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October 2012 Issue

Printing Impressions October 2012 cover
2012 Hall of Fame : Carl Gerhardt - Exuding Trust and Integrity
In 1985, Carl and Judy Gerhardt headed to Colorado Springs, CO, as the proud new owners of an American Speedy franchise. That move led Gerhardt to play a prominent role in propelling the Allegra Network into a Top 25...
2012 Hall of Fame : Mike Graff - Answering Print's 911 Call
Mike Graff, president and CEO of Clifton, NJ-based Sandy Alexander, has seen his share of crisis situations during his 33 years in the printing industry, not to mention 27 years as a volunteer fireman. Despite some harrowing moments, Graff...
2012 Hall of Fame : David Harding - Small Start, Big Aspirations
David Harding, president and CEO of HardingPoorman Group, a $34 million printer, cut his teeth in the industry as the owner of The Printing Co., a quick printing operation. Harding has never been afraid to take up Plan B....
2012 Hall of Fame : Volker Petersen - Smooth Sailing to Success
Volker Petersen is all too familiar with operating under difficult circumstances; challenges confronted the firm almost from the day he interviewed with Brown Printing. Having shuttled between Germany and the United States, Petersen finds that he has more of a...
Unleashing the Power of 'Why' –Farquharson/Tedesco
Apple creates market differentiation, influences public perception and helps ensure that every Apple product, every Apple store and every Apple marketing campaign all work toward one memorable, admirable goal: thinking differently. Why don't printing companies talk about themselves that...
The 2012 Gold Ink Award Winners
Printing Impressions is proud to present Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the 2012 Gold Ink Awards, co-sponsored by Catalyst Paper, Eagle Systems, Fujifilm, Kodak and Konica Minolta. More than 1,000 entries were received, encompassing 48 categories. The award-winning...
PIA, NAPL Cancel Proposed 'Marriage' –Michelson
In the end, marrying the direct, national membership structure of the NAPL with the localized affiliate structure of the PIA proved insurmountable. Others might point to partisanship and job self-preservation as key contributing factors in why the unification talks...
Upfront
Commercial printing industry news briefs from Printing Impressions ’ October 2012 edition, including items on RR Donnelley, PIA-NAPL Merger, Acme Bookbinding, Presstek, InnerWorkings, InnoMark Communications, and TC Transcontinental Printing. ...
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions ’ October 2012 edition, featuring Foster Printing and A.C. Printing. ...
Bindery Matters
Binding and finishing news briefs from Printing Impressions’ October 2012 edition, featuring Bookmasters Inc. ...
Printer News
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions ’ October 2012 edition....
Supplier News
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions ’ October 2012 edition....
Hiatt Printing Holds Ground Against Ball State University
Ball State University (BSU) has encountered a road block in its quest to construct a $25 million complex with a hotel, conference center, restaurants and housing for hospitality and food management students: Hiatt Printing, which refuses to budge. Now, the...
Salem Printing Buys Direct Marketer Advanced Direct
Salem Printing, one of the largest commercial, packaging and flexographic printers in the Southeast, has acquired Advanced Direct Inc. (ADI), a full-service direct marketing company based in Greensboro, NC. The two companies have worked together as business partners for...
Judge Awards Velocity $1M, Says UT Bank Altered Terms
A federal judge has awarded Velocity Press nearly $1 million, saying that KeyBank Utah defrauded the commercial printer by changing the terms of a loan without its knowledge. KeyBank officials rewrote the financial arrangement Velocity had made with Sanden...
Debt, Economy Forces Finlay to Close Shop After 135 Years
Finlay Print-ing, a $20 million commercial and specialty print provider, is closing its doors after more than 135 years in business, the Hartford Courant reported. Its 55 employees were informed of the move in early September and, by the...