Kirkwood Printing

Doe Bulls its Way Through Printer’s Window
June 11, 2007

KIRKWOOD, MO—An unscheduled visit to Messenger Printing and Publishing ultimately cost a female deer its life after it crashed through the business’ front window on May 29, the Kirkwood-Webster Journal reported. The deer burst through the window about 20 minutes following a company meeting, a Messenger employee told the paper. Employees were able to keep the animal contained by holding the door shut, but the frightened deer tore through the office, breaking a table and causing damage to chairs and a filing cabinet, the paper said. The doe eventually went back through the window, onto the street. It was found a short distance away by Kirkwood

Eight Garner Sappi Printers of the Year Honors
June 4, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly 200 guests packed the National Building Museum in the nation’s capital for a black-tie gala as Sappi Fine Paper North America honored eight well known printing establishments with gold awards at the 2007 North American Printers of the Year reception held Saturday. The eight winners were: Williamson Printing in the annual reports category, with Jesse Williamson accepting. Canfield & Tack won the book category, with Dan Mahany accepting. Graphic Press, represented by Randy Ginsberg, took home top honors for brochures. DirectConnectGroup (HKM Marketing) topped the calendar category. Bob Lyons of RIS Paper accepted on behalf of DirectConnectGroup. Also winning were Kirkwood Printing, represented by

Kirkwood Claims Early Court Nod
April 1, 2007

WILMINGTON, MA—Middlesex Superior Court has denied Globe Direct’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Kirkwood Direct and some employees formerly employed by Globe Direct. Globe Direct had sought to enjoin former employees from calling on clients while representing Kirkwood Direct. But the court ruled that Globe Direct “had failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits.” Globe Direct is a direct marketing subsidiary of the Boston Globe newspaper. “We are gratified, but not surprised, by the court’s ruling,” said Stephan Duncan, president and general manager of Kirkwood Direct, in a release. Globe Direct filed suit, alleging that former employees now with Kirkwood Direct had misappropriated trade

Globe Direct Injunction Denied in Kirkwood Suit
March 9, 2007

WILMINGTON, MA—Middlesex Superior Court has denied Globe Direct’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Kirkwood Direct and some employees formerly employed by Globe Direct.The Court ruled that Globe Direct “had failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits.” Globe Direct is a direct marketing subsidiary of the Boston Globe.Globe Direct filed suit, alleging…

Globe Takes Printer to Court
March 1, 2007

BOSTON—The Boston Globe filed suit against a Wilmington, MA-based printer and six of its employees, seeking sanctions that would prevent them from using proprietary business information and trade secrets allegedly lifted from the paper’s direct marketing subsidiary, Globe Direct. The suit contends that all six employees recently resigned from Globe Direct and accepted positions with Kirkwood Printing, where they helped start Kirkwood Direct, a new direct marketing business. The Boston Globe is seeking a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction to prevent “irreparable harm” that could result from the use of the information. The Globe claims that six former employees of Globe Direct conspired for months

June 1, 2006

KIRKWOOD PRINTING is a prime example of the good things that can happen when a printing company with a tradition of high-quality work is purchased by printing industry sales professionals focused on providing superior customer service. The Wilmington, MA-based commercial printer specializes in high-end direct mail pieces, catalogs, brochures and annual reports. Its diverse customer group includes Volkswagen of America, Reebok, General Motors, Courier Corp., Harvard Law School and the Bermuda Department of Tourism. Founded by Kirk Krikorian in 1973, the business was purchased in 2004 by three experienced Boston-area printing sales veterans: Bob Coppinger, Will Winship and Eddie Kelley. When the three partners bought Kirkwood,

ACROSS the nation
April 1, 2006

Presses Head for Hawkeye State HIAWATHA, IA—Two 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed presses with coaters have been installed at Cedar Graphics. The first press is a six-color Rapida 105 sheetfed press; the second is a 10-color, five-over-five Rapida 105 long perfector with a roll-to-sheet feeder. CALIFORNIA GLENDALE—Color Depot has installed a Kluge EHF series press. The print trade shop included the preload continuous magazine option that allows the machine to be reloaded while in motion (for continuous feeding). The EHF press will be used primarily for foil stamping and embossing small boxes and CD sleeves. SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO—A new six-color Komori Lithrone 28

December 1, 2005

Award Winners Honored in China SHANGHAI, CHINA—Jonathan Leslie, CEO of Sappi Limited, and Ronee Hagen, CEO of Sappi Fine Paper North America, presented Bob Coppinger of Kirkwood Printing, Wilmington, MA, with an International Printer of the Year award. Sappi Limited presented awards to nine printers out of 6,000 entries at a gala event held here recently to recognize excellence in print craftsmanship. The only winner from the U.S., Kirkwood Printing took top honors in the annual reports category. Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (MLP U.S.A.) has joined The Print Council, an industry coalition dedicated to building the market for print. Jeff Pieper has been promoted to senior vice president

Printers Strike Gold in Canada
August 1, 2005

QUEBEC CITY—Dramatic Cirque du Soleil performers and acrobats provided visual stimulation matching the masterful winning entries of the Sappi Fine Paper North America 2005 North American Printer of the Year Gold Awards at an ceremony held at Quebec's historic Military Drill Hall. A select group of North America's premier printers were named winners in the competition's eight categories. The eight winners were chosen from the 47 Silver Award winners in this year's field of more than 2,100 entries. The Sappi Printer of the Year awards competition recognizes printer excellence and innovation for work done on Sappi coated papers. "The importance of the quality of print

KIRKWOOD PRINTING -- Energizing Color
August 1, 2003

BY MARK SMITH What printer doesn't sell quality? The difference at Kirkwood Printing is the standard by which it is measured. Even when a client has signed off on a job, the work still must be deemed acceptable by the press manager or owner, as well as the lead press operator. "One of the defining attributes of Kirkwood is the length of time a client spends on a press proof. A lot of times the client makes no adjustment," reports Stan Monfette, prepress director. "With our production standards and emphasis on really getting to know our clients, we are able to quickly give them