Showing Signs of Industry Rebound --EDITOR'S notebook
Graph Expo and this month's cover feature on Rochester, NY-based Mercury Print Productions—the first Xerox iGen3 commercial user worldwide—also illustrate that digital color, on-demand printing and traditional offset output can co-exist comfortably, and even flourish, under the same roof in a commercial printing operation.
Pictured at the 2002 Hall of Fame & Gold Ink Awards gala during Graph Expo are, from the left, Dave Leskusky, publisher, Printing Impressions; Ray Monaco, president, Printing Impressions; Hall of Famers Rob Krehbiel III, CEO of The C.J. Krehbiel Co.; Ray Scholler, president, Times Printing; Michael Simon, executive vp and co-owner, Publishers Press; Donald Belcher, chairman, Banta Corp., and Mark Michelson, PI editor-in-chief.
Top: 2002 PrintMedia Production Executives' Hall of Fame honorees, from the left, included Greg Captain, manager of The New Yorker imaging center; Melissa Schoenherr, director of promotion production, Target Corp.; Chris Proctor, print purchaser, American Technical Publishers; Michael Ross, executive vp and publisher, World Book; and James Mikol, director of print management at Leo Burnett USA.
Far left: Hewlett-Packard exec Ken Cloud leads a champagne toast honoring the 15th anniversary of the combined awards program.
Lower Left: As a senior sponsor of the event, John Dowey, vice president, sheetfed, at Heidelberg, welcomes attendees.
Above: Senior sponsor Kodak Polychrome Graphics' Kevin Clifford speaks.