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November 2010 Issue

Printing Impressions November 2010 cover
Today on PIworld Most Viewed Items
Presented here is a sampling of the most-read news, aggregated content and blog items from recent editions of Printing Impressions new daily e-newsletter— Today on PIworld. ...
Solar Power : Solar Has Printers Juiced
Testimonies from two printers—Presswrite Printing and Lithographix Inc.—that recently made the decision to stop leaning on “the grid” for 100 percent of their energy needs. Making the move to solar has certainly left these businesses with a sunny disposition....
PrintingForLess.com : 21st Century Printing
Andrew S. Field, founder of PrintingForLess.com (PFL) in Livingston, MT, never had any grand designs about owning an online venture, let alone a printing company. But, one day in 1996, while fishing with an old buddy who was about to...
Digital Plate Primer : Enviro Plate Considerations
Printers around the world increasingly are paying attention to reducing the environmental impact of their operations. One process that has received a great deal of attention—and that all printers can focus on—is that of plates and plate making. All major...
G7 Qualification : The Art of Maintaining Color
Just mention the term G7 certification and you can hear a collective cringe coming from the folks at IDEAlliance, the printing industry association unofficially tasked with governing printing methodologies, specifications and standards. G7 is a “qualification” program; the law sees...
UPFRONT
Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Brown Printing, the Espresso Book Machine, RR Donnelley inkjet press, Quad/Graphics, Dartmouth Printing and others. ...
Charges Are Filed in Woman’s Death
A printing plant owner and his manager are each looking at up to four years in prison after being charged with involuntary manslaughter and labor code violations in the 2008 death of a pregnant worker who was crushed by a...
Embezzlement Sinks New York Printer
With his once-thriving business and home both gone, casualties of a $750,000 embezzlement perpetrated by a former employee, Jamie Wollens won’t be seeing retribution any time soon. Most galling for the founder of now-defunct Digital Ink, the person who allegedly...
Quad Shuffles Canadian Operations
Quad/Graphics is restructuring its Canadian operations, closing a plant in Quebec and shedding more than 300 jobs as it seeks to create a more efficient, flexible manufacturing platform....
Japs-Olson Goes on Spending Spree
The Minnesota printer placed an order at Graph Expo here for an end-to-end digital printing solution, including print heads, presses and consumables, all manufactured by Kodak. Japs-Olson also signed on for a new eight-unit Goss Sunday 2000 web press....
Obama Extends Bonus Depreciation
The Printing Industries of America (PIA)-supported provision to extend bonus depreciation and increase small business expensing was inked into law. President Obama signed the Small Business Bill H.R. 5297, which temporarily extends bonus depreciation and increases the small business expensing...
WorkflowOne Parent Files Chapter 11
WF Capital said it also filed a proposed plan of reorganization that provides for full payment to all creditors and the continuation of WorkflowOne’s business in the normal course. ...
ACROSS the nation
Commercial printing industry news from Printing Impressions ’ November 2010 edition, featuring items on Messenger Press and All Color Offset Printers....
Modern Litho-Print : Pushing the Limits
Modern Litho-Print hasn’t been afraid to make critical software investments during the economic downturn, or to look internally at ways of making the general commercial shop leaner and meaner....
Fake Fans, Fine Flubs and Ferrets —Cagle
Just prior to the baseball playoffs, several players from the apparently not-so-loved Tampa Bay Rays were fuming that there were far too many empty seats on most nights, despite the fact that the team qualified for the postseason. Perhaps the...
USPS Stuck Between Rock and a Hard Place —Michelson
The news that U.S. Postmaster General John Potter announced his retirement effective Dec. 3 is just one more chapter in an ongoing saga at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Potter was the 71st successor to Benjamin Franklin and—serving nine years...
GREEN scene
Sustainability and green printing news from Printing Impressions ' November 2010 edition....
DIGITAL digest
As its title promised, the “Unlocking the Mystery of Inkjet: The Printer’s Perspective” panel discussion offered insights from a trio of firms that are innovators in the inkjet arena, as well industry leaders....
BINDERY matters
Binding and finishing news from Printing Impressions’ November 2010 edition, featuring items on Fisher Printing, MSP, SGP Partnership and Winkler + Dünnebier...
The Age of Enlightenment? —DeWese
This column starts off the 26th year of authoring them. It’s also my first column written on a new desktop PC. I forgot that last month was my 25th anniversary writing this column. My first column was published in...
Direct Mail Effectiveness —Farquharson/Tedesco
There’s a time-tested formula called the 40/40/20 rule that offers proven guidelines for direct mail campaign creation. Campaigns run according to this principle are likely to have a greater impact on more prospects, and your customers will have a very...
PRINTER news
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions ' November 2010 edition....
SUPPLIER news
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions ' November 2010 edition, highlighting the Komori America open house. ...