Frank Defino

Tukaiz, a leader in marketing communications production services, is in the final stages of completing a major facility expansion as well as extensive upgrades to its equipment and technologies. Known for its progressive business model, these recent initiatives are in response to evolving market demands for end-to-end creative production and fulfillment services.

The hottest topic in the industry today is, without a doubt, digital color printing. Industry statistics indicate it is the fastest growing segment in the printing industry with a retail value growing at a 14% CAGR (compound annual growth rate). Maybe you’re a printer that’s still wrestling with whether or not to go digital. Maybe you’ve decided to make the leap, and need to know the best way to profit from this powerful technology. Either way, this webinar is a must-see.

Join Printing Impressions, industry expert Barbara Pellow and sponsor Hewlett-Packard for this webinar, and get on the pathway to making your digital endeavor a successful and profitable one.

Barb Pellow discusses the business evolution for digital printers on their pathway to profitability emphasizing the importance of:
- Building a solid marketing strategy
- Identifying target markets
- Repositioning your business
- Reaching new prospects through effective self promotion

Frank Defino, Jr. from Tukaiz Corporation and Rob Seaver from TAG Marketing & Recruiting join Barb to discuss their specific business evolution:
- Why they made the digital decision
- The impact digital color solutions have had on their target customers and business
- Most importantly, the strategies they deployed to make digital color profitable

To view for this Webinar, click here.

CHICAGO—Creative services specialist Tukaiz finds itself back in the hands of the man who founded the company more than 40 years ago. Frank Defino Sr. has purchased the full-service company back from industry consolidator priNexus, which had obtained Tukaiz in 2001. In addition to the deal, the firm announced it has completed work on a 34,000-square-foot expansion, bringing its total floor space to more than 100,000 square feet. With the added space, Tukaiz is also exploring the possibility of adding bindery technology in the near term. "The customer has always been the most important focus of our business," says Defino, chairman and CEO of Tukaiz. "Everything we

BY CHERYL A. ADAMS "If you want to know where you're going, you have to know where you've been," says Frank Defino Sr., president and CEO of Tukaiz Communications—a man who is not only aware of his company's history, but has been instrumental in its making. Having been at the helm of the Tukaiz ship for the past 36 years, Defino has guided the firm through a sea of transition—from traditional prepress services to full-service, digital and commercial printing. However, Defino prefers that the Franklin Park, IL-based Tukaiz be called a "digital media communications company" or an "electronic digital media specialist." He also emphasizes

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