For this issue, we decided to take a look at four digital print shops targeting the high-end market, and how they meet and exceed their customers' expectations. There are a few common threads, but it is interesting how each company tailors its approach to its own personality, its target market and even its geographic location.
It's been said that the devil is in the details, and for Upper Marlboro, MD-based commercial printer McArdle, so was the key to a marketing tool that could illustrate the dynamic potential of digital printing and demonstrate to customers how it can produce results that even exceed offset printing.
WASHINGTON, DC—William J. “Bill” Boarman has been sworn in as the 26th Public Printer of the United States. President Obama announced his appointment on Dec. 29, 2010. Boarman will serve as CEO and lead more than 2,300 employees at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
WASHINGTON, DC—President Obama has announced his intention to
nominate William Boarman to be the 26th Public Printer of the
United States. He succeeds Robert Tapella, who was named to the
post in May of 2007.
WASHINGTON, DC—President Obama has announced his intention to nominate William Boarman to be the 26th Public Printer of the United States. He succeeds Robert Tapella, who was named to the post in May of 2007.
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
UPPER MARLBORO, MD—March 6, 2007—Finishing touches are being put on a 10-color ROLAND 700 perfector at McArdle Printing Co. Installation of the new press coincides with the start of McArdle’s 60th anniversary, and the company is prepared to take advantage of both events to grow faster and further. McArdle Printing was founded in 1947 and is celebrating sixty years of service. In 2006, the facility generated sales of $44 million and was recognized as one of the largest printers in the Washington metropolitan area — ranked 129th in Printing Impressions’ Top 400. The company operates 24 hours a day with over 220 employees. McArdle’s services
PARAMUS, NJ—1/11/2007—NAPL (www.napl.org), the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management, has selected 17 graphic communications companies to receive its 2006 Management Plus Awards, which recognize management excellence in all phases of operation. The highest Management Plus honor, the William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame Award, is bestowed on Bloomington Offset Process, Inc., a full-service printing, mailing, and fulfillment company based in Bloomington, Ill. (See NAPL January 11, 2007, press release, “2006 NAPL Management Plus Hall of Fame Award Goes to Bloomington Offset Process, Inc.”) Three companies earned Management Plus Gold Awards, 10 received Silver Awards, and two were named Merit Award
THERE’S NO truth to the rumor that Washington, DC-based McArdle Printing is changing its name to Clairvoyant Press. But the sheetfed and coldset web shop does pride itself on knowing its customer’s needs better than the customer does. It takes some advanced perception to survive in the highly competitive DC-Baltimore region, but McArdle will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2007, coming on the heels of consecutive double-digit growth campaigns the past two years. The employee-owned company, headquartered in Upper Marlboro, MD, took strides to ensure future success and new growth potential with the October 2005 acquisition of a Xerox iGen3 digital press
CHICAGO—MAN Roland’s exhibit at Graph Expo 2006 drew standing room only crowds consisting of visitors who were in the mood to buy presses. Among the major sales: • 4X4 32-page commercial web press by Wisconsin’s Hi-Liter/Inland • 10-color ROLAND 700 perfector by Maryland’s McArdle Printing • eight-color ROLAND 700 perfector by The Sheridan Press in Pennsylvania • five-color ROLAND 500 perfector by Minnesota’s Bang Printing “We provided our guests with a place where they could talk and relax,” said Vince Lapinski, COO of MAN Roland Inc. “The result was in-depth conversations where printers expressed their business needs directly to our MAN Roland experts. In turn, we were able to