Colonial Printing

September 1, 2011

Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Cenveo, The Marek Group, Manistique Papers, Thames Printing, Integrity Graphics, RR Donnelley, Consolidated Graphics, DME and Toyo Ink America.

Colonial Printing, Integrity Graphics Join Forces
August 5, 2011

WINDSOR, CT—Integrity Graphics, based here, has acquired Colonial Printing of Warwick, RI. Colonial's manufacturing facility will remain open and retain all the employees, operating as a division of Integrity. Terms of the deal, which was facilitated by the NAPL M&A team, were not disclosed.

Colonial Printing Joins Integrity Graphics
August 4, 2011

Colonial’s manufacturing facility in Warwick, RI, will remain open and retain all the employees, operating as Colonial Printing, a div. of Integrity Graphics. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. “Our business practices, visions and goals are very similar,” noted Joe LaValla, CEO of Integrity Graphics.

Colonial Printing Replaces Two Older Presses with New Komori LS540 AI Press
June 22, 2009

Komori America Corp., a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, today announced that Colonial Printing recently installed a five-color Komori Lithrone S40 (LS540) press with advanced interface (AI) and self-learning function at its 44,000 square foot printing facility in Warwick, Rhode Island. Catering to a high-end clientele that includes advertising agencies, universities, and retailers, the LS540 AI replaced two older presses.

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Worth Higgins Builds Upon Assets
April 17, 2009

RICHMOND, VA—Employee-owned Worth Higgins & Associates has acquired Billet Printing of Manassas, VA. In addition, the account executives and employees of the former Colonial Printing in Richmond have joined Worth Higgins. The new assets are expected to generate an additional $8 million in annual sales. The company also plans to hire an additional 40 or so employees during 2009 and will break ground on a 30,000-square-foot addition to its facility.

GREEN scene
February 1, 2008

INDUSTRY NEWS Uniting to Fight Global Climate Change NEW YORK—Representatives from Time Inc., Pictorial Offset and Eastman Kodak joined forces to speak “green” during a recent seminar sponsored by the Advertising Production Club (APC) of New York and Partnership in Print Production (P3) at The Yale Club here. The keynote sustainability panel addressed the topic of how to “Fight Global Climate Change by Cutting Through the Green Fog,” which focused on sustainabiity issues in printing and advertising. Speakers included David Refkin, Time Inc.’s director of sustainable development; Nick Patrissi, Eastman Kodak’s manager of market development; Don Carli, panel moderator and research fellow at

ACROSS the nation
October 1, 2006

CALIFORNIA CITY OF INDUSTRY—Kion Printing has invested in a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 press with coater. Founded in 1982, Kion Printing is a privately held company housing 52 employees. FOOTHILL RANCH—Westamerica Graphics recently installed a six-color Komori Lithrone S40. This is the sixth Komori press for the 29-year-old firm. The company is facing increased client demands for short-turnaround, four-, five- and six-color print applications. REDWOOD CITY—Pacific Printing and Fulfillment Inc. (PPFI) recently purchased its third Kodak NexPress 2100 digital production color press and its first Kodak NexPress fifth imaging unit to increase its services to include in-line coating and an expanded color gamut range. CONNECTICUT EAST WINDSOR—Keystone Paper

ACROSS the nation
September 1, 2004

california NORTH HOLLYWOOD—Akers Brothers & Sister Printing, in business since 1944, has installed a Kluge EHF series press. Akers is using the new equipment for diecutting and foil stamping booster cards, a small card printed on 24-pt. adhesive coated stock. Additionally, the press will be used for similar applications on auto-lock bottom boxes. SANTA ANA—B&Z Printing has purchased a new Best Osako 368 saddlestitcher from Best Graphics. colorado COLORADO SPRINGS—Pikes Peak Litho has installed a 400 watt/inch cold UV curing system from PRI Technologies on its seven-color, 77˝ Harris press. DENVER—Document Imaging, an information and data management services company, has changed its name to