Label Art has enhanced its online ordering capabilities (www.labelart.com). Customers can use this new service to place catalog orders, upload artwork, view proofs and track the status of their orders 24/7, with an automatic notification of shipment when the order is complete.
IWCO Direct, a national provider of integrated direct mail solutions, has joined the growing membership of The Print Council. As a member, IWCO adds its support to the alliance of companies dedicated to increasing the market for printed materials.
Grand Junction, CO-based Colorado Printing is expanding its presence into Arizona, and it has hired veteran print sales rep Paul Mullen to help develop the new market area. Mullen joins the firm after successful tenures with Woods Lithographics and Cenveo.
A strategic alliance has been announced between Albumprinter BV, a European desktop photo book solution provider, and Lightning Source, a leader in demand-based book manufacturing solutions headquartered in La Vergne, TN. Their alliance will capitalize on the growing North American photo book market.
Intelli-Source, a technology sourcing and consulting firm based in Dublin, OH, recently purchased Colortech Graphics and Printing, also of Dublin. The new company will be renamed Colortech Document Solutions. As president of Colortech, Jamie Darrow will assume all day-to-day responsibilities.
Julie Higgins, former Xerox national manager for customer business development, has joined Salt Lake City, UT-based AlphaGraphics as director of business development. She will work with the 250-plus AlphaGraphics franchises throughout the country, assisting them in fully utilizing advanced printing techniques and technologies.
Dallas-based Padgett Printing named Becky Spillane as its 2006 Top Salesperson and selected her as a “member” of the company’s “2007 Team $30 Million Sales Challenge.” Spillane was presented with an engraved, special- edition Kentucky Slugger baseball bat. The pink bats are part of Major League Baseball’s “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” program, wherein Louisville Slugger donates $10 (per bat sold) to the MLB’s breast cancer charitable initiatives.
Tom Denton has joined Los Alamitos, CA-based Trend Offset Printing as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Denton, who comes to Trend from Kodak, will establish the national strategic sales vision for the $250 million commercial printing company.
Wright Business Forms, of Portland, OR, has promoted Brad Willard from special projects manager to production manager. Carol Gibbs was also promoted from customer service manager to special projects manager for the combined sales and customer service departments.
Rick Stryker of Grit Commercial Printing in Montoursville, PA, has been named the Neographics 2007 “Pressperson of the Year.” Stryker, who has been with Grit since 1993, will receive the award May 3 at the Neographics dinner and awards ceremony hosted by the Graphic Arts Association.
First Impression Print-Bind-Mail, based in Pittsburgh, PA, has named Tom Poupard general manager. Poupard, a 30-year printing industry veteran, has held senior management positions with Quebecor and EFI (formerly PrintCafe).
Daniel Remaley has been promoted to senior technical consultant at PIA/GATF. Remaley will conduct technical plant assessments and help printers install systems to minimize variation in proofs, plates and presswork. He is an industry pioneer in the use of gray balance to maintain consistent on-press color, a principle since adopted in new guidelines for commercial lithography. PI