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October 2010 Issue

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Graph Expo 2010: Binding & Finishing - Pushing Postpress Progress
Want an honest, open, unbiased and unfettered report on the quantity and quality of visitors who haunted the binding and finishing booths during Graph Expo earlier this month? Fact of the matter is, no such beast exists. Here are some...
Graph Expo 2010: Digital Printing & Workflow - Joining the Jet Set Crowd
Drupa 2008 has claim to the label, but calling this the Inkjet Graph Expo was even more apt because the technology accounted for much of the printing equipment running on the show floor. That's, of course, factoring in the large...
Graph Expo 2010: Sheetfed/Web Litho Printing - Diagnosis: ‘Iron’ Deficiency
Those lithographic printers walking the show floor earlier this month at Graph Expo in search of a bevy of heavy-iron, offset presses were sorely disappointed. With press manufacturers Heidelberg USA, Komori America and Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses opting to pass on...
King Printing : Have Inkjet, Will Dominate
Right around the turn of the millennium, Siddharth (Sid) and Adi Chinai—the father and son brain trust behind King Printing—decided to take their product to the Internet. The company now boasts a clientele list of more than 8,000, many of...
UPFRONT
Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Precision Technology, Toppan, Bang Printing, Ussery, Ripon, IWCO Direct, HBP and RR Donnelley....
Imported Paper Final Ruling Is Near
The Commerce Department (DOC) has issued final anti-dumping and countervailing duty margins on coated paper imports from China and Indonesia. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a final vote this month to ultimately determine whether domestic paper producers...
Court: Vistaprint Was Not Deceptive
Business-to-consumer printer Vistaprint announced that a U.S. appeals court has affirmed the 2009 dismissal of a lawsuit against the online company and two of its third-party merchants. According to Vistaprint, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld...
Cenveo Ends Quest for NEC
Cenveo Inc. withdrew from the bidding process for National Envelope (NEC), which was sold at auction to Gores Group for $208 million. Robert Burton, chairman and CEO of Cenveo, ultimately felt the parameters of the deal were not in the...
Postal Service Denied Rate Increase
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) denied the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) request for an average 5.6 percent rate increase. The commission unanimously found that the Postal Service failed to justify rate increases in excess of its statutory Consumer Price Index...
ACROSS the nation
Commercial Printing News from Printing Impressions ’ October 2010 edition, featuring items on Southeast Mail Service and Ries Graphics....
BINDERY matters
Binding and finishing news from Printing Impressions ' October 2010 edition, featuring items on Printed Specialties, Heidelberg and Gophotobooks.com....
DIGITAL digest
Digital Printing and Workflow News from Printing Impressions’ October 2010, including items on digital press introductions from HP, Kodak and Canon....
Digital Domination: A Glimpse of New Era? —Michelson
GRAPH EXPO certainly took on a new look and feel this time around. With the show floor mainly comprising color digital presses, wide-format inkjet printers and finishing equipment geared toward shorter-run digital jobs, someone from outside our industry would have...
The Power of Humor, Health —DeWese
My lecture today is once again about bringing in, and then keeping, business. Depending on what type of printing you sell, roughly speaking, for every $200,000 in new business that you generate, you support one new job back in your...
End of Print-Centric Buyers —Dana
Fewer and fewer print customers have "print" in their titles. Looking at the titles of registrants we already have for our 5th Annual Print & Media Conference this November, I can tell you that only 18 percent do. As offset...
Favorable First Impressions —Farquharson/Tedesco
In the new world of sales, there remains a need to create a plan for putting your best foot forward. Since we don't have the face-to-face option like we used to, we offer three options for creating a first impression,...
PRINTER news
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions ' October 2010 edition....
SUPPLIER news
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions ' October 2010 edition....
Skip the Bus, and Take the Canoe —Cagle
Called the Crazy Sustainable Commute, the one-day event on Aug. 27 challenged like-minded folks to consider breaking away from their normal car/bus/train or other fossil fuel-burning modes of transportation in favor of a greener, if not goofy, trip to work....
Unpaid Print Bill or Dirty Politics?
An unpaid printing bill stemming from a failed bid for the Worcester County state's attorney post is now in the court system. Beau Oglesby faces a breach of contract suit for more than $5,700 in printing charges with Berlin, MD-based...
Corruption Probe Nets Printer Scandal
Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo has been charged with using his official position to funnel nearly $450,000 in county work to a printing company at inflated rates in exchange for contributions to Russo's political campaign. Russo allegedly ticketed work to...