Graphic Press

Plant Closure Rocks Southern California --Michelson
May 1, 2009

THE NEWS on April 15 that Cenveo was closing Anderson Lithograph and merging it into its Los Angeles-based ColorGraphics facility marked a sad day for the U.S. printing industry. With a national reputation dating back to 1951 as a provider of ultra-high-quality web and sheetfed offset output; highly responsive customer service; and an unwavering commitment to sustainability—long before environmental stewardship became fashionable—Anderson Litho was an industry stalwart.

UPFRONT
May 1, 2009

Printing Impressions' Upfront Commercial Printing Industry News for May 2009

California Printing Landscape Changes
May 1, 2009

The Southern California printing scene is taking a big hit with the loss of two well-known names in the industry. Anderson Lithograph of Los Angeles, one of the most prominent printers in Southern California, has been consolidated into ColorGraphics by its parent company, Cenveo Inc. In a letter to customers, Anderson Litho President Mark Tennant said the move is in response to the economic downturn.

 

Cenveo Consolidates Anderson Litho
April 24, 2009

LOS ANGELES—The printing community in Southern California has suffered a jolt with the loss of two very familiar names.

Industry Mourns Loss of Wetzel, Massingill
March 20, 2009

CUDAHY, WI—Arthur Wetzel, who spent 73 years making Wetzel Brothers one of the Midwest's leading printers, passed away March 12 at the age of 105. Mr. Wetzel spent his entire career working at the company founded by his father, Ignaz, and his uncle, August. He was president of the PIA in the 1950s, and championed early innovations such as offset printing on plastic substrates and waterless printing. Mr. Wetzel sold his company to Consolidated Graphics in 1999.

Year in Review -- QW Grabs the Headlines
December 1, 2008

IF THIS magazine chose to hand out an award for the biggest newsmaker of the year, the 2008 honor would go to Quebecor World (QW), hands down. One might contend that the attention, while merited, is not the type of exposure a company would want: Financing issues, trying to sell an unprofitable venture and muddling through with bankruptcy in two countries. But Quebecor World is a printer for our economic times, the No. 2 in North America at a time when market leaders (Circuit City, AIG, Lehman Bros.) have come crashing down.

Graphic Press Founder John Zamora Settles Suit with Company, Investors
November 1, 2008

LOS ANGELES—Graphic Press founder John Zamora reports he has reached a settlement in a lawsuit he brought against Graphic Press LLC, Nogales Investors LLC, Nogales Investment Fund I, Luis Nogales and Mark Mickelson. The defending parties have agreed to pay him $9.2 million, according to Zamora.

Zamora Reaches Settlement with Nogales
October 3, 2008

LOS ANGELES—Graphic Press founder John Zamora reports he has reached a settlement in a lawsuit he brought against Graphic Press LLC, Nogales Investors LLC, Nogales Investment Fund I, Luis Nogales and Mark Mickelson. The defending parties have agreed to pay him $9.2 million, according to Zamora.

PRINTER news
December 1, 2007

New UV Web Press Off to Big Start at MCW Printing LOUISVILLE, KY—After a year of preparation, MCW Printing debuted its new Manugraph DGM 440 web offset press equipped with UV curing capabilities. MCW is a publications printer and publisher that produces 45 monthly regional farming and equipment magazines. According to Philip Blair, general manager, pre-installation work included floor reconstruction, putting in new electrical transformers, installing a new air conditioning unit for the renovated pressroom, purchasing new software and numerous other upgrades. MCW Printing held an open house to celebrate the launch of the new press, and hundreds of printers from a three-state area

Graphic Press, Insync Media Join Forces
November 1, 2007

LOS ANGELES—Private equity firm Nogales Investors has agreed to acquire Insync Media of Inglewood, CA, which Nogales will merge with Graphic Press, based here. The new company will be called Insync Marketing Solutions. Graphic Press CEO Randy Ginsberg will become CEO of Insync Marketing Solutions, with Harold Huttas serving as president. “Our new company will have the capability to be more responsive to the current marketing requirements of our clients,” Huttas said in a statement. “Clients today express their desire for help to improve their brand value. By combining the resources of two firms, our new company is designed to respond even better to