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March 2013 Issue

Printing Impressions March 2013 cover
EarthColor Signs LOI to Purchase Landa Presses
As a Landa technology fan, Cheryl Kahanec, executive vice president of EarthDigital, was impressed and excited when she was approached by two of Landa's executives in late 2011. EarthColor signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase an unspecified number...
USPS: Flats Sequencing System (FFS) Is More Costly
According to Dead Tree Edition, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released data that shows two of the three major types of mail processed on FSS machines—Standard (non-carrier route) Flats and Periodicals—experienced larger increases in processing costs than they had gained...
Printing Ponzi Scammer Faces Music in California
A Minnesota man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme based around a phony commercial printing company that bilked investors in eight states out of more than $150 million now must face new charges in California. Gerard Cellette, 48, spent the...
Dscoop Delivers the Message
More than 2,000 e nthusiastic HP users packed the auditorium at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN last month for the opening of the eighth annual Dscoop conference. The three-day meeting included scores of educational sessions...
Upfront
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ March 2013 edition, including items on Vertis Communications; EPS-Doublet and Think BIG Solutions; Royal Printing and Modern Printing ; Classic Graphics; The John Roberts Co.; the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and Valassis...
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ March 2013 edition, featuring Mele Printing. ...
Congress Needs to Act on USPS Reform –Michelson
The USPS has certainly played a starring role in creating many of the problems it faces. But it also deserves credit for being proactive in finding solutions, despite being hamstrung with retiree pre-funding requirements and inflexible union labor contracts. Now...
Winchester Printers: Old School, New Profit Tricks
Chris Hottle loves the clamor of heavy iron rattling the shop at Winchester Printers, a commercial business located in the town of Winchester, tucked virtually into the northernmost point of Virginia. T ouching down in about a month will be...
Integrated Marketing Successes: Crossing the Channel
We've assembled a small cadre of case studies that drive home the point that the printed piece need not be viewed as a one-dimensional tool, but as a jumping-off point that stirs the creative juices and engages the end user...
Postal Promotions: Mailers Discounting Mobile
Last fall, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced its 2013 Mailing Service Promotions calendar. Much to the delight of on-the-go consumers, a number of the promotions incorporate discounts for the use of mobile-based technologies. Tom Foti, manager of direct mail...
Chinese Printing Industry: Primed to Be Largest Market
China has become a country with a huge printing market and it is still growing. Its transformation into a world-class manufacturing industry with world-class printers is still evolving. As the cultural and creative areas of Chinese society start booming, the...
Dana on Marketing Messages: A-Marketing We Will Go
I'll be writing about specific ways that companies in our industry can market their services to people who need them. Mostly, I'll focus on corporate end users: the buyers, designers and marketers who have a hand in choosing print along...
Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Make 'Wicked Easy' Sales Calls
Rookie salespeople buy lists. Savvy, veteran salespeople look around them and generate leads from the opportunities that they come across on a day-to-day basis. The result of this sales curiosity is returned phone calls, appointments and orders earned on the...
Bits and Pieces: Print Requiem For Mark Smith
It's been more than a month since he passed away, yet I still expect to see our technology editor, Mark Smith, pop his head over the partition wall to make an irreverent observation about someone or something. Mark was pretty...
Supplier News
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ March 2013 edition, featuring Vecoplan LLC; MGI Digital Graphic Technology and Advanced Print Technologies; Plockmatic International AB and Morgana Systems Ltd.; X-Rite Inc.; Mohawk Fine Papers; and Heidelberg....