcome you back to power up with us! Want to know more? Then read on. . .

Funny thing happened after learning I had lost my former job as associate publisher/editor. The bottom line is that between August 17 and today, and after some discussion and negotiations, I am here to tell you that PFFC is relaunching its website as of today, and it is once again in the business of keeping its visitors up to date on the converting and packaging printing industry.

Most important of all, thanks first must be given to Penton Media Inc. for the tremendous good will and support it has provided during the process of my forming the new corporation YTC Media Inc. Now that the press release featured on PFFC's homepage (click here for the full story) officially welcomes back our visitors–and with whom I wanted to share this good news first–we will inform the appropriate B2B trade press media along with all the converting-affiliated trade associations. But feel free to spread the news yourselves–don't keep it a secret!

It also must be noted that so many people reached out to the former PFFC staff with email messages and phone calls, and for these kind thoughts, we all want to thank you most sincerely.These expressions were incredibly validating, fulfilling, and rewarding to know how much you valued and enjoyed the fruits of our labor along with all those staff members who preceded us.

You will be happy to hear that my YTC Media partners, VP of Online Sales Tim Janes and Managing Editor Claudia Hine, are back with me to make this venture possible. Other familiar names that made our content so valuable include “Web Lines” columnist Tim Walker, “Static Beat” columnist Kelly Robinson, and “Coating Matters” columnist Mark Miller. Deborah Donberg will continue to shore up our editorial efforts with her 30 years of converting experience, and you can expect a few surprises along the way from other contributors.

If you are not presently a subscriber of our weekly E-Clips (starting on November 1st) or bimonthly E-Xpress e-newsletters (starting in 2012), I urge you to write to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Claudia Hine (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so you can keep up on what's happening in the converting and package printing industry. And, if you're interested in sponsoring any of our tried and true media products with a marketing message, you are invited to contact Tim Janes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dear Readers, know that PFFC is once again in the hands of those people who knew it most intimately, and we intend to keep it safe and on the cutting edge of electronic media delivery to keep you current with the news that makes you powerful by being profitable, efficient, productive, and knowledgeable about your jobs and the industry we all serve.

It feels terrific to be back. Now I'm an entrepreneur like many of you–so don't keep all the best secrets to yourself. I'm all ears. Let me hear from you by commenting on this blog posting!

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Caption: Storing a total of 90 hard-bound, history-filled volumes of PFFC, starting since 1927 with a few duplicates here and there, took the muscles of Claudia (on the right), our husbands TJ Hine (middle, left) and Bob Simonsis (middle, right), and myself (left). Needless to say, we all slept well that night.


Yo holding ConverterTJ and Bob help store hard-bound volumesClaudia holding hard-bound PFFC volume

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