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January 2015

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Ironmark: Decade of M&A Dominance

The newly-minted Ironmark has added six firms through acquisition, with a pending seventh conquest slated to be its biggest acquisition yet. The company has ballooned from $3 million in annual sales to right around the $22 million plateau. And last...

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A Quintessential Entrepreneur—Mark Michelson

You may have noticed our tribute on this issue's cover to Irvin J. Borowsky, founder of Printing Impressions and a successful b-to-b publishing company, who passed away Nov. 25 at age 90. "Mr. B," as he was affectionately called by...

2015 Hot Markets: Find 'Sweet Spot' Verticals

This year is a turning point for print with a slight increase in nominal revenues to US$196B (+<2 percent). Low interest rates and commodity prices from an artificially high dollar will appear to stimulate the entire economy before the reality...

Boosting Revenues: Value-Add Service Offerings

According to an InfoTrends' survey of Printing Impressions readers, print providers that are expanding services beyond ink/toner on paper are experiencing an 8 percent to 10 percent boost in annual revenues and winning new customers....

Legislative Agenda: 2015, The Year of Reform?

Will postal reform actually happen in 2015? Vice President of Government Affairs Lisbeth Lyons points out there are alternatives to Carper-Coburn that are "written and ready to go." Thus, don't let the multitude of new players on the landscape lead...

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Lessons from a Computer Nerd

Writing about what you know, in your own voice, is a valuable source of marketing content. Do what comes naturally and become a hero to your customers....

Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development : Sales Managers Really Want...

For better or for worse, everything a sales rep does can be measured. The number of calls, appointments, quotes and, of course, sales, is tracked and noticed and becomes the answer to the ongoing and inevitable sales management question, "Is...

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Upfront

Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions' January 2015 edition, including Government Publishing Office, Nahan Printing, PTI Marketing Technologies, Alliance Franchise Brands, Tukaiz, Packard Press and RR Donnelley....

Quad/Graphics Shuts Down Atlanta, Dickson, TN, Plants

Quad/Graphics revealed that it is closing its direct mail facility on McCall Drive in Atlanta on or before Feb. 1 and will shutter its Dickson, TN, retail insert plant on or before March 15. Both moves were announced by the...

Former Nationwide Firm McQuiddy Sold; Plant Closed

McQuiddy, a Nationwide Argosy Solutions company, has been sold to Geographics Inc. of Atlanta, according to The Tennessean....

Muller Martini Opts to Halt Web Offset Press Production

Citing low sales volume, Muller Martini will cease production of printing presses in the first half of 2015; however, it will continue to provide service support for printing press customers worldwide....

Landa: Quality, Engineering Delay Nanographic Release

Last month, Benny Landa, chairman and CEO of Landa Digital Printing, shared on his blog why the Landa Nanographic Printing Press still isn't ready 30 months after promised. In short? "Perfection takes time."...

Across the Nation

Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions' January 2015 edition, featuring Penmor Lithographers, Swift Printing, Mailing Pros, Specialty Printing, The Drummond Press, SunDance Marketing Solutions, Johnson & Quin,...

Digital Digest: Digital Book Printing Conference Is a Bestseller; Manroland Sheetfed Unveils Printing Evolution

Printing Impressions and its sister publication, Book Business, hosted the Digital Book Printing Conference (a.k.a. DigiBook) at the Marriott Marquis in New York on November 19th. In other news, Manroland Sheetfed hosted the ROLAND 700 Evolution event that took place...

Bits and Pieces: Vanity Key to New 3D Apps

The world of 3D printing is a fascinating one, and while the "printing" aspect is strictly an accident of terminology—rendering, replication, whatever term you prefer—we've profiled a few printing companies that have gone down that road. As it stands, 3D...

Printer News

Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ January 2015 edition, including Printing Industries of America, Carter Printing & Graphics, Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Institute, Bookmasters and Velocity Print Solutions....

Supplier News

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ January 2015 edition, Fujifilm North America, HP, C.P. Bourg Group, PrintLink Canada, Three Dog Logistics, Heidelberg, BluePrint Products, Ricoh, Esko, Finch Paper, X-Rite Inc. and Connemara Converting....