Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ April 2014 edition, featuring Ryan Printing, Copresco, The Harman Press and Fox Printing, BR Printers, Allied Printing Services, Panaprint
To meet the evolving needs of its publishing customers around the world, Thomson-Shore Inc. has acquired PublishNext and its subsidiary, Seattle Book. Through these acquisitions, Thomson-Shore will offer an end-to-end platform, including publishing, production, and distribution services.
The record 1,000 customers at the EFI Connect 2014 users conference in Las Vegas last month went home to their plants ready to incorporate knowledge gleaned from 180 educational sessions, keynote and panel discussions, partner exhibits and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
Ken Fultz has been tapped as the new general manager of Bookmasters, a leading provider of a full range of publisher services in Ashland, OH. Fultz comes to Bookmasters from Thomson-Shore, where he served as vice president of operations.
Thomson-Shore Inc. in Dexter, MI, has upgraded to the full EFI Monarch print ERP suite with EFI IQuote for a seamless flow of information from the estimate through shipping and invoicing without the need to re-key data. "We were convinced that the combination of the full Monarch suite and IQuote would replace many of the home-grown solutions we had and provide us with a much more efficient workflow," noted Thomson-Shore President and CEO Kevin Spall.
We’ll explore the market transformation for book publishers, and suggest solutions for cross-channel delivery and interactive content.
Kevin Spall, the president and CEO of Thomson-Shore, says the recession prodded his company ahead a few chapters in the book-manufacturing business. Revenues dropped more than 20 percent in 2008, prompting the first layoff notices in the employee-owned firm’s 40-year history—from 260 workers to a low of 179.
As Spall and his management team saw it, the firm could adapt to the changing marketplace or face decline. They opted to introduce new digital services while enhancing offerings in their traditional niche of short- and medium-size print runs, typically 1,000 to 1,500 books.
The company…undertook $14 million in capital investments
Thomson-Shore, specializing in short- to medium-run digital and offset book printing, has entered into an agreement to serve as the preferred U.S. book manufacturer for Bloomsbury Publishing. The agreement leverages the company’s ability to print via digital and traditional platforms.
DEXTER, MI—Thomson-Shore, a book manufacturer specializing in short- to medium-run digital and offset book printing, binding and publishing services, has signed a partnership agreement with UK-based Clays Ltd. The global print initiative gives each printer access to each other’s market, creating value and market opportunity for customers of both Thomson-Shore and Clays.
Thomson-Shore, a book manufacturer specializing in short- to medium-run digital and offset books, has signed a partnership agreement with U.K.-based Clays Ltd. Thomson-Shore will print books for Clays’ customers seeking distribution in the United States. Clays, in turn, will print Thomson-Shore customers’ books for distribution anywhere outside of North America.