Across the Nation
60th Anniversary Franklin Event Draws Sell-Out Crowd
NEW YORK—A sell-out crowd of more than 400 CEOs and senior executives from the printing, advertising, publishing and graphics community filled The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers here to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Franklin Event, sponsored by Printing Industries Alliance (PIA).
Howard Draft, executive chairman of global marketing enterprise Draftfcb, accepted the Franklin Award for Distinguished Service. Receiving Power of Communications Awards were: Thomas Saggiomo, president and CEO, DG3 Group (for Printing); Kit Taylor, COO, New York Media LLC (for Publishing); and Paul Nicholson, senior vice president, production and technology, Showtime Networks (for Advertising).
PHOENIX—R and R Images has installed an HP Indigo 7600 digital press, and ordered a second HP Indigo 7600, to produce marketing collateral and photo products.
BOULDER—The University of Colorado at Boulder Imaging Services acquired a Presstek 34DI digital offset press.
ORLANDO—Lawton Printers recently moved into a 33,000-square-foot facility with added equipment and warehouse space, including a five-color Komori Lithrone SX29 (LSX529) offset press.
STUART—Southeastern Printing selected EFI Radius for its rollfed label business.
ATLANTA—A new HP Scitex FB700 wide-format printer has been purchased by Standard Press. The company also bought a Kongsberg XL computerized diecutting system to finish its wide-format work.
ADDISON—Transparent Container has acquired Richardson & Edwards Inc., a printer of paperboard folding cartons and other retail packaging solutions.
BLOOMINGDALE—Since purchasing a new MCS Eagle UV inkjet system, Datamart Direct can now run up to 30,000 ID cards in four to five hours (where it previously took two full days using its thermal printer).
LIBERTYVILLE—Chicago Tag & Label has opted for EFI Radius MIS software to replace its current EFI PSI Flexo system.
NILES—Johnson & Quin has added GrayHair Software's SelectTrak to manage and assign Intelligent Mail barcodes (IMb) for all tracked mailings.