HOLLYWOOD, FL—Angstrom Graphics, the former St Ives U.S. division, has started up a second new Komori System 38S web offset press in its facility here. According to Wayne Angstrom, chairman and CEO of Angstrom Graphics, the installation and startup process has "exceeded expectations by hitting all performance metrics within a four-week startup window." Two additional web presses are planned within the next year to complete the web platform modernizing effort in both Florida and at Angstrom Graphics Midwest in Cleveland.
WE GET all kinds of phone calls with strange requests. People want to know if we will publish their memoirs. Or, they want to know about how to get published. I even get two or three calls a year from people wanting to know if I can forward their medical records to their new doctor. Apparently, my number closely resembles a university healthcare record-keeping department.
HOLLYWOOD, FL—Wayne Angstrom, chairman and CEO of St Ives U.S., is heading the management-led buyout of the division from St Ives plc of London. The deal is valued at $39 million, of which $34 million in cash will be paid upon completion. The consideration also includes a $5 million secured promissory note. The deal is expected to be completed January 21.
A few years ago, actor Mel Gibson had the lead role in a Hollywood film called “What Women Want.” Perhaps Monarch Litho, of Montebello, CA, can produce a documentary highlighting their capabilities and call it “What GPO Customers Want.”
HP Empowers With Print 2.0 NEW YORK—On the 52nd floor of 7 World Trade Center, more than 700 guests and 100 Hewlett-Packard employees spent two days enjoying a room with a (magnificent!) view. The event was part of HP’s rollout of the “Print 2.0: Extending the Power of Print” strategy and provided a launching pad for a new $300 million, worldwide marketing campaign—“What do you have to say?” With New York City as a backdrop, the main attractions, however, were inside where HP staged an “Experience Center.” It resembled a Hollywood set complete with a faux bedroom, living room, home office, business office, retail
LAgraphico Hosts ‘Thinking Green’ Event BURBANK, CA—LAgraphico, an imaging solutions provider to the entertainment industry, recently hosted an open house to explain its ongoing “green” initiatives and generate enthusiasm and support from its environmentally conscious clients—the likes of which include Paramount, NBC/Universal, Warner Brothers, The Walt Disney Co., Microsoft/XBOX 360, Nokia and Activision. Four separate tours of the facility were given throughout the day to accommodate the busy schedules of the Hollywood clientele. Company executives Brandon Gabriel and Dan Stillwell played tour guides and began with a brief introduction, then led each tour group to four main stations. The first station, Premedia, was manned