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EarthColor Inc., a commercial printer headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., submitted this 2016 Gold Ink Awards entry into the Specialty Magazines, Web Printing, category. The "River Oaks District Houston" Spring 2016 Look Book offers a glimpse at some of the fashion that can be found in the boutiques of Houston's River Oaks District. What makes this publication stand out right away is the unique imagery on the cover — a house that is constructed with gold, set against a desert landscape, which is all weaved together beautifully with metallic gold effects.

PARSIPPANY, NJ—Hammer Co., a third-generation, family owned business that provided commercial printing, packaging, direct mail and fulfillment work, is going out of business. Six of its sales representatives have been hired by Sandy Alexander of Clifton, NJ.

Sun Chemical has acquired certain assets and liabilities of Handschy inks, coatings and varnishes business, from its parent company, Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Handschy’s customer lists, formulations and trademarks will be included in the acquisition.

Line & Tone, Target MergeNEW YORK—A little more than a year since it acquired Finley Digital Photographics, Line & Tone, based here, announced that it is merging with Target Graphics, of Boonton, NJ. Target Graphics and its art creation subsidiary, MediaLogix, are now wholly owned subsidiaries of Line & Tone. The transaction will see Line & Tone move its Parsippany and Mahwah, NJ, operations into Target's Boonton facility. Quad/Graphics Expanding PlantsPEWAUKEE, WI—Gammerler, a manufacturer of in-line finishing systems, announced it has been chosen by Quad/Graphics, headquartered here, to supply overhead conveying systems for Quad plant expansions in Martinsburg, WV, Saratoga Springs, NY, as well

In an age of industry consolidation, LPT—a family-owned commercial printer—is bracing for the competitive, digital challenges of printing in the year 2000. BY MARIE RANOIA ALONSO Hello January 1999! Quite an interesting time for a privately held commercial printer. How does a family-owned operation position itself for growth and stability in a time of massive industry consolidation? What expansion strategies can aid a traditional offset and digital printer to compete in an increasingly more on-demand, service-oriented environment? How are mid-size commercial printers bracing for the technological challenges of printing in the year 2000? The L.P. Thebault Group of Companies (LPT), of Parsippany, NJ, is ready to answer those

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