Printing Impessions May 2010 edition


ACROSS the nation

Commercial Printing News from Printing Impressions' May 2010 edition, including items on Colour 101 and F.P. Horak.

BINDERY matters

Binding and finishing news from Printing Impressions' May 2010 edition, including items on SPG Graphics and Menasha Packaging.

Brown, WC and Quad Net Hearst Pacts

Brown Printing announced that it has reached a five-year agreement with Hearst Magazines to produce and distribute five of the publisher's magazine titles: Food Network Magazine Esquire, Marie Claire, Popular Mechanics and Town&Country.

DIGITAL digest

Reports from the Kodak Graphic Users' Association Meeting and HP's Tour of the CPI inkjet book printing operation.

Extreme Makeover

Bob Hreha, Knepper Press president, has had to correct many misconceptions regarding the product and service 
offerings of the commercial printer.

FedEx Office to Use Canon, HP Gear

FedEx Office will deploy more than 12,000 new Canon and HP machines across more than 1,800 locations in the United States and Canada.

GREEN scene

Green printing-environmental news from Printing Impressions May 2010 edition, including items on FetterGroup, SFI and LEED.

Hey, Spring Break is Over —DeWese

You're sitting in a classroom on the beautiful campus at Mañana University (MU) where you will be studying to earn your PhD in the sale of print communications and related services.

Longtime Print Magazine GAM Closes

Reed Business Information announced it has folded 23 titles, including Graphic Arts Monthly (GAM), Converting magazine and the Graphic Arts Blue Book.

M&A’s Class Struggle

Can we expect to see more of the same merger activity as 2010 marches on? Judging by the reaction of some veteran observers, the answers, respectively, are "no" and "maybe."

Norton, Nationwide Obtain Premier

Nationwide Graphics, led by CEO Carl Norton, acquired the five-division company—formerly known as Master Graphics.

Paper Case Cuts Both Ways

Last September, a petition was filed charging Indonesia and China with illegal subsidies and dumping during 2008 and 2009, which subsequently caused "material injury" to the U.S. paper industry.

Paper Cutter Accident Victim 
Still Recovering

Lon Martinsen, an employee of Grafix Screen Printing, has regained movement in his fingers.

Pitney Bowes Unveils Solution at NPF

The system essentially allows mailers to print high-resolution graphics and messages in color or black on the outside of the envelope.


Commercial printer news from Printing Impressions' May 2010 edition.

Retirement Dashed for Swindled Printer —Michelson

ALBERT GEHLY, in his mid-70s, and his wife were just beginning 
to savor the fruits of their hard labor. After founding Bellow Falls, VT-based Vermont Graphics in 1973, the "snow birds" were enjoying his semi-retirement by escaping the cold Vermont winters at their second home in Florida.


Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions' May 2010 edition.

This Life of Reilly Is a Nightmare —Cagle

BACK IN March, I blogged on the subject of a printing industry brother who has been repeatedly visited by personal devastation. His tale is heart-wrenching, so in case you haven't seen it...


Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Worldcolor, Nutis Press and

Web Offset: Still on a Roll?

How do we gauge the state of web offset printing in relation to where it is heading, when factoring in change variables such as digital printing and shorter run lengths?

Web Presence is Critical —Sherburne

The way to reach the minds and hearts of marketers is to present them with proactive solutions to the problems they face every day.

Worldcolor Helps Thwart Fake Checks

A Worldcolor employee and several recipients of fraudulent checks face possible theft charges in Canada.