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Printing Impressions National Commercial Printing Industry News for June 2009
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
Landmark Stacker Installed at Vertis BALTIMORE—Vertis Inc., owner of more than 50 stackers from RIMA-SYSTEM, has ordered an RS 36 compensating stacker—the 8,000th such machine installed worldwide. Shown here celebrating the landmark purchase are, from the left, Pat Frey and Linda McClure from Vertis Inc. with Horst Steinhart, president of RIMA-SYSTEM. Mailing System Is a Match at Jersey Firm SWEDESBORO, NJ—Direct Group, a provider in the high-volume, time-sensitive segment of the direct mail industry, has added Lake Image Systems' IntegraVision and IntegraJet systems for document matching and in-line envelope personalization on its new high-speed mail inserting equipment for its new Direct Match mail matching capability. IntegraVision ensures
BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor Can it ever be reasonable to have a wholly positive outlook for printing paper? The answer would seem to be "no," at least from the buyer's perspective. Paper is so essential to print that one feels compelled to look for any potential sign of trouble. The cost of being caught short is too high and memories of the bad times (shortages and soaring prices) too lasting not to err on the side of caution. Plant strikes are just the latest additions to the list of reasons for paper buyers to adopt a cautious outlook. Other concerns have been
(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.) 101 ('03: 97) NorthStar Print Group, Watertown, WI Total Sales (Millions): $57.40 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $56.52 Change (%): +2 Principal Officer: Richard Gasper Employees: 290 Primary Specialties: PKG 100% Web Offset Press Units: 0 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press Units: 81 Ownership: Public Plants: 3
Xerox Mourns Loss of Hatch ROCHESTER, NY—Gilbert J. Hatch, president of the Production Systems Group at Xerox Corp., died Aug. 26 after a long battle with cancer. During his 35-year career with Xerox, Hatch held a number of senior technical and general management positions in the United States and Great Britain. Allied Buys First "Drupa" Press MANCHESTER, CT—Allied Printing Services earned the distinction of purchasing the first Drupa-version large-format sheetfed press from KBA North America. The six-color, 56˝ KBA Rapida 142 press with aqueous coating is slated to be installed and running at Allied by the end of this month. Freedom Acquires MetroWebb MILTON, WI—Direct mail