Printing Impressions June 2009


ACROSS the nation

Printing Impressions National Commercial Printing Industry News for June 2009

Ah, the Power Of Advertising --Cagle

WE GET all kinds of phone calls with strange requests. People want to know if we will publish their memoirs. Or, they want to know about how to get published. I even get two or three calls a year from people wanting to know if I can forward their medical records to their new doctor. Apparently, my number closely resembles a university healthcare record-keeping department.

Angstrom Graphics Southeast Commissions Its Second New Komori Printing Press

Angstrom Graphics (F/K/A St Ives US Division), one of America’s leading web-offset printing companies, has successfully commissioned a second new Komori System 38 Web-Offset Printing Press in their Hollywood, FL, facility.

BINDERY matters

Printing Impressions’ Bindery and Finishing News for June 2009

DIGITAL digest

Printing Impressions Digital Printing and Workflow News for June 2009

From Press to Bindery, a Unique Approach from IMC America

IMC America has built a reputation of supplying quality automation products for the pressroom over its twenty five year history. Recently, Ward Walsh, President, and Ric Mayle, Vice President Sales & Marketing, have expanded their line of equipment into the binding and finishing area.

Future Authors Selected for Fourth Annual Summer Writing Workshop

The School District of Palm Beach County and Océ North America announced today the selection of nearly 60 middle and high school students to participate in the 2009 Océ Future Authors Project. About 15 of the students will be participating from Glades Central High School through distance learning technology. Seven graduates of the program will be returning as mentors.

Gateway Printing -- Forging Good Relationships

IT DOESN'T take very long to figure out that relationships are fundamental to the core values of Mike Peissig. His life has been based on long-term commitments to people he trusts and believes in; the types of individuals he surrounds himself with share the same qualities of character and integrity as Peissig.

Heidelberg Systemservice Rolls Out Foundation Design Option

Heidelberg Systemservice now offers a new Foundation Design option as part of its Installation and Relocation Service for companies looking to install a new press, relocate production or combine multiple plants.

Mailstream: Small Footprint, Large ROI

“Mailstream” is a new fully automated Direct Mail Finishing System that converts press sheets into finished mail products. Because of its small footprint, Mailstream is ideal for all size printers who want to bring mailing services in-house. With smaller space requirements, a low cost basis and high levels of automation and production, the Mailstream offers high profit potential to the mail finishing process.

Mixing With Marketers --Sherburne

I RECENTLY had the opportunity to attend ad:tech at Moscone West in San Francisco. This conference and trade show takes place annually in nine different venues around the globe ( It is an interactive advertising and technology conference and exhibition that blends keynote speakers, topic-driven panels and workshops to provide attendees with the tools and techniques they need to compete in a changing world.

MLP U.S.A. Celebrates 25 Years

For a married couple, a silver wedding anniversary signifies their long-term commitment. For MLP U.S.A., 2009 signifies a quarter century of providing Mitsubishi sheetfed offset, commercial heatset web and newspaper presses to printers throughout North America.

New Vision Is Thriving Despite Bad Economy --Michelson

FRANK STEWART and Carrie Parkinson shared a common vision when they launched West St. Paul, MN-based New Vision Printing and Graphics five years ago. Seeking to offer more than mere platitudes, their company would truly focus on exemplary customer service and teamwork when providing fast-turnaround digital and offset printing, at competitive prices.

Odyssey Digital Printing -- Spreading Digital's Gospel

DIGITAL PRINTING is in? need of a press agent, or a PR? firm that can boost its image and explain to the masses exactly what it is capable of performing. But John Roberds, founder and president of Tulsa, OK-based Odyssey Digital Printing, knows that the role of educator, promoter and cheerleader falls squarely on the shoulders of his venerable sales staff.

Printer Headed to Prison

Former Story Communications and Webstar Printing owner Mike Story pleaded guilty to lying to his bankers, and will serve six months "shock probation" in state prison and receive another 10 years of probation upon completing the six-month stretch, the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise reported. He has also been ordered to pay nearly $600,000 in restitution.


Printing Impressions Commercial Printer News for June 2009

Printing Gets More Interactive

Magazines are finding success with interactive content and QR code technology is spreading its reach.

Prisco Announces Distribution Agreement with HP

Printers’ Service (Prisco) - Prisco, the leading graphic arts manufacturer and supplier of pressroom chemistry and process control equipment in North America, today announced an exclusive national distribution agreement with HP, a leading provider of commercial and industrial large-format printing technologies, for the commercial printing market.

RR Donnelley Eyes Bankrupt Quebecor World

CHICAGO—The proposed acquisition of North America's second-largest printer by the biggest of them all would create a giant of unparalleled proportions. The question is, would such a deal be a violation of this nation's antitrust laws? In a sense, would it also be the best thing to happen to the printing industry in years?

Service With a Savings

What makes a visit to your favorite restaurant even more enjoyable and memorable, notes Frank Tantillo, is when the staff brings you "a little extra touch of something." Be it a complimentary glass of wine or a dessert, the gesture—no matter how small—is enough to bring the customer back.

Seven Helpful Tips -- Marketing on a Shoestring

IT'S NO secret. Today's economy is filled with uncertainty. One day, consumer confidence is up and things look promising. The next day, some bad economic news casts a pall over the outlook. With a tiny advertising budget, it can be difficult to find ways to boost your bottom line.

Stimulus Plan for Printers --DeWese

PRESIDENT OBAMA and  Congress have created and implemented a $787 billion Stimulus Package. I studied the package, but I can’t find one-dollars-worth of stimulation for the graphic communications industry. Nary a nickel!


Printing Impressions’ Commercial Printing Supplier News for June 2009


Printing Impressions' Upfront Commercial Printing News for June 2009

Visions, Inc. Acquires Printing Arts Inc. and Affinity Marketing

Visions, Inc. of Plymouth, Minn. has announced the acquisition of Printing Arts, Inc. of Brooklyn Park, MN, and Affinity Marketing of Edina, MN, making Visions, Inc. one of the largest Native American-owned marketing services companies in the United States. The new company will market itself as Visions.