Printing Impressions' Commercial Printing Supplier News for April 2009
Janet Treer has been appointed senior consultant in the Print Consulting Services Group of NAPL (www.napl.org). With over 25 years experience in the print and graphic communications industry Treer provides executive leadership and management capabilities in helping a broad range of companies succeed in a rapidly changing business environment. Her background and skills will ideally complement the consulting team and be an invaluable resource for NAPL’s clients.
William F. Woods, Jr. has joined NAPL as a senior consultant in its Print Consulting Services Group. An attorney and veteran of the graphic arts industry, Woods specializes in executive coaching for entrepreneurial business leaders and brings a new capability to NAPL’s broad array of consulting services dedicated to the printing and graphic communications industry.
Green Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Eco-Friendly Machine MIAMI—Original Impressions recently announced a series of “Going Green” initiatives, while unveiling its newly installed Heidelberg XL 105 printing press. The announcements were made at the company’s two-day open house held in conjunction with Earth Day. At the event, Founder and CEO Roland B. Garcia Sr. provided opening remarks on the evolution of the company’s business plan to include environmentally sustainable initiatives. Additionally, Bill Eline, sales manager, Heidelberg, was on hand to discuss the eco-friendly attributes of the new printing press. The press will allow Original Impressions to significantly decrease its carbon footprint by reducing CO2 emissions generated
Donnelley Selling Banta HQ MENASHA, WI—Interested in some posh office space? If so, you might want to consider giving RR Donnelley a call. Banta’s downtown headquarters here is being sold by Donnelley, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent. The three-floor building, with 10,000 square feet per floor, is available for a cool $3.7 million. The Los Angeles-based commercial firm of CB Richard Ellis is listing the property at 225 West Main St., according to the paper. It can also be leased. Inserted Ads Prompt Lawsuit JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Two residents have filed lawsuits in federal court, claiming the state Revenue Department violated their privacy by allowing advertisements to be
SEWICKLEY, PA—PIA/GATF will be taking its Mission:Possible seminar back on the road this spring to help designers and printers learn what they can do together to make the production process more efficient. Mission:Possible—A Mutual Strategy for Creatives and Printers addresses the issues between creative and prepress teams that can result in frustration and unsatisfactory performance. The seminars cover everything from design considerations for print and color communication to soft proofing. The eight-city tour starts May 22 in Charlotte, and continues to Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, and New York, ending on June 28 in Atlanta. Information on dates and meeting
Bindery Gear Heads to East Coast Shop LEBANON, PA—Colortech Inc., a full-service commercial printer, recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher. Things Get Bigger in Texas After Install MESQUITE, TX— IntegraColor Inc. has purchased a five-color, 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press, making IntegraColor the first printer in the Southwest with 81˝ litho capabilities. The press has been configured with a special board-handling package and is also to be equipped with UV facilities for printing on plastics. It also incorporates an ICS slitter system and non-stop pile changing for the feeder and delivery. KBA has added its own Densitronic quality control
Perfector Finds Home at Village Press TRAVERSE CITY, MI—A four-over-four, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed long perfector press is now in operation at Village Press. It is equipped with a roll-to-sheet feeder. Printer's Press Prayers Answered NAMPA, ID—A new six-color, 41˝ MAN Roland 700 sheetfed perfector with in-line coating has been installed at the Pacific Press Publishing Association (PPPA), one of the main publishers and print providers for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. alabama HUNTSVILLE—White Tiger Graphics recently relocated to a larger facility to better serve customers in the CD and DVD industries. The expanded facility increases the size of the commercial printing plant
MENASHA, WI—Banta has acquired Qualipak, a $5 million provider of secondary packaging, kit assembly, fulfillment and distribution services for publishers, consumer healthcare markets and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. The acquisition expands Banta's print-based packaging and fulfillment capabilities to the East Coast. Terms of the purchase were not released. Qualipak, of Lancaster, PA, becomes Banta's ninth packaging and fulfillment operation. The facilities provide a wide variety of outsourced services, including assembly and distribution of educational classroom kits, trade book order fulfillment, on-demand printing and literature management services for healthcare providers, financial service organizations, telecommunication companies and industrial markets. "Qualipak gives us an extremely well-regarded operation from which we can immediately
Ricoh Corp. has aligned with UNIX and Linux software developer Codehost Inc. Ricoh will offer its customers and dealers BrightQT, Codehost's suite of Linux and UNIX-based printing tools, for use with Ricoh networked output devices. Creo Inc. has received ISO-14001:1996 certification for environmental management of its Canadian operations. This completes environmental management certification for both of the Creo design and manufacturing operations. Creo operations in Israel recently underwent recertification for ISO-14001—a standard first achieved in February 2001. KBA North America has promoted Evan Heise as its sales representative for a six-state region, including Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and New Mexico. Heise is now