LUXEMBOURG—June 4, 2007—The acquisition of Day International by Flint Group was completed on 31 May. Day International, a world leader in manufacturing and distributing printing blankets, sleeves, pressroom chemicals and printing supplies will operate as a business unit of Flint Group, the world’s largest privately-owned supplier to the printing, converting and colorant industries. Dennis Wolters, CEO of Day International will remain in that role within the new organization. The Day product portfolio is a strong complement to the existing Flint Group product line, and substantially increases Flint Group’s global position in the non-ink pressroom consumables market. In the combined organization, nearly 8300 employees
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LUXEMBOURG—Flint Group, a supplier of inks, plates and raw materials to the printing industry, has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Day International, which supplies printing blankets, sleeves, image transfer media and pressroom chemicals. Combined, the newly merged company will boast (U.S.) $3.32 billion in annual revenues. The deal is expected to close within 60 days, subject to regulatory approvals. “By combining the complementary product lines of the two companies, we are creating a stronger supplier with a significantly broader range of products for our customers around the world,” said Dave Frescoln, CEO of Flint Group, in a release. “In addition, Day’s image transfer technologies
LUXEMBOURG—Flint Group, a supplier of inks, plates and raw materials to the printing industry, has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Day International, which supplies printing blankets, sleeves, image transfer media and pressroom chemicals.The combined company creates a firm with $3.32 billion in annual revenues. The deal is expected to close within 60 days,…
DAYTON, OH—Day International, which manufactures and supplies printing blankets, sleeves, image transfer media and pressroom chemicals, may be sold to printing goods supplier Flint Group.The negotiations were announced by Day, but the company gave no indication of an imminent deal. The companies will not comment further on the talks.
Lee Sheds Commercial Assets DAVENPORT, IA—Lee Enterprises is divesting its standalone publishing and commercial printing operations in the Pacific Northwest and a twice-weekly newspaper in Oregon via asset sales to different buyers. The deals involve three buyers and were expected to be completed by early this month. The aggregate price of the Pacific Northwest properties (which include several Websites) is approximately $51 million. Three Printers Join Forces MARLBOROUGH, MA—Three independent printing firms—Pendleton Printers, Reservoir Printing and Apex Press—are being merged into a new company called Synergy Graphic Solutions. The company is owned by Doug Pendleton, president of his namesake company. Pendleton Printers and Apex Press will move
DAYTON, OH—Day International has signed a deal to acquire Duco International, a printing blanket manufacturer with facilities in Slough and Swindon, England.Completion of the deal is pending approval from the competitive trade authorities in Great Britain and Germany, as well as final approval of Day’s financing.
DAYTON, OH—Sun Chemical has sold certain assets of its Sun Graphic press blankets business to Day International. The sale, pending closing conditions, is expected to be completed August 31.As part of the deal, Day International has agreed to continue supplying Sun Graphic blankets to Sun Chemical for the commercial sheetfed, packaging and coldset web markets.Sun…
by Chris Bauer Managing Editor The press manufacturers’ “big iron” may have taken up mammoth amounts of floor space and received the lion’s share of headlines at PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05, but not to be forgotten are the booths often found on the fringe of the McCormick Center’s halls. Here, there was plenty of news to be found from paper, ink and other consumables providers. For example, while donning white lab coats, executives from International Paper announced that its entire range of uncoated freesheet papers for imaging, commercial printing, envelopes and forms would be improved to a new standard of whiteness and
Sometimes overlooked, printing blankets can make a big difference in the quality of output produced on-press. Uncover what some printing blanket manufacturers are offering. Available from DAY International, the dayGraphica 3700 is designed for heatset web printers looking for a blanket that minimizes press mechanical problems. This blanket reportedly keeps presses up and running by resisting smashes, on-press damage and piling. Makereadies are faster due to precise ink transfer and great web release. Circle 371 on Reader Service Card The SX-10 compressible printing blanket, available from DYC Supply, is designed for high-speed printing where a variety of coated and uncoated papers are used. It features
BY ERIK CAGLE The following is an industry service announcement, courtesy of Scott McGowan, product manager, supplies marketing for A.B.Dick-Multigraphics. He offers the following definition of a printing blanket: The medium by which the right reading image on the plate is transferred to become a right reading image on the paper or media being printed. Choosing the correct blanket for your offset printing job, he adds, will yield the highest quality results. While not the most heralded gun in the offset printing arsenal, blankets play a critical role in the success (or failure) of a client's job and are, ultimately, a deciding factor in