This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including the Inkjet Summit that was held this week, along with other major announcements from Creel Printing and Goss, Polaris Direct and Xerox, SG360°, Freeport Press, Marketing Alliance Group, 4over and NAPCO Media.
Freeport Press announced a significant change in its expansion plans and will purchase a facility in New Philadelphia, OH.
The Goss Pacesetter Club admits new members each year as specific targets are met and productivity records continue to be broken.
If streamlining your workflow and reducing waste are important to you, be sure to tune in to a special Webinar on Tuesday August 12, at 2 p.m. ET, that is devoted to helping printers remove the constraints that are impacting their throughput and profits. Entitled "Moving Beyond Lean to Global Optimization," the Webinar will walk you through the Theory of Global Optimization (TGO), a method of managing print manufacturing and business processes that maximizes profits.
By acquiring Printcafe 10 years ago, EFI has been able to focus on the growth areas of the industry while helping customers transform their own businesses. Long-time customer David Pilcher Sr., owner and president of Freeport Press in Freeport, OH, said that his company has maintained a great relationship with EFI since becoming a customer through the Printcafe acquisition in 2003.
Freeport Press in Freeport, OH, lays claim to one of the nicest equipment lines in the industry, solid banking relationships with access to capital and an impeccable reputation. The publication and catalog printing operation posted just south of $33 million in sales and is poised to double that amount during the next five years.
Preparing this special issue every year that features our newest class of Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame inductees is very gratifying. As an industry, we often fixate on the numerous challenges that we face. But, the Hall of Fame pays tribute to those who embody the positive traits that make printers a special breed. Now in its 29th year, the Hall of Fame personifies the drive, resiliency, vision and leadership it takes to build and sustain a thriving business.
PHILADELPHIA—The 29th induction class has been announced for the
Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame.
This year's class consists of
With its first Goss Pacesetter 2200 saddlestitcher exceeding expectations, Freeport Press has signed an order for a second. “Innovative business practices, an emphasis on employee development and continuous investment in state-of-the-art technology have made us a nationally recognized leader in high-quality, short-run niche publications and catalogues,” stated David Pilcher, Sr., president and CEO of the publication printing specialist.
In its third year, the web2awards is the premier annual award competition that names the best websites in the print/marketing service provider industry. Receiving the honor of Best of Show is the Mimeo Express Checkout. The John Roberts Co. won the new Social Media/Cross-media/Promotional Case Study category