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Stamford, Conn.-based Cenveo Inc., which has been struggling for some time partly from its heavy debt load due to past acquisitions as a one-time major printing industry roll-up consolidator, announced today that that it has reached an agreement with holders of a majority of its first-lien debt to support a voluntary Chapter 11 plan of reorganization.

Spicers Paper and The Gilman Brothers Company are extending their authorized distribution agreement for 2017. As an authorized distributor, Spicers Paper will continue to be a key supplier of Gilman Brothers’ full line of rigid substrates including INFINITY styrene-faced foamboard and InSite Reveal clay-coated foamboard, as well as EAGLECELL all-paper graphics board.

In a PIXLive interview, John Sommers Jr. describes how his father prepared him well to take over the family-owned, Manchester, Conn., commercial printing operation following his dad's untimely passing in 2013. Only 27 years old at the time, the third-generation leader hasn't stood still since, making major capital investments in offset and digital equipment, a large solar panel installation on the plant's rooftop, expanding the company's sales force and building on a corporate culture that empowers Allied employees to be successful. Check out this interview with a true, rising young star in the printing industry.

Allied Printing Services Inc. reveals its newest additions: two Komori 38S web presses! The video features John Sommers (CEO and president); Chris Gouveia (VP of operations); Jon Kaufman (Sr. VP of tech. development); Cathy Dougan (director of administration); Kevin Howard (pressroom manager); and many other Allied employees.

In a PI Xchange Live interview, Bruce Mandell, president of Data-Mail in Hartford, CT, explains why his direct mail printing and lettershop business transitioned to high-speed production inkjet printing, and how this added inkjet capacity fits with his existing web and sheetfed offset and cut-sheet digital capabilities. A new Océ ColorStream 3900 inkjet press from Canon Solutions America is enabling Data-Mail to shift to a more efficient, "white paper in" workflow, rather than digitally personalizing preprinted offset shells.

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