Action Printing

Davies Named President of Action Printing
August 6, 2007

FOND DU LAC, WI—Action Printing has named Gregg Davies its new president, according to the Beaver Dam (WI) Daily Citizen. He replaces Bob Carew, who is retiring after nearly 38 years with the company.Davies joined Action Printing in 1997 as director of sales and publications. Carew has served as president the past 12 years.

NAPL Honors Best Managed Graphic Communications Companies
January 11, 2007

PARAMUS, NJ—1/11/2007—NAPL (, the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management, has selected 17 graphic communications companies to receive its 2006 Management Plus Awards, which recognize management excellence in all phases of operation. The highest Management Plus honor, the William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame Award, is bestowed on Bloomington Offset Process, Inc., a full-service printing, mailing, and fulfillment company based in Bloomington, Ill. (See NAPL January 11, 2007, press release, “2006 NAPL Management Plus Hall of Fame Award Goes to Bloomington Offset Process, Inc.”) Three companies earned Management Plus Gold Awards, 10 received Silver Awards, and two were named Merit Award

Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced
November 10, 2006

SEWICKLEY, PA—November 10, 2006—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) proudly announces the recipients of the 2006 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 55 graphic arts companies were selected by a committee of distinguished HR experts from within the industry. The program is designed to recognize graphic arts companies for their outstanding human relations efforts that contribute to a successful workplace. “Since 2000, the Best Workplace program has recognized industry leaders from small, medium, and large firms in the graphic arts industry for their outstanding human relations practices. While every company that entered this year’s competition has HR programs

October 1, 2006

Corporate Express Document & Print Management in Wichita, KS, was the recipient of a 2006 Supplier of Excellence Award from Hospira Inc., a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products. Dan Miller, finishing manager at Ripon Printers, has retired and was replaced by Randy Hartl, who joined the Ripon, WI-based company in May. Great Lake Integrated (GLI) has announced two staff appointments. Steve Caskey is the new warehouse manager at the GLDirect facility in Avon Lake, OH, and Timothy Hogan is an account executive based at GLI’s Cleveland headquarters. Cadmus Communications has hired Andy Johnson as executive vice president of print services for Cadmus’ Publisher Services Group. In this role,

ACROSS the nation
October 1, 2005

Midwestern Printer Garners High Honor WASHINGTON, DC—The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) announced the first winner of the CIP4 International Print Production Innovation (CIPPI) award. In the category of "best cost/benefit realization as a result of process automation implementation," the application of Action Printing of Fond du Lac, WI, was selected by the CIP4's advisory board. california BURBANK—Merisel Inc., a graphic solutions provider, has acquired Los Angeles-based Crush Creative, a provider of digital imaging solutions. The acquisition partners Crush with ColorEdge Visual, a New York City-based commercial graphics and imaging center, and Comp24, a comp production

August 1, 2005

PITTSBURGH—In celebration of the final stage of the consolidation of Printing Industries of America and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation into one organization, a dedication of the newly renovated world headquarters was held recently. Chairman of the Board James Mayes Jr. and Michael Makin, president and CEO, cut the ribbon marking the entrance to the newly refurbished building. Another highlight of the event was the naming of the Ray Roper boardroom, in honor of the late PIA president. CHICAGO—Jesse Williamson has been named the 2005 Sheetfed Executive of the Year by NAPL and PIA/GATF. Williamson, president of Williamson Printing in Dallas, received the award

SPECIAL REPORT -- The State of Web Printing - Web Printing At Mid-Decade
April 1, 2005

by Dennis E. Mason Halfway through the first decade of the 21st century seems a good time to step back and assess the status of web offset printing and what the future may hold. The web printing industry is five years beyond the Y2K scare, and has largely recovered from the downturn that followed the 2001 terrorist attacks. So where do we go from here? For answers to this key question, Printing Impressions went to a number of web industry observers and printers. Here is what they had to say about a number of important issues: How are JDF and Computer-integrated Manufacturing

Top Management Conference Shines
March 1, 2005

PHOENIX—The weather may not have cooperated, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the 265 people who attended the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Top Management Conference, held here last month at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. Even Andrew Paparozzi, NAPL's chief economist, gave a largely sunny forecast in his state-of-the-industry report that kicked off the meeting. Signs that the industry is rebounding: sales increases for four consecutive quarters among NAPL's Printing Business Panel, reports that profitability and pricing levels are up, as well as the fact that printers are hiring again. This, in part, fuels his projections that commercial printing industry sales

Printing Impressions 400 -- 251 - 302
December 1, 2004

(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2004. Therefore, companies that revised their 2003 revenues may have changed their 2003 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 251 ('03: 245) Fisher Group, Hiawatha, IA Total Sales (Millions): $20.00 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $20.00 Change (%): - Principal Officer: Martin C. Fisher Employees: 145 Primary Specialties: DM 90%; ADV 6%; CAT 4% Web Offset Press Units: 13 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press Units: 0

ACROSS the nation
December 1, 2004

Signing Highlights Graphic Communications Day NEW YORK CITY—One highlight of Graphic Communications Day (GCD), held recently at Madison Square Garden, was a signing ceremony between the Association of Graphic Communications (AGC) and Fairleigh Dickinson University launching an Executive MBA in Graphic Communications degree program. arizona PHOENIX—O'Neil Printing, a 96-year-old company, is now running an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 long perfector with aqueous coater. The 40˝ Speedmaster perfector—reportedly the only press of its kind in the Phoenix market—allows for four-over-four color printing in a single pass. CALIFORNIA CHATSWORTH—S2K Graphics has celebrated its 15th anniversary. Formerly known as Signs 2000, S2K Graphics