Copy Craft Printers
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ September 2014 edition, featuring Printing Impressions' Imagine! Print Solutions, Badger Tag & Label, Precision Services Group, Evron Graphics, Data-Mail Inc., Southeastern Printing, Copresco, Plum Grove, Rand Graphics
The name Copy Craft has been a great brand nationally and locally, but the name became limiting as the company grew to provide new services for its customers. With this in mind, the board of directors met in late 2013 to discuss the future of the company and assessed that in order to grow, a name change was imperative.
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ January 2014 edition, featuring CCG Marketing Solutions, Universal Wilde, Copy Craft Printers, Bookmasters, GLS Cos.,
Some citizens, including two men that owned different printing businesses, spoke out against the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance for awarding $64,500 in incentives to Copy Craft Printers for an expansion that is expected to add 20 new positions to the company.
Ron Peters, who owns Craftsman Printers, spoke out against the incentive, saying “now all of the sudden, we’ve got a competitor that’s financed with tax money.”
Parks Printing’s founder Don Parks also voiced his displeasure with the incentive. “All of us in our professional and business lives have fierce competitors…and that’s okay, as long as it’s a level playing field.”
The digital publishing services provide customers the ability to convert their printed brochures, catalogs, booklets, flyers and newsletters into a digital format. Available for online ordering, the services include two different file types—interactive Flash and ePub files.
In addition to the original 2x3.5˝ size card, PrintingHQ now offers folded, portfolio, mini, chubby, skinny and square business cards for online ordering. Business card prices are quoted on the company’s Website and include full color, double sided printing.
Citiprint Press Addition Makes Big Impact ALLENTOWN, PA—Citiprint purchased a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 with coater to complement a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 installed in 2004, when the company first opened. Shabir Sumar, co-owner, says the added capability has been instrumental in attracting new customers and producing larger format work for its existing clients. Fong Brothers’ Packaging Niche Expands BRISBANE, CA—Catering to major corporate clients and advertising agencies, Fong Brothers Printing has expanded its packaging and folding carton printing capabilities. The company installed a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX sheetfed press, which handles stocks ranging from 0.002˝ to
arizona PHOENIX—O'Neil Printing has added a new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 perfector with coating system. The new press is an upgrade from a five-color Heidelberg GTO 52. Founded in 1908, O'Neil Printing has been an employee-owned company since 1996. TUCSON—Southern Arizona Graphic Associates has installed a new six-color Komori Lithrone S40 press with coater. california ONTARIO—Rey Nelson Printing purchased a five-color, 20˝ KBA Genius 52 waterless UV press while attending PRINT 05 in Chicago. According to company president George Alderson, the 28-year-old trade shop sees a major market opportunity to produce short-run synthetic printing. FLORIDA MOUNT DORA—DMMI Promotions has installed two DocuSheeter
(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.) 251 ('03: 245) Fisher Group, Hiawatha, IA Total Sales (Millions): $20.00 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $20.00 Change (%): - Principal Officer: Martin C. Fisher Employees: 145 Primary Specialties: DM 90%; ADV 6%; CAT 4% Web Offset Press Units: 13 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press Units: 0