Printing Impressions' Commercial Printer News for January 2009
The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to announce the installation of its 2009 Officers and Board of Directors. An installation ceremony took place on November 16, 2008 at PIA/GATF's Fall Administrative Meetings.
The Print Council is stepping up its drive to unite print providers and media decision-makers behind the effectiveness of printing as a marketing, entertainment and educational medium. The accelerated effort is spearheaded by two new membership recruitment brochures produced by Council member Jet Inc., and a recently launched series of advertisements that were created by Council member NAK Marketing and Communications.
WASHINGTON, DC—April 2, 2008—The Print Council, a national business development initiative created to help promote greater use of printing and print media, announced that Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. the largest premium paper manufacturer in North America, has joined the organization. As a new member, Mohawk Fine Papers will work in concert with other member companies of The Print Council to help develop, maintain and expand the market for printed materials. Richard Schielke, National Business Development Manager of Mohawk Fine Papers, notes the importance of The Print Council’s mission for the industry’s future: “Commercial printing today must effectively compete more vigorously than ever against
WASHINGTON, DC—January 28, 2008—Membership in the organization that is promoting the marketing and promotional power of print continues to grow. Jet, Inc. and Lake County Press have joined The Print Council as full members. Jeff Norby, Jet’s President, will also serve on the Marketing Steering Committee to the Print Council’s Board. “Jet joined the Council because we are quite aware and concerned that print has become somewhat marginalized or commoditized in the eyes of both clients and suppliers,” he says. The Print Council is working to turn that perception around. “We believe in the value of print as a very important component in a
WASHINGTON, DC—January 8, 2008—The Print Council, a national business development initiative created to help promote greater use of printing and print media, today announced that GLS Companies and The Hickory Printing Group have recently joined the organization. As new members, the companies will work in concert with other member companies of The Print Council on initiatives to help develop, maintain and expand the market for printed materials. Members of The Print Council include commercial printers, paper manufacturers, press, ink and equipment manufacturers, publishers, industry associations, ad agencies, and public relations firms. Through advertising and speaking engagements, The Print Council is a visible and leading
PIA/GATF announced the recipient of its 2006 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award. Stuart McMichael, former president of Arlington, VA-based Custom Print, was selected for his significant contributions toward environmental awareness, education and best practices in printing. He helped transform Custom Print into a totally “green” operation. Tony Mangabat has joined the Graphic Arts Association (GAA), Trevose, PA, as its new environmental, health and safety (EHS) manager. Mangabat will assist GAA members with EHS and compliance issues, including navigating through the regulations, interpretations and guidance documents. Printing and Imaging Association of New York State, based in Amherst, NY, announced that it is expanding
Friesens Corporation, Lawton Printing, and Corporate Press Join Organization’s Growing Membership WASHINGTON, DC—March 22, 2007—The Print Council, a national business development initiative dedicated to promoting the greater use of printing and print media, today announced that Lawton Printing, The Friesens Corporation and Corporate Press have joined the organization’s growing membership. As new members of the Council, these well-regarded printers will be working with other companies to increase demand for printed materials. Members of The Print Council include commercial printers, paper manufacturers, press, ink and equipment manufacturers, publishers, industry associations, ad agencies, and public relations firms. Through advertising and speaking engagements, The Print Council is
WASHINGTON, DC—January 24, 2007—The Print Council, a national business development initiative dedicated to promoting the greater use of printing and print media, today announced that the Jacob North Companies and The John Roberts Company have joined the growing membership of the organization. As new members of the Council, these respected printers will be working with other companies to increase the market for printed materials. Ben Cooper, Executive Director of The Print Council, commented, “We are pleased that Jacob North Companies and John Roberts Company have elected to become part of our important industry effort to promote the value of print to the nation’s
SEWICKLEY, PA—November 17, 2006—The officers of Printing Industries of America, Inc./Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) for the next year were installed in office November 12, 2006 at PIA/GATF’s Fall Administrative meetings. The ceremony took place following the nomination and election of the officers slate by the Board of Directors. Dave DeLana, President of Heritage Press, Oklahoma City, OK, was elected Chairman of the Board. A PIA/GATF board member since 1996, DeLana has spent six years on the Budget and Finance Committee as well as previously serving as chair of the Presidents Conference Committee. Also active in his affiliate, PIA MidAmerica, he served eight years