Keith Sullivan, owner of Sull Graphics in Atlanta, describes his company's investment in workflow automation and process control. Its use of an existing MarcomCentral Web-to-print (W2P) solution has been enhanced with an Avanti Slingshot MIS package, which eliminates the need to rekey W2P jobs requiring estimating. Avanti Slingshot is also helping to automate the shop's invoicing, CRM, fulfillment and inventory control.

Have you signed up for the Best of Print and Digital program yet? Mike Jacoutot, founder of Butler Street, and Mark Subers, president of Printing, Packaging and Publishing at NAPCO Media, discuss a new partnership program that enables individual printing companies to measure their performance through their customers' eyes via the Best of Print & Digital Client Survey. Based on their high Net Promoter Score results, winners of Best of Print & Digital awards will be able to promote their distinction and will garner further publicity in Printing Impressions, Target Marketing and Print & Promo magazines.

GLENDALE, CA—Industry trade printer 4over has announced plans for a new printing facility in Chicago. The Chicago plant is the first of what 4over says is many announcements regarding developments and expansions targeted for the first half of 2010. The company did not provide any details as to the number of employees or the size of the Chicago plant.

PETERBOROUGH, NH—Graphic Dimensions of Atlanta is opening a printing plant here in a building formerly occupied by New England Business Services, according to the Concord Monitor. The new facility will bring in roughly 20 employees when it opens in August. Mike Baron, formerly of Printegra Corp., has been named the plant's general manager, according to the paper.

For printing company CEOs and senior managers, few production issues have greater potential to ruin an innocent night’s sleep than anxiety about money, specifically, how to save more of it by doing things faster and more efficiently. In a series of seminars scheduled to take place in five U.S. cities this summer, Heidelberg is out to show printers how to optimize production and raise all-around shop efficiency and competitiveness by working to standards, following procedures, and implementing appropriate training.

Printing Impressions’ Bindery and Finishing News for June 2009

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