Erik Cagle

Erik Cagle
Printing Impressions Reveals 2016 Printing Industry Hall of Fame Honorees

Printing Impressions magazine and co-sponsor Rochester Institute of Technology jointly announce the 32nd induction class for the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame. They are Tom Metzger of Metzgers in Toledo, Ohio; Laura Lawton-Forsyth of Lawton Printing in Spokane, Wash.; Andy Lyke of Ripon Printers in Ripon, Wis.; and Zarik Megerdichian of 4over in Glendale, Calif.

2016 Hall of Fame Inductee #2

Our second 2016 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame reveal is the top exec for a fourth-generation Northwestern commercial printer. This company has developed numerous specializations and has carved out a niche by serving chambers of commerce nationwide. This executive is only the fifth female to join the ranks of the Hall of Fame. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for...

Mixing Old Values, New Tech: Hatteras Expands into Wide-Format Digital with EFI

Bill Duerr, the president of Hatteras, in Tinton Falls, N.J., logged his first hours with the company while scraping paint at 14 years old. Now, at the spry age of 32, Duerr is definitely an old soul, proud of his firm’s reputation for providing quality work, on time and as promised. That reputation was forged through trust and the hard work of Hatteras’ 300-employee team (and it is a team effort, as the company shirts will attest).

Publishers Press Will Consolidate Into Lebanon Junction, Ky., Plant

Publishers Press, a 150-plus-year-old printer, is closing down its plant in Shepherdsville, Ky., within the next year, transitioning all work and employees to its Lebanon Junction facility by Jan. 1, 2017, WDRB-TV reported. This move will, among other things, enable the company to invest in new equipment.

2016 Hall of Fame Inductee #1

Our first 2016 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame reveal is the top exec for a $50 million Midwestern commercial printer with a reputation for sterling quality and outstanding customer service. The firm is known as the printer's printer, for doing the overflow work of some of the industry's largest print providers. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for…

Lasting Impressions: ¡Viva la Cuba!

With the United States establishing relations with the island nation of Cuba, it's only natural to think about what opportunities this could present for American printers and technology providers. Print broker guru Vince Mallardi checks in from his own island paradise, Hawaii, to speak with Erik Cagle about how U.S. companies can play any number of roles in the development of Cuba's printing industry.

RR Donnelley Merger Proposal Doesn't Have Much Appeal for Xerox

A proposed deal between RR Donnelley (RRD) and Xerox, introduced by the printer and rejected by the press manufacturer, would have been structured as a Reverse Morris Trust, a tax-efficient approach that would enable RRD to reap a small premium. RRD's executives reportedly would have taken control and Xerox would have absorbed several million dollars in cost cuts.