This year, more than ever, I’ve heard about printers having issues with the water resistance of prints produced on their high-speed aqueous inkjet printers. Printing companies are hearing from their customers that the ink on the bills and statements, when received in the mail, are bleeding, wicking and offsetting to other mail, or are totally illegible.
Menasha Packaging announced that it has acquired Strine Printing of York, PA. Both companies are family-owned. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The York Dispatch also reported that Menasha Packaging has no plans to reduce the employee ranks at Strine Printing.
The Ligature, a full-service printing company based in Los Angeles, announced today that it has opened a sales office in Chicago, and hired printing veteran Sharon Valasek to manage the growing demand for printing and engraving services in that region. The opening of the new office comes on the heels of The Ligature landing the printing of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment’s roll-out of its new brand identity.
WHAT IS there not to love about the state of Pennsylvania? “This is the land of Ben Franklin, and his most conspicuous craft is printing,” notes Eric Roberts, director of sales for Philadelphia-based Bartash Printing. Roberts echoes his fellow Philadelphia-area and eastern Pennsylvania printers when it comes to the chief advantage they enjoy as businesses: the ability to reach as far north as New England and as far south as the Carolinas.
Heidelberg USA announces the following new product installations.
MANNY FERNANDEZ Sr. has that deep vocal tone and rolling Cuban accent that is so captivating, it makes you wish he’d talk all day. But it’s the story, and not the voice behind the owner of Bellak Color in Miami, that proves most memorable.