NORTH HAVEN, CT—Martin Printing has shut its doors, leaving more than 30 employees out of work, according to the Hartford Courant. The company's 150,000-square-foot facility and three presses will be auctioned online April 30. The printer lost business from one of its largest clients, ING Direct, which opted to halt all printing until 2010.
Quebecor World, the Montreal-based magazine, book, catalog, direct mail, directory, magazine and retail insert printer. has experienced a roller coaster of fortunes in 2008—bankruptcy, a new leader, new accounts, lost accounts, done deals gone sour, financing misfires and triumphs, shuttered facilities, lost jobs, and now...a new hope.
IPA, the Association of Graphic Solutions Providers, has elected Bob Childs, COO of Digital Color Image, Pennsauken, NJ, to serve as its chairman of the board. The following officers were also elected: 1st vice chair, Gail Ludewig, president and CEO, TotalWorks, Chicago; and 2nd vice chair, Chip Harding, vice president and COO, Harper House, Dallas. David Schawk, Schawk Inc., Des Plaines, IL, is past chairman, Roni Buczynski, managing director, Vertis, North Haven, CT, serves as IPA treasurer; and Kent Hatterick, Beck: Premedia Workflow Compression, Atlanta, is secretary. Hess Print Solutions, a Wellspring Capital Management company, announced that Daniel Bach has assumed the new position of
arizona TEMPE—Commercial Communications Inc. (CCI) has installed a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 DI perfector with in-line coater at its production facility here. CCI is headquartered in Hartland, WI. california BURBANK—Graphic Visions has announced the purchase of a five-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S press with in-line coating, which joins an existing six-color press that has been in production for 15 years. SANTA ROSA—The Press Democrat, part of the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, has ordered a new Goss four-high Newsliner press tower addition for its existing Goss Headliner offset press. The new tower addition, which includes the Goss DigiRail inking system, will enhance
ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE—The University of Arkansas Printing Services made a number of new additions to its in-plant facility, including Binuscan's Color Pro color correction software, a CreoScitex EverSmart Pro II flatbed scanner, a CreoScitex Brisque 4 RIP, a Dolev 800 filmsetter, a five-color Komori perfector, a Saber cutter from Colter & Peterson and a 40˝ MBO folder. CALIFORNIA SANTA ANA—Westlam, a supplier of trade laminating and UV coating services, has installed a new Autofeeds laminator as part of its plant modernization program. CONNECTICUT NORTH HAVEN—The William J. Mack Co. has ceased operations after being in business for more than 38 years. Bill Mack has joined
ENFIELD, CT—Greenwich, CT-based World Color Press has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Infiniti Graphics, a leading Connecticut-based commercial printer. Infiniti had revenues of more than $20 million in 1998. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is World Color's 22nd since 1993 and its second in as many months. Operating from a 72,000-square-foot facility here, Infiniti competes in the commercial, direct response and publication markets. The 115-person company currently produces more than 1 billion pieces of printed material per year, including brochures, booklets, inserts, reply cards and magazine reprints, according to Infiniti officials. Clients include Advo, American Express Publishing,