WASHINGTON, DC—January 24, 2007—The Print Council, a national business development initiative dedicated to promoting the greater use of printing and print media, today announced that the Jacob North Companies and The John Roberts Company have joined the growing membership of the organization. As new members of the Council, these respected printers will be working with other companies to increase the market for printed materials. Ben Cooper, Executive Director of The Print Council, commented, “We are pleased that Jacob North Companies and John Roberts Company have elected to become part of our important industry effort to promote the value of print to the nation’s

By Erik Cagle Senior Editor As if life in general were not enough, it seems art has taken to imitating the commercial printing industry. Just ask Charles "Tuck" Krehbiel, CEO of CJK: Print Possibilities, in Cincinnati. Krehbiel, 54, a trustee of the Art Academy of Cincinnati for the past three years, is an avid collector of fine art photography. He is enamored with the landscape works of Edward and Brett Weston, the figurative masterpieces of Ruth Bernhard and the fashion works of Horst P. Horst. His wife of 26 years, Deb, has a fine arts degree and operates an interior design company. Krehbiel himself

The Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame opens its doors to four new members during the annual Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet during Graph Expo and Converting Expo Monday evening, Oct. 11. Joining the hallowed ranks of the men and women who have provided an immeasurable impact on their own companies, as well as the industry at large, are: Charles "Tuck" Krehbiel, CEO of CJK (The C.J. Krehbiel Co.) in Cincinnati; John O. Bell, president and CEO of The Ovid Bell Press in Fulton, MO; George W. Stephenson, founder, president and CEO of Stephenson Printing in Alexandria, VA; and Peter McLean,

WORCESTER, MA—Saltus Press announced it has acquired the assets of Overly Publishing and Charles Overly Studios, both of Framingham, MA. Overly Publishing produces a line of custom datebook planners and handbooks sold to the college bookstore market. Charles Overly Studios markets a line of custom cards, stationery and other printed products for a number of markets. Manufacturing of the Overly lines was relocated to Saltus Press, which retained any Overly employees who chose to remain with Saltus. Saltus Press also announced the completion of a 17,600-square-foot expansion. The addition will be used for storing raw material and will add manufacturing space for work-in-process and finished goods. The

I am pathetic. I am impaired in so many ways. I'm house-painting challenged. I'm wallpaper-and-picture-hanging disadvantaged. I'm chess and bridge incompetent. My mother-in-law tried to teach me bridge and laughed herself silly for the first 15 minutes. Then she got ugly mad at my ineptitude and made me pick up all the cards she'd thrown around the room. Charles, a friend of mine, is a tournament-level backgammon player. I'm clueless when he talks about the game. Charles is also a single-digit handicap golfer and plays a great hand of bridge. (Guys named "Charles" are always smart and multi-talented.) I'm also a fishing idiot. My brother-in-law,

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