Andy Lyke

RIPON, WI—Ripon Printers announced it had permanently laid off 28 employees last Monday, about 10 percent of its workforce, Ripon Press reported. Production workers and office personnel were impacted by the reductions. The cuts were reportedly made to bring worker rolls more in line with Ripon Printing’s current annual sales volume of $35 million.

BUSINESS of print OK, SO it’s 12:30 a.m., and my 3-month-old son is screaming his head off. Out comes the formula, a fresh Huggie for his bottom and an audience with yours truly, barely able to keep his eyes open during the feeding. Needing animation to keep from dozing off (and fumbling the newborn), I switch on the TV and find the Game Show network, knowing that the “Match Game” has ended. That leaves “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” or at least the second half hour with Regis. Some schmoe actually uses a life line for a simple $8,000 question and still

Ripon Community Printers (RCP) ended a string of more than 40 years of coldset-only printing at its Ripon, WI, home with the installation of a MAN Roland Rotoman N heatset web press in a stacked configuration. A 25,000-square-foot addition was needed for the landmark press, which churned out its first job last spring. PI interviewed Andy Lyke, president of RCP, and Dennis Darnick, vice president of production, to get their views on the company's new heatset tenant. Among the people responsible for turning on the heat at RCP after 40 years of coldset printing there, are (pictured from the left) Dennis Darnick, vice president of

RIPON, WI—The state may be better known for its more frigid temperatures, but Ripon Community Printers (RCP) has added a bit of heat to its corner of Wisconsin. The long-awaited installation of a four-color MAN Roland Rotoman N web press, reportedly the first stacked model in North America, has been completed at Ripon, formerly known for its coldset products. The new machine will allow the printer to churn out heatset printing on coated and calendered stocks. "With our reputation as one of the top coldset printers in the U.S., adding heatset printing is a natural for us and our customers since we already have the

Old values, new blood, high hopes. These are the foundational forces that withstand time, yet inspire change and growth, for printing's newest executives. BY CHERYL A. ADAMS For King of Prussia, PA-based XYAN, 1999 was a very big year. First, two new executives were named: CEO Alan Belyea and President David McGrew. But according to these top two execs, the even bigger news is XYAN's recent announcement that the company is refining its business strategy. Focusing on its Internet capabilities, which include on-line ordering, file transmission and e-commerce fulfillment, the firm has changed its name to and has revised its logo to reflect

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