Keystone Printed Specialties

Keystone Acquires Ott Packagings
July 21, 2008

OLD FORGE, PA—July 21, 2008—Keystone announced today that they have acquired Ott Packagings Inc. located in Selinsgrove, PA. Ott Packagings Inc. (Ott) are manufacturers of rigid and thermoformed packaging, folding cartons with windows, foil stamping as well as thermoformed plastic inserts. President and CEO John Mclnerney states: “Through acquisition and a process of continuous production improvement, Ott has grown to become a preeminent provider of fine packaging serving the Mid-Atlantic and Greater Northeast Regions of the United States. Ott serves both large and small volume customers and uses the latest technology to manufacture both folding and rigid boxes for a broad variety of customers.

November 1, 2005

Journal Shutters Dixie Web MILWAUKEE—Dixie Web Printing, the New Orleans-based printing arm of Journal Communications hit by Hurricane Katrina, will not resume operations, the company announced in its third quarter report. Journal Communications said the decision was made due to softness prior to the storm, and the fallout resulting from Katrina—building damage, operating losses and uncollectible receivables. About 100 jobs were lost at Dixie. Graphcom Joining CGX Family HOUSTON—Consolidated Graphics (CGX) has inked a letter of intent to acquire Graphcom Inc., of Atlanta. The transaction was expected to be completed within 60 days. The deal speaks to CGX's long-term strategy for expanding its geographic footprint, reports Joe

ACROSS the nation
October 1, 2003

california GARDENA—Southwest Offset Printers has purchased a 28-unit DGM 430 press. The purchase also includes two DGM 1035 folders. IRVINE—The Graphics Industry Council held its third annual "Shoot for the Cure" golf tournament in August. Over 125 executives from regional graphic arts industry-related firms teed off to help raise $40,000 for the City of Hope Cancer Center. LA VERNE—Layton Printing, an 18-year-old, family owned firm, has purchased a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LS sheetfed press. The four-color, 40˝ machine is Layton Printing's first Mitsubishi press. The company specializes in the design and printing of unique, full-color business cards, notepads and postcards. florida CLERMONT—Sprint is remaking printed

Ink Isn't Just Ink . . .
May 1, 1999

There's more to this critical printing ingredient than what comes in the can—tons of trust, good communication, lots of technical support, a competitive price and, of course, quality. BY CHERYL A. ADAMS Ink isn't just ink. One size doesn't fit all. Otherwise, there wouldn't be thousands of formulations—each with its own set of requirements, which may vary depending on the type of press, printing process, product and substrate used, as well as the product's end use and the environment in which it will be used. With so many applications and different ink formulations, how does a printer know which ink to buy? Which is