Pictorial Offset

ACROSS the nation
November 1, 2005

california ANAHEIM—Expedia Media recently installed a Heidelberg Quicksetter 300E imagesetter. The shop purchased a Heidelberg consumables package with the installation, including Saphira RA imagesetting film and chemistry. Founded in 1984, the shop houses 70 employees. SANTA CLARA—Mahoneyprint Services, a provider of 1-to-1 marketing services, is now doing business under the name The Mahoney Co. The name change signifies the completion of the transition from a print provider to a personalized digital marketing solutions provider with its Xerox iGen3 press. As part of the reorganization, The Mahoney Co. is now organized into five divisions. colorado BOULDER—Intermountain Color, also known as IMC Web Graphics, announced it

PRINTER news
November 1, 2005

Printer Lauded For Energy Conservation VERONA, WI—By changing all of its work-area lighting from metal halide lights to fluorescent fixtures made by Orion Energy Systems, Park Printing House saved 45 percent (45,290 kilowatt hours per year) on its lighting bill and collected an award for its efforts. Dickinson Press, in Grand Rapids, MI, has bolstered its management team with the addition of Michael Linder as vice president of sales and chief marketing officer and Paul Heroman as vice president of operations. Long-time New England printing executive Duncan Todd has been named president of Daniels, a Merrill Communications Co. In a move to reinforce the company's position,

HOF 05 Surviving Day by Day -- Donald Samuels
September 1, 2005

By Erik Cagle Senior Editor Truth be known, Donald Samuels never had it made. The managing partner of Pictorial Offset in Carlstadt, NJ—who heads up the third generation family owned company with brothers Gary and Lester—has made a prolific career out of living day to day. The Samuels brothers found themselves thrust into a leading role in 1980, when their father, Jay, died in an automobile accident. This came on the heels of a move from New York City to New Jersey and the purchase of a new press that did not work all that well. Reeling from the loss of his father and facing the real

PRINTER news
September 1, 2005

Cary Printing has promoted Debbie Roberson to fill the position of mailing manager. She has been with the Cary, NC-based company for less than a year, but has more than 20 years of mailing experience. Patrick O'Brien has joined Direct Group in Trenton, NJ, as vice president of sales and business development. Padgett Printing in Dallas reports that Matt Pluta has joined the company's sales team. Pluta joined Padgett from Buchanan Visual Communications where he was a sales representative. Baltimore-based Vertis announced that Jim Litwin has joined the company as vice president of marketing research. In his new role, Litwin now leads Vertis' Customer Focus studies and

Print 05 & Converting 05 -- Show Offers Total Package
August 1, 2005

Every four years, the graphic arts world turns its attention to a mega trade show in Chicago, and 2005 will be no exception. Those faithful to ink and paper—numbers estimated at 70,000 strong—will make a pilgrimage to the McCormick Place complex to view nearly 800 company exhibits filling about 750,000 net square feet of exhibit space from September 9-15 at PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05. Companies that supply equipment and services to the commercial printing, package printing, publishing and converting industries are gearing up for the industry's largest and most important event of 2005. Hundreds of exhibitors are planning new product introductions and live demonstrations.

ACROSS the nation
August 1, 2005

arizona MESA—Hogue Printing Solutions is the new home for a seven-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000TP tandem perfector. california GLENDALE—An eight-color Komori Lithrone S40 perfector with coater has been installed at 4-Over Inc. Irwindale—The Processors recently added a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 with perfector and coater to its pressroom. Founded in 1974, the shop houses 19 employees and services advertising agencies and network-based companies. SAN DIEGO—Printing Industries Association of San Diego held its annual membership meeting at PetCo Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team, in June. Among those enjoying the game were the new 2005-06 PIA/SD board of directors: Richard

PRINTER news
May 1, 2005

Jim Meissner, founder and CEO of Color Ink in Sussex, WI, has reduced his duties to pursue his passion for fine art/oil painting. An exhibit of his work begins this month at Landmarks Gallery, located here. His work includes dramatic views of vistas in the Southwest, landscapes of Wisconsin, and paintings of places he has visited in Italy and Hawaii. Lisa Arsenault has been appointed president of The McArdle Printing Co., Upper Marlboro, MD, a subsidiary company of BNA Inc. Arsenault steps into the job from her previous role as vice president of sales. Under her leadership, McArdle's sales grew more than 25 percent in

ACROSS the nation
May 1, 2005

arizona TEMPE—Commercial Communications Inc. (CCI) has installed a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 DI perfector with in-line coater at its production facility here. CCI is headquartered in Hartland, WI. california BURBANK—Graphic Visions has announced the purchase of a five-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S press with in-line coating, which joins an existing six-color press that has been in production for 15 years. SANTA ROSA—The Press Democrat, part of the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, has ordered a new Goss four-high Newsliner press tower addition for its existing Goss Headliner offset press. The new tower addition, which includes the Goss DigiRail inking system, will enhance

PRINTER news
April 1, 2005

PINEVILLE, NC—Belk Printing Technologies has installed its third Mitsubishi press. The Diamond 3000S began production at Belk in mid-February. This is the company's second six-color press. Nies/Artcraft Cos., St. Louis, announced that Keith Marcks has been named president of Lion Promotional Solutions, a subsidiary of Nies/Artcraft specializing in promotional coupons, games and sweepstakes, and point-of-purchase displays. In other news, Tom Miller has been promoted to the position of vice president, marketing/account services. He has held the position of director of marketing at Nies/Artcraft for the past four years. Randy Monroe of LX Printing in Colorado Springs, CO, received the Eagle Award from Certified Printers International (CPrint)

ACROSS the nation
March 1, 2005

arizona Phoenix—Courier Graphics is doubling the capacity of its pressroom by replacing one of its two current web presses with a new five-color Rotoman from MAN Roland. Scheduled for installation in the spring, with a May production date, the press will be equipped with a MAN Roland 1:2:3 folder and a Vits sheeter. california LOS ANGELES—Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC) celebrated 25- and 50-year memberships at a recent awards breakfast. Companies that joined the association in 1980 and 1955 were honored for their loyalty and support of PIASC and presented with the silver and gold membership awards, respectively. SANTA CLARA—Entire Printing recently