Imagine! Print Solutions
On the first day of drupa 2016, Landa announced that it has entered into strategic partnerships with Quad/Graphics, the largest publication printer in the U.S., and with Cimpress, the global leader in mass customization and Web-to-print. In addition, Landa announced that it will deploy its presses at beta sites in Europe and the U.S. during 2017, naming its key beta site customers. Landa also announced an ultra-fast perfecting web press designed for publishing and direct mail, which will start shipping in late 2017.
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news from Imagine! Print Solutions; Cenveo Inc.; InnerWorkings Inc.; Premier Press and Ad-Mail; and ColorGraphics Seattle, a Cenveo company (Heidelberg, Mitsubishi, Sappi Fine Paper, West Linn Paper, Neenah Paper).
John Hans has been named CEO of Imagine! Print Solutions and a member of the company's board of directors, effective June 1, 2016. Founder Bob Lothenbach, who has led Imagine! since its inception in 1988, will be working with Hans to affect a leadership transition over the next several months. "I believe we have found an outstanding executive to lead us into the future," says Lothenbach. "The company will benefit from John's leadership style. I am excited to remain part of the business and look forward to advising John and the rest of our terrific management team."
As brick-and-mortar stores fight it out with online retailers, the in-store experience becomes an increasingly important reason why shoppers will still drive to and spend time in a traditional store. Retailers and product manufacturers are counting on unique and attractive printed displays and graphics, as well as creative packaging, to create the difference that keeps shoppers coming.
It’s easy to be amazed at how much Bob Lothenbach has elevated himself after starting out with so little.
A seven-color, 41-inch KBA Rapida 105 has been purchased by Imagine! Print Solutions for its Shakopee, Minnesota, facility.
Dave Richey has joined the team at Classic as its new vice president of business development.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions' February 2015 edition, featuring Naples Print Source, Imagine! Print Solutions, arvato North America, Premier Graphics, Up2speed Printing, RR Donnelley, DFS, Eastern Advertising Novelty and Proforma Marcom Solutions, Sheridan Books, Modern Litho-St. Louis, Blackburn Manufacturing, Quad/Graphics, Velocity Print Solutions, Think Patented, Ennis Inc. and Kay Toledo Tag/Special Service Partners, The Sheridan Press, Printscape Imaging & Graphics, Graphic Creations, Marketing FX and A. H. Belo.
Recognized as one of the top 20 printers in North America, Imagine! Print Solutions jumped 12 spots on the Printing Impressions 400 list to number 19. The Printing Impressions 400, now in its 31st year, provides the industry's most comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in North America.
MINNEAPOLIS—Imagine! Print Solutions, an independent commercial and packaging printing provider, has installed a new 41" KBA Rapida 105 press with fully automated quality control and vision inspection systems at its newest division, Imagine! Express Minneapolis. This is the eighth KBA press installed at an Imagine! Print Solutions facility.