Wilde’s award-winning direct and digital agency, advanced variable data print, proprietary delivery technologies, state-of-the-art mail services and comprehensive fulfillment operations complement Universal’s high-quality commercial print and promotional products arm to provide a complete spectrum of direct response solutions to our customers. John Sisson, formerly Universal’s chief technology officer, will serve as president of Wilde.
INDUSTRY consolidators exist for a number of reasons, the main being an opportunity to make money by acquiring complementary (geographically or synergistically speaking) printing companies from owners who are looking for an exit to either retirement or another business opportunity. OK, so that less-than-shocking news doesn’t exactly leave you gagging on your afternoon coffee. But what does raise the eyebrows a bit is the notion that some printers would actually sell their printing business and (gulp) start another. No, not to run a custard stand, but actually embark on a second printing career. At first blush, this sounds like a questionable move, like divorcing
california ANAHEIM—Expedia Media recently installed a Heidelberg Quicksetter 300E imagesetter. The shop purchased a Heidelberg consumables package with the installation, including Saphira RA imagesetting film and chemistry. Founded in 1984, the shop houses 70 employees. SANTA CLARA—Mahoneyprint Services, a provider of 1-to-1 marketing services, is now doing business under the name The Mahoney Co. The name change signifies the completion of the transition from a print provider to a personalized digital marketing solutions provider with its Xerox iGen3 press. As part of the reorganization, The Mahoney Co. is now organized into five divisions. colorado BOULDER—Intermountain Color, also known as IMC Web Graphics, announced it
CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE—The County of Riverside has installed a two-color, 173⁄4x223⁄4˝ Sakurai 258EIIZ press. SACRAMENTO—Dome Printing has tripled the speed of its soft cover book binding capabilities with the August installation of a new 21-pocket Muller Martini Corona perfect binding system. The company now has the ability to utilize Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) glues, especially for the production of lay-flat books. SAN FRANCISCO—Flexible packaging company Lithotype has implemented CRC Information Systems' business management software "THE System." COLORADO LOVELAND—Rocky Mountain region sheetfed printer Vision Graphics has successfully implemented the Printcafe Hagen OA print management system. CONNECTICUT BRIDGEPORT—Millennium Graphics has signed an agreement with CRC Information Systems
by Chris Bauer PORTO, PORTUGAL—More than 500 MBO equipment users assembled here recently, including a contingent of American customers, for an open house and tour of the company's production facilities. Upon arrival in this sleepy, old-European city of 300,000, the attendees were whisked off on a trip they are sure to remember. A tour of the MBO facility was at the top of the to-do list for the American visitors. The U.S. contingent was represented by members of the following companies: A.J. Images, NJ; A-Plus Printing & Graphics, FL; Overnight Bindery, OH; Premier Press, OR; and Shapco Printing, MN. A trio of Massachusetts-based companies were also
ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE—The University of Arkansas Printing Services made a number of new additions to its in-plant facility, including Binuscan's Color Pro color correction software, a CreoScitex EverSmart Pro II flatbed scanner, a CreoScitex Brisque 4 RIP, a Dolev 800 filmsetter, a five-color Komori perfector, a Saber cutter from Colter & Peterson and a 40˝ MBO folder. CALIFORNIA SANTA ANA—Westlam, a supplier of trade laminating and UV coating services, has installed a new Autofeeds laminator as part of its plant modernization program. CONNECTICUT NORTH HAVEN—The William J. Mack Co. has ceased operations after being in business for more than 38 years. Bill Mack has joined