Printing Impressions' Upfront Commercial Printer News for January 2009
Nearly 300 leaders from the region’s $12 billion print marketplace gathered recently for the Printing Industries of New England’s (PINE) annual membership banquet to honor numerous individual and company achievements over the past year.
Digital Press Scorecard Xerox Corp. iGen3 digital production press Joseph Merritt & Co., Hartford, CT Gordon Bernard Co., Cincinnati Lancaster Ultra-Graphics, Landisville, PA PrintManagement, Cincinnati Xerographic Digital Printing, Orlando McKay Press, Midland, MI Rapid Solutions Group, Melville, NY HP Indigo HP Indigo 3050 digital printing press Tukaiz LLC, Franklin Park, IL Kodak Versamark VX5000 ink-jet, color printing system Transcontinental CC3, Warminster, PA NexPress Solutions NexPress 2100 digital color press MGF/Consortium Inc., Edison, NJ Océ VarioStream 7000 printing system Offset Paperback Manufacturers, Dallas, PA VarioStream 7650 digital printing system Action Mailers, Aston, PA VarioStream 7650 Twin MICR digital
Phototype Updates Facility CINCINNATI—Queen City printer Phototype has taken the wraps off its newly renovated, 40,000-square-foot facility that will house its headquarters and creative imaging center. The existing facility, a historic building, received a multimillion dollar facelift that included a two-story addition. Phototype also operates an imaging center in Columbus, OH, and a high-end creative art studio in Chicago. Quad Names Quadracci Sr. VP SUSSEX, WI—Joel Quadracci has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and administration by Quad/Graphics, and has been named a member of the board of directors. Quadracci served as the company's vice president of print sales for the previous four years. Quad/Graphics
MILFORD, OH—About two years ago, Robert Wickens and George Lajti came up with a plan. The president and CEO, respectively, of then-Cincinnati-based Edge Graphics wanted to accomplish three things: one, find a site for a new, bigger facility with ample room for growth; two, embark on a $5 million equipment expansion project; and three, convert to a fully digital workflow. Two years later: mission accomplished. In an ambitious undertaking, Edge Graphics—which specializes in high-end commercial work—accomplished all three items on its agenda, with a little time to spare. According to Wickens, Milford—a Cincinnati suburb that won out over several sites in the Queen