Trend Offset Printing

UPFRONT
February 1, 2008

Cenveo Acquires Rex Corp. STAMFORD, CT—Packaging solutions provider Rex Corp. is joining the Cenveo Inc. fold in an all-cash transaction. The amount of the deal, expected to close in the first quarter, was not disclosed. Based in Jacksonville, FL, Rex Corp. generates more than $40 million in sales and employs 170 workers. Miotke Heads Vertis Division BALTIMORE—Vertis Communications has named Charles Miotke, a 30-year industry veteran, as president, direct marketing. Prior to joining Vertis, Miotke spent 19 years in various executive roles at Quebecor World and most recently was vice president of global manufacturing there. Miotke worked at Brown Printing for more than 10

ACROSS the Nation
January 1, 2008

Celebrating the New, But Treasuring the Old LOUISVILLE, KY—With the installation of its newest press, an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105, and the historical display of its oldest, a 100-year-old Heidelberg letterpress, V.G. Reed and Sons has spanned a century of printing technologies. As a print and fulfillment solutions provider, the 140-employee company serves a wide range of customers including Fortune 500 companies, financial services firms, manufacturers, healthcare HMOs and niche publishers. ARIZONA BULLHEAD CITY—Two Quad-Stack web printing units from Web Press Corp. have been purchased by Brehm Communications, one for its News West Publishing location here and the other

UPFRONT
December 1, 2007

Bowne Buys Alliance Affiliate NEW YORK—Bowne & Co. has pulled the trigger on a deal to acquire Alliance Data Mail Services (ADS MB), an affiliate of Alliance Data Systems. Terms of the deal were not revealed. ADS MB, which posts annual revenues of $36 million, provides personalized customer communications and intelligent inserting and commingling capabilities for the financial services, healthcare, retail, government and utilities sectors. Taylor Brands Three Entities MANKATO, MN—Taylor Corp. has merged its three independent entities—Carlson Craft Business Solutions, Regency and Label Works—under one unified brand called Navitor. Tom Ninneman, vice president of operations, said the merged entity would better serve customers

The 2007 Printing Impressions 400
December 1, 2007

The 2012 Printing Impressions 400 list of the largest printing companies in the United States and Canada as ranked by annual sales.

Trend Offset Forges Deal with TheHomeMag
November 5, 2007

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—TheHomeMag has entered into a long-term partnership with Trend Offset Printing to accelerate the expansion of its nationwide portfolio of corporate and franchised magazines.Starting in January 2008, TheHomeMag will make full use of Trend’s national platform by placing its publications, which target the home improvement and decor idea segment, across all Trend facilities.Trend’s…

GREEN scene
November 1, 2007

Arandell Corp. Honored by DNR MADISON, WI—Arandell Corp., of Menomonee Falls, WI, was welcomed September 27 into the state’s Green Tier program, which provides regulatory and publicity incentives to organizations that voluntarily achieve superior environmental performance. Representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state officials honored Arandell Corp. at a ceremony here. Prior to joining Green Tier, the high-end catalog printer recycled more than 43 million pounds of paper, aluminum, plastic film and inks. By switching to a new lighting system, Arandell saves 1.8 million kilowatt-hours annually. Arandell also reduced its VOC emissions by 20 tons after installing new press wash systems.

PRINTER news
October 1, 2007

The Green Scene NEEDHAM, MA—Atlantic Printing is in its final stage of transition toward a “totally green” offset printing process. Atlantic employs a combination of chemical-free plate making technology (Agfa’s Accento thermal CTP system, which utilizes Agfa’s Azura chemical-free plates), 100 percent soy-based inks (a renewable source that is naturally low in VOCs) and recycled papers (the printer has obtained Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of- Custody certification). CANTON, MA—Several “green” initiatives, including garnering the Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification, have been implemented at Next Generation Printing. The company is also using more recycled papers, including a new “house stock” FSC-certified mixed sheet with 50 percent recycled content,

PRINTER news
September 1, 2007

Commercial printer Alcom, of Harleysville, PA, has hired a new territory manager/solutions provider: John Newswanger, a 21-year veteran of Acorn Press. Warren Dow, president of Trend Offset Printing in Los Alamitos, CA, has been promoted to president and CEO. Dow joined Trend in July 2005, and became president and COO in 2006. Before joining Trend, he served as COO of Southwest Offset Printing. He’s a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and is on the board of directors of the Web Offset Association (WOA). The creative agency and technology solutions unit of The CGI Group, CGI Squared Ltd., London, announced the launch of

Trend Offset Printing Names New CEO
August 13, 2007

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—Warren Dow has expanded his responsibilities with Trend Offset Printing, taking on the dual roles of president and CEO of the company.Dow joined Trend in 2005 as COO and became president and COO last October. He held the post of COO at Southwest Offset Printing before joining Trend.Trend prints publications, magazines, weekly newspapers,…

PRINTER news
April 1, 2007

Label Art has enhanced its online ordering capabilities (www.labelart.com). Customers can use this new service to place catalog orders, upload artwork, view proofs and track the status of their orders 24/7, with an automatic notification of shipment when the order is complete. IWCO Direct, a national provider of integrated direct mail solutions, has joined the growing membership of The Print Council. As a member, IWCO adds its support to the alliance of companies dedicated to increasing the market for printed materials. Grand Junction, CO-based Colorado Printing is expanding its presence into Arizona, and it has hired veteran print sales rep Paul Mullen to help