Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions' February 2015 edition, featuring Naples Print Source, Imagine! Print Solutions, arvato North America, Premier Graphics, Up2speed Printing, RR Donnelley, DFS, Eastern Advertising Novelty and Proforma Marcom Solutions, Sheridan Books, Modern Litho-St. Louis, Blackburn Manufacturing, Quad/Graphics, Velocity Print Solutions, Think Patented, Ennis Inc. and Kay Toledo Tag/Special Service Partners, The Sheridan Press, Printscape Imaging & Graphics, Graphic Creations, Marketing FX and A. H. Belo.
With the addition of a Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 MP monochrome continuous-feed inkjet printer, and Ricoh's ProcessDirector workflow software, part of the Critical Communications solution suite, arvato North America can now take advantage of the migration to an on-demand environment.
In the "One Tone, Many Possibilities: Meeting Needs and Exceeding Expectations with Monochrome Inkjet Platforms" Webinar recently presented by Printing Impressions and In-plant Graphics, and sponsored by Ricoh, Bob Kolva, director of data and imaging operations at Action Mailers; and Todd Potrykus, director of operations at Arvato, discussed how they're achieving higher throughput, lowering their total cost of ownership, as well as boosting the print quality of complex jobs with their Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 MP monochrome inkjet presses.
GÜTERSLOH, GERMANY—Bertelsmann is focusing its Arvato division on growth with an emphasis on the services businesses. To achieve this, the gravure printing operations and all of Arvato’s international printers are being grouped into a separate unit outside the Arvato division. The Bertelsmann AG supervisory board approved the executive board’s plans at a meeting in Gütersloh earlier this week.
(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.) 1 ('02: 1) Quebecor World, Montréal, Canada Total Sales (Millions): $6,242.00 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $6,300.00 Change (%): -1 Principal Officer: Jean Neveu Employees: 38,000 Primary Specialties: PUB 26%; ADV 23%; CAT 16%; BKS 12% Web Offset Press Units: 3,156 Sheetfed Press Units: 985 Other Press
By Erik Cagle Senior Editor Try summing up the 2003 season from the book printing market's point of view. It can't be done. Sure, another Potter tome and the return of Oprah's book club did wonders for a struggling trade market, and most feel the elementary-high school (el-hi) sector was as depressed as the economy, with weak adoption programs to match. But, for the most part, the answers to what worked and what didn't pan out depends largely upon who is being asked. Top 10 Book Printers CompanySegmentSales(millions)TotalSales(millions) 1RR DonnelleyChicago$808$4,754 2Quebecor WorldMontreal$749$6,242 3Banta Corp.Menasha, WI$355$1,366 4Von HoffmannSt. Louis$348$535 5Bertelsmann ArvatoNew York$209$276 6Courier Corp.N.
By Erik Cagle "Give 'em hell, Harry!" That's the rally cry for both trade publishers and their print production suppliers, who eagerly await the next installment in the Harry Potter series (give 'em hell J.K. Rowling would be more accurate). And why not? The four-book (and counting) children's fantasy series from Scholastic has sold a staggering 150 million copies worldwide (70 million in the United States), and many of the leading U.S. book printers have dipped their toes in the Potter pool. Who needs an Oprah plug when you have a multi-faceted marketing machine that has licensed movies, trading cards, action figures and all
(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.) 1 ('01: 1) Quebecor World, Montréal, Canada Total Sales (millions): $6,300.00 Previous Year's (millions): $6,500.00 Change (%): -3 Principal Officer: Charles G. Cavell Employees: 40,000 Primary Specialties: PUB 26%; ADV 21%; CAT 17%; DM 13% Web Offset Units: 3,156 Sheetfed Offset Units: 985 Other: 808 Ownership: Public
Keeping in line with the supersizing trend, BookTech—The Magazine's list of the top 25 book manufacturers has been expanded to include the 30 highest grossing book printers in the United States and Canada. The decision to add to the list was to offer a more expansive look at those manufacturers at the top of their field. The types of products offered by the various companies run the gamut from fine editions to best-selling paperbacks to trade publications to textbooks to yearbooks. More detailed information about each printer follows the list in the form of brief synopses. In addition to expanding the list, there have