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September 2014

Printing Impressions September 2014 Cover

30th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony—Mark Michelson

I realize that I’m dating myself, but the 2014 class of Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame honorees, pictured on our cover, marks the 30th year that we’ve been presenting this honor in conjunction with the Rochester Institute of...

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2014 Hall of Fame : Marty Liebert - Printing's Man on a Mission

Marty Liebert, the founder, president and CEO of Freedom Graphic Systems, has built his direct mail empire from scratch to the $145 million mark in less than 30 years. He dodged a few business bullets in the process, and it...

2014 Hall of Fame : Jon Budington - Change Equals Opportunity

Budington is young in CEO years but, at 45, he has catapulted his way through the ranks at Alexandria, VA-based Global Printing. During this 23-year pilgrimage, leveraging new opportunities showcased Budington at his best and most creative. His forward-thinking, creativity...

2014 Hall of Fame : Chris Pierce - Rewards Worth the Risks

If you give him points for beginning his professional career somewhat behind the traditional starting line, it's suffice to say that Chris Pierce, chairman of The Dingley Press in Lisbon, ME, has certainly earned his spot in the 2014 Printing...

2014 Hall of Fame : David DeLana - A Wealth of Knowledge

Still, despite numerous challenges associated with the economy, a changing printing landscape and even a natural disaster, David DeLana has grown Heritage—The Integrated Resource, which provides sheetfed and digital printing, to the level of national notoriety. In the process, he...

The 2014 Gold Ink Award Winners

Printing Impressions is proud to present Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the 2014 Gold Ink Awards, co-sponsored by Canon U.S.A., Fujifilm and Konica Minolta. More than 1,000 entries were received, encompassing 49 categories. The award- winning companies and their entries...

Unionized Printers: Union Label Still in Demand

The face of unionization in the United States, and within the printing industry itself, has changed drastically in the last 10 years. Consolidation has taken out many union shops, a trend that is unlikely to change. Membership ranks continue to...

Current Columns

Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Crazy/Lazy Sales Rep/Manager

Take one simple scenario and view it through two different lenses. A sales rep goes out on sales calls. A sales manager sits in the office. Seems simple enough. But the lack of understanding and communication can create a great...

Dana on Marketing Messages: Blogging: Step-By-Step Guide

Without a good blog, you're missing the #1 way to grow your community, and therefore your audience. A blog works in unison with all of your other marketing efforts, making them stronger, and tying them all together. This role is...

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Upfront

Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ September 2014 edition, including Maidstone Capital and EU Services, Joe Vijuk, a co-founder of Vijuk Equipment, Content Critical Solutions, RR Donnelley’, Mark Andy, The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)...

Top Must See 'ems Winners Are Shown at GRAPH EXPO

The 2014 Must See 'ems winners have been selected and will be on exhibit at GRAPH EXPO 14 and the co-located CPP EXPO show, slated for Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, at Chicago's McCormick Place. Chosen by a panel of...

Global Counterfeiting Ring Operated NJ Printing Plant

An international counterfeiting ring, which ran a printing plant in Cherry Hill, NJ, has been given the unofficial distinction of operating the most prolific scam ever perpetrated against U.S. currency. The ring is responsible for producing in excess of $77...

Pictorial Brings $37M Suit Against Insurer Over Claim

A northern New Jersey printer has gone to court in its efforts to recover what it feels is just compensation for its insurance claim in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, according to The Record. Pictorial Offset is seeking $37 million...

Across the Nation

Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ September 2014 edition, featuring Printing Impressions' Imagine! Print Solutions, Badger Tag & Label, Precision Services Group, Evron Graphics, Data-Mail Inc., Southeastern Printing, Copresco, Plum Grove, Rand Graphics...

Bindery Matters

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ September 2014 edition, featuring MBO America, Aspen Marketing Services, Lotters Wire, Plasticard Locktech International, Tech-ni-fold Ltd. and F.P. Rosback Co....

Bits and Pieces: Define Yourself Via Your Work

OK, we've all reached the eye-rolling stage whenever the term marketing solutions provider is uttered. It's officially garnered "me, too" status in printing circles, largely because there is no cut and dry definition, no accepted group of criteria to be...

Supplier News

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ September 2014 edition, featuring Ricoh Americas, Mark Andy, Bobst North America, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Div., Aleyant Systems, RM Machinery, Durst U.S., INX Digital...

Printer News

Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ September 2014 edition, featuring Japs-Olson, Standard Register, Fry Communications, Flashpoint Graphix, Gill Studios, The Flottman Co., Graphic Visual Solutions, Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic and The Master's Press. ...