Printing Impressions April 2010 edition


Across the Nation

Commercial printer and bindery news from Across the Nation, including items on Standard Printing and Caramundi, in Printing Impressions April 2010 edition.

All Applications Accepted

The president of GR Marketing & Graphic Design of Tampa, FL, knew he was sitting on a niche powder keg when he acquired a UV ink-jet printing solution from Kirk-Rudy, the WaveJet UV system.

Asian Paper Takes Hit From DOC

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) imposed preliminary countervailing duties (CVD) on imported coated paper from China and Indonesia to offset subsidies from those governments.

Become Socially Acceptable —Sherburne

At the crux of understanding what is happening in the world of customer communications is understanding how consumer behavior has changed, and how social media has driven a huge change in this area.

Bindery Matters

Binding and finishing company news from Printing Impressions' April 2010 edition, including items on Arvato Digital Services and Beyer Graphics

Building a Graphic Village

Bramkamp established partnerships with several companies that each operate independently, but can work in tandem to offer customers a wider range of products and integrated marketing services.

Class Is Now in Session —DeWese

You are here to earn your "PhD" in the sale of print communications and related services. When you have completed the course successfully, everyone will call you Doctor.

Digital Digest

More than 1,800 HP Indigo owners and users recently gathered for Dscoop5, the 2010 installment of the group's annual conference.

GALA Recipients Shine at GOA

The 35th annual Graphics of the Americas (GOA) trade show was held Feb. 25-27.

Getting Production to Flow

JDF's potential is yet to be realized, but there is another pathway for integrating MIS and production—shop floor data collection and direct machine interfaces (DMIs).

Justice Says Money Talks, Killers Walk —Cagle

Vickie Monfore was sentenced to nearly 24 years in prison for embezzling about $1.5 million from her former Eugene, OR, employer, the now-defunct IP/Koke Printing.

Living Up to Its Name

O'Neil is a technology-driven firm possessing a wealth of equipment, software and expertise to provide the infrastructure necessary to produce marketing communications and publications.

Neither Fish Nor Fowl

For printing salespeople toiling for a business that offers both digital and offset printing, the natural motivation is to sell a $30,000 web job as opposed to a $1,500 digital job.

PA Printer Swindled by Salesman

Former print salesman for Apple Press faces a number of charges for allegedly bilking the company of $6,200 in commission fees.

Printer News

Commercial printing company and personnel news from Printing Impressions' April 2010 edition.

Printer, or Marketing Services Provider? —Michelson

Is identifying oneself as a printer something to be ashamed of—a dirty word that relegates your company to competing for work based solely on price?

Quad/Graphics Buys Interest in HGI

HGI Co., a Burlington, WI-based commercial printer, and Quad/Graphics, one of the world's largest catalog, magazine, retail insert and direct mail printers, have entered into a strategic partnership.

Solo Continues to Soar

Few commercial offset printers, if any, can lay claim to growing their businesses organically by 45 percent in 2009, let alone up another 60 percent in the first quarter of this year.

Supplier News

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

Targeting Buyer Personas —Dana

By understanding how print buyers differ, you'll have a better chance at connecting with them and developing long-lasting relationships.

Technology Provides Edge

Rex Three's customers benefitted from exceptional service and faster turn times on projects due to its istallation of LithoTechnics Metrix software.

The Buzz About IPEX

IPEX 2010 is poised to deliver plenty of premedia, digital and offset press, postpress, finishing and converting solutions.


Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Quad/Graphics, Worldcolor and Smith Litho.

USPS Looks for Long-Term Viability

Postmaster General John Potter outlined a number of actions that could amount to as much as $123 billion in savings.