GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Gilson Graphics has purchased certain assets of Integra Inc., creating a company with projected annual sales of $30 million. Gilson is now able to offer its customers products and services such as offset and digital printing (including large formats), perfect binding, UV coating, aqueous coating and diecutting. Creative and mailing services are among the other capabilities garnered in the acquisition.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI—September 23, 2008—X-Rite, Inc. (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today unveiled the new i1 line of color management and calibration solutions. Featuring the new i1Basic and i1XTreme solutions, the i1 portfolio offers fully-featured color management systems at highly attractive price points, thereby simplifying the solution selection process for creative, photo, and prepress professionals. The new i1 family will be showcased at Photokina (booth # D050, hall 04.1, Köln Messe, Cologne, Germany, September 23-28, 2008) and at GRAPH EXPO (booth # 5214 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL October 26–29, 2008).
BY CAROLINE MILLER When Steve Landheer's customers speak, he listens. The owner of Great Lakes Bindery—based in Grand Rapids, MI—knew that in order to remain in the trade bindery business, he had to find a way to meet his customers' increasing demand for faster turnaround. For the past 20 years, Great Lakes Bindery has specialized in mechanical book binding. Landheer's father decided to focus on mechanical binding after a major client agreed to exclusively use Great Lakes Bindery for its mechanical binding work as long as Great Lakes invested in the necessary equipment. And not much has changed in the mechanical book