Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ May 2012 edition, including items on Harland Clarke, The Allied Group, Multi Packaging Solutions, Princeton Fulfillment Solutions, Kirkwood Holdings, Omaha Print, Integrated Book Technology and Carlos Barboza.
Integrated Book Technology
TROY, NY—Integrated Book Technology (IBT Global) has joined forces with Hamilton Printing of Castleton, NY, to expand its book production services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. IBT is ranked 243rd with $19 million in sales on the 2011 Printing Impressions 400 ranking.
The new company will operate under the name IBT/Hamilton moving forward and will have more than 160 employees with revenues approaching $30 million. IBT’s digital offering will be enhanced by Hamilton’s web offset capabilities. The corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities will remain in their current locations for the time being.
Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced today that Integrated Book Technology, Inc. has installed an Océ VarioPrint® 6250 digital duplex cutsheet printer, with Océ PRISMAproduction® software, a Challenge three-knife trimmer, CEM DocuConverter®, and GPSquared case binding system in the Books International distribution center in Dulles, Virginia.
HP today announced it has completed its most successful year in the graphic arts industry to date, building on increased sales activity, leads and interest from its first announcement of new-platform technologies in March, through the debut of those solutions at drupa in May, to subsequent fulfillment of sales in the months following the show.
New Perfector Pumps Up Production at Ultra Imaging BILLINGS, MT—Ultra Imaging, an AlphaGraphics franchise, reports a monthly average increase in print volume of 30 percent since recently installing its four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 74 perfector. The new press, which replaced an older two-color model, is being used to print general commercial products, including books, advertising and marketing materials for local clientele, as well as high-end reports for nonprofit organizations. Large-Format UV Press of Choice For Superior LOS ANGELES—Superior Lithographics, a supplier of high-quality litho labels, top sheets and folding cartons, has installed a new six-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162a sheetfed press with
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
On Demand Closes Doors on Its New York City Run NEW YORK—Two surprises awaited exhibitors and attendees at the recent 2004 On Demand Conference & Exposition. Unfortunately, they both related to the event itself. On the first day, word spread of a change in location and timing for the next installment of the industry forum, which is scheduled to be held May 17-19, 2005, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the heart of Philadelphia. There was no formal announcement, so most exhibitors first learned of the move when they were approached about reserving a booth for the 2005 show. The second surprise awaited attendees
By CHERYL A. ADAMS E-commerce IS changing the name of the book publishing/manufacturing game. Internet customers want their books right away, and they are willing to pay a premium for instant turnaround. In reality—specifically the virtual one—the customer is paying for the convenience of shopping on the Internet. Interestingly, many books sold on the Web aren't usually marked down in price (in fact, book manufacturers admit that most Web products include the "acceptable" retail markup), and buyers pay the shipping charge. But this Internet sale comes with great expectations. The book buyer is willing to pay, but when payment is only a