The DG3 Group (DG3), a leading provider of global graphic communication solutions, announced today the promotion of Thomas Saggiomo to President and Chief Operating Officer and his appointment to DG3’s Board of Directors. Saggiomo will continue to report directly to Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, who has assumed the position of Chairman, and will continue as CEO of the company.
IF YOU were writing a historical novel based on the real-life saga of a graphic arts business that had to reinvent itself—again and again—over the course of several decades, Metzgers Printing + Mailing would serve as the perfect case history. Founded as a typesetter in 1976, the Toledo, OH-based company rode the desktop publishing (DTP) wave in the mid-’80s to become a DTP service bureau, before transitioning itself into a color copy center and then a color separations business.
BY MARK SMITH Maybe the time has come to start an industry support group. "Hello. My name is Tom, and my print shop has yet to install a computer-to-plate system." Actually, a large number of U.S. printing companies are still making plates conventionally. There are perfectly valid reasons for not having made the move to CTP-based production, but probably not since high school have printing managers felt so pressured by the notion that "everyone is doing it." With some fits and starts, CTP has gone mainstream faster than many predicted. Today's buyers include shops on their second or third generation of technology, along with
CHENEQUA, WI--Harry V. Quadracci, 66, who grew Pewaukee, WI-based Quad/Graphics from a startup company, funded by taking out a second mortgage on his home, into the largest privately-held commercial printer in the United States, died July 29. Mr. Quadracci's body was found at approximately 3 p.m. that day in about four and a half feet of water in Pine Lake near his home here, according to Chenequa Police. His family had contacted Chenequa police around 12:30 p.m. to report Mr. Quadracci missing. The cause of death is under investigation, according to Robert Douglas, chief of police. The Waukesha County Medical Examiners office will conduct an autopsy. Mr.
Flawless production of a five-million—that's 5,000,000—dpi poster earned Faust Printing the PIA's first-ever "They Said It Couldn't Be Done" award. But the Rancho Cucamonga, CA-based family business is used to performing miracles. BY MARIE RANOIA ALONSO The story of Faust Printing reads like a great tragedy—and an even greater triumph—of both the limitless potential of the human spirit, as well as the seemingly ageless spirit of the time-honored craft of putting ink on paper. Faust Printing is first and foremost a family business, one that suffered great loss (in the tragic death of its founding father) yet, through determination, has risen above adversity to