InfoPrint Solutions Co., a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, today announced it has successfully implemented a colorful, customized and targeted marketing campaign for one of the top US cable operators. This was set up via the independent consortium, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, under the Council’s Routes to Revenue project. T
SOMETIMES THE littlest things can mean a lot. Like carefully reading the job order and getting the specs right the first time around. Or, finding innovative ways to turn a problem into an opportunity. Or, providing an honest professional opinion rather than simply trying to close the deal.
Printing Impressions' Digital Digest Workflow and Digital Printing News for October 2008
MONTEBELLO, CA—For the third consecutive year, Monarch Litho has topped the list with the highest dollar volume of work for the Government Printing Office (GPO). According to the annual Top 50 GPO printers list, compiled by Government Printing Sales of Chambersburg, PA, Monarch Litho registered $25.5 million in GPO work during the federal fiscal year. That gave it a slight edge over NPC, of Claysburg, PA, which came in at a little more than $24 million. Gateway Press, Louisville, KY, garnered the bronze medal with $19.4 million in GPO work. Cenveo ($17.7 million), of Englewood, CO, and St. Louis-based Von Hoffmann Graphics ($13.8 million) finished fourth
Burton: A White Knight Or a Corporate Raider? If television network executives were planning to cast a reality show for the graphic arts industry, Bob Burton would surely be on my short list. He's quickly becoming our industry's version of the likes of T. Boone Pickens and Carl Icahn who, during the 1980s, dominated the news with their attempts to rest control of underperforming companies and oust existing management they considered inept. On the heels of the failed proxy fight to take over Creo Inc. that Burton launched last year, the former chief executive of World Color and Moore Corp. is now exerting his financial
The top companies in the commercial printing industry must have chosen their moniker for a good reason. To those not familiar with the giants of the graphic arts world, the names RR Donnelley, Quebecor World, Vertis and Banta could just as easily be leaders in any field. The fact is, they don't exactly scream "printing." Today, printers do so much more than just put ink on paper, that having "print" in a company's name doesn't tell the whole story. In fact, it could pigeon-hole a company from getting work not traditionally thought of as done by "printers." The most recent big-name printing company