Pictorial Offset

The 2007 Printing Impressions 400
December 1, 2007

The 2012 Printing Impressions 400 list of the largest printing companies in the United States and Canada as ranked by annual sales.

Self-promotion — You Are What You Print
November 1, 2007

THERE’S AN 800-lb. gorilla in the room...And some printers are embracing it. In an industry where competition is stiff, quality is a given (all must provide it), and turnaround and price are often comparable, how does a printer differentiate itself from all the other printers that also promise quality, fast turnaround and low prices? A creative, innovative company can take the great ape problem—that of being “one of a million” printers—and, with a good dose of ingenuity and determination, transform itself into “one in a million.” If you can’t see the forest for the trees—because there’s too much competition standing in the way—then it’s

BINDERY matters
November 1, 2007

Shop Cuts Check During Graph Expo CHICAGO—Putting the finishing touches on their deal to acquire a Varimatrix 105 CS diecutter and an ECO 105 folding carton gluer are representatives from Mail Advertising & Bindery and Heidelberg USA. Shown, from the left, are Mark Pannell, co-owner of Mail Advertising & Bindery; Ralph Pasquariello, director of postpress sales, Heidelberg USA; Jerry Faulkner, postpress sales rep, Heidelberg USA; Charlie Le, co-owner, Mail Advertising & Bindery; Paul Noonan, vice president of operations, Mail Advertising & Bindery; and Larry Ewing, sales rep, Heidelberg USA. P.S. Finishing Gets Perfect Complement NEW BERLIN, WI—P.S. Finishing recently installed a Standard Horizon BQ-470 book

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,…

Franklin Event Sets Record
October 1, 2007

NEW YORK—Ben Franklin himself would have jumped with joy over the large turnout at his namesake 2007 Franklin Event. Nearly 600 people filled the banquet hall at Pier Sixty on September 18, a record attendance, while marking the first time the annual awards and networking gala was held under the Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) banner. Following welcome remarks by Tim Freeman, association president, HudsonYards President and COO Diane Romano presented the Franklin Award for Distinguished Service to Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. An author of dozens of best-selling books, Stewart’s multimedia enterprise bearing her name also consists of numerous magazine titles, radio

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

ACROSS the nation
October 1, 2007

Citiprint Press Addition Makes Big Impact ALLENTOWN, PA—Citiprint purchased a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 with coater to complement a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 installed in 2004, when the company first opened. Shabir Sumar, co-owner, says the added capability has been instrumental in attracting new customers and producing larger format work for its existing clients. Fong Brothers’ Packaging Niche Expands BRISBANE, CA—Catering to major corporate clients and advertising agencies, Fong Brothers Printing has expanded its packaging and folding carton printing capabilities. The company installed a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX sheetfed press, which handles stocks ranging from 0.002˝ to

Samuels Honored at Franklin Event
September 24, 2007

NEW YORK—Lester Samuels of Pictorial Offset garnered a Power of Communications Award during the September 18 Franklin Event at Pier Sixty. The affair, which drew roughly 600 people, marked the first time the annual awards and networking gala was held under the Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) banner. Samuels, a managing partner at Pictorial Offset, was applauded for his printing company’s leadership position as a proponent for environmental sustainability. The first privately owned printing company worldwide to be dual registered both ISO 9002 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental), Pictorial has also received top corporate honors from the Rainforest Alliance and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its

ACROSS the nation
September 1, 2007

Stitch in Time Saves Nine NORWELL, MA—Smith Print, a full-service commercial printer in the greater Boston area, recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher equipped with six pockets plus cover feeder. The new stitcher was sold and will be serviced locally by Pasquariello Graphics. Frank Stanley, bindery foreman, and Tom Plourde, lead bindery operator, were involved in the final decision-making process and worked closely with Vijuk technicians during the installation and operational training. Open House Showcases UV Special Effects Options SAN RAFAEL, CA—A first-of-its-kind UV Special Effects open house, sponsored by KBA North America, was recently held at Paragraphics Inc., a

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,