Label Art has enhanced its online ordering capabilities ( Customers can use this new service to place catalog orders, upload artwork, view proofs and track the status of their orders 24/7, with an automatic notification of shipment when the order is complete.

IWCO Direct, a national provider of integrated direct mail solutions, has joined the growing membership of The Print Council. As a member, IWCO adds its support to the alliance of companies dedicated to increasing the market for printed materials.

Grand Junction, CO-based Colorado Printing is expanding its presence into Arizona, and it has hired veteran print sales rep Paul Mullen to help develop the new market area. Mullen joins the firm after successful tenures with Woods Lithographics and Cenveo.

A strategic alliance has been announced between Albumprinter BV, a European desktop photo book solution provider, and Lightning Source, a leader in demand-based book manufacturing solutions headquartered in La Vergne, TN. Their alliance will capitalize on the growing North American photo book market.

Intelli-Source, a technology sourcing and consulting firm based in Dublin, OH, recently purchased Colortech Graphics and Printing, also of Dublin. The new company will be renamed Colortech Document Solutions. As president of Colortech, Jamie Darrow will assume all day-to-day responsibilities.

Julie Higgins, former Xerox national manager for customer business development, has joined Salt Lake City, UT-based AlphaGraphics as director of business development. She will work with the 250-plus AlphaGraphics franchises throughout the country, assisting them in fully utilizing advanced printing techniques and technologies.

Dallas-based Padgett Printing named Becky Spillane as its 2006 Top Salesperson and selected her as a “member” of the company’s “2007 Team $30 Million Sales Challenge.” Spillane was presented with an engraved, special- edition Kentucky Slugger baseball bat. The pink bats are part of Major League Baseball’s “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” program, wherein Louisville Slugger donates $10 (per bat sold) to the MLB’s breast cancer charitable initiatives.

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