The two North American region winners receiving international Printers of the Year Award recognition were Fry Communication (Mechanicsburg, PA) in the magazine-web category, and Continental Colorcraft (Monterey Park, CA) for its coffee table exhibition catalog in the books category.
Each of the gold winning printers will receive $20,000 to support their marketing and brand initiatives, as well as entry into the competition for Sappi International Printers of the Year 2012 awards. Sappi’s Printers of the Year awards recognize print excellence and innovation.
Caveat printer! Do you know what your competitor, er, colleague down the street is doing to attract new customers and possibly take away some of your market share? Chances are, it's not a calendar adorned with scantily-clad females. That may fly with the good people at Snap-On Tools, but in a business where image—the printed one, that is—is indeed everything, it behooves printers large and small to develop promotional pieces that not only accurately and succinctly inform people of your products and services, but also incorporate a nice sampling of those capabilities.
Line & Tone, Target MergeNEW YORK—A little more than a year since it acquired Finley Digital Photographics, Line & Tone, based here, announced that it is merging with Target Graphics, of Boonton, NJ. Target Graphics and its art creation subsidiary, MediaLogix, are now wholly owned subsidiaries of Line & Tone. The transaction will see Line & Tone move its Parsippany and Mahwah, NJ, operations into Target's Boonton facility. Quad/Graphics Expanding PlantsPEWAUKEE, WI—Gammerler, a manufacturer of in-line finishing systems, announced it has been chosen by Quad/Graphics, headquartered here, to supply overhead conveying systems for Quad plant expansions in Martinsburg, WV, Saratoga Springs, NY, as well
Here's a handy alphabetical listing of leading prepress operations from throughout the United States. Accu-ColorDiv. Mail-Well Print Group11786 Westline Ind. Dr.St. Louis, MO 63146314-993-5669; 800-327-5191; fax: 314-993-6357http://www.accu-color.comPrepublishing sales: $12.5 millionContact: Michael Smith, vice president of salesAgency/corp./comm.= 25% Books= 20%, Catalogs= 5%, Packaging= 5%, Printers= 10%, Retail inserts= 5%, Other= 30% American Color Div. American Color Graphics100 Winners CircleBrentwood, TN 37027615-377-7500; 800-344-8644; fax: 615-377-7501http://www.amcolor.comPrepublishing sales: $83 millionContact: Sharon Brooks, Corp. marketing managerAgency/corp./comm.= 3%, Catalogs= 8%, Magazines= 30%, Packaging= 5%, Printers= 13%, Retail inserts= 26%, Other= 15% American Color Systems16645 W. Greenfield Ave.New Berlin, WI 53151-1424414-786-9648; 800-390-9140; fax: firstname.lastname@example.orgPrepublishing sales: N/AContact: Tom