This year, there were more than 460 entrants for Point of Purchase Advertising International's competition. Case Paper's substrates comprised part of a display that won Silver and Bronze awards in the Temporary Signage Division.
Swatchbooks and color charts featuring the full range of colors on Case Paper’s Sonata Silver and Sonata Rainbow are now available. These swatchbooks and color charts enable designers and brand managers to quickly and positively specify the exact special effect they desire when using metallic substrates for packaging applications.
Case Paper’s Sonata Silver and Sonata Rainbow laminated paperboard substrates have been certified for use with the Color-Logic process in inkjet applications. "Not only are these materials appropriate for use with the Color-Logic process on UV inkjet equipment, but their folding and creasing characteristics make them particularly well-suited for package prototyping," said Mark Geeves Color-Logic's director of sales and marketing.
Case Paper, a 70-year-old paper supplier and converter in Harrison, NY, has launched a free app, Paper Pro, for printers, suppliers, and packaging professionals that need to spec orders, price out options, or calculate quantities or weights. Users can even look at the formula for each calculator by hitting the “info” button, and can also copy the complete calculation results for later use, or e-mail the results to a client or customer right from the app.
NORWICH, CT—Thames Printing, which closed its doors last month, is being compelled to provide statements of assets and liabilities, including information regarding its creditors, as a judge has issued an order for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief. The company has until Sept. 30 to comply with the order, according to the Norwich Bulletin.
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news, featuring Finch Paper, from Printing Impressions' September 2010 edition.
Ginsberg Joins Graphic Press LOS ANGELES—Graphic Press has restructured its executive group, naming Randolph Ginsberg its president and Michael Hecht to the post of executive vice president, sales. Ginsberg formerly served as vice president of sales at Hawthorne, CA-based Lithographix. Hecht also spent time at Lithographix as executive vice president of sales. Xerox to Obtain XMPie STAMFORD, CT—With an eye towards growth in personalized printing and multimedia direct marketing, Xerox Corp. has agreed to acquire XMPie for $54 million. New York-based XMPie specializes in variable information software. XMPie will maintain its brand name and function as a standalone software unit. Innovator Gegenheimer Passes SHELTON, CT—Harold Gegenheimer, 95, chairman
The commercial printing industry lost a pair of pioneers this week with the passing of Harold Gegenheimer and Irving Schaffer. Mr. Gegenheimer, 95, whose sheet reversing innovation made a major impact on sheetfed printing, was the chairman emeritus of Baldwin Technology Co. Mr. Schaffer, 96, an accomplished craftsman and master woodworker, was a founder of Case Paper. Mr. Schaffer died of natural causes at his home in Scarsdale, NY, according to Case Paper’s Keith Goldberg. “The man was strong. He willed himself to do what he wanted,” Goldberg noted of Mr. Schaffer. Mr. Gegenheimer enjoyed a long career in the printing industry and was active in
Paloian Rejoins Donnelley Group CHICAGO—John R. Paloian, who spent 11 years at RR Donnelley before moving on to Quebecor World, is rejoining the Windy City printer as group president, publishing and retail services. He is now responsible for the company's magazine, catalog, retail advertising insert and directory business. Paloian, who was co-COO at the time of his departure from Quebecor World, previously served as president of the magazine/catalog business. Banta Names Streeter Chairman MENASHA, WI—Banta Corp. announced that Stephanie Streeter, president and CEO, has also assumed the role of chairman of the board of directors. Streeter replaced Donald D. Belcher, who retired after holding the position for
BY CHRIS BAUER The trade press covering the printing industry, (Printing Impressions included) makes a lot of noise about converting to digital workflows, M&A winners and losers, and keeping a healthy bottom line in these trying economic times. While this can be interesting and important from a business standpoint, the graphic arts industry is a huge employer, with many different personalities who have varied and unique interests outside of the printing world. It is time their stories were told. PI found graphic arts executives with interesting pastimes to see how some people in the industry spend their time on weekends and