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August 2007 Issue

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Adobe Move Angers Print Community
SAN JOSE, CA—Printing associations and a digital user’s group reacted angrily toward Adobe’s decision to incorporate a “send to FedEx Kinko’s” command in its Acrobat 8.1 application. In turn, Adobe recently met with several organizations to address their concerns. The...
EarthColor Makes Deal for Thebault
WEST ORANGE, NJ—EarthColor Inc. has acquired high end commercial printer L.P. Thebault, based in Parsippany, NJ. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Brian Thebault will remain chairman of L.P. Thebault, which will become a division of EarthColor. The company...
Cenveo Adds Two Firms; Sullivan Promoted
STAMFORD, CT—Looking to solidify its West Coast commercial printing operations, Cenveo Inc. has acquired ColorGraphics of Los Angeles. Terms of the deal, which was completed in July, were not disclosed. ColorGraphics, a full-fledged commercial establishment with facilities in San Francisco,...
Busy Summer Sees CGX Acquire Pair
HOUSTON—Consolidated Graphics (CGX) has enjoyed an eventful summer on the M&A front, acquiring boutique commercial printer Pikes Peak Lithographing of Colorado Springs, CO, and The Cyril Scott Co. of Lancaster, OH. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Pikes Peak...
Vertis Lands Major Acquisition in ACG
BALTIMORE—Vertis Communications has signed a letter of intent to merge with American Color Graphics (ACG) of Brentwood, TN. ACG will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Vertis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mike DuBose, chairman and CEO of...
PRINTER news
LAgraphico Hosts ‘Thinking Green’ Event BURBANK, CA—LAgraphico, an imaging solutions provider to the entertainment industry, recently hosted an open house to explain its ongoing “green” initiatives and generate enthusiasm and support from its environmentally conscious clients—the likes of which include...
ACROSS the nation
Globe Litho Installs Press, Commits To ‘Green’ Success RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ—Globe Lithographing recently installed a new six-color Speedmaster CD 102 with in-line coater, which joins two existing six-color Speedmaster SM 102 presses with aqueous coating and a six-color Speedmaster SM...
Employee Free Choice Act Blocked, Short of Votes
The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800/S. 1041) was blocked on the Senate floor, as a procedural attempt to move the legislation forward for debate, and votes fell short, 51-48. Sixty affirmative votes were needed to invoke cloture (cut off...
Look Who’s Become the Life of the Party (Poster) —Cagle
YET ANOTHER sign that the apocalypse is upon us... A former PI amigo dropped a line to mention that he’d heard a funny piece on Howard Stern recently. It seems a somewhat forgotten victim of dubious distinction is in the...
Adobe, FedEx Kinko’s Pact Creates Firestorm —Michelson
ONE MIGHT well have thought the dangerous wildfires that ravaged parts of California and other Western states this summer also engulfed Adobe Systems’ headquarters in San Jose. They did not. But Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen should have donned his fire...
Schawk Inc. — Sustaining Business and Nature
CONTRARY TO the crooning of Kermit the Frog, being green has not only become easy, but popular. Especially in the business sector. Perhaps it is the fallout from Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” but environmental sustainability initiatives have become trendy—and...
DIGITAL digest
EFI Connects With Record Number of Users LAS VEGAS—Reaffirming its status as one of the largest graphic arts users groups, the Eighth Annual EFI Connect Conference recently drew nearly 1,500 attendees to the Wynn Hotel & Resort. That made it...
BINDERY matters
Stitchers Star at Muller Martini Open House HAUPPAUGE, NY—Nearly three dozen print production businesses, including printing and binding companies of different sizes, recently attended a saddlestitching open house hosted by Muller Martini. The event, entitled “First to the Finish: Leading-Edge...
Print Markets Update — Where Print’s Hot, And Not
AS THE dog days of summer begin to wind down with five months remaining in 2007, printing sales are poised to grow faster than the 3 percent clip of the first half of the year. The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank...
Build Trust, Build Business —Morgan
WHEN COMPANIES analyze how to save money, promotional and print costs are often an easy target. In many organizations it’s common that print buyers are given a mandate from management to cut last year’s budget by 5 percent or more....
Top 30 Book Manufacturers — The Plot Thickens
IF 2007 goes down as “The Year of RR Donnelley,” it will do so as a result of a 65-day span at the turn of the year, during which the conglomerate announced it would acquire three industry stalwarts: Perry Judd’s,...
Defining Core Competencies —Sherburne
PART OF effectively marketing your firm is a clear understanding of what your business is about—what are your market differentiators, why do customers buy from you rather than someone else, and what would attract new customers to you rather than...
GRAPH EXPO 2007 Pre-Show Product Preview
Here’s an exclusive, PRE-SHOW PREVIEW showcasing new products submitted by many of the exhibitors that will be displaying their wares next month in Chicago. Colter & Peterson will showcase the BASA 3, which features an automatic jogging system that can...
Graph Expo Preview — Digital, Anyone?
TO PARAPHRASE a gag from the late, great comedian Rodney Dangerfield, “I went to Graph Expo the other day and an On Demand show broke out.” If imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery, then the On Demand folks...
SUPPLIER news
Group Visits KBA’s German Head­quarters RADEBEUL, GERMANY—KBA North America invited a select number of U.S. and Canadian printers, as well as industry journalists, to visit its headquarters and sheetfed press manufacturing facility here recently. The group was treated to a...
UPFRONT
IWCO Direct Changes Hands CHANHASSEN, MN—Marketing specialist IWCO Direct is changing hands, with Avista Capital Partners acquiring a controlling interest in the company from Court Square Capital Partners. The transaction does not impact day-to-day operations. IWCO Direct’s executive management team...
Computer-to-Plate — Digital Plate Developments
CHEMISTRY-FREE, processless or whatever they may be called, what matters is that digital plates with reduced processing requirements are gaining converts. Eliminating the cost and issues in dealing with chemistry, environmental concerns and space considerations are the top reasons cited...
PERSONAL bests
Skip ZIPs with Geocoding IT USUALLY can go without saying that getting the address right is fundamental to direct mail success. The topic has been receiving more attention of late, though, in part because of the U.S. Postal Service’s new...