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Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ February 2014 edition, featuring Great Lakes Bindery, Anro Inc., Prestige Graphics, Graphic Arts Studio and Elk River Systems.
West Chester, PA-based Anro Inc. has placed an order for the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine. The Highcon Euclid will join Anro's digital printing line-up, allowing the company to offer its customers a one-stop shop; faster speed to market, greater flexibility and shorter-run packaging.
The Southeastern PA Postal Customer Council (SEPCC) has named print and mail services provider ANRO Communications 2013 Mailer of the Year. The United States Postal Service (USPS) awards one company annually from each regional Postal Customer Council.
What is striking about the round of installations this year over last, we are hearing about far fewer installation problems and challenges with substrates. We are hearing more about the costs and need to expand post-processing capabilities rather than installation or performance of the presses themselves. Business cases are still strong but, unlike the earliest adopters, those needs were not as acute, so they had the luxury of hanging back and biding their time until that time was right.
Installation of the first HP Indigo 10000 beta systems has now been completed at U.S.-based Sandy Alexander, Israel-based Old City Press, and U.K.-based Precision Printing. The color-proofing bundled solution for the HP Inkjet Web Press family allows print service providers to check color quality offline.
Leading the award honors were Action Graphics of Lincoln Park, NJ; Castle Press of Pasadena, CA; Hatteras Press of Tinton Falls, NJ; and Specialty Print Communications of Niles, IL. Each company won five awards. Specialty Print Communications led the parade of Gold Awards, with three top prizes.
NOW IN its 24th year, the Printing Impressions 400 (special pull-out section) provides the industry’s most comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in the United States and Canada. The listings include company name and headquarters location; parent company, if applicable; current and previous year’s rankings; most recent and previous year’s fiscal sales; percentage change; primary specialties; principal officer(s); and number of employees, manufacturing plants and total press units. (Download a PDF version of the entire listing by clicking here.) For information on the complete list with contact and address details, please view Printing Impressions Top 400 datacard. Financial information for the
WEST CHESTER, PA—Anro Inc. has purchased the former Electronics Boutique Holdings headquarters and distribution center here, with the intention of relocating and consolidating its operations into the 142,000-square-foot facility, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported.Anro, with Pennsylvania locations in Devon, Malvern and Strafford, produces sheetfed and digital printing, with ancillary offerings including mailing and fulfillment.
Neenah to Obtain Fox River ALPHARETTA, GA—Neenah Paper has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Fox Valley, which owns Fox River Paper. Terms of the deal, which had been expected to close in the first quarter, were not revealed. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and is pending approval by Fox River shareholders. Neenah Paper will bolster its fine papers offering with Fox River brands that include Starwhite, Sundance, Esse and Oxford. Cadmus Nabs LN Printing RICHMOND, VA—On the heels of its acquisition by Cenveo Inc., Cadmus Communications has entered into an agreement to obtain LexisNexis’ conventional printing operations in Charlottesville, VA, and its digital