Hall of Famer Touts Large-Format Presses
NORTH BERGEN, NJ—Edison Litho & Printing embarked on its “The Future of Your Business is with Edison Litho” theme at the recent GlobalShop show to promote the large-format printing capabilities of its two six-color, 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed presses. Edison also showed visitors examples of plastic, canvas, lenticular and styrene substrates that can be printed on the Rapida 205 presses.
While at the booth, visitors got the chance to meet Dan Hampton, a retired Hall of Fame Chicago Bears football defensive tackle and current radio personality. Hampton signed calendars depicting former teammate William “The Refrigerator” Perry, Edison’s celebrity endorser at last year’s GlobalShop event. Hampton attracted long lines of well-wishers and fans who were also greeted by Edison’s management team.
Paper Test Is an ‘Impressive Success’
Pictured, from the left, are Andrew Robinson, sales representative, Sappi; Frank Renfro, printer technical services representative, Sappi; Robert Scott, pressroom manager, Southeastern Printing; and Roger Butler, general manager, Southeastern Printing.
STUART, FL—Southeastern Printing was selected by Sappi Fine Paper North America to test their latest product, Tempo, which is being touted as the fastest ink setting and ink drying coated free sheet in the North American market. As a Sappi 2007 “Printer of the Year” (Silver winner) and Sappi “Top 100” winner in 2008, Southeastern was the only Florida company Sappi considered to perform the trial.
Marketed as a paper that is so quick setting that “a two-sided sheet is ready for bindery twice as fast as standard coated paper,” Tempo was tested on Southeastern’s six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD press. “I was quite impressed with the Tempo substrate testing,” reports Robert Scott, Southeastern’s pressroom manager. “We were able to cut [the paper] in 20 minutes without any issues. This product could be a powerful weapon for us.”
Public Printer Robert C. Tapella has named Matt Reddell as Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Reddell now assists the Chief of Staff in the operational management of the agency, helping to develop performance plans for executive offices, as well as working on GPO’s strategic goals. Reddell has been a GPO employee since 2006; previously, he spent several years working on Capitol Hill.
At Annapolis, MD-based Frank Gumpert Printing, Gary Zorn has been promoted to vice president of operations. Zorn, who rose from stock boy to president at Admiral Envelope and Printing Co., was instrumental in orchestrating the successful merger of Admiral with Frank Gumpert. Serving as vice president of sales and marketing since the merger, Zorn has helped double the sales volume at the company.
The Graphic Arts Association’s Neographics 2008 Power of Print honorees include Francis Ciociola, who previously served as vice president of production at Philadelphia-based Innovation Printing & Communications. Named as the “Unsung Hero of the Year,” Ciociola, who recently retired after 26 years with Innovation, received the award at the Neographics printing competition awards ceremony May 1 in Philadelphia.
Claremont, CA-based Phoenix Marketing Services has named Kelly Capps as creative account executive. Capps, who has worked in creative design for more than 25 years, has owned CAPPSdesign, a creative design firm, served as creative director with MLS Marketing Group, and has taught graphic design at several California colleges and universities.
Four key additions have been made at Arkansas Graphics Printing based in Little Rock, AR. Jerry Hudgens has joined the company as operations manager; Pam Rakes has joined as production coordinator; Mark Ring has joined as sales representative; and Bobby Ryder has joined as plant manager. PI