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The Print Council Works to Unite Print Proponents with a New Membership Campaign
October 23, 2008

The Print Council is stepping up its drive to unite print providers and media decision-makers behind the effectiveness of printing as a marketing, entertainment and educational medium. The accelerated effort is spearheaded by two new membership recruitment brochures produced by Council member Jet Inc., and a recently launched series of advertisements that were created by Council member NAK Marketing and Communications.

Illinois Printers — Competition’s Fierce
June 1, 2008

SO, YOU think you know Illinois like the back of your hand? Frankly, why would anyone have extensive knowledge about the backs of their hands? Are we really so bereft of meaningful activity that we would stare at our hands for prolonged periods, studying their contours? OK, stay focused. First, some things you may not know about Illinois. It’s more than da Bears, da Bulls and da Cubs (sorry Ozzie, no one cares about da White Sox). Not only was it Abe Lincoln’s and Ulysses S. Grant’s mailing address, it’s also where Barack Obama sleeps when not on the campaign trail. Among the

Event Foretells Offset—and Beyond
June 1, 2008

SCHAUMBURG, IL—Building on the decision last year by the PIA/GATF and Web Offset Association (WOA) to merge an annual event geared toward sheetfed offset printers into their venerable WOA conference and rename it Offset and Beyond, the program covered even more topics beyond lithography this year. These included new features for the more than 600 attendees, including a Saturday jump-start series, a “green printers” showcase and a student outreach program. In addition, new all-day targeted sessions were hosted by Tom Quinn, director of fulfillment services at the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association, and by Julie Shaffer, director of the Digital Printing Council, on the

Field of Dreams
April 2, 2008

ONCE A year, the Web Offset Association (WOA) selects one printing industry executive who has reached an unsurpassed level of excellence and industry achievement to receive its Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award. Ken Field Sr., president and CEO of Itasca, IL-based Continental Web Press, meets these qualifications. Field has operated his company with a “boutique mentality,” focusing on fulfilling the individual needs of customers, investing in new technology and placing a strong emphasis on employee training. Because of his outstanding achievement in creating one of the most successful commercial printing operations in Chicago from the ground up, and his continued involvement with industry organizations,

ACROSS the Nation
April 1, 2008

New Perfector Pumps Up Production at Ultra Imaging BILLINGS, MT—Ultra Imaging, an AlphaGraphics franchise, reports a monthly average increase in print volume of 30 percent since recently installing its four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 74 perfector. The new press, which replaced an older two-color model, is being used to print general commercial products, including books, advertising and marketing materials for local clientele, as well as high-end reports for nonprofit organizations. Large-Format UV Press of Choice For Superior LOS ANGELES—Superior Lithographics, a supplier of high-quality litho labels, top sheets and folding cartons, has installed a new six-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162a sheetfed press with

February 1, 2008

Cenveo Acquires Rex Corp. STAMFORD, CT—Packaging solutions provider Rex Corp. is joining the Cenveo Inc. fold in an all-cash transaction. The amount of the deal, expected to close in the first quarter, was not disclosed. Based in Jacksonville, FL, Rex Corp. generates more than $40 million in sales and employs 170 workers. Miotke Heads Vertis Division BALTIMORE—Vertis Communications has named Charles Miotke, a 30-year industry veteran, as president, direct marketing. Prior to joining Vertis, Miotke spent 19 years in various executive roles at Quebecor World and most recently was vice president of global manufacturing there. Miotke worked at Brown Printing for more than 10

Ken W. Field, Sr. to be Awarded the Prestigious Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award
January 11, 2008

SEWICKLEY, PA—January 10, 2008— Ken Field Sr., president and chief executive officer of Continental Web Press, Inc., has been named the recipient of the Web Offset Association’s (WOA) tenth annual Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award…for leadership, achievement, and visionary excellence in web offset printing. The Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award is conferred to a web offset industry executive who has reached an unsurpassed level of excellence and achievement in the industry. WOA created the award to highlight the spirit of industry pioneers, whose hard work and determination create a vibrant, growing, and changing industry. In 1973, Field founded Continental Web Press of Illinois, a

Field to Receive Quadracci VISION Award
January 11, 2008

SEWICKLEY, PA—Ken Field Sr., president and CEO of Continental Web Press in Itasca, IL, will be the recipient of the 10th annual Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award, sponsored by the Web Offset Association (WOA). Field founded Continental Web Press in 1973. The company employs more than 200 people and registers $80 million in sales.The VISION…

The 2007 Printing Impressions 400
December 1, 2007

The 2012 Printing Impressions 400 list of the largest printing companies in the United States and Canada as ranked by annual sales.

Business Is Booming For the GPO —Cagle
May 1, 2007

BITS AND PIECES JUST WHEN you think that Democrats aren’t good for anything but second-guessing Republican leadership in the White House, along comes a Washington Post report that could suggest the Dems are good business for printing. The Democratic-led Congress has a five-day work week, as opposed to the three days per week logged by its Republican-heavy predecessor. That translates into a greater need for printing by the Government Printing Office (GPO), especially areas such as the Congressional Record, the daily report that averages 250 pages. According to the Post, it helped push the GPO’s annual printing costs an additional $3 million. Robert Tapella,