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September 2013 Issue

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Upfront
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions ’ September 2013 edition, including RR Donnelley, Cheney Pulp and Paper, Bang Printing, Safeguard, Edwards Brothers Malloy, Asbury Park Press , Think Patented and Eastman Kodak....
Nearly 50 Products Garner Must See 'Ems Distinction
The PRINT 13 Must See 'Ems winners have been announced. The 49 winning technologies were selected from a record number of entries submitted by a record number of individual companies....
Standard Register Pays $218M to Net WorkflowOne
Standard Register has acquired WorkflowOne in a transaction valued at $218 million, financed by assuming $210 million of long-term debt and the issuance of warrants with an estimated value of $8 million. Standard Register expects to achieve $1 billion in...
Hazard Communication Standard: New Chemical Provisions
How many of you are old enough to remember when OSHA introduced the MSDS and Right to Know programs into the American workplace? This was a disruptive time and quite sizable cost to most businesses to adopt this regulation into...
EFI Fights Back Against Patent Troll; Case Dismissed
Digitech Image Technologies , a subsidiary of the non-practicing entity Acacia Research, had filed suit in California against EFI and dozens of others, including EFI customers and retailers like Overstock.com and Buy.com, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,128,415....
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ September 2013 edition, featuring Polaris Direct, Zoo Printing, Primary Color, Southeastern Printing, Brown Industries...
2013 Hall of Fame : Frank Defino Sr. - Printing's Heavy Hitter
Frank Defino Sr., founder and CEO of Tukaiz in Franklin Park, IL, longed to play professional baseball. He shuttled around the left side of the infield, eventually settling on third base. But, Defino soon found something he loved more than...
2013 Hall of Fame : Bill Fitzgerald - It Was Love at First Sight
For Bill Fitzgerald, Universal Wilde's partner and CEO, a professional trip from Point A to Point B yielded an eye-opening experience at Point C. While working at a printing firm making Cromalin proofs early in his professional career in 1978,...
2013 Hall of Fame : Bob Lothenbach - Imagine! the Possibilities
Standing in the middle of the parking lot, Bob Lothenbach was keenly aware of a few facts. One, he no longer had a job. Two, he didn't have a set of wheels to exit said parking lot; he'd been using...
2013 Hall of Fame : David Pilcher Sr. - Inspiration and Reclamation
Freeport Press in Freeport, OH, lays claim to one of the nicest equipment lines in the industry, solid banking relationships with access to capital and an impeccable reputation. The publication and catalog printing operation posted just south of $33 million...
The 2013 Gold Ink Award Winners
Printing Impressions is proud to present Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the 2103 Gold Ink Awards, co-sponsored by Canon U.S.A., Canon Solutions America, KBA, Kodak, Komori and Konica Minolta. Nearly 1,000 entries were received, encompassing 48 categories. The...
Supply Chain Changes: New Publishing Paradigm
While there are many challenges for print service providers as a result of e-media and financial pressures, there are also many new opportunities for those willing to leverage their relationships with their publishing clients through re-defined roles utilizing existing and...
Hall of Fame Class Is Epitome of 'Class' –Michelson
Preparing this special issue every year that features our newest class of Printing Impressions /RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame inductees is very gratifying. As an industry, we often fixate on the numerous challenges that we face. But, the...
Digital Digest: Print Meets Multi-Channel During SG360 Degrees Open House
Canon Solutions America hosted its "When Print Meets Multi-Channel" event at SG360°, a direct mail and marketing solutions specialist based in Wheeling, IL. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about digital printing, variable data and multi-channel marketing, and how to...
Bits and Pieces: Lotto Hit Aids Small Printer
There's good news for a printer located on North Carolina's Outer Banks, courtesy of the Powerball lottery. While she came just one number away from capturing a nine-figure jackpot, Valerie Mason, a resident of Ocracoke Island who owns a commercial...
Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Thank You for Hanging Up
Why not give the next caller five minutes of your time? You might just hear something that will rock your world. You can always say, "No, thank you," later. But initially, listen. Hear what they have the say. Test them...
Dana on Marketing Messages: Promoting a New Service
Sending out a news release, updating your site, and asking all of your reps to tell their customers about a new offering is not enough. Promoting is a process. Be diligent about it and use all of the content channels...
Supplier News
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ September 2013 edition, featuring Mark Andy, MBO America and IBIS Bindery Systems, Screen USA...
Printer news
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ September 2013 edition, featuring Bell Inc., Great Lakes Integrated, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO),...