Pitman Co.

Commercial Printing Industry : Year in Review
December 1, 2010

It is not surprising to note that much of the commercial printing industry news in 2010 was dominated by the continuing struggle of printers trying to reconcile employee ranks with dwindling press hours. White-collar crime was rampant and, in some instances, theft indirectly led to closures.

That Trusted Employee May Be Ripping You Off —Michelson
December 1, 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it's the perfect time to reflect on our many blessings. Some printers, though, won't be ringing in the new year with the typical holiday cheer. That's because their businesses suffered losses, and in some cases their demise, at the hands of "trusted" employees who embezzled large sums of money.

Ex-Pitman CFO Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, Tax Evasion
November 12, 2010

CAMDEN, NJ—The former CFO of then-Harold M. Pitman Co., a Totowa, NJ-based graphic arts and printing supply company, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion in connection with a $2 million embezzlement scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman's office announced.

Former Pitman CFO Pleads Guilty to $2 Million Embezzlement Scheme
November 9, 2010

John Eichner admitted that, from 2003 through 2009, he embezzled money from the company by falsifying his expense reimbursement forms. He submitted numerous reimbursement requests for personal expenses and caused wire transfers to be sent, including $30,000 to pay for cases of wine, from Pitman accounts.

November 1, 2010

Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Brown Printing, the Espresso Book Machine, RR Donnelley inkjet press, Quad/Graphics, Dartmouth Printing and others.

Late Pitman Co. Exec Leaves $3.99M to University
October 15, 2010

APPLETON, WI—The university where the late CEO of a printing industry distributor and his future wife first dated is benefitting from the couple's philanthropy. Lawrence University, where Paul Schmidt and his wife, Kay, attended the school's homecoming festivities together in 1935, will receive $3.99 million.

Graph Expo 2010: Digital Printing & Workflow - Joining the Jet Set Crowd
October 1, 2010

Drupa 2008 has claim to the label, but calling this the Inkjet Graph Expo was even more apt because the technology accounted for much of the printing equipment running on the show floor. That's, of course, factoring in the large number of wide- and superwide/grand-format inkjet printers on display.

September 1, 2010

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news, featuring Finch Paper, from Printing Impressions' September 2010 edition.

Agfa-Gevaert Reports Strong Second Quarter Due to Graphics Business
August 25, 2010

Agfa Graphics' revenue improved by 19.9 percent (to 391 million Euro) vs. the second quarter of 2009. Broken down in business segments, the growth was due to an upturn of the digital computer-to-plate business and the group's success in the analog computer-to-film market.

August 1, 2010

Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Berlin Industries, Consolidated Graphics, 
Japs-Olson and more.