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Kudos to these creative types

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

Serving Naperville since 1985 Kent and Julie Phillips launched their Sir Speedy franchise during the closing days of the Reagan Administration. Kent worked in the printing industry virtually since childhood. Prior to launching the Illinois shop, he was a business management consultant with Sir Speedy's corporate office. Adding mailing services, promotional products and integrated direct marketing

2011 wage/benefit study released for small, quick printers

Jan 21, 2011 12:00 AM,

Crouser & Associates Inc. has released its 2011 “Wage and Benefit Study among Small Press and Digital Printers.” This study, conducted in December 2010 among 270 participating companies, is a 35-page report that contains wage information on 15 different positions.

InterTech Technology Awards now accepting nominations

Jan 19, 2011 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America is now accepting nominations for the 2011 InterTech Technology Awards. These awards honor the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.

Landmark Impressions joins DIG Peer Group Program

Jan 4, 2011 12:00 AM,

Digital Innovations Group announces Boston-based Landmark Impressions l has joined its DIG Peer Group Program. President Dana Wilson and vice president of sales and marketing Robert Pease will participate.

NC Alphagraphics open house honors top customers

Jan 4, 2011 12:00 AM,

Winston Salem, NC, Alphagraphics owners Andie and Wes Carpenter recently recognized their customers with a special event called the “ACE Awards” (Alphagraphics Customers of Excellence).

Rose knows printing

Jan 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

You might call Rose McShane, 54, a press operator. But she prefers the term McShane worked for R.R. Donnelley NYC from 1987 until 2008 when the plant closed. She is currently studying for her masters in occupational safety. McShane earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia Southern University and Cooper Union. I experimented with drawing, painting, bronze casting, photography and printmaking,

QuarkPromote.com, PC Mall offer direct mail for small businesses

Nov 23, 2010 12:00 AM,

Quark and PC Mall have joined to bring QuarkPromote.com, an online design and print service for small businesses, to the PC Mall Small Business Network.

Konica Minolta launches Clean Planet recycling program

Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM,

Ramsey, NJ–based Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. announces the launch of the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Recycling Program.

PIA announces 2011 officers, board of directors

Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM,

Pittsburgh-based Printing Industries of America installed its 2011 officers and board of directors November 14, 2010, at PIA’s Fall Administrative Meetings in San Francisco.

Canon announces RevGen Mentoring Services for imagePRESS

Oct 5, 2010 12:00 AM,

At Graph Expo, Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced the RevGen Program, a new mentoring service expanding the scope of its Essential Business Builder program (EBB).

PIA issues statement on new Small Business Bill

Oct 4, 2010 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America (PIA) supported the provision to extend bonus depreciation and increase small business expensing, recently signed into law.

Sir Speedy of Westbury named “Franchisee of the Year”

Sep 8, 2010 12:00 AM,

Sir Speedy, Inc. has named Sir Speedy of Westbury, a Long Island printing and marketing services company, “Franchisee of the Year.” This most prestigious award was presented by the Franchisor at the recent Sir Speedy Intl. Convention recently held in San Antonio, TX.

Six keys for selling a business

Sep 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Carl Gerhardt

In any company, neglecting to carry out a business plan throughout its entire life cycle can negatively impact its value when ownership decides to sell. Six critical elements must be in place before executing a successful sale of your print and graphic communications operation

PA copy shop installs Xerox’s new Color 1000 press

Aug 12, 2010 12:00 AM,

Conlin’s Digital Print & Copy Center, a full service copy center in King of Prussia, PA, is among the first in its area to install Xerox’s new Color 1000 Press.

Former Pitman president to head Presstek’s US, Canada sales

Aug 2, 2010 12:00 AM,

Greenwich, CT-based Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, announces Joe Demharter, former president of the Pitman Company, has joined Presstek to lead its United States and Canadian sales efforts.

Buffalo area printers merge

Aug 2, 2010 12:00 AM,

Buffalo, NY-based print and marketing communications services provider Zenger Group has acquired the assets of another area printer, Boncraft Inc.

IL printers merge, upgrade capabilities

Jul 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

Morton Grove, IL-based Quantum Group announces its acquisition of The Document Centre, a Carol Stream, IL, based digital printing company

Chicago area printers merge

Jun 4, 2010 12:00 AM,

Chicago-based commercial print, fulfillment and distribution firm Cardinal Colorprint has acquired Genesis Press (Itasca, IL). The new company will be known as Cardinal/Genesis. Cardinal Colorprint's Patrick LeBeau

Sprint to win

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

As average run lengths continue to decrease, time and cost efficiency is imperative to making print profitable. Computer-based automation from web-to-print portals to production workflows and management information systems provides a path to short-run print production with minimal handling. InfoTrends' (www.infotrends.com) surveys of commercial print providers have shown a progressive decline in long