ACROSS the nation
Standing with Clermont Printing’s new Prosetter P52 are Danielle Quinlan, graphic designer, and Steve Servi.
Andy Arkin stands with the Olympus Group’s new Screen Truepress Jet2500UV inkjet printing system.
INDIANAPOLIS—Upromise Investments (program manager for the state's CollegeChoice 529 savings plans) has signed contracts with two Indiana companies. SPG Graphics, a subsidiary of the Harding Poorman Group, will now print Upromise's marketing materials. And SGI of Indianapolis will provide the fulfillment services for Upromise. The new contract could create up to 30 new jobs.
HUNT VALLEY—The Sheridan Group has formed a new division, The Sheridan Technology Lab, for the development and introduction of technology-based solutions to support the journal, book, magazine and catalog publishing communities. The lab will provide research, development and project management support services to all Sheridan Group companies.
NORTH ADAMS—Excelsior has purchased the assets and business of Rochester, VT-based Oatmeal Studios, a publisher of greeting cards and note pads. Excelsior had already been producing greeting cards for Oatmeal Studios for more than 20 years. Joseph Gallagher has joined Excelsior as general manager for Oatmeal Studios and Bill Matthews will continue to manage sales and marketing.
ANN ARBOR—Edwards Brothers has entered into a partnership with Rockpoint Logistics (formerly Kaplan Logistics), where it will now provide digital printing services for Rockpoint clients out of Rockpoint's Aurora, IL, facility. As part of the multi-year contract, Edwards Brothers will take over management of the staff and equipment of the existing operation, which produces perfect-bound books, saddlestitched booklets, laminated covers and more.
ST. LOUIS—Indoff Inc., a single-source distributor in the areas of material handling, commercial interiors, and business and promotional products, has launched a commercial printing division. The division will provide a complete range of printing services, including banners and signage, variable data printing, employee handbooks and digital printing. The company says it is also actively looking to hire printing salespeople.
ALBANY—Fort Orange Press has invested $2 million in new enhancements to its business here. Installations included a six-color, 40˝ Komori sheetfed press with closed-loop color and aqueous coater. The commercial printer also upgraded its electronic prepress workflow with the addition of an Agfa N8-22 series thermal platesetter, which is supported with Epson digital color proofing. It also completely redesigned its corporate offices, including a new customer lounge and meeting center.