The Ovid Bell Press
A new mobile app makes yearbook signing even more relevant for today’s students by giving them a way to leave video messages alongside their written signatures. Yearbook Shout is the result of a partnership between Walsworth and stkr.it.
Walsworth Publishing announced today it has acquired The Ovid Bell Press in Fulton, MO. Both companies will continue to operate as they do currently. John Bell will remain as CEO of The Ovid Bell Press. “Our acquisition of Ovid Bell Press will make Walsworth a more successful company—a company that is focused on exceeding the needs of our customers and employees for many years to come,” commented Don O. Walsworth, CEO of Walsworth Publishing.
Walsworth Publishing has acquired The Ovid Bell Press in Fulton, MO. Both companies will continue to operate as they do currently. John Bell will remain as CEO of The Ovid Bell Press.
MARCELINE, MO—Walsworth Publishing, based here, has signed a letter of intent to acquire The Ovid Bell Press (OBP) of Fulton, MO. John Bell, CEO of The Ovid Bell Press, posted a letter to customers on the printer's Facebook page, announcing the deal. Terms of the transaction, which is scheduled to close on Dec. 31, were not revealed.
Earlier this week, John Bell, CEO of The Ovid Bell Press, posted a letter to customers on the printer’s Facebook page announcing that Walsworth Publishing had signed a letter of intent to purchase the company. Executives at Walsworth declined to comment until after the deal is finalized.
“Print is still the cornerstone of the magazine business,” states Dr. Samir Husni, a.k.a. Mr. Magazine. Magazines that banish the print edition generally sign their own death warrant, Dr. Husni notes, and none are thriving as online-only editions.
Elected were Michael Keene of John Roberts Co, chairman of the board; Laura Lawton-Forsyth of Lawton Printing, first vice chairman; Timothy J. Burton of Burton & Mayer Inc., second vice chairman; Jeff Ekstein of Willow Printing Group, secretary; and Hal Slager of Trico Graphics, treasurer.
West Coast Bindery Folds Faster LOS ANGELES—Hart Bindery, a trade shop serving color houses, ad agencies, and web and sheetfed printers, recently installed a Vijuk–G&K V-14 commercial/miniature folder. Replacing three existing folders, the V-14 is being used to fold small leaflets to accommodate Hart’s pharmaceutical customers. Iowa Printer Seeks Perfection LOGAN, IA—Specializing in school textbooks and workbooks, Perfection Press has upgraded its printing capabilities with the purchase of a four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 74 perfector. ARIZONA PHOENIX—A new four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 is now in operation at direct mail operation United Printing & Mailing. Steve Woods Printing Co., also based in
by chris bauer Managing Editor Merger and acquisition activity. Monster trade shows. New faces in high places. The luck of the draw. It all adds up to just another year in the commercial printing industry. Let's take a look back at how the year 2004 played out, and who made headlines during the past 12 months. The year started out on shaky ground for the industry, with rumors that Heidelberg planned to sell off its web systems business and digital printing division, as well as reduce its worldwide work force by up to 1,000 employees. Eventually, the whispers became a reality as the other players in these