Printing Impressions June 2014 Edition


2014 Inkjet Summit: Raising the Bar High–Michelson

One point that stuck with me from the 2014 Inkjet Summit is the fact that many pages produced on continuous-feed inkjet presses today represent new jobs—not just work being transferred from toner-based digital or offset analog presses. Also key is the availability of more paper stocks. Most satisfying, too, is the sense of camaraderie that exists between veteran inkjet users—many of whom are competitors—inkjet suppliers and shops still considering a press. All constituents are committed to moving the industry forward.

2014 Inkjet Summit: Sponsor Vision for Success

Read the following comments from Canon Solutions America, Fujifilm, Ricoh and International Paper—sponsors of the 2014 Inkjet Summit.

Acquisition of Troyk Printing Strengthens Garvey Group

The Garvey Group has announced the acquisition of Troyk Printing, located in Franklin, WI. The acquisition fortifies The Garvey Group's large-format in-store, digital, screen and fulfillment solutions and strengthens its ability to service national retailers' large-format, point-of-purchase, point-of-sale and brand marketing programs.

Across the Nation

Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ June 2014 edition, featuring DavCo Advertising, Zenger Group, K-1 Packaging Group, Lithographix Inc., L+L Cos., JP Graphics, D1 INK, Merritt Graphics, Benson Integrated Marketing

Bindery Matters

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ June 2014 edition, featuring Americraft Carton, Prestone Printing, Business Cards Plus, Liberty Creative Solutions, Mele Printing, The Printer Inc. (TPI)

Canon Highlights Océ Arizona 6100 Series of Wide-Format Printers at Customer Event In Vancouver

More than 60 clients and prospects from 10 countries converged on the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, to attend a recent Canon VIP Customer Event, which featured a live demonstration of the new wide-format Océ Arizona 6100 series at Océ's regional office in suburban Richmond, British Columbia. The series includes the six-color Océ Arizona 6160 XTS and the seven-color 6170 XTS.

Delivering the Printing Industry's Needed Changes

NPES Board of Directors and association staff gather on the U.S. Capitol steps during PRINT'S VOICE '14 Capitol Hill Fly-In, held in Washington, DC, May 6-7.

Donnelley Secures $175M Contract With F+W Media

RR Donnelley announced that it has been awarded a $175 million, multiyear-agreement by F+W Media that renews and significantly expands the companies' relationship through 2021.

Inkjet Adoption Fuels Rise of 2014 Inkjet Summit

For those who attended the 2014 Inkjet Summit at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, there was no doubt that this 2014 edition was even stronger, more informative and more engaging than the first one, and plans are already in motion to raise the bar still further.

Joe Metzger, 50, Loses Valiant Battle With Cancer

Joe Metzger, 50, president of Metzgers, passed away May 5 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, according to the Toledo Blade. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in November of 2011.

Printer News

Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ June 2014 edition, featuring Barnhart Press, PIP Printing and Marketing Services, McClung Cos., Cardinal Communications Group, Candid Litho

Printing Industry Veteran Salesman Jerry Westcott Reminisces on a Time Past

Jerry Westcott began his printing sales career in 1970 and continued until retirement in 2007. During that 37-year run, he saw the industry rise, morph and digitize. This month, the authors are honored to interview Mr. Westcott as he discusses a variety of subjects. So, step in to the Delorean with us as we crank her up to 88 pages per minute and go back to the future.

Reilly/Schaefer on M&A Directions: A Question of Business Values

As we discussed in the first installment of this series, the pace of mergers and acquisitions among printing and packaging firms finally is on the rise after years of languishing in the doldrums. That means there's heightened interest in finding out what companies are worth and in determining what kinds of deals can be structured around these valuations.

Shapco Printing Gets a New Lease on Life with Capex Infusion, New Location

The future is bright at Shapco Printing, and both the leadership team and employee base are rejuvenated. A new home in Minneapolis, tons of new gear, a debt-free ledger and a new outlook on the printing world has Shapco aggressively moving forward, backed by an attention to quality that can only be appreciated by other perfection obsessors.

Shop That Fought School in Eminent Domain Case Closes

Hiatt Printing of Muncie, IN, the campus printing shop that locked horns with Ball State University back in 2012 when the school threatened to use eminent domain power to seize the printer's McKinley Avenue property, has closed its doors, The Star Press reported.

Supplier News

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ June 2014 edition, featuring Hohner Maschinenbau GmbH and Ernst Nagel GmbH Stuttgart, HS Boyd Co., GammTech Corp., Domtar Corp., Mac Papers, GPA

The Best Places in the United States for Printing Companies to be Located Are...

If your business is concentrated, it’s best to be nearer the customers than to their customers. Co-location is the home run strategy here. No traveling back and forth, and no sales offices to set up. The latter are always disasters with issues of taxation, law, rents and personnel.


Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ June 2014 edition, including HardingPoorman, Lithographix Inc., Brilliant Graphics, Graphic Edge Printing and Packaging, Kodak, Agfa and Heidelberg, First Edge Solutions, The U.S. Postal Service, Menasha Packaging, and Quad/Graphics.