Printing Impressions August 2013 Edition


Across the Nation

Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ August 2013 2013 edition, featuring The Garvey Group and Foremost Communications.

Bindery Matters

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ August 2013 edition, featuring Data-Mail, Binding Industries Association (BIA), PrintWorks, Four Star Color and Champ Printing.

Commercial Printer Details Pros, Cons of 3D Printing

What do Jim Corliss, Jay Leno and Barack Obama all have in common? All three, in their own way, have made a substantial commitment to the future of 3D printing.

Designers' Press Installs New Digital, Offset Presses

Designers' Press has added two new printing presses at its 36,000-square-foot facility in Orlando, FL. The first addition is a Ricoh-Heidelberg Linoprint (C901 Graphic Arts +) for the digital printing department. The second addition is a Komori LS 540 press, which complements a Komori LS 640 that is already in production at Designers' Press.

Digital Digest: xpedx 'Widens' Growth Opportunities for Printers

To help educate printers on how to make a successful transition, xpedx—a full-service supplier of wide-format equipment, supplies and service—increased its Wide Format Solutions Summits to 28 shows at 14 new cities this year based on the success of the five summits it held in 2012.

Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Summer Course About Branding

Knowing the branding "basics," you can create a compelling brand that your customers may or may not give a hoot about. Want to form brand impressions that last? Understand what customers really think about your brand, and learn how to properly position it in our ever-changing industry.

FLM Graphics: Living Large (Format) in NJ

In a competitive environment, oftentimes it's the subtle differences that can elevate one provider over another. For FLM Graphics in Fairfield, NJ, one of its key differentiators is Access Images Analytics, which enables clients to measure the results of a campaign in real time.

Garvey Group Adds Schawk's Wide-Format Division in L.A.

The Garvey Group has acquired the wide-format printing division of Schawk Inc. The new facility will be rebranded as The Garvey Group West Large Format Facility, and will remain in Los Angeles.

Management Team Completes Buyout of Sandy Alexander

Sandy Alexander announced that its management team has completed a buyout of the company. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction makes Sandy Alexander a privately held company owned exclusively by the management team, which remains intact.

Non-print Diversification: Supplemental Insurance

The door to diversification isn't closed shut, but for printers that have hemmed and hawed during the "wait and see" era of 2008-2012 without having made any significant investments in equipment or capabilities, there is a bit of ground to make up. Take notes from a sampling of companies that have plunged into new territory.

Northern Ohio Printing: Finding the Right Solution

Cleveland-based Northern Ohio Printing has blossomed into a $5 million business with 30 employees servicing more than 600 accounts. How did they do it? Founder and President Gary Chmielewski credits the company's ability to evolve during uncertain times, along with a stellar staff and capex investments.

PRINT 13 Making Digital Impressions –Michelson

PRINT 13, like the industry in general, will not be what it was in its heyday, but it still serves as the largest gathering of people and equipment in the Americas—making it well worth your time and money to attend.

PRINT 13 Preview: Casting a Wider 'PRINT' Net

The quadrennial PRINT show comes at a most interesting time. The printing industry is enduring some violent changes from a technology standpoint. With the decade-long trend toward shorter runs continuing; digital printing, especially inkjet, stepping up its game; and electronic alternatives continuing to harvest market share, diversification is on the lips of many shop owners as they prepare their trek to Chicago.

Sorry, Mom: Son Steals $1M From Family-Owned Printer

Michael Britt took the forgery route to stealing from his mother's firm, Gene-Del Printing in Brentwood, MO. St. Louis County prosecutors nailed Britt with 13 counts of forgery for skimming a little more than $1 million.

Supplier News

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ August 2013 edition, featuring Graphic Systems North America, Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM), Yupo Corp. of America, Sensible Technologies and GBR Systems...


Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ August 2013 edition, including Jacob North, Arandell Corp., RR Donnelley (RRD), Midtown Printing and Modern Litho., Champion Industries, Agfa Graphics, Resolute Forest Products, Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL).