Bentley Graphics, Rowland Printing Join Forces

PHILADELPHIA—May 27, 2010—Two suburban Philadelphia printers, Bentley Graphics of Pottstown, PA, and Rowland Printing of Phoenixville, PA, announced today they have joined forces to become BentleyRowland ( The new enterprise offers offset, packaging, digital and direct mail solutions as well as the mid-Atlantic’s only High Definition UV (HDUV) press. HDUV is a revolutionary, green printing process that produces amazingly vivid colors on uncoated paper; extraordinary detail on all substrates; and never-before-seen special effect coatings—all with no environmental impact.

Earlier this month, the Graphic Arts Association of Philadelphia recognized the HDUV process by awarding BentleyRowland the “best-in-show” Power of Print Award at its annual NeoGraphics Awards, the highest honor given to regional printing companies.

“The future of printing is HDUV, and only BentleyRowland has it,” says Jim Rowland, President of BentleyRowland. “This technology, along with our digital, packaging and direct mail capabilities, gives our clients the options they need, whether their priority is speed, savings, sustainability, or all of the above.”

Rowland adds that while many other area printers are closing their doors, BentleyRowland is uniquely positioned for growth, in part because of its long-term relationships with clients, but also because of its new services and technology, including HDUV, variable data printing, and data-based marketing solutions.

BentleyRowland is the only printer in the mid-Atlantic, and one of just a handful across the United States, that can produce High Definition Ultraviolet (HDUV) printing, which combines two powerful technologies: ultraviolet printing and high definition “stochastic” screening. UV printing is recognized by the EPA as the greenest printing process available today. Also, items printed with UV are easier to recycle because to separate the ink from the paper requires less power and few chemicals.

In addition to the environmental benefits of HDUV, the instant bonding of the ink produces vivid color on offset paper as well as the ability to print on all sorts of plastics and other substrates ideal for packaging, including uneven surfaces like 100% recycled paper and paper board packaging applications. UV is also a time saver in that sheets are ready to go into the bindery as son as it comes off the press. The High Definition part of the HDUV printing process is BentleyRowland’s screening technology that utilizes much smaller dots that can be placed where needed, not randomly, to yield significantly greater detail.