M&A Creates New Master Print Group

JONESBORO, AR—Master Printing recently announced the acquisition of Pinpoint Printing’s equipment and production facility. The expansion will allow the company to provide a much wider range of product offerings, including creative services, traditional and digital printing, advertising promotion and mail fulfillment. The affiliated companies will operate under the name of Master Print Group.

Dallas-based Padgett Printing has named Kirk Lawrence as chief information officer, a newly created position. Lawrence, a printing industry IT veteran who most recently served at Motheral Printing, will be responsible for all of the firm’s information technology functions. Also, two new sales reps were added at Padgett: Robert Condon, previously with Cross Media, and Martha Parks, formerly with IPC Print Services.

FLM Graphics in Princeton, NJ, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The company’s founder, Frank Misischia, has grown the operation from a small commercial printing and architectural reprographics shop into a full-service, digital printer and digital asset management provider.

The Best of Show Award at the Star of Excellence Awards, hosted by the Printing Industry of Minnesota, went to Imagine! Print Solutions of Minneapolis. Competing against 294 entries, Imagine! won Best of Show for its “Book of Dreams” submission.

Anderberg-Lund Printing of St. Louis Park, MN, purchased a Canon imagePRESS C1 digital printer and hired two new technical employees to help run its new digital printing department: Mark Luger, digital solutions director, and Todd Baker, digital solutions manager.

At the 2007 North American Dalim Software Users Organization (DUO) annual meeting, Lee Edberg, central premedia manager at Waseca, MN-based Brown Printing, was elected president of the organization, while Brent Kantola, prepress manager at Ravenna, MI-based Rogers Printing, was elected vice president.

The new executive vice president at Cadmus Publisher Services Group of Cenveo is Harry R. Vinson, who is now responsible for all sales and manufacturing efforts. Before his recent promotion, Vinson served as Cenveo’s senior vice president of purchasing and logistics.

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