Printing Impressions National Commercial Printing Industry News for June 2009
The Garvey Group
The Garvey Group, a network of advertising, marketing, print production, support, and fulfillment divisions located in the Midwest, has become the first printer in the United States to install Screen’s Truepress Jet2500UV grand format UV inkjet printer. The installation took place in January 2009 and since then the company has been consistently producing high quality tightly calibrated grand-format work on the new printer.
NILES, IL—The Garvey Group is installing its second six-color, 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press at its facility here. This second Rapida 205, being installed nearly 24 months after the first, is specially configured with in-line UV capabilities manufactured by Air Motion Systems (AMS), which will provide both production and environmental bonuses. Its features include a fully automatic plate changer with lifting facility, automatic blanket and impression cylinder washing systems, an in-line anilox coating system, and IR, UV or hybrid drying options.
KBA North America, a global press manufacturer based in Williston, VT, and Dallas, announces that The Garvey Group, a network of advertising, marketing, print production, support, and fulfillment divisions located in the Midwest, is installing its second KBA Rapida 205 81-inch six-color sheetfed press at its Niles, IL facility.
THE CITY of Chicago gets a bad rap and, as a result, the state of Illinois gets tagged as a troublemaker. And it all started, depending upon which legend you believe, with Kate O’Leary’s cow. It’s a sad city that blames a cow on its misfortunes, but that’s Chi-town’s issue. Fact of the matter is, on October 9, 1871, a fire tore through the Windy City that may have been started by Daisy, Gwendolyn, Bessy, Ryno or whatever the bovine’s moniker. The cow booted a lantern and, a few hundred alarms later, Chicago was engulfed—so badly, in fact, that they named it the Great
SO, YOU think you know Illinois like the back of your hand? Frankly, why would anyone have extensive knowledge about the backs of their hands? Are we really so bereft of meaningful activity that we would stare at our hands for prolonged periods, studying their contours? OK, stay focused. First, some things you may not know about Illinois. It’s more than da Bears, da Bulls and da Cubs (sorry Ozzie, no one cares about da White Sox). Not only was it Abe Lincoln’s and Ulysses S. Grant’s mailing address, it’s also where Barack Obama sleeps when not on the campaign trail. Among the
MANY SUCCESSFUL companies will point to a new piece of equipment or the introduction of a service offering as being the catalyst behind their success. Seldom do you hear about the benefits of dropping an offering, but there are certainly examples of companies receiving a shot in the arm after shedding one of their components. The Garvey Group was hardly on life support when it decided to make a fundamental change in 2004. The Niles, IL-based printer boasts four facilities, annual sales of roughly $46 million, and one of the most diverse product and service portfolios in the game. But, even with a wide
NILES, IL—05/31/07—KBA North America, a leading press manufacturer based in Williston, VT, is announcing that The Garvey Group, one of the Midwest’s most successful printers, has garnered six top printing awards from the Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association’s Pinnacle Print Awards. Six of Garvey’s nine large-format printing pieces submitted to the competition won awards for jobs produced on its KBA Rapida 205 81-inch six-color sheetfed press. The Garvey Group received its awards at PII’s 5th Annual Pinnacle Print Awards Gala on May 22 in Des Plaines, IL. “We are so honored to win these large format awards from PII,” says Ed Garvey, president of