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May 2013 Issue

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Digitally Printed Packaging: Opportunity for Commercial Printers?
The potential for digital packaging is great, and while there are many obstacles, these can all be overcome. Commercial printers would also like to get into packaging, but commercial shops have some additional challenges. Commercial printers generally do not have...
Upfront
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ May 2013 edition, including RR Donnelley, Schmidt Printing, SuperMedia, Standard Register, Champion Industries, Domtar Corp., Deluxe Corp. and Ace Lithographers....
This Celebration Is a Classic
The folks at Classic in Charlotte, NC, demonstrated that they know how to throw a party, as the employee-owned company celebrated its 30th anniversary on April 12 with a "Thirty Rocks" themed bash....
Allied Printing Services: Success Is Always in Style
Allied Printing of Manchester, CT, is bullish on the future, given its recent hiring of 10 new sales positions in a period when many firms are contracting. Following the customer-centric mantra and choosing like-minded partners will go a long way...
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ May 2013 edition, featuring 4over Inc. and Execuprint....
Efi Arazi Was in a Class All by Himself –Michelson
Heralded as the founder of the Israeli high-tech industry and even described as the Israeli Steve Jobs, Efraim "Efi" Arazi died April 14th on his 76th birthday after suffering a long bout with Alzheimer's disease. His legacy in the graphic...
Package Printing Converts: Transformations from Commercial Printing
Here at Printing Impressions , we managed to find a handful of printers who have either added packaging as an ancillary service or have completely abandoned the commercial world in favor of flexible packaging, labels, folding cartons and the like....
Texoma Print Services: Betting on Thriving Casinos
It was love at first sight for Russell Marcum, director of commercial printing firm Texoma Print Services in Durant, TX. At least, that is how he felt after seeing a five-color, 29˝ Presstek 75DI digital offset press in action at...
Bindery Matters
Binding and finishing news briefs from Printing Impressions’ May 2013 edition, featuring The Miami Herald Media Co., SendOutCards, SpringDot, Merrill Corp., GlobalSoft Digital Solutions, Usherwood Office Tehnology, Swift Print Communications and Fox Group....
Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Sales: Harder Now or Before?
Is it harder to sell now or way back when? Let's look at a few sales challenges and make a comparison. Before we begin, let's define "way back when" as the pre-Internet era. If you need a more specific date,...
Dana on Marketing Messages: 7 Guidelines for Better Websites
Printers need to accept that your Website is the first place an interested person will visit when hearing or seeing your company's name. When I get to your URL, I expect to find out exactly what you do, what products...
Printer News
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ May 2013 edition, featuring 4over Inc., Bolger Vision Beyond Print, FLM Graphics, Mossberg & Co., Team Services, Quantam Group and Sir Speedy, PIP and MultiCopy....
Supplier News
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ May 2013 edition, featuring Dscoop, QuadTech, GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, Pitney Bowes, KBA North America, Unisource Worldwide and INX International Ink....
Accident Claims Life of RR Donnelley Employee
An accident involving a forklift is believed to have caused the death of mechanic Terry Lefever at an RR Donnelley plant here April 8, the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal reported. Lefever, who is also survived by his wife, worked 26 years...
Mail House Exec Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison for Fraud
A vice president and part-owner of mail preparation specialist RMS Direct pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, the Gazette reported. Stephen Reid, 50, was accused of cheating clients out of more than $628,000, according to the...
Quad/Graphics Bolsters Direct Marketing Platform
Quad/Graphics will enhance its commingling capabilities with the creation of two new regional commingling centers: A Midwest center in New Berlin, WI, and an East Coast center at its existing direct mail production plant in Westampton, NJ....
Digital Pre-Press Execs Plead Guilty in Employee's Death
Sanjay Sakhuja, owner and CEO of Digital Pre-Press International, and pressroom manager Alick Yeung pleaded guilty in San Francisco Superior Court for the death of Margarita Mojica, who was fatally injured when she became crushed by the cutter/creaser on which...