There’s a healthy-sized generation of young print professionals who are invested in the viability and future of the graphic arts industry. Some were born into printing dynasties and are keepers of the flame. Many came through print management courses at some of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities. But all of them possess a tenacity, enthusiasm, perspective and vision that indicate the future of printing is in qualified, capable hands.
LAgraphico Hosts ‘Thinking Green’ Event BURBANK, CA—LAgraphico, an imaging solutions provider to the entertainment industry, recently hosted an open house to explain its ongoing “green” initiatives and generate enthusiasm and support from its environmentally conscious clients—the likes of which include Paramount, NBC/Universal, Warner Brothers, The Walt Disney Co., Microsoft/XBOX 360, Nokia and Activision. Four separate tours of the facility were given throughout the day to accommodate the busy schedules of the Hollywood clientele. Company executives Brandon Gabriel and Dan Stillwell played tour guides and began with a brief introduction, then led each tour group to four main stations. The first station, Premedia, was manned
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2004. Therefore, companies that revised their 2003 revenues may have changed their 2003 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 303 ('03: 319) Freeport Press, Freeport, OH Total Sales (Millions): $15.30 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $13.85 Change (%): +10 Principal Officer: David G. Pilcher Employees: 140 Primary Specialties: PUB 40%; DM 20%; ADV 20%; CAT 10% Web Offset Press Units: 24 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press
By Noelle Skodzinski It's not likely a big surprise that Quebecor World held fast to its No. 1 spot among the Top Book Manufacturers—ranked by book manufacturing revenues—in the United States and Canada. With a $36 million lead over RR Donnelley, and a $273 million lead over third-ranked Von Hoffmann Corp., Quebecor World isn't likely to lose its position anytime soon. Both top seeds, however, saw book sales drop in 2003. In fact, revenues for three of the top five sank by a total of nearly $130 million. Arvato Print USA (a division of Bertelsmann) and Von Hoffmann were the only two in
New Equipment for D&B NEW YORK—D&B Reproductions celebrated the new year by installing a bevy of new equipment. The new hardware includes a six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD press with extended coater and CIP3 technology, a Creo Trendsetter Spectrum CTP/digital proofer and HP Spinjet. The equipment was lifted into D&B Reproductions from the street through a second floor window. KBA Directory Press for Verizon LOS ANGELES—Dallas-based Verizon Information Services, the largest print and online Yellow Pages publisher and a unit of Verizon Communications, has ordered a KBA Commander directory press for its printing plant here. The press will print four-color telephone and address
CALIFORNIA CITY OF INDUSTRY—Modem Graphics has christened its new headquarters with a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Model 3F-16 sheetfed press. OXNARD—Family owned Custom Printing has acquired a five-color Komori waterless press featuring automatic plate hangers and custom spot aqueous coating. Custom Printing has been in business since 1974 and specializes in full-color printing. SAN DIEGO—Commercial Press has installed a six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone press equipped with a ColorCommand temperature control/cooling system from TriService. FLORIDA BOCA RATON—JKG Group has launched LojX, a new e-solutions provider. Using a proprietary Internet program called e-Stationery Pro, users looking to update and control brand images or logos can