The Top 20 Magazine Printers ranking has returned for the third year since its revival in 2014. The ranking, which lists leading printers in the U.S. and Canada based on revenue earned in the magazine sector, is intended to serve magazine publishers as they assess their printing needs and the landscape of potential printing partners.
For all the digital doomsayers predicting the demise of print, a scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” seems relevant.
Jay Sterin has been named VP of sales and marketing of Philadelphia-based Bartash Printing.
Bartash Printing has completed a successful refinancing with North Mill Capital, that consists of a revolving line of credit.
A newly formed company named Kappa Printing Management Associates (KPMA) will be led by Eric Roberts as president.
Philadelphia-based Bartash Printing has appointed Keith Fisher vice president, finance and administration.
Jack Ricciuti has joined Bartash Inc. in Philadelphia as vice president of manufacturing. Ricciuti brings over 30 years of industry experience in publications to his new position, having most recently served at Evergreen Printing, in Bellmawr, NJ.
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ October 2013 edition, featuring Classic Graphics, Bartash, Design Distributors, Canfield & Tack
“Not only did Bartash need to obtain funding as its current lender was ceasing financing to large manufacturers, the company was also in the early stages of a substantial turnaround,” remarked Leo Pound, president of Pound Consulting, who is working with Bartash during the company’s turnaround.
Starting a print magazine about technology seems like a case of the message killing the medium. But not to Mel Gomez. He just wanted a magazine that spoke to him—in two languages. So Gomez, the director of niche publishing for the Southwest Philly-based Bartash Printing, started Tek Lado, which hit the street Sept. 27, bearing the tagline, "A technology and pop culture magazine for the new bilingual generation."
Tek Lado will publish bimonthly (the next issue is due in late November), but Gomez foresees a switch to monthly publication by April.