The Printing House
It’s that time of year when we’re all hearing lots of talk about New Year’s resolutions. Whether we keep these resolutions and fulfill our commitments or find them more challenging than expected, it is still a good idea to assess our habits, decisions and practices, and ask how we can bring about the most positive and widespread benefit to our world. We all want our legacy to tip the scales to the good.
Canopy has released an update to its Blueline Report, which ranks the environmental performance of North America’s largest printers.
Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on The Edward Hine Co., Dataflow Inc., The Printing House, Transcontinental, PrintHarmony.com, Schawk, Harmony Printing & Development, Integraphx and Hewlett-Packard.
QUINCY, FL—Faced with updating its presses and making other substantial equipment investments, The Printing House has decided to close, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. The move left 40 employees out of work, according to the newspaper.
Publishers Press of Shepherdsville, KY, is assuming the printing duties for more than 200 editions of Homes & Land magazine, taking over for The Printing House in Quincy (FL). The shift marks the end of The Printing House, which was once one of Gadsden County’s largest employers. Homes & Land magazines, containing residential properties and acreage for sale, are published in 47 states, the District of Columbia and six provinces in Canada by licensed franchisees.
At its peak, The Printing House had a staff of 250 and printed more than 400 titles.
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The Printing House is running a contest in conjunction with the appearance of The Printz (the central character in the company’s marketing campaign) in Toronto, which will provide participants with multiple chances to win one of the 50 prizes available. “We appear to have misplaced The Printz.”
Curtis Picks Up Landmark Diecutter SANDY HOOK, CT—Curtis Packaging has installed the first Heidelberg Dymatrix 142 CSB diecutter in the Western Hemisphere. It replaces a 30-year-old machine. The massive, 60-ton diecutter was shipped from Heidelberg Postpress production in Manchengladbach, Germany. From there, the machine was dismantled, then shipped via freighter to the United States. Upon its arrival in New York Harbor, the Dymatrix 142 was sent to Curtis Packaging, becoming the first piece of Heidelberg equipment the company has ever owned. Now in full production mode at Curtis, the Dymatrix 142 CSB (cutting, stripping and blanking model) with automatic pallet feeder has met or exceeded all expectations,
(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.) 51 ('03: 52) PBM Graphics, Research Triangle Park, NC Total Sales (Millions): $113.50 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $102.20 Change (%): +11 Principal Officer: Terry L. Pegram Employees: 900 Primary Specialties: COM 85%; PUB 5%; PREP 5%; ADV 5% Web Offset Press Units: 11 Sheetfed Press Units: 90
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2003. Therefore, companies that revised their 2002 revenues may have changed their 2002 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 ('02: 85) Tweddle Litho, Clinton Township, MI Total Sales (Millions): $62.90 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $74.30 Change (%): -15 Principal Officer: Andrew M. Tweddle Employees: 200 Primary Specialties: COM 100% Web Offset Press Units: 10 Sheetfed Press Units: 2 Other Press Units: 4 Ownership: Private
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2002. Therefore, companies that revised their 2001 revenues may have changed their 2001 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 ('01: 105) Ames Safety Envelope, Somerville, MA Total Sales (millions): $64.00 Previous Year's (millions): $65.00 Change (%): -2 Principal Officer: Tom Kell Employees: 534 Primary Specialties: SPEC 88% (X-Ray jackets and folders); PKG 10%; FIN 2% Web Offset Units: 8 Sheetfed Offset Units: 24 Other: 0