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September 2009 Issue

Printing Impressions September 2009
Transcontinental Arranges Credit, Buys Presses
Transcontinental Inc. has ordered four triple-wide versions of the Commander CT newspaper web press from Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) for plants in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The four presses will have a total of 16 towers, four single and...
UPFRONT
Printing Impressions' Upfront Commercial Printing Industry News for September 2009....
World Color Signs Pacts
World Color Press, formerly Quebecor World, has signed a multiyear agreement to continue printing ESPN The Magazine , a bi-weekly sports news magazine with a rate base circulation of more than two million and a total audience readership of...
Lawsuit, Inquiry Hamper VistaPrint
ColorQuick LLC has filed suit against both Hamilton, Bermuda-based VistaPrint and OfficeMax Inc. of Naperville, IL, claiming the companies have infringed upon a ColorQuick patent. According to Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology, the suit was filed...
Failing USPS Seeks Answers
After getting hammered with a $2.4 billion loss in its most recent quarter and facing a potential overall loss of nearly $7 billion this fiscal year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is exploring the closure or consolidation of nearly...
Insolvent LVI’s Assets Bought by DS Graphics
Bankrupt digital printer LaVigne Inc. (LVI) has been purchased by DS Graphics (DSG) of Lowell, MA. Terms of the deal were not revealed, and plans for the combined entity are still in development. The LVI facility will continue to operate...
Take Your Best Shot, Courtesy CGX —Cagle
The publishers of National Geographic have teamed up with Consolidated Graphics (CGX) and its HP Indigo digital printing capabilities to put a personal touch on their storied magazine....
2009 Printing Industry Hall of Fame : Quest to Be the Best
THE TERM "wake-up call" generally refers to a heightening of one's awareness to a situation that needs to be rectified. Herb Zebrack is living proof that the term can carry dual meanings, including a literal application. This story traces...
Finch Delivers Responsibility Message
Tucked inside the picturesque backdrop of the Hudson River in upstate New York, Finch Paper is seeking to show customers and potential clients that it boasts value beyond the mid-cap status it holds among the multitude of U.S. paper providers....
ACROSS the nation
Printing Impressions' Across the Nation Commercial Printing Industry News for September 2009...
After 40 Years, Monaco Makes Last Impression —Michelson
SO MANY once-great companies have come and gone during the past four decades, the victims of technological upheaval as the printing industry morphed from letterpress to lithography, single to multicolor presses, sheetfed to web and, most recently, the onslaught of...
2009 Printing Industry Hall of Fame : The Industry Stage
IN A SENSE, Janet Green could be described as a drama queen. But fate has cast her as a printing kingpin. The CEO of Irvine, CA-based Greens Printing longed to be a star of stage and screen. So destined for...
DIGITAL digest
Printing Impressions’ Digital Printing and Workflow News for September 2009...
GREEN scene
Printing Impressions' Sustainability in Commercial Printing News for September 2009...
The Coming Chaos Scenario —Sherburne
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Lead the Charge —DeWese
THE U.S. economy has had a massive heart attack spanning four quarters. But the printing industry has had far worse heart failure coupled with kidney stones, gall stones, ulcers and a recuperation that will take maybe 36 months. It's...
2009 Printing Industry Hall of Fame : Joy of the Journey
HOW OFTEN does a 12-year-old have a strong sense of what he/she wants to become in life? Even most 22-year-olds haven't a clue as to what their future holds. Well, Ralph Pontillo knew. Roughly 46 years ago, he stepped...
PRINTER news
Printing Impressions' Commercial Printer News for September 2009...
SUPPLIER news
Printing Impressions' Commercial Printing Industry Suplier News for September 2009...
X-Igent Printing : Taking a New Direction
BROTHERS OMAR Rodriguez and Hugo Cervantes, owners of East Los Angeles-based X-Igent Printing, know a thing or two about starting a commercial printing business from the ground up. When the shop they were working for was acquired by a new...
The Goodway Group : When You’re Good, You’re...
ONLY IN A printer's wildest dreams would it imagine being so good at its craft that Fortune 500 clients would request that it build another facility, in another part of the country, because those clients were relocating there. This...
BINDERY matters
Printing Impressions' Binding and Finishing News for September 2009....
2009 Printing Industry Hall of Fame : A Forward Thinker
WHAT LESSONS can be gleaned from working at a 150-year-old business? First and foremost, where you've been is not nearly as important as where you're going. Secondly, there is no room for loyalty and tradition when it comes to products...