Pictorial Offset

First Corporate Sustainability Reporting Competition Being Launched
March 2, 2007

NEW YORK CITY—March 2, 2007—The Black Book, the premiere resource in commercial photography for over 70,000 global Art Directors, Designers, Creative Directors, Editors and Publishers, is proud to announce its collaboration with founding partners Pictorial Offset Corporation, and Neenah Paper, to launch the “CSR Guide” in its 2007 AR100 Award Show book. As an addition to the already popular AR100 Award Show book, the CSR Guide will be added to the existing printed publication, which celebrates the overall design in Annual Reports. The CSR Guide will premiere as a competition of the design and content matter of Corporate Sustainability Reports, where corporations, designers,

Environmental Practices — Going Green Drives Sales
March 1, 2007

IT’S HARD not to be skeptical about the movement toward acting in an environmentally responsible way. Isn’t sustainability just a redux of the push to use recycled paper that fell far short of the goal? What about those stories of recyclables still ending up in landfills, now just in pretty blue bags? Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” documentary may have garnered an Academy Award nomination, but it’s likely just speaking to the converted…and how many of them still drove an SUV to see the movie or rent the DVD? How can anyone be sure that electricity really is being generated by wind power, and

NPES Regional Roadshows to Feature All-Star Printer Panels, Spotlight on Selling Strategies and Key Industry Data
December 19, 2006

RESTON, VA—December 18, 2006—NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies will conduct a series of Regional Roadshows in the Chicago, New York/New Jersey, New England, and Ohio regions. Running from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the meetings will provide in-depth vendor-customer dialogue, a spotlight on selling strategies for the vendor community, valuable market data, and networking opportunities. “Our Regional Roadshow series was conceived as a convenient way to deliver robust, relevant content to our member companies close to their own offices,” says Ralph Nappi, NPES President. “By spending part of their work day with us at a nearby venue, they can launch

Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced
November 10, 2006

SEWICKLEY, PA—November 10, 2006—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) proudly announces the recipients of the 2006 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 55 graphic arts companies were selected by a committee of distinguished HR experts from within the industry. The program is designed to recognize graphic arts companies for their outstanding human relations efforts that contribute to a successful workplace. “Since 2000, the Best Workplace program has recognized industry leaders from small, medium, and large firms in the graphic arts industry for their outstanding human relations practices. While every company that entered this year’s competition has HR programs

November 1, 2006

New Additions Increase Efficiency APPLETON, WI—JP Graphics is counting on Kodak’s Prinergy workflow and a new Kodak Lotem 800 II Quantum platesetter with a five cassette automated plate loader to keep up with growth and customer demands. The midsize printer has acquired three different printing firms since 1998, including its latest acquisition 18 months ago that doubled its workforce overnight from 25 to 50 employees. CHICAGO—Hi-Liter/Inland and MAN Roland executives meet at Graph Expo to raise their glasses to the printer’s new 4x4 32-page web press destined for its Burlington, WI, facility. Brian SanFillipo has filled the new position of director of digital operations at

Going Green Brings In More ‘Greenbacks’ —Michelson
November 1, 2006

THERE IS more to be said for being an environmentally responsible printer than it’s just the right thing to do ecologically for the sake of present and future generations. When properly executed and marketed, positioning your graphic arts establishment as a green proponent can translate into increased goodwill with existing customers and prospects, a healthier workplace for employees and, consequently, the potential for more greenbacks to fill your company coffers. The paper and printing industries surely have a vested interest in being portrayed as environmentally conscious. From the deforestation involved in producing virgin paper fiber, to VOC and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere from

ACROSS the nation
November 1, 2006

Centenarian Printer Continues to Evolve BARBERTON, OH—Davis Printing is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The company was founded in 1906 by John R. Davis., who produced a weekly newspaper and provided printing services to the public. Today, the full-service commercial printer offers sheetfed offset and digital printing, complete bindery, mailing and fulfillment, and Web-based services. Recently, Davis Printing also acquired Merrick Graphics. Steve Merrick was named Davis Printing’s vice president of marketing and president of the new creative division, Merrick Design Group. ALABAMA MONTGOMERY—Wells Printing has installed a Sakurai 675SD sheetfed press with coater. It was purchased through dealer Independent Graphic Services.

September 1, 2006

Valassis Nixes ADVO Deal LIVONIA, MI—Alleging fraud, Valassis Com­munications has sued ADVO in chancery court to rescind its $1.3 billion merger agreement. Valassis alleges ADVO intentionally provided false information and “withheld material information” regarding operating income. The suit also alleges ADVO executives knew of significant internal control deficiencies associated with ADVO’s order-to-cash system. ADVO sees the move as “merely a smokescreen to hide the fact that Valassis is suffering from an extreme case of buyer’s remorse,” and plans to contest the action. Quad Hits the West Coast SUSSEX, WI—Quad/Graphics has ventured west with the acquisition of Craftsman Press West, based in Reno, NV. The facility becomes Quad’s

Pictorial Offset Gains Certification
August 18, 2006

CARLSTADT, NJ—Pictorial Offset has achieved Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) chain-of-custody certification. The printer is reportedly the first printer in the world to gain certification through SGS, the same accrediting body that certifies for the International Standards Organization. The SFI program is a comprehensive system of principles, objectives and performance measures developed by professional foresters, conservationists…

Pictorial Offset Is First Printer to Achieve SFI Certification
August 16, 2006

CARLSTADT, NJ—August 16, 2006—Pictorial Offset Corp., a leader in addressing environmental issues affecting commercial printing for over 25 years, is proud to announce another first – Pictorial is the first printer in the world to achieve Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) chain-of-custody certification. The company was certified by SGS after an intense audit procedure. According to Gary Samuels, managing partner of Pictorial Offset, “This SFI certification continues to exhibit our commitment to our customers, our employees, our community and our world. These audits and certifications are not inexpensive, but we believe that a third-party validation is a testimonial to our core beliefs. Everyone