If you were to ask anyone in the graphics and visual communications markets about some of the biggest challenges facing the industry, without fail “finding and hiring qualified staff” would be at the top of the list.
LOUISVILLE, CO—Nearly 400 diplomas from a high school here will need to be reprinted after an observant parent noted one tiny flaw: The city's name was listed as Lafayette, CO. The error was spotted following the graduation ceremony. The Associated Press reported that the unnamed printer is footing the bill for the rerun of 395 diplomas.
Vision Graphics, Inc. announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Keyline Graphics,Inc. located in Denver, Colorado. The transaction is expected to be completed within 30 days and the present management team led by Del Baker will remain with the company following its completion. Other terms were not disclosed.
ST. PAUL, MN—Checks Unlimited, a Deluxe Corp. brand, is moving some operations from Colorado Springs, CO, to operations in Kansas City and Salt Lake City, according to KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs. The move will result in the loss of 100 printing jobs. Employees can apply for organization jobs in other cities. The 700-member call center will remain open there.
BIELEFELD, GERMANY—For any printer, trade binder or mailing house interested in specialized finishing equipment, ranging from sophisticated in-line mailing machinery and miniature folders on up to 62x75˝ map folders, this quaint German town located 60 miles southwest of Hannover was the center of the graphic arts universe recently. More than 1,000 visitors from around the world, including a U.S group organized by MBO America, attended a four-day open house at the headquarters of Herzog + Heymann (H+H), arguably the world leader in mailing and specialized folding equipment. Four separate halls were set up for demonstrations featuring 21 H+H and MBO machines, as well as