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May 2011 Issue

Printing Impressions May 2011 cover
Ken Lanci, Jouster of Field Goals –Cagle
The term "hero" is often carelessly bandied about these days, but Ken Lanci may well end up being a difference maker in the scrum between NFL owners and players. Lanci, chairman, CEO and owner of Cleveland-based Consolidated Graphics Group—and...
Sheetfed Offset, Web Offset, Digital : Defining Crossover Points
In static sheetfed, web offset and digital printing, the term “crossover” denotes the number of impressions at which a per-unit cost advantage can be gained by switching a job from one process to another. Technological advancements continue...
Quad/Graphics : An Affair to Remember
As affairs go, one would be hard-pressed to top the $1 billion deal in 2010 that enabled Quad/Graphics to acquire Worldcolor. At face value, the transaction takes on the appearance of a snake swallowing a much bigger prey....
Quad/Graphics : Solving the Integration Puzzle
The following is a look at each of the Quad/Graphics divisions that were most impacted by the acquisition of Worldcolor—Commercial and Specialty; Retail Inserts, Books, Directories and Canada; and Magazines and Catalogs—along with market assessments from the division presidents....
ACROSS the nation
Commercial printing industry national news from Printing Impressions May 2011, featuring items on The Herald and Foster Printing....
BINDERY matters
Binding and finishing news from Printing Impressions’ May 2011 edition, featuring items on Spiel Associates and Love's Echo Media....
‘Friends’ Without Facebook –DeWese
I have quit Facebook! I bet you don't know another person who ever quit Facebook. I'm using this column to say goodbye to all my "friends" on Facebook. I'm not saying that you should quit Facebook. If you sell printing,...
Printer Bud Hadfield Soared Like an Eagle –Michelson
Founded by Hadfield—a quick printing franchise pioneer who died April 11 at the age of 87—the Northwest Forest Conference Center also houses the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), a holding company comprising 563 Kwik Kopy Printing, AWT, The Ink...
Bill Puts Kibosh on 1099 Nightmare
Congress voted to repeal the unpopular aspect of President Obama's health care legislation that would have forced businesses to file Form 1099 tax forms for every vendor that sold them in excess of $600 in goods. Though not related to...
A Nasty Con Strikes Condé Nast
A scammer posing as a representative for one of the nation's largest printers managed to con a major publisher into wiring $8 million into his bank account late last year. Media mogul Condé Nast allegedly began sending payments for printing...
Quad Restructures Book Platform
Quad/Graphics has announced an investment and restructuring initiative for its book manufacturing platform to create production and distribution efficiencies. The company plans to invest more than $15 million during the next several months to strengthen its book manufacturing platform in...
Storm Damages Outlook Group’s Plant
Outlook Group appeared to be the hardest hit of the local homes and businesses, with its building in "tatters" and debris strewn a football field away. No one was injured. Roughly 100,000 square feet of the company's 650,000-square-foot facility was...
Transcontinental Closing Quebec Plant
Transcontinental will be closing its T.R. Offset printing plant in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, on June 4. Production of the daily paper Le Nouvelliste , the only publication printed at the plant, will be transferred to the new Transcontinental Transmag plant...
PRC Disputes Benefits of Five-Day Mail
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) didn't do the United States Postal Service (USPS) any favors when it released its official advisory opinion on USPS' plan to end Saturday mail delivery, collection and outbound mail processing....
SUPPLIER news
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ May 2011 edition...
Ways to Roar Like a Big Cat –Farquharson/Tedesco
The commercial printing industry is a treacherous jungle that consists of big cats and little cats. Life is good for the big cats. They're known and respected throughout the jungle, enjoy strong relationships with other animals and usually capture the...
UPFRONT
Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items Vertis, RR Donnelley, Böwe Bell + Howell, SourceLink, American Litho, Berlin Industries, MSP Digital Marketing, Domtar Corp., Tigner Printing and Mercury Print Productions....