Pictorial Offset has closed its doors in Carlstadt, NJ, after a 78-year-run. Operated by brothers and managing partners Don, Gary and Lester Samuels, the closure ended their printing industry family legacy and eliminated 113 job positions.
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Pictorial Offset announced that it is closing its doors after 78 years after a legal tussle with its insurance company. The closure, which is expected to take place in the next two weeks, will result in the loss of 113 jobs.
CARLSTADT, NJ—Pictorial Offset Corp., the largest privately-owned, single-facility commercial printer in the United States, highlighted their environmental efforts during an Advertising Production Club of New York (APC) and Partnership in Print Production (P3) seminar on Monday, November 5, 2007 at The Yale Club in New York City. Don Carli, Institute for Sustainable Communication, Senior Research Fellow, moderated the keynote panel, “Fight Global Climate Change by cutting through the Green Fog” which focused on sustainability issues in printing and advertising. Speakers included David Refkin, Time Inc., Director of Sustainable Development; Gary Pawlaczyk, Pictorial Offset Corporation, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing; and Nick Patrissi,
CARLSTADT, NJ—October 27, 2006—Pictorial Offset Corporation, the leader in addressing environmental issues affecting commercial printing for over 25 years, is proud to announce that it has begun planting a forest of over 5,000 native oak and pine trees in order to reduce its carbon-emission footprint on the planet to zero. Wednesday, October 25th, at a ceremony held at the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge near Oceanview, New Jersey, Pictorial Offset’s executive management team planted native oak and pine trees saplings on the first 10 acres of a new forest land in the coastal refuge. The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is comprised
BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor The knock against operating a business in a socially responsible way is that everyone's for it. . .until it means paying higher prices for goods and services. The printing industry has gone through several rounds of environmental initiatives, most of which have been curtailed by price competition in the marketplace. EPA-mandated process changes have been about the only ones with real staying power, such as limits on VOC emissions by web offset printers. Paper usage is a ready target because it calls to mind images of clear-cut forests and overflowing garbage barges or trucks destined for a dwindling