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April 2014

Printing Impressions April 2014 cover

Primary Color: Master of Its Own Destiny

As it prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the executive leadership team at Costa Mesa, CA-based Primary Color prefers to look ahead as opposed to reflecting on where it's been. Not that the multi-faceted printing and marketing services performer needs...

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Hirt Brothers Serve as Primary Example –Michelson

It's not surprising that this issue’s cover, which features Primary Color co-owners and brothers Dan, Mike and Ron Hirt with company CEO Vincent Randazzo, doesn’t follow the standard executive portrait format so often depicted on Printing Impressions’ covers. After all,...

Workflow Automation: Software Budget Allocations

Industry experts, including ourselves, often talk about how today's production environments need to focus beyond solutions that enable workflow automation and, instead, on those that provide value-added services that meet the customer's evolving needs. Workflow automation is no longer the...

Web-to-Print: Portals Lead to Profits

In the B2B space, where actions are much less dictated by emotions, purveyors of Web-to-print (W2P) ordering systems must contend with perception when it comes to ease of use, notes Jim Rosenthal, vice president for Paradigm Digital Color Graphics in...

New Revenue Opportunity: Content Apps for Tablets

For printers that already offer layout and design services, an unexpected revenue source (or at least a way to retain customer loyalty) may be digital media itself, in the form of interactive apps for tablets and smartphones. Unlike Websites, apps...

Reilly/Schaefer on M&A Directions: The M or the A In Your Future

In this new editorial series for Printing Impressions, New Direction Partners will offer guidance in a business strategy that we believe every printer needs to be thoroughly acquainted with: the planning and execution of successful mergers and acquisitions. It's a...

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Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Information Differentiates

Those that bring information to the table are more valuable than those who just say, "Hey, here's my price, may I have the order?" (Kind of a lame value prop, eh?) Instead, carve out a knowledge niche or two for...

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Upfront

Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ April 2014 edition, including Globus Printing & Packaging, Cummings Printing, RR Donnelley, RPM Solutions, Eastman Kodak...

Changes at Heidelberg See Grimm Take Helm in Americas

Marcel Kiessling, a member of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen's executive management board for sales and service, has left the company as part of a mutual agreement. Kiessling joined Heidelberg in 1989 and was responsible for guiding the Americas business from 2004 to...

Mercury Print Gets New Name, Production Facility

Mercury Print Productions is changing its name and relocating its business to another area of its Rochester, NY, home city. The company, which specializes in textbooks and educational materials, is being rechristened Mercury, An Innovation Solutions Co., according to the...

Direct Mail Printer Is Part of FBI Legislative Investigation

George Gallo, the state House Republicans' chief of staff here, resigned as federal investigators are looking into whether Connecticut GOP legislative candidates were improperly directed to use a direct mail printer located in Florida. The company, Clearwater, FL-based Direct Mail...

Transcontinental Diversifies: Capri Deal Opens New Market

Transcontinental Inc. has acquired the assets of Capri Packaging—a division of Schreiber Foods, and a supplier of printed flexible packaging—for a purchase price of US$133 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval in the United States. "This acquisition represents...

Across the Nation

Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ April 2014 edition, featuring Ryan Printing, Copresco, The Harman Press and Fox Printing, BR Printers, Allied Printing Services, Panaprint...

Bits and Pieces: Spectacular Win for NY Printer

Lancaster, NY, resident Jerry Kajfasz—a press operator for International Imaging Materials in Amherst, NY—was enjoying a visit to Depew One Stop on Broadway Street in Depew, a convenience business Kajfasz calls his "day off store." On this chilly Saturday, Kajfasz...

Digital Digest: Agfa Launches Jeti Titan S/HS Printers at Open House

Last month Agfa Graphics held an open house for select industry journalists and customers at its new competence center in Mississauga, Ontario. The first of a series of North American "Red Carpet" customer events, the open house kicked off with...

Bindery Matters

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ April 2014 edition, featuring McCarty Printing, The Printer's Edge, Paper Tiger, G&H Soho, Roswell Bookbinding, Ready Flow, BR Printers. ...

Supplier News

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ April 2014 edition, featuring Goss International, C.P. Bourg Inc., the National Paper Trade Association board, KBA North America, Optimus Group...

Printer News

Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ April 2014 edition, featuring, Com-Pak Services, Tukaiz, Cushing, JPS Graphics, SG360°, Capital Printing...