Elections Printers — Power of the Press
“We can produce short-run color printing with our union label at a very cost-effective price with our DocuColor printer,” says Horst. Much of that material is turned around in the same day via Globe’s digital capabilities. PI
(Editor’s Note: At press time in early July, PI could only locate a few printers that had been contracted to do work for the national presidential elections/conventions because the events had not yet kicked into full gear. Other companies were hoping to get printing contracts as the convention dates drew near.)
The ‘Green’ Convention
In March, the Printing and Imaging Association of the Mountain States (PIAMS) hosted a “Green Printers for Greenprint” workshop aimed at helping businesses in the Denver area and across Colorado create sustainable businesses practices in preparation for this summer’s Democratic National Convention.
Participants at the workshop went through a four-hour training program designed to educate graphic design studios, prepress facilities and service bureaus, printing companies and other related businesses about short- and long-term programs they can implement to reduce their impact on the environment.
“I am thrilled that the printing industry was invited to participate in the workshop series and to showcase our industry’s best practices,” said Kathy Lauerman, PIAMS president. “Working with all the co- sponsors of the event has confirmed that our industry’s efforts are in tune with the expectations of the all- encompassing greening efforts in the state of Colorado and, more specifically, Denver and its [Democratic Convention] Host Committee.”
A panel of green experts from Unisource, Johnson Printing, Vic Barkin Consulting and Digital Frontier led a lively discussion on best practices in the printing and imaging industry, and helped participants create green action plans for their companies and certify themselves as green businesses on the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee’s vendor directory.