Michael Wight

New Plant Draws Large Crowd ALEXANDRIA, VA— DigiLink welcomed about 325 guests to an open house in celebration of its new, 39,000-square-foot facility. The new building allowed DigiLink to consolidate its printing and bindery operations under one roof. According to Michael Wight, president and CEO of DigiLink, the facility has enabled the printer to enjoy 15 percent growth since it moved there in early March. Wight says the company is in the process of selecting a new six-color press. RIS, Parsons, Mohawk, IKON, EFI, Pitman, Komori and KBA were among the vendors on hand. RPI, Tukwila, WA, announced three new appointments. Russell

by chris bauer Managing Editor People said opening a prepress shop while the nation's economy had one foot on a banana peel was just too risky. And who needs prepress services anymore anyway, naysayers asked, when most printers are bringing their prepress functions in-house? But that did not deter Michael Wight, president and CEO; Hank Russo, vice president of sales; Ed Hartman, vice president of operations; and Jim Lerner, CFO, at DigiLink Inc., based in Alexandria, VA. The four partners had a solid business plan, a combined 75 years of printing industry experience and, most importantly, a drive to succeed. They would not be

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