Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ June 2014 edition, featuring Americraft Carton, Prestone Printing, Business Cards Plus, Liberty Creative Solutions, Mele Printing, The Printer Inc. (TPI)
Since adding a new MGI Meteor DP8700XL digital press and JETvarnish 3D digital spot UV coater, Prestone Printing in Long Island City, NY, is now able to win new projects and offer a faster turnaround for its clients. "Our clients are now able to produce more innovative marketing collateral with an appealing schedule and price, due to the cost savings of using a digital press over an offset," said Ira Wechsler, Prestone Printing’s partner and vice president of operations.
The in-line, off-line or near-line finishing debate is anything but a debate in the digital production arena, but it is interesting to note the configurations and the rationale behind them, as they vary from printer to printer.
Prestone has purchased two HP 5500 large-format inkjet printers
(indoor and outdoor), a Roland Solvent Jet printer (outdoor), an
Agfa Anapurna M 2050 eight-color hybrid inkjet printer, a
large-format laminator (hot and cold lamination) and a Kongsberg
i-XL-24 ICut digital cutter.
Printing Impressions' Across the Nation Commercial Printing Industry News for March 2009
REMEMBER VARICK Street? It used to be teaming with printers, until Trinity Church Real Estate—with extensive holdings on Varick—opted not to renew many printer leases about 10 years ago. Alas, the real estate boom eroded a fine tradition, as many shops were forced to relocate. But New Yorkers are tough, no doubt about it, and have the survival skills to meet challenges. And thrive. According to the PIA/GATF, in its 2006 estimate for state print markets, New York ranked third in the nation for printing shipments at $12.3 billion, trailing only California ($15.3 billion) and Illinois ($12.9 billion). It is easy to get lost
PERHAPS NO other state in the nation is as heralded and hated, lauded and lampooned, and adored and abhorred, as much as New York. But let’s be frank...99 percent of the ill will is directed at New York City. You don’t hear anyone seething, “I swear, those snobby Uticans really tick me off.” Likewise, no one has complained about the arrogance of those lousy Oneonta Tigers fans. The Big Apple! Musicians coined the phrase “Big Apple,” because when you played the Big Apple, it meant you played the big time. And we believe the hype. Frankie said it—make it there, make it anywhere. It’s
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
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2004. Therefore, companies that revised their 2003 revenues may have changed their 2003 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 203 ('03: 191) Conley Printing, Beaver Dam, WI Total Sales (Millions): $25.31 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $26.68 Change (%): -5 Principal Officer: Jim Conley Employees: 170 Primary Specialties: PUB 84%; SPEC 10% (Retail reprints); CAT 5% Web Offset Press Units: 46 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press
BY CAROLINE MILLER In the past two years, Steve Amoroso and his partners at Prestone Press have often taken the road less traveled. It's a philosophy that started when their road led them out of Manhattan and over the Brooklyn Bridge to start Prestone Press in Brooklyn Heights, NY. Today, this attitude continues to exemplify this $6 million company's commitment to new technology and customer service. It's a commitment that has had a great deal to do with their success, notes Amoroso, Prestone's executive vice president. Prestone Press was founded two years ago by Robert Adler, a Manhattan-based broker and owner of Prestone