CJK Group Inc. announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Webcrafters Inc. headquartered in Madison, Wis.
Recapping the headlines of the week of March 13th, the printing industry is mourning the loss of two long-time industry leaders. Bill Lamparter, a printing and publishing industry analyst who had a solid track record for correctly identifying technological and market trends early on. And, John Frautschi, who was the chairman of successful and respected book printing manufacturer Webcrafters Inc. in Madison, Wis. Additional news came from Dome, Sacramento, Calif.; and from Printing Impressions and its recap of Ricoh's 3rd annual Publishing Executive Symposium.
John Frautschi led Webcrafters Inc. to become one of the industry’s most successful and respected book printing manufacturers.
Webcrafters will reduce staff by at least 20 percent by this fall at both of its plants and in all parts of the company.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ August 2014 edition, featuring Printing Impressions' recent "Opportunities in Wide-Format Digital Printing" colloquium; and Ultradent Products, which specializes in the dental manufacturing markets.
MADISON, WI—For more than a hundred years, Webcrafters has been a familiar name to book publishers, particularly in the educational and custom publishing markets—segments that were some of the first to embrace short-run production in order to reduce inventories and better manage supply chains.
Webcrafters Inc. chose a second Muller Martini SigmaLine book manufacturing system for its increasing digital print production needs. The SigmaFolder II delivers book blocks at a cycle time of less than one second, which allows it to deliver individual book blocks at up to an unprecedented 4,000 copies per hour.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ March 2014 edition, featuring Minuteman Press, All Color Business Specialties, Worldwide Ticketcraft, CPI Card Group, Bolger Vision Beyond Print, Vanguard Printing, The Foley Group
NEW YORK—With nearly 60 customers from across the nation in attendance, Kodak President and CEO Antonio Perez rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Wednesday morning to celebrate Kodak’s recent relisting.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ February 2013 edition, featuring Meredith-Webb Printing and Conquest Bindery.