Padgett Printing

December 1, 2007

New UV Web Press Off to Big Start at MCW Printing LOUISVILLE, KY—After a year of preparation, MCW Printing debuted its new Manugraph DGM 440 web offset press equipped with UV curing capabilities. MCW is a publications printer and publisher that produces 45 monthly regional farming and equipment magazines. According to Philip Blair, general manager, pre-installation work included floor reconstruction, putting in new electrical transformers, installing a new air conditioning unit for the renovated pressroom, purchasing new software and numerous other upgrades. MCW Printing held an open house to celebrate the launch of the new press, and hundreds of printers from a three-state area

Recordings of the 2007 Printing Hall of Fame Induction Speeches Available Online
October 22, 2007

Each year, four professionals from the printing industry are inducted into the Printing Impressions/RIT Hall of Fame. These individuals represent the best of the best, and are honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the printing industry.Click on the links below to hear what this year's class had to say in their induction speeches,…

Hall of Fame Welcomes Inductees
October 1, 2007

CHICAGO—The 20th annual Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame Gala drew more than 300 attendees to the McCormick Place Grand Ballroom during Graph Expo last month, with the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame opening the doors to four new inductees. During the course of the evening, which included a cocktail reception prior to the dinner, four prominent members of the printing industry joined the ranks with 82 men and two women previously enshrined. Those honored were Tim Poole, president of Dome Printing; Chris Colville, retired CFO and executive vice president of Consolidated Graphics; Gary Samuels, managing partner at Pictorial Offset; and David

2007 Printing Industry Hall of Fame — Appreciation for People - David Torok
September 1, 2007

EMPLOYEES INVARIABLY take their demeanor cues from senior management. An environment that fosters loyalty breeds wall crashers. An atmosphere of distrust and suspicion breeds wall builders. Young employees are like children in the sense that they are at an impressionable stage in their careers, and can develop good or bad habits that will grow with them—particularly their attitudes regarding their work. And, after all, one never knows when a future company president is going about his or her day on the shop floor. George Kaplan of Western Publishing in Racine, WI, didn’t know it at the time, but he was shaping the perspective of

Tribute to Excellence —Michelson
September 1, 2007

ALTHOUGH THEY’VE taken different paths to earn their places in the 2007 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, this year’s class of inductees portray several common traits that have led to successful business careers and the admiration among their industry peers. Upbringing, printing experiences and personalities may differ among them, but the threads that have woven the fabric of their lives are all laced with gold. Take David Torok, president and CEO of Padgett Printing, for example. A former U.S. Army captain, David epitomizes the leadership skills necessary to command a thriving printing operation. In 18 years since taking the helm at Padgett,

August 1, 2007

LAgraphico Hosts ‘Thinking Green’ Event BURBANK, CA—LAgraphico, an imaging solutions provider to the entertainment industry, recently hosted an open house to explain its ongoing “green” initiatives and generate enthusiasm and support from its environmentally conscious clients—the likes of which include Paramount, NBC/Universal, Warner Brothers, The Walt Disney Co., Microsoft/XBOX 360, Nokia and Activision. Four separate tours of the facility were given throughout the day to accommodate the busy schedules of the Hollywood clientele. Company executives Brandon Gabriel and Dan Stillwell played tour guides and began with a brief introduction, then led each tour group to four main stations. The first station, Premedia, was manned

Graph Expo Preview — Digital, Anyone?
August 1, 2007

TO PARAPHRASE a gag from the late, great comedian Rodney Dangerfield, “I went to Graph Expo the other day and an On Demand show broke out.” If imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery, then the On Demand folks should be downright blushing at the degree of digital technologies that will be offered when Graph Expo storms into Chicago’s McCormick Place South complex from September 9-12. Not that the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC), Graph Expo’s producer, is out to steal another show’s thunder; rather, it is only a telltale sign of the trend that is enabling printers across North America to

June 1, 2007

Printers Flock to See Two-Sided Coating DALLAS—Neither heavy rains nor threatening tornadoes could dissuade roughly 75 printers and journalists from visiting Buchanan Visual Communications on April 24 and 25 for Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses’ 2007 National Open House. The violent weather wiped out a planned visit to a Texas Rangers-Seattle Mariners game at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, TX, but the guests were treated to some towering, long drives nonetheless during the “State of Perfection” demonstration. At the core of the open house was a display of the firepower behind Buchanan’s 12-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R convertible perfector equipped with tower coaters. The dual coaters

ACROSS the nation
May 1, 2007

ARIZONA PHOENIX—Panoramic Press, a 50-year-old firm specializing in high-end commercial printing, has added a five-color Mitsubishi Diamond 1000LS press with in-line coater. COLORADO DENVER—Two Kodak Trendsetter News 100 platesetters and workflow systems have a new home at the Denver Newspaper Agency for its commercial division to print commercial products, as well as the New York Times. DELAWARE DOVER—Independent Newspapers has incorporated an unusual configuration into its new five-high KBA Colora web press. The configuration combines the productivity of a double-width 4/2 press with the flexibility of a single-width press, resulting in runs with fewer webs and fewer operators. HAWAII WAILUKU—The Ogden Newspapers purchased a Trendsetter News 70 platesetter and Prinergy EVO

April 1, 2007

Label Art has enhanced its online ordering capabilities ( Customers can use this new service to place catalog orders, upload artwork, view proofs and track the status of their orders 24/7, with an automatic notification of shipment when the order is complete. IWCO Direct, a national provider of integrated direct mail solutions, has joined the growing membership of The Print Council. As a member, IWCO adds its support to the alliance of companies dedicated to increasing the market for printed materials. Grand Junction, CO-based Colorado Printing is expanding its presence into Arizona, and it has hired veteran print sales rep Paul Mullen to help