The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has announced that Larry Kroll has been hired as its vice president of development. Kroll has a long history of activity in the industry and education, as well as involvement with PGSF.
American Spirit Graphics
Carlson Print Group (CPG) is letting everyone know what it thinks of its new Roland 706 Hi-Print UV press with In-line Foiler Prindor. The digital and offset printer, a division of American Spirit Graphics Corp. (ASGC), was quick to pick up business soon after promoting its new addition on its web site. Installed in December 2008, the 40-inch, 6-color press presents an extra shot of competitive marketplace thinking to CPG’s overall strategy.
BALTIMORE—Vertis shareholders have approved the company’s prepackaged plan of organization. Once the plan becomes effective, Vertis can proceed with its merger with American Color Graphics (ACG). The restructuring will allow Vertis to reduce debt and interest costs, refocus investments and complete both the reorganization and merger in a couple of months, according to Mike DuBose,…
FOR COMMERCIAL printers, some aspects of the overall operation don’t command as much attention in the grand scheme of things. Every business has a pecking order, from the web press that crowds the pressroom to the stapler on the CFO’s desk that insists on spitting out two at the same time. Then there’s the paper recycling system. Some printers don’t have proper capabilities for dealing with trim waste and other dirty scraps. So they have these inelegant, often clunky, systems in place for gathering waste for delivery to a recycling facility. There are two major flaws that result in short-arming your paper recycling habits:
(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.) 101 ('03: 97) NorthStar Print Group, Watertown, WI Total Sales (Millions): $57.40 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $56.52 Change (%): +2 Principal Officer: Richard Gasper Employees: 290 Primary Specialties: PKG 100% Web Offset Press Units: 0 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press Units: 81 Ownership: Public Plants: 3
Humility prevents us from saying that the Web Offset Association (WOA) is saving the best for last, but it is closing out the 52nd Annual Conference with a big finishing act. The final day's general session promises to give attendees "The Inside Scoop on Drupa" from industry experts who are in the know and under the direction of Printing Impressions Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson. The session will explore major themes expected to be in evidence at the trade fair, along with previews of specific products and technologies to be unveiled. To give a taste of what's to come, here is a short Q&A with some
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2003. Therefore, companies that revised their 2002 revenues may have changed their 2002 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.) 101 ('02: 85) Tweddle Litho, Clinton Township, MI Total Sales (Millions): $62.90 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $74.30 Change (%): -15 Principal Officer: Andrew M. Tweddle Employees: 200 Primary Specialties: COM 100% Web Offset Press Units: 10 Sheetfed Press Units: 2 Other Press Units: 4 Ownership: Private
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2002. Therefore, companies that revised their 2001 revenues may have changed their 2001 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.) 101 ('01: 105) Ames Safety Envelope, Somerville, MA Total Sales (millions): $64.00 Previous Year's (millions): $65.00 Change (%): -2 Principal Officer: Tom Kell Employees: 534 Primary Specialties: SPEC 88% (X-Ray jackets and folders); PKG 10%; FIN 2% Web Offset Units: 8 Sheetfed Offset Units: 24 Other: 0
Phoenix Press Bolsters Bindery NEW HAVEN, CT—Improved service and faster turnaround time expectations prompted Phoenix Press' acquisition of five new pieces of bindery equipment. The company added a Rollem TR system for two-directional perforating, scoring and slitting. Phoenix also added a Sterling Punchmaster and Rilecart TP-480 binding machine. A Sterling S59 gatherer/collator and a Corta PB04 paper drilling machine round out the acquisitions. Scripps Adds Web Offset Presses STUART, FL—As part of its plan to consolidate its three daily newspapers in a new $45 million production facility, Scripps Treasure Coast Publishing has ordered a pair of MAN Roland Regioman web offset presses. Production will include zoned editions,