Flower City Printing

New York Printers — One State, Two Worlds
September 1, 2008

REMEMBER VARICK Street? It used to be teaming with printers, until Trinity Church Real Estate—with extensive holdings on Varick—opted not to renew many printer leases about 10 years ago. Alas, the real estate boom eroded a fine tradition, as many shops were forced to relocate. But New Yorkers are tough, no doubt about it, and have the survival skills to meet challenges. And thrive. According to the PIA/GATF, in its 2006 estimate for state print markets, New York ranked third in the nation for printing shipments at $12.3 billion, trailing only California ($15.3 billion) and Illinois ($12.9 billion). It is easy to get lost

Flower City Printing — Going Above and Beyond
June 1, 2008

MOST PRINTING industry folks would agree that one of the biggest problems that the industry faces today is getting the younger generation interested in the trade, and shedding the “ink under the fingernails” perception. Rochester, NY-based Flower City Printing (FCP), one of the largest, privately held, large-format sheetfed offset printers in the United States, has gone out of its way time and again to seek solutions to the challenge, offering plant tours, workshops and even partnering with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to generate interest. Flower City Printing has reached out to many high school and college students to show them how

‘Best Workplace’ Winners Chosen
December 1, 2007

PITTSBURGH—The PIA/GATF bestowed 47 companies with 2007 Best Workplace in the Americas awards. Honorees were selected by a committee of HR experts from within the industry, with 18 companies given Best of the Best distinctions. Entries are judged on criteria including management practices, work environment, training and development opportunities, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety, financial security and work-life balance. Best of the Best Small companies (up to 100 employees): Crescent Printing, Onalaska, WI; Grant Dahlstrom/The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA; Label World, Rochester, NY; and Vox Printing, Oklahoma City. Medium-size companies (101–250 employees): Communicorp Inc., Columbus, GA; CRW Graphics, Pennsauken, NJ; Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA; MOSAIC,

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.

Best Workplace Winners Announced
November 5, 2007

PITTSBURGH—The PIA/GATF has announced the recipients of the 2007 Best Workplace in the Americas awards. Honors were given to 47 companies selected by a committee of HR experts from within the industry, with 18 companies given Best of the Best distinctions. Entries are judged on criteria including management practices, work environment, training and development opportunities, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety, financial security and work-life balance. The winners are: Best of the Best, small companies (up to 100 employees): Crescent Printing, Onalaska, WI; Grant Dahlstrom/The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA; Label World, Rochester, NY; and Vox Printing, Oklahoma City. Medium-size companies (101–250 employees): Communicorp Inc., Columbus, GA;

Best (Printing) Workplaces in the Americas Awards Announced
November 1, 2007

PITTSBURGH—November 1, 2007—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) proudly announces the recipients of the 2007 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 47 graphic arts companies were selected by a committee of distinguished HR experts from within the industry. The program is designed to recognize graphic arts companies for their outstanding human relations efforts which contribute to a successful workplace. “Since 2000, the Best Workplace program has recognized industry leaders from small, medium, and large firms in the graphic arts industry for their outstanding human relations practices. While every company that entered this year’s competition has HR programs they should be

PRINTER news
October 1, 2007

The Green Scene NEEDHAM, MA—Atlantic Printing is in its final stage of transition toward a “totally green” offset printing process. Atlantic employs a combination of chemical-free plate making technology (Agfa’s Accento thermal CTP system, which utilizes Agfa’s Azura chemical-free plates), 100 percent soy-based inks (a renewable source that is naturally low in VOCs) and recycled papers (the printer has obtained Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of- Custody certification). CANTON, MA—Several “green” initiatives, including garnering the Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification, have been implemented at Next Generation Printing. The company is also using more recycled papers, including a new “house stock” FSC-certified mixed sheet with 50 percent recycled content,

Printing Impressions 400 -- 101 - 150
December 1, 2004

(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.) 101 ('03: 97) NorthStar Print Group, Watertown, WI Total Sales (Millions): $57.40 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $56.52 Change (%): +2 Principal Officer: Richard Gasper Employees: 290 Primary Specialties: PKG 100% Web Offset Press Units: 0 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press Units: 81 Ownership: Public Plants: 3

ACROSS the nation
June 1, 2004

arizona PHOENIX—Roswell Bookbinding has installed a Muller Martini Monostar perfect binder with inline Zenith three-knife trimmer; a Brehmer high-speed Smyth sewer; and the Optigraf Opticontrol print recognition system. california FREMONT—Spectrum Lithograph has purchased the Kawahara TXR- 1100 series blank separator. Spectrum Lithograph utilizes the new investment for blanking packaging boxes, CD wallets and more. MODESTO—A Rilecart PB-796 automatic punch bind machine has been chosen by John F. Turner Co. for production of calendars. The installation was performed by Pigna America. connecticut HARTFORD—Lebon Press has announced its expansion of services with the installation a six color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster press complete with perfecting and

Printing Impressions 400 -- 151-202
December 1, 2003

(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.) 151 ('02: 147) The Hickory Printing Group, Hickory, NC Total Sales (Millions): $38.36 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $40.01 Change (%): -4 Principal Officer: Thomas W. Reese Employees: 237 Primary Specialties: COM 50%; ADV 25%; DM 10%; CAT 10% Web Offset Press Units: 18 Sheetfed Press