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June 2013 Issue

Printing Impressions June 2013 cover
Upfront
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ June 2013 edition, including Quad/Graphics Inc., StaplesEquity Partners CRB LLC and Jacob North Printing, Carl Didde, Brown Printing, SG360°, Courier Corp. and James Bender....
Merger of xpedx, Unisource Would Create Mega-Merchant
International Paper is in talks with Norcross, GA-based Unisource regarding a proposed business combination of xpedx, International Paper's distribution business, and Unisource. The discussions were initiated when Unisource approached International Paper about a possible merger and, on April 19, the...
Hess Print Solutions Assets Acquired by Bang Printing
Hess Print Solutions and its subsidiaries (HPS), a print provider of catalogs, books, publications and educational products, announced that HPS has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all of its assets to an affiliate of Bang Printing....
Ex-Vertis Workers End Picket, Vow Fight for 'Owed' Money
The former Vertis workers who were let go after their Fort Erie plant was not included in the sale to Quad/Graphics may have ended their picketing, but they're still battling to secure at least part of the C$2.7 million they...
Donnelley Withdraws from Exchange; Extends Contract
RR Donnelley has decided to withdraw its listing from the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to streamline operations and eliminate duplicative administrative requirements and costs inherent with dual listings. The company does not believe that removing its listing from the Chicago...
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ June 2013 edition, featuring Anderson/LA, a Consolidated Graphics company; and Excell Color Graphics....
Inkjet Set to Rock The Printing World –Michelson
The inaugural Inkjet Summit 2013, held at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, in April, was a first-of-its-kind conference model for the printing industry. One of my biggest takeaways after attending the Summit was the...
Wilen Group: Big Data, Bigger Profits
Though the Wilen Group may have one eye constantly peeled on the future, the other (from a printing point of view) is focused on the world of direct mail. The overall organization acts as a full-scale marketing services provider, from...
Inkjet Summit 2013: Production Inkjet, the True Game Changer
The Inkjet Summit 2013, held at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, near Jacksonville, FL, drew more than 65 print professionals, comprising CEOs, general managers, and senior vice presidents in charge of plant operations, technology and digital print operations at...
Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Mimic How the Octopus Adapts
Since 2006, the number of U.S. printing facilities has declined about 40 percent. And total printing industry output has declined from the mid-$170 billion range to around $140 billion. You don't have to be the Freakonomics guys to figure out...
Inkjet Summit 2013: Sponsor Vision for Success
Sponsors of the Inkjet Summit 2013, Canon Solutions America, Finch Paper, Ricoh and Xerox Corp., share their thoughts on the inaugural event that was held in April at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, near Jacksonville, FL....
Special Coatings/Enhancements: Value-Added Touch of Class
The beauty of UV and other coatings is that they allow the customers to sell the sizzle instead of the steak which, from a marketing point of view, is much easier to accomplish. Greg Iannuccillo, vice president of sales and...
Bits and Pieces: Viewers Get to Marvel at Firm
In an age when we are endlessly fascinated by all things electronic, it is refreshing to see appreciation for the timeless art of heavy iron manufacturing. A two-minute piece highlighting the capabilities of package printer Huston Patterson shot at its...
Digital Digest: GUA Conference 'Toasts' Feedback from Kodak Users
A hotel and winery resembling a chateau in the French countryside surrounded by vineyards, but actually situated north of Atlanta, served as the perfect backdrop for Kodak to toast its appreciation for feedback from nearly 200 customers at its 2013...
Supplier News
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ June 2013 edition, featuring INX International Ink, manroland web systems, Bell and Howell and Royal Sovereign International, EFI and printLEADER, Whittier Mailing Products, Mohawk, and Q.I. Press Controls....