Joseph Walsh Joins PA Printer Epic Litho as Director of Sales
PHILADELPHIA—May 2, 2014—Epic Litho, an award-winning printer headquartered in Phoenixville, PA, has announced that Joseph C. Walsh has joined the company as director of sales. Walsh brings more than 15 years of printing sales experience to the company, which serves customers throughout the mid-Atlantic and is the only printer in the region to offer eight-color, high-definition ultra-violet (HDUV) printing, the most powerful and environmentally friendly printing technology available today.
“Joe has a proven record in print sales,” said Jim Rowland, president of Epic. “With his help, we can continue to grow our footprint, and continue to help our clients create materials with impact.”
Prior to joining Epic, Walsh served as director of sales and marketing for Innovation Printing and Communications, later the Phoenix Group, where he managed all sales and marketing efforts and a team of 12. He has also held account executive positions at Kutztown Publishing and Fernhill Press. Before Walsh joined the printing industry, he coached college football for 10 years.
Walsh holds a B.A. in criminal justice from West Chester University and a Masters of Education from the Pennsylvania State University. He volunteers his time with the Killinger Foundation of West Chester University and as Secretary of the Garnet Valley High School Wrestling Boosters. Walsh lives in Garnet Valley with his wife and three children.
“Epic has been growing significantly while other printers have slowed or shut down,” noted Walsh. “I’m excited to be able to help them continue to expand, both in terms of new clients as well as new personnel.”
About Epic Litho
Epic Litho, brings a world of different print solutions to the mid-Atlantic, including the region’s only HDUV printing process as well as conventional offset, digital printing, variable data printing, packaging, and a full service lettershop. Founded in 1971, the company has recently expanded to include a 20,000 offset print and packaging facility in Pottstown and a 30,000 digital, mailing, fulfillment and corporate offices in Phoenixville. In May of 2010, Epic Litho won eight Excellence in Printing awards, including the best-in-show “Power of Print” award at the 2010 NeoGraphics Awards, which celebrates the best printing in the Mid-Atlantic region.
About HDUV Printing
Epic Litho is the only printer in the mid-Atlantic, and one of just a handful across the United States, that can produce eight-color High Definition Ultraviolet (HDUV) printing, which combines two powerful technologies: ultraviolet printing and high definition “stochastic” screening. Recognized by the EPA as the greenest printing process available today, UV printing utilizes the photo initiators in UV inks to instantly cure the ink to paper or substrate when exposed to UV light as it passes through the press. This eliminates the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and HAPs (hazardous airborne particles) found in all conventional inks, including soy inks. 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 percent 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 Epic Litho’s screening technology that utilizes much smaller dots that can be placed where needed, not randomly, to yield significantly greater detail.
Source: Epic Litho.