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Costa Mesa, CA-based Primary Color opened a wide-format digital printing operation in Shanghai to serve its international clientele and, more recently, a location in Los Angeles for its entertainment industry customers. Dan Hirt, president, reveals these latest initiatives, as well as how Primary Color expands the color gamut and manages the color consistency of output coming off its digital and offset presses.

This week, PaperSpecsGallery.com features the catalog for the yet to be launched NOE undergarments. The lines inspiration, a unique combination of the hard lines of cityscapes and feminine fluidity, calls for an unconventional marketing approach.

Los Angeles-based National Veterans Foundation raised more than $22 million in donations over the past three years to help veterans, yet spent approximately $18.2 million paying its direct mail fund-raisers, according to IRS 990 forms. For nearly a year, the charity has been trying—without success—to get out of its contract with Brickmill Marketing and its parent company, Quadriga Art, according to NVF's Rich Rudnick.

Quadriga Art is the same fund-raiser hired by the Washington, D.C.-based Disabled Veterans National Foundation, which collected nearly $56 million in donations over the past three years, yet paid Quadriga Art more than $60 million in fees

In the finishing category, O’Neil purchased IBIS Smart-binders a few years back after experiencing disappointing productivity with saddlestitchers from other suppliers. The Smart-binders have proved to be winners for O’Neil, almost doubling productivity from its previous systems.

INX International Ink Co. today announced that Angelo Possemato has joined the company as a Director of National Accounts.  Possemato has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and will oversee corporate national accounts in his new sales management role.  He is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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.

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