This week Julie Greenbaum highlights major industry news from the 10th annual Dscoop event for HP digital print users which opened yesterday in Washington DC, with product announcements from HP and Dscoop Platinum sponsor Scodix. Other major announcements this week came from FLM Graphics, Paravista Inc., AmeriComm, Teagle & Little, Cimpress, Heidelberg, Metzgers Printing + Mailing, Apex Color, RYOBI MHI, Direct Edge Media, SG360°, and Diversified Graphic Machinery.
Adding to its all-RYOBI pressroom, Metzgers Printing + Mailing invested in a RYOBI MHI 9210P 5/5 long perfector with in-line coater.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ January 2015 edition.
The Joe Metzger Award for Innovation was established by the University of Toledo in Ohio to honor a man who had innovation in his blood: Joe Metzger, former co-owner of Metzgers Printing & Mailing. Metzger lost his battle with cancer in May 2014, but his innovative legacy lives on.
Joe Metzger, 50, president of Metzgers, passed away May 5 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, according to the Toledo Blade. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in November of 2011.
TOLEDO, OH—Joe Metzger, 50, president of Metzgers, passed away Monday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, according to the Toledo Blade. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in November of 2011.
Joseph J. Metzger, 50, who focused on growth by diversifying the
typesetting business his father founded, died Monday in Hospice of
Northwest Ohio, South Detroit Avenue. He learned he had colon
cancer in November, 2011.
Metzger was president (of Metzgers) and with his brother, Tom—the COO—a co-owner. He was inducted into the 2010 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame.
“We were best partners, best friends, best brothers,” his brother said. “We just read each other so well and did everything so well. He was so outgoing, and I’m the inside guy, the operations guy, and we met in the middle all
Joe Metzger announced that he will step down as president of
Metzgers while he begins a battle with cancer. He plans be on leave
from the company for two months and fully expects to return to
Metzgers in a reduced capacity to help the leadership team continue
to grow, strengthen and improve the company.
Metzgers introduced a micro-site to sell large-format presentation checks under the brand Print Big Checks and an online digital print store, branded The Printing Shack, to provide common business and home items, such as business cards and flyers/sell sheets.
It is not surprising to note that much of the commercial printing industry news in 2010 was dominated by the continuing struggle of printers trying to reconcile employee ranks with dwindling press hours. White-collar crime was rampant and, in some instances, theft indirectly led to closures.