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November 2013 Issue

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Upfront
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ November 2013 edition, including Arandell, The MATLET Group, Edwards Brothers Malloy, Eastman Kodak,...
Ex-Owner Pierce Reacquires Dingley Press From Sheridan
The Dingley Press announced that it has been reacquired by former owner, Christopher Pierce. The catalog printer was purchased from The Sheridan Group, a Hunt Valley, MD-based printing, publishing services and technology provider....
Donnelley Shells Out $620M For Consolidated Graphics
RR Donnelley and Houston-based Consolidated Graphics (CGX) jointly signed a definitive agreement on Oct. 24 by which RR Donnelley will acquire CGX, a provider of digital and commercial printing, fulfillment services, print management and proprietary Internet-based technology solutions....
Printing Company Executives Agree to Pay $75K in Fines
A pair of executives with ImageXpres Corp. have agreed to pay $75,000 in fines to settle financial fraud allegations brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. John and Kevin Zankowsi, the executives,...
Kodak, ImageMark Partner For New Digital Demo Center
Kodak has created a Southeastern digital demo center at ImageMark, based here, to showcase its equipment operating in a real-life print production environment. Aside from using Prinergy 6 workflow software, the 130,000-square-foot facility is equipped with NexPress SX3900 (14x36˝...
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ November 2013 edition, featuring MedLit Graphics installation of a second G&K–Vijuk MV-11 triple knife outsert system, ...
Pictorial Offset: Putting the Sun to Work
Pictorial Offset of Carlstadt, NJ, turned to Solis Partners, of Manasquan, NJ, to install solar panels at its facility. Solis designed, engineered and constructed the 2,968-panel system that, so far, has reduced Pictorial's electric bill by 40 percent. Touted as...
Trim Paper Recycling Systems: Waste Not, Want Not
Your company is unique with its own set of needs that probably don't match up all that well with other firms, even those that are roughly the same size as your shop. So grab a cup of Joe, have a...
Digital Book Production: The Demands of On Demand
In "Crossing the Chasm," Geoffrey Moore described the stark difference in behavior and preferences among technology innovators and early adopters—about 16 percent of the population—contrasted with those of the remaining majority. C ompanies that don't account for these differences often...
Best Practices: Cross-Media Services Success
Successfully adding or expanding cross-media services requires careful consideration of factors on both the operational and business sides of an organization. It also requires developing a strategy supported by the right tactics. The five key considerations to follow offer a...
Nanographic Printing: Tweaking Toward Perfection
Meeting Benny Landa for the first time may be as fascinating as learning about the latest technology he's promoting. That the father of digital printing is a genius nonpareil is unquestionable. As for the charges he is an unrepentant self-promoter...
Dana on Marketing Messages: How to Host Client Events
Having spent roughly 10 years producing and emceeing print buyer conferences, boot camps, dinner events and networking sessions, I can tell you that hosting an occasional event for your customers will help you reap rewards that last a long...
Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: 2013 Deathbed Regrets, Oath
All in all, it was a good year. We will remember it fondly as there were challenges met, growth seen and targets hit. But 2013 was also full of regrets. So much opportunity missed. So many promises unfulfilled. Last...
Bindery Matters
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ November 2013 edition, featuring MCM Technologies and Rollem International, Seidl's Bindery and Spiel Associates,...
Supplier News
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ November 2013 edition, featuring Pitney Bowes, Scodix, Nekoosa Coated Products and MagnetNotes LLC, Diversified Graphic Machinery...
Printer News
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ November 2013 edition, featuring Walton Press, PostMark, SG360º, Ennis and Folder Express, Vanguard Printing...
Donnelley/CGX Deal Changes Landscape –Michelson
News of the definitive agreement on Oct. 24 whereby RR Donnelley (RRD) will acquire Consolidated Graphics (CGX) for more than $620 million rocked the commercial printing world. For CGX, the transaction provides an exit route for its 70-year-old chairman and...