Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impression’ November 2012 edition, including items on Quad/Graphics, RR Donnelley, Foxfire Printing and Packaging, xpedx, Sheridan Books, Sheridan Books, NewPage Corp. and Enhanced Digital Printing.
Foxfire Printing and Packaging
NEWARK, DE—Foxfire Printing and Packaging has made the decision to expand its existing printing capacity with a new 73˝ manroland sheetfed R900 XXL five-color press with coater. The printer, featured on the cover of the September 2012 edition of Printing Impressions magazine, is enjoying an economic expansion boom, fueled by an $6.5 million capital investment that will eventually add 38 new jobs.
Foxfire Printing and Packaging has made the decision to expand its existing printing capacity with a new 73" manroland sheetfed R900 XXL five-color press with coater. The retail specialist is enjoying an economic expansion boom, fueled by an $6.5 million capital investment.
Foxfire reached the top of its marketplace, nearly doubling its sales to $47 million, by enabling its clients—retail chains including grocery, clothing, pharmaceutical, auto, department and discount stores—to efficiently and effectively execute their signage programs, from data manipulation through installation.
NEWARK, DE—Retail signage specialist FoxFire Printing and Packaging is enjoying an economic expansion boom, fueled by an $8.6 million capital investment initiative that will usher in new gear, including an offset printing press, and allow the company to add 38 new positions, the Wilmington News Journal reported.
From the time he was a young boy, John Ferretti dreamed of owning a business. Today, Ferretti is the 50-year-old CEO and owner of FoxFire Printing and Packaging Inc. And he's hiring to expand the business that he opened in 1991.
The firm will reinvest $8.6 million for capital investments, aided by a $336,000 grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund and a $1 million loan to help offset the hiring of 38 new employees for its printing and production facilities in the Delaware Industrial Park.
The positions are a mix of sales, data processing, digital printing operations, factory and skilled labor positions
These three printers—Foxfire Printing and Packaging, Walsworth Publishing, and Direct Impressions—offer hope in an industry that has seen its share of adversity in recent years. Perhaps they may offer an idea or two that is applicable to your own business.
NOW IN its 24th year, the Printing Impressions 400 (special pull-out section) provides the industry’s most comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in the United States and Canada. The listings include company name and headquarters location; parent company, if applicable; current and previous year’s rankings; most recent and previous year’s fiscal sales; percentage change; primary specialties; principal officer(s); and number of employees, manufacturing plants and total press units. (Download a PDF version of the entire listing by clicking here.) For information on the complete list with contact and address details, please view Printing Impressions Top 400 datacard. Financial information for the
LAgraphico Hosts ‘Thinking Green’ Event BURBANK, CA—LAgraphico, an imaging solutions provider to the entertainment industry, recently hosted an open house to explain its ongoing “green” initiatives and generate enthusiasm and support from its environmentally conscious clients—the likes of which include Paramount, NBC/Universal, Warner Brothers, The Walt Disney Co., Microsoft/XBOX 360, Nokia and Activision. Four separate tours of the facility were given throughout the day to accommodate the busy schedules of the Hollywood clientele. Company executives Brandon Gabriel and Dan Stillwell played tour guides and began with a brief introduction, then led each tour group to four main stations. The first station, Premedia, was manned
THERE ARE those who believe that offset printing is well aware of its mortality, in light of advances and inroads made by its younger and better connected cousin, digital printing. But even if offset technology is on the clock (and not everyone can agree), the lead time to its possible demise is fairly substantial. So before you convert that stacked web press into a glorified set of monkey bars, consider the major benefits that many printers have reaped by having hybrid technologies under one roof. In some cases, both offset and digital are being leveraged for the same job, as they each offer advantages