Erik Cagle

Erik Cagle
Cloud-Based Solutions are Gaining Momentum in the Printing Industry

The casserole of Cloud-based services continues to get pinches of this and dashes of that, but one thing hasn’t changed. Many printers are hesitant to take a bite. It’s not that printers are control freaks or paranoid about sinister forces aligning to abscond with their precious data. There are legitimate concerns in placing your information, and ostensibly, that of your client, into a third-party provider’s hands.

Embracing 'Next Big Thing' Earns Tom Metzger Spot in Printing Industry Hall of Fame

When change demanded that Metzgers make the jump from 29"-format sheetfed presses to a 40" format in 2006, the company committed completely with ancillary additions made to prepress, workflow, binding, shipping and receiving departments. It was a defining moment in the company’s history and acknowledged a future that would include much growth and, 10 years later, a place for Tom Metzger, 59, among the 2016 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame class.

Printing Impressions Reveals 2016 Printing Industry Hall of Fame Honorees

Printing Impressions magazine and co-sponsor Rochester Institute of Technology jointly announce the 32nd induction class for the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame. They are Tom Metzger of Metzgers in Toledo, Ohio; Laura Lawton-Forsyth of Lawton Printing in Spokane, Wash.; Andy Lyke of Ripon Printers in Ripon, Wis.; and Zarik Megerdichian of 4over in Glendale, Calif.

Mixing Old Values, New Tech: Hatteras Expands into Wide-Format Digital with EFI

Bill Duerr, the president of Hatteras, in Tinton Falls, N.J., logged his first hours with the company while scraping paint at 14 years old. Now, at the spry age of 32, Duerr is definitely an old soul, proud of his firm’s reputation for providing quality work, on time and as promised. That reputation was forged through trust and the hard work of Hatteras’ 300-employee team (and it is a team effort, as the company shirts will attest).

Publishers Press Will Consolidate Into Lebanon Junction, Ky., Plant

Publishers Press, a 150-plus-year-old printer, is closing down its plant in Shepherdsville, Ky., within the next year, transitioning all work and employees to its Lebanon Junction facility by Jan. 1, 2017, WDRB-TV reported. This move will, among other things, enable the company to invest in new equipment.