St. Joseph Communications
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news from LSC Communications and United Methodist Publishing House; Quad/Graphics; Great Lakes Integrated; IBS Direct and Maestro Managed Print Solutions (Maestro Media Print Solutions, an IBS Direct Company); TC Transcontinental and Flexstar Packaging; St. Joseph Communications and Bassett Direct; and Printing Impressions.
St. Joseph Communications has acquired Bassett Direct, a provider of direct marketing services and variable printing programs.
Due to popular demand, Publishing Executive revived its ranking of the Top 20 Magazine Printers.
St. Joseph Communications, Canada’s leading provider of marketing solutions and printing services, has teamed up with HP and PrinterOn to develop the world’s first self-service, public pay kiosk offering consumers the ability to print directly from their smartphones and tablets.
IT’S HARD not to automatically view everything through the frame of the current economic climate. In most cases, however, the business challenges companies are struggling with were preexisting conditions that have now been greatly amplified. The trend toward print buyers, at every level, cutting back their order quantities is a case in point.
PITTSBURGH—May 10, 2007—The Offset and Beyond 2007 Management and Technical Conference for the Web and Sheetfed Offset Communities was very excited to have the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney open the conference on Monday, April 30, 2007 in Toronto, Canada. Inlaid with humor, Mulroney spoke on a wide range of topics including free trade, health care, the role of government, leadership, the current global political condition, and his time as the prime minister of Canada. The 675 attendees also saluted Remi Marcoux, executive chairman of the board with Transcontinental Inc. as the recipient of the Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award. The founder of Transcontinental, Mr. Marcoux
THE CLIMATE of the printing industry changes with print media competition growing, weekly news reports of consolidations, and daily challenges from a myriad of resources and technology innovations. Companies make over their names, add processes, rework their customer bases, add new mixes to their repertoire of services, and leverage the Internet and other new technologies. The industry is vibrant, exciting and changing—and we recognize this. What does not change is the need for individuals to keep abreast of the management trends, operations and production issues related to the printing and graphics community. With that as the backdrop, the board of directors of the Web Offset