Signature Graphics will take over the printing of The Oregonian newspaper and a number of related publications, a move that will leave upwards of 200 pressroom employees out of work.

Irwin Hodson Press, which recently took delivery of a 10-colour KBA Rapida 105 series UV perfecting press, since the beginning of May is also the first print company in the region to offer its customers climate-neutral products. For Irwin Hodson Press, this possibility was the logical next stage in its implementation of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. Long-term further development of the corporate environmental philosophy and the minimisation of climate impacts are placed firmly in the foreground.

PORTLAND, OR—Leading Media Print Group, created by the 2006 merger of Times Litho and Northwest Web, has gone under. The Times Litho plant of Forest Grove, OR, dismissed employees last Friday, leaving 70 people out of work, according to the Portland Tribune.

PORTLAND—September, 2007—The IGH Solutions Business Unit of Taylor Corp. purchased the assets of PhotoCraft in late August, 2007. PhotoCraft has been a leading producer of large format graphic images from its headquarters in Portland, Oregon for over twenty years. PhotoCraft produces retail point-of-purchase materials, displays, banners and signage as well as reproduces the finest custom artwork. It has been a leader in developing digital technology which has allowed it to compete successfully in the contemporary market. The key management team of PhotoCraft will continue to manage the Company. Taylor Corp. is a privately-held organization specializing in business-to-business and business-to-consumer communications, printing

PORTLAND—January 29, 2007—Wright Imaging Solutions in affiliation with Wright Business Forms, Inc. (d.b.a. Wright Business Graphics) today announced the completion of the purchase of American Imaging Solutions. The acquisition creates one of the Northwest’s largest and most robust statement processing and print-on-demand centers exclusively serving the distributor community. “This new enterprise takes Wright Imaging Solutions [www.wbgppm.com] well beyond our traditional roots in statement processing and aligns us with the rapidly expanding direct mail industry”, said Daniel Adkison, President & COO of the combined companies. “Our west coast distributor partners now have access to a full complement of cutting edge print-on-demand

PORTLAND, OR—The art of letter writing is far from dead. Paper manufacturing giants Willamette and Weyerhaeuser are prime examples. In the most recent round of sweet nothings exchanged between the would-be merger companies, Willamette Industries Chairman William Swindells and CEO Duane McDougall sent a letter in October to Steven R. Rogel, chairman, president and CEO of Federal Way, WA-based Weyerhaeuser Co., inviting his company to submit a written offer in the high $50s to spur merger talks. "In view of our desire to put an end to the unproductive and costly stalemate for both our companies and shareholders, we write to offer you a

More Blogs