CHAMBERSBURG, PA—NPC (News Printing), the pride of Claysburg, PA, can also stake its claim as king of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) hill for the second straight year after being named the top winner in the GPO Top 50 list of print suppliers.
For the second consecutive year, NPC (News Printing Co.) of Claysburg, PA, heads the list. More than 1,700 print suppliers obtained GPO work during FY2010. The value of all GPO work awarded to them during this period was $358 million compared to $425 million awarded in FY2009.
Commercial printing industry news from Printing Impressions’ December 2010 edition, featuring items on Print 'N Copy Center and Vox Printing.
The value of all GPO work awarded during this period was $425 million compared to $421 million awarded in 2008. Work done by the top 50 suppliers was valued at $270 million during 2009 compared to $287 million in 2008.
arizona PHOENIX—Harte Bindery & Mailing recently added a TD 66 Stahlfolder with continuous feed and a Stahl digital folder. The new postpress systems are being used to finish brochures and other general commercial materials. Since the installation, capacity at Harte Bindery has doubled. california IRVINE—Mini-Mailers has changed its name to MMi. It has also launched its Digital Color Direct Mail department. Using Web-to-print technology, MMi will offer integrated services from design to mailing in one process. MMi began as a one-man operation in 1986. It now employs 150 at two locations. LOS ANGELES—Cenveo Anderson Lithograph has purchased a six-unit Mitsubishi Diamond 16 MAX commercial
(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.) 203 ('03: 191) Conley Printing, Beaver Dam, WI Total Sales (Millions): $25.31 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $26.68 Change (%): -5 Principal Officer: Jim Conley Employees: 170 Primary Specialties: PUB 84%; SPEC 10% (Retail reprints); CAT 5% Web Offset Press Units: 46 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press
Florida Printer Gives Journalists a Plant Tour MIAMI—Colonial Press gave a tour of its 200,000-square-foot facility to a group of industry journalists in December. The group watched as job information was input into the PECOM press operating and automation system, which feeds information for approximately 350 jobs per month to the company's four MAN Roland sheetfed presses and one ROTOMAN web press. Shown here are Juan Flores, prepress/PECOM manager (seated) and Carlos Garcia Jr., director of corporate services. Graphic Press, Los Angeles, has announced the addition of Jim Kahm, Mike Gianni and Danny Welan to the company's sales team roster. Kahm and Gianni will assume vice
NAPA, CA—Tapp Technologies, a wine label producer, has expanded into digital printing by installing a pair of seven-color HP Indigo ws4000 narrow-web digital color presses. (www.tapptech.com/www.hp.com) HOLLAND, MI—The Printery, a division of SVH Group, revealed that Haworth Inc. is using its Online Printstore to manage their print purchasing, distribution and inventory activities. Haworth is a manufacturer and distributor of commercial office furniture. It intends to make branded sales and marketing materials directly available to its sales and administrative staffs via the online store. (www.printeryonline.com) BIRMINGHAM, UK—Virtual Literature Management (VLM), an all-digital print shop, reportedly has achieved a milestone with a
WESTMONT, IL—After successfully demonstrating the productivity of an open architecture, JDF-based workflow at Graph Expo, Printcafe Software and MAN Roland are planning to take it into the field. The first beta testing with printers is scheduled for the beginning of this year. The interface shown at Graph Expo was a bi-directional link, providing a two-way conduit for data flow. JDF files from the Printcafe system were transferred to a Roland 500 press, supplying job parameters and presetting color. At the same time, the press' PECOM system reported on its progress to Printcafe, via JMF (Job Messaging Format) files. (www.manroland.com/www.printcafe.com) BEDFORD, MA—Creo