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September 2010 Issue

Printing Impressions September 2010 cover
Color Inkjet Printing : Inkjet’s Web Paper Pursuit
For the most part, coated and uncoated offset papers run reasonably well on toner-based digital systems but, with inkjet, it's a whole different ball game. Inkjet inks have a high water content, and tend to soak into uncoated papers or...
No Tarnish on Silver Anniversary Memories —Michelson
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BINDERY matters
Binding and finishing news from Printing Impressions' September 2010 edition, including items on Napco, UniGraphic and Binding Industries Association....
2010 Hall of Fame: Joan Davidson - Setting a Blazing Pace
Ask anyone who knows Joan Davidson, and they will tell you that she has a lot on the ball—an excellent work ethic, top-notch people skills, a strong manager and a positive leader. But she'll be the first to admit that...
2010 Hall of Fame: Joe Metzger - Wealth of Knowledge
Look up infectious enthusiasm in the dictionary, and you might find a picture of Joe Metzger. The president of Toledo, OH-based Metzgers Printing + Mailing has a legendary penchant for getting people excited about anything related to the printing industry,...
2010 Hall of Fame: Gary Garner - More Work, Less Talk
Garner, the president and CEO of GLS Companies, came from modest means and toiled his way to the top, making his success tale even more dramatic, and his selection into the 2010 Printing Impressions /RIT Printing...
Power of Strategy Sessions —DeWese
I was asked to spend some time with some printing company owners recently. The conversation eventually shifted to why many print salespeople seem to reach a level of contentment and stop prospecting for new accounts. Big problem! ...
2010 Hall of Fame: Ed Garvey - All the Right Moves
Ed Garvey, president and CEO of Niles, IL-based The Garvey Group, took the helm of his family-owned business following the sudden death of his father, and has transformed it from a $1.2 million business forms provider with about a dozen...
UPFRONT
Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Colour Concepts, Saltus, JohnsByrne, Freeport and more....
Inaugural InterACT! Conference Is a Hit
Some 350 people attended the inaugural InterACT! conference, organized by InfoTrends and North American Publishing Co. (NAPCO), the publisher of Printing Impressions and Target Marketing magazines. The largest percentage of attendees came from the marketing side—direct...
Quad Consolidates, Sheds 2,200 Jobs
The consolidation phase of the Worldcolor integration has begun at Quad/Graphics. Five plants will be closed by the end of 2010, resulting in the loss of roughly 2,200 jobs. Most of the equipment from those facilities will be shut down...
Killed Worker May Have Saved Others
A forklift explosion at Quad/Graphics' printing facility here claimed the life of its operator, The Dickson Herald reported, but the actions he took prior to the explosion may have saved the lives of countless other employees. Bruce Mitchell,...
Mailers Wage War Against USPS
The Affordable Mail Alliance (AMA) has implored the Postal Regulatory Commission to dismiss the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) recent rate hike proposal, arguing that it violates the cost controls Congress put into law to protect consumers, and that the USPS...
KBA Mourns Loss of Dr. Hans-Bernhard Bolza-Schünemann
Dr. Hans-Bernhard Bolza-Schünemann, former longtime president of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA), died on July 23 at the age of 84. Dr. Bolza-Schünemann left his mark as a popular senior executive and a respected figure in the German engineering industry....
ACROSS the nation
Commercial Printing News from Printing Impressions' September 2010 edition, including items on Olympus Press and Lawrence Printing....
Web-to-Print : Finding the Right Solution
The first step is to determine what you want to accomplish with a print e-commerce offering. Think of it as a needs assessment for your shop, but, more importantly, for your customers. Would it make your clients' lives easier to...
Horseshoes Star a Dead Ringer for a Printer —Cagle
The printing industry can also count as its own the greatest horseshoe hurler in the history of the sport. Not just the best at the moment...the greatest, ever. His name is Alan Francis, and the man truly gives meaning to...
Lessons from the Gridiron —Farquharson/Tedsco
You might be asking, "Football? Isn't this column supposed to be about print revenue growth in a turbulent economy?" Sure, but good football teams and good printing businesses have a lot in common. Take a knee and listen to this...
PRINTER news
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions ' September 2010 edition....
SUPPLIER news
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news, featuring Finch Paper, from Printing Impressions ' September 2010 edition....