The eight printers spotlighted here have built a thriving trade around short-run digital printing. They all typify the maturing of short-run digital printing as a niche business, and their best practices in short-run production stand as models for success with it.
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ February 2014 edition, featuring Great Lakes Bindery, Anro Inc., Prestige Graphics, Graphic Arts Studio and Elk River Systems.
West Chester, PA-based Anro Inc. has placed an order for the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine. The Highcon Euclid will join Anro's digital printing line-up, allowing the company to offer its customers a one-stop shop; faster speed to market, greater flexibility and shorter-run packaging.
The Southeastern PA Postal Customer Council (SEPCC) has named print and mail services provider ANRO Communications 2013 Mailer of the Year. The United States Postal Service (USPS) awards one company annually from each regional Postal Customer Council.
Leading the award honors were Action Graphics of Lincoln Park, NJ; Castle Press of Pasadena, CA; Hatteras Press of Tinton Falls, NJ; and Specialty Print Communications of Niles, IL. Each company won five awards. Specialty Print Communications led the parade of Gold Awards, with three top prizes.
WEST CHESTER, PA—Anro Inc. has purchased the former Electronics Boutique Holdings headquarters and distribution center here, with the intention of relocating and consolidating its operations into the 142,000-square-foot facility, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported.Anro, with Pennsylvania locations in Devon, Malvern and Strafford, produces sheetfed and digital printing, with ancillary offerings including mailing and fulfillment.
Neenah to Obtain Fox River ALPHARETTA, GA—Neenah Paper has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Fox Valley, which owns Fox River Paper. Terms of the deal, which had been expected to close in the first quarter, were not revealed. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and is pending approval by Fox River shareholders. Neenah Paper will bolster its fine papers offering with Fox River brands that include Starwhite, Sundance, Esse and Oxford. Cadmus Nabs LN Printing RICHMOND, VA—On the heels of its acquisition by Cenveo Inc., Cadmus Communications has entered into an agreement to obtain LexisNexis’ conventional printing operations in Charlottesville, VA, and its digital
(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.) 151 ('02: 147) The Hickory Printing Group, Hickory, NC Total Sales (Millions): $38.36 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $40.01 Change (%): -4 Principal Officer: Thomas W. Reese Employees: 237 Primary Specialties: COM 50%; ADV 25%; DM 10%; CAT 10% Web Offset Press Units: 18 Sheetfed Press
(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.) 201 ('01: 188) Oles Envelope, Baltimore, MD Total Sales (millions): $28.70 Previous Year's (millions): $35.40 Change (%): -19 Principal Officer: John R. Young Employees: 204 Primary Specialties: PKG 100% Web Offset Units: 0 Sheetfed Offset Units: 6 Other: 0 Ownership: Private Plants: 1 202 ('01: 231)