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Pictured here are the staff at Polaris Direct in Hookset, NH. The company recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Polaris Direct Celebrates a Decade of Success

HOOKSET, NH—Direct marketing and print management specialist Polaris Direct recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Launched in 2003, Polaris Direct processes high-volume mail campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and has mailed more than two billion mail pieces since opening its doors.

The company has gained recognition in the business community and notable awards include a ranking on Inc. Magazine‘s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list in 2008, 2009 and 2010. This year, Polaris Direct was also a recipient of a Business Star Award from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.


COMMERCE—Zoo Printing has installed its fifth and sixth EFI VUTEk superwide-format printers, a VUTEk GS3250r UV roll-to-roll printer and a VUTEk GS3250LX Pro LED UV flatbed/roll hybrid press.

EL SEGUNDO—Primary Color has purchased an 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed UV press for its facility here.


STUART—Southeastern Printing has been selected by the South Florida Business Journal as one of “South Florida’s Top 100 Private Companies.”


DALTON—Production workflow solution Fujifilm XMF Workflow has been installed at Brown Industries. It integrates the latest Adobe technology APPE and is JDF-compliant.


HONOLULU—Japanese newspaper publisher Hawaii Hochi has signed a contract for a TKS Jetleader 1500 press to supplement its current printing operations.


ITASCA—Chicago-based RR Donnelley (RRD) has expanded its International Logistics Services offering with the opening of a facility here, located near Chicago O’Hare International Airport. It complements RRD’s logistics facilities on the East and West coasts.


INDIANAPOLIS—EPI Marketing Services has expanded its print production capabilities with the purchase of a five-color, 36˝ Baker Perkins G12 web offset press.


LAKE LEELANAU—Enterprise Printing has acquired a four-color Shinohara 52VP press, complementing its digital printing capabilities.


CHANHASSEN—IWCO Direct has installed an Océ ColorStream 3900 digital inkjet press and will be the first install to use Océ’s newly developed Premium Pigment ink solution.

MINNEAPOLIS—Further expanding its label and packaging offerings, Imagine! Print Solutions has added an HP Indigo WS6000 digital press.


St. Louis—To complement its existing HP Indigo 7500 and expand its Web-to-print business, Swift Print Communications has added an HP Indigo 5500 digital press.


DAYTON—Premier Healthcare Alliance has awarded a three-year group purchasing agreement to WorkflowOne, a subsidiary of Standard Register, for all document management and patient communication for its members. PI

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