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March 2011

Industry Mourns Ken Rizzo

SEWICKLEY, PA—Ken Rizzo, the director of lean and technical services for Printing Industries of America (PIA), died Feb. 15 of an apparent heart attack while on a consulting assignment in suburban Boston. He was 61. Mr. Rizzo spent 15 years with PIA, mostly in various consulting capacities. Michael Makin, PIA president and CEO, called him a "loyal and dedicated employee, author, speaker, and one of the world's most knowledgeable people on a variety of print production topics." He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and three sons.

Indoff Unveils New Division

ST. LOUIS—Indoff Inc. announced the recent launch of a new commercial printing division, which will reportedly provide products including banners and signage, variable data printing, employee handbooks and digital printing. By expanding into commercial printing, the company feels it is able to further streamline client business needs. Indoff currently serves as a single-source distributor in the areas of material handling, commercial interiors, business products and promotional products.

Geographics Opens Center

ATLANTA—Geographics Inc., a commercial printer and solutions provider of integrated marketing campaigns, has opened a technology center at its corporate campus here. The center will enable Geographics to partner with clients to take advantage of new media technology and innovation in their marketing and advertising programs. Geographics acquired 60,000 square feet of additional space to accommodate the technology center and the growth in its marketing services division.


In the February issue, Lynne Alexander is attributed as saying that her company, The Bureau, was the first print shop in the Twin Cities to have in-line color control on a large-format sheetfed printing press. Imagine! Print Solutions, of Shakopee, MN (a suburb about 30 miles outside Minneapolis/St. Paul), claims it was actually the first area large-format printer with in-line color control. It was equipped on an 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 press Imagine! installed in 2005. PI



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