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January 2011
Woman Gets Jail for Embezzlement
A New Hampshire woman who stole more than $600,000 from a family-run printing business in Bellows Falls was sentenced on Thursday to two years in a federal prison. U.S. District Judge J. Garvin Murtha handed down the sentence to Julie Ann Garrow after Garrow pleaded guilty to writing false checks and to filing false tax statements.

Garrow worked as a bookkeeper at Vermont Graphics, a small printing business owned by the Gehley family. For more than 14 years, Garrow changed check amounts and wrote checks to herself. Garrow stole the money even while she knew the company was struggling...

Staples Acquires Business Forms Manufacturer PRINTSouth
The business forms printer, which operated as Miami Systems, will now be part of the Print Solutions business of Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples. Customers will benefit from expanded product and service offerings, improved distribution capabilities and shared best practices…

Woman Finds Missing Piece of Indianapolis History
What Nora Hovee caught out of the corner of her eye and paid $35 for at Christy's Auction House could be the missing link to Indianapolis' early history. It's a printing plate that curators believe was used to print textbooks issued around 1900. They (the paintings depicted) could be worth anywhere from 10 cents to $10 million...

Tapella Resigns to Allow Recess Appointment of Boarman as Public Printer
The change in GPO leadership was originally announced last April, but was pending William J. Boarman's confirmation, which has now been sidestepped…

Transcontinental Posts 'Best Operating Performance in Its History'
For fiscal 2010 as a whole, the company says it had the best operating performance in its history, including growth: of 16.3 percent in adjusted operating income and from a loss of $82.3 million to income of $166.6 million…

Sen. Tom Coburn Is Not Amused by Antics of GPO's Comic Mouse
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., just released his Wastebook report, which highlights government programs he feels are pointless. This year, Coburn highlights an unusual example of what he feels is pointless government spending: the GPO's educational comic book, "Squeaks Discovers Type!"…

5 Tips for Finding Top Talent In 2011
By Clay Forsberg
Last week, an old friend of mine asked me for some advice on hiring a new employee. I get these requests every so often since I was a head hunter for 15 years, mainly in the printing industry. Hopefully, once the new year rolls around you'll be looking at 2011 in a proactive manner, and maybe even expand…

Flipper Fold: 60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week (Video)
Featured fold: The Flipper Brochure. Chief Folding Fanatic Trish Witkowski shares her super-cool folding samples and production tips in this weekly video clip.



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