If you read a major market daily newspaper or get direct mail, chances are good that you have seen doodad’s advertising inserts. The company has had a long association with Colter & Peterson, which strengthened in 2009 when it bought a reconditioned 45" cutter. Since then four more cutters have been installed.
DC Area Printer Elects a Winner UPPER MARLBORO, MD—In close proximity to the nation’s capital, family owned District Creative Printing provides services to groups that cater to the federal government, one of which is trade associations. Already operating a fleet of five MAN Roland presses, District Creative Printing recently installed a new five-color Roland 700 HiPrint press with in-line coater, making it the first shop in the Mid-Atlantic with the recently launched midsize model. New Press Keeps Shop In Vogue WAUKEGAN, IL—The difference is “like night and day,” says Pete DePerte, vice president and co-owner of Vogue Printers, comparing the difference between
AS GRAPHIC arts establishments transition into full-service communication solutions providers, an interesting marketing dilemma has emerged. Now that most graphic arts companies offer more than just printing services, some have felt a name change is necessary to better portray the full power of the newly offered capabilities. Steven Schnoll, managing director of Schnoll Media Consulting in New Providence, NJ, feels it is a tremendous challenge for a company with the word ‘print,’ ‘graphics,’ or ‘litho’ in its name to remain successful in today’s business climate. “It is simply guilt by name association,” Schnoll observes. “If you call yourself a ‘printer’ you will be
by chris bauer Managing Editor If just looking at the sales figures of the top 400 printers in North America can tell us anything, 2005 has been a pretty good reporting year for the printing industry. Of the 400 companies on our annual list, 258 have seen an increase in sales for the past fiscal year. Additionally, 125 of those 258 have seen double-digit increases. Not bad for an industry some have pegged as gasping for its last breath. Here is a look at some printing firms that are on the fast track to success—and details on how they are getting to the front