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January 2012 Issue

Printing Impressions January 2012 cover
Gilson Graphics : Living on the Cutting Edge
In early December, Gilson Graphics proudly output the first job off its sparkling new Fujifilm J Press 720 sheetfed inkjet press, marking the first J Press 720 customer installation in the United States. Having trust in technology and confidence in...
2012 Hot Markets : Printing in a Mobile World
As 2012 unfolds, it will be the year of cross-media mastery—the smart management of the print-to-mobile (P2M) information chain. The imperative for printing industry companies is simple—grow laterally by enlarging their offering. Demand will grow by 4 percent or more...
2012 Legislative Agenda : USPS, Elections Force Hands
Three of the four issues of most interest to Printing Industries of America (PIA) and its lobby—health care, taxes and regulatory—are industry agnostic and impact most Americans. And, while postal reform could impact thousands of workers and the nation's mail...
2012 Graphics of the Americas : Latin Influence Sparks GOA
In an era that admonishes printers to think differently when it comes to their product and service offerings, the mission of the Graphics of the Americas Conference & Expo is to provide attendees a blueprint of the future....
DreamWorks Graphic Communications : A Dream Becomes Reality
When long-time friends and colleagues Norm Friedman and Daniel Luka decided to launch Skokie, IL-based DreamWorks Graphic Communications, the partners acquired all of the assets of a 60,000-square-foot commercial printing business and, in just five months, completely renovated the facility,...
Best Value Copy : Masters of Digital Printing
Starting a Web-based business four years ago has been the right move for New York-based digital printer Best Value Copy, the online division of Red Rose Document Solutions. As many long-time customers began to discontinue their printed jobs as their...
Making a Great Woodpecker –Farquharson/Tedesco
“Are great woodpeckers (re: print sales reps) born or made?” Scientists are divided on the subject. There is a contingent who believe that the qualities that make up a great woodpecker must be present at birth—woven into their DNA....
Goalies, Facial Hair and Heroes –Cagle
Paul Deutsch didn’t even make it to the national anthem after being signed by the NHL’s Minnesota Wild as an emergency goalie on Nov. 23. Deutsch spends much of his time running a screen printing shop in a St. Paul,...
Printers Make Presidential Run –DeWese
The belief behind the founding of the Graphic Arts Coalition is that managing a successful printing company is the most difficult managerial job in all of business, industry and government. Hence, a manager from our industry should make a great...
New Format, Design But Mission Remains –Michelson
Readers Will notice some changes to Printing Impressions beginning with this month's edition. Coupled with a smaller trim size, we have redesigned the magazine to make it more reader-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. But, while our "packaging" may have altered,...
DGI Claims Sabotage, Sells Equipment to IWCO Direct
Direct marketing solutions provider IWCO Direct has purchased a portion of the assets of DGI Services, a former direct marketing services firm based in Swedesboro, NJ. There was a bit of controversy surrounding the closure of DGI Services. In a...
Embezzler Avoids Jail Time
David Lyle, 57, was sentenced last month to three years of probation and six months of house arrest for embezzling more than $70,000 from Shweiki Media, according to the San Antonio Express-News . Lyle, who pleaded guilty in June to...
TouchPoint Print Solutions Purchases Ginny’s Printing
TouchPoint Print Solutions has acquired Ginny's Printing, headquartered in Austin, TX. Ginny's is the seventh acquisition of TouchPoint Print Solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Founded in 1971, Ginny's Printing is a full-service printing, mailing, fulfillment and technology company....
Vistaprint Swings $117.5M Deal to Acquire Webs Inc.
Vistaprint N.V. has carved out a deal to acquire Silver Spring, MD-based Webs Inc., which provides a do-it-yourself suite of Websites, Facebook pages and mobile presence solutions for small businesses, for $117.5 million payable at closing. The company's revenues for...
Imagine! Adds DigiGraphics
Imagine! Print Solutions announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire DigiGraphics Inc., also located in Minneapolis. DigiGraphics will continue to operate independently, but the partnership will expand the service offerings of each company and create new opportunities...
Upfront
Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items Vertis, Quad/Graphics, Digital Pre-Press International, Pemcor Printing, RR Donnelley, PrintComm, Goss and Neenah Paper....
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions ’ January 2012 edition, featuring items on Mollet Printing, Jarob Inc. and Wild Apple Graphics....
Digital Digest
Fenske Media serves as a showplace for the latest in variable data color digital printing, finishing and mail room equipment. Kodak color digital press platforms in use around the plant include a NexPress (toner), a Versamark VL 2000 (drop-on- demand inkjet)...
Printer News
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions ’ January 2012 edition....
Supplier News
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions ’ January 2012 edition....