Allen Press, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Colleen Gregoire as Marketing Strategist. Colleen brings over 20 years of experience in print and digital marketing, graphic design, direct mail and program development. In her new role, Gregoire will focus on helping Lawrence businesses develop innovative and results-driven marketing strategies. Colleen will be a valuable resource to the local business community and will help grow Allen Press’s in-house marketing agency. Click Read More below for additional information.
Arandell Corp., the trusted leader in premier catalog printing and omni-channel solutions, announced today that V. Clark Vialle has joined the New Business Development Sales Team to enhance the Northeastern/Greater Boston market. Vialle is Arandell’s newest sales executive to join this month, strengthening its sales force to meet the needs of the company’s continued growth plan. In this position, Vialle will be responsible for new client acquisition and client consultation in areas of marketing strategy, quality and color improvements, paper, print production and postal optimization. Vialle will report to Stephen Sanfelippo, Arandell’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Click Read More below for additional information.
Allen Press, Inc. and The Pitch magazine are pleased to announce a new printing relationship. The Pitch will be printed in Lawrence, Kansas by Allen Press beginning with the June 2018 issue. “As local owners ourselves, we’re really pleased to connect with Allen Press to be our exclusive magazine printing partner,” said Stephanie Carey. Carey and her husband Adam, both natives of Kansas City, purchased The Pitch late last year and restored the alternative publication to local ownership again for the first time in nearly twenty years. “We knew of Allen Press by its reputation for high-quality work in the Kansas City area and the region,” said Adam Carey, chief operating officer for The Pitch. “They share our commitment to the Lawrence and Kansas City communities and we think they’re an ideal fit,” he added. Click Read More below for additional information.
Earlier this month, SG360° announced its first outside board of directors member since It was acquired by private equity firm ICV Partners - Patrick R. Donahoe, former Postmaster General of the United States and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). “He is really going to help us think differently,” said Schneider. “This is just the first step in a much longer-term strategy to bring a broad array of postal optimization strategies to our customers. We already help clients differentiate themselves in the look, feel, design and impact of their mail pieces. We can now leverage our scale to better drive postal efficiencies.” Click Read More below for additional information.
Due to a potential shortage of photoinitiators as reported earlier this week by the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA), Sun Chemical customers that receive energy curable inks could experience product delivery delays in the future. Governmental initiatives and regulations geared toward environmental protection have led to many suppliers of photoinitiators to either cease or reduce production for limited periods of time. Additionally, the declaration of a force majeure at a variety of manufacturing plants has led to unplanned maintenance and production outages. Click Read More below for additional information.
Currently, there is a specific global raw material shortage affecting UV curing inks. This impacts supply of a UV photoinitiator commonly known as “TPO.” While supply of TPO comes from several different manufacturers, a key chemical feedstock used in the manufacture of TPO (and other similar photoinitiators) comes from one main upstream source in China. The manufacturing of this feedstock has been temporarily halted while inspections are undertaken due to an unrelated incident in the same industrial zone. This incident comes within the wider context of similar unplanned shut downs of UV raw material capacity in China and a tighter regulatory environment in Europe limiting alternative options. This supply disruption means that the feedstock cannot be produced at present and supplies are now at critically low levels globally, which has impacted the availability and production of TPO itself. We anticipate the situation will be resolved in a matter of weeks but are taking actions to cover our supply in the meantime. Please note that this is an industry-wide shortage affecting all UV ink manufacturers. Click Read More below for additional information.
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company followed up on the recent creation of their Marketing Solutions group by adding Maureen Powers to the team as the new President of RRD’s Response Marketing Solutions (RMS) team starting on May 21st. Powers comes from Discover Financial Services where she served in a variety of senior leadership positions, most recently as head of their Rewards program. Powers holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Scholl of Management. She will be based in RRD’s headquarters in Chicago, IL and reports to Doug Ryan. Powers will succeed Dan Thornton, who announced his retirement after 22 years of successful leadership on the RRD team. Click Read More below for additional information.
Deluxe Corporation announced that it recently acquired 100 percent of privately held LogoMix, a Boston-based provider of logo design and other small business branding and marketing services. Founded in 2006, LogoMix enables businesses and individuals to create and purchase custom marketing products for use online and offline. On LogoMaker.com, users can create a custom logo in minutes and, in one click, print their logo on business cards, signs, pens and other offline marketing products. LogoMix’s other marketing services include websites, business email, domains and Google Apps for Work. Click Read More below for additional information.
The company that invented the copier, laser printing and print-on-demand is announcing another first in the world of print – a high speed, six station color press that combines four-color printing with up to two specialty dry inks in one printing pass. The Xerox Iridesse™ Production Press is the only digital press that can print metallic gold or silver dry ink, CMYK and clear dry ink in a single pass, giving print providers an immediate competitive edge in the growing digital print enhancement market. “Iridesse can do things no other digital production press can do, but it’s what it can do for our customers that’s most important,” said Ragni Mehta, vice president and general manager, Cut Sheet Business, Xerox. “We created the press to produce these special effects and digital enhancements cost effectively and in a simplified workflow so our customers can seize the market opportunity and grow their businesses.” Click Read More below for additional information.
Arandell Corp. announced that James Ford has joined the New Business Development Sales Team. In this position, Ford will be responsible for new client acquisition and client consultation in areas of marketing strategy, quality and color improvements, paper, print production and postal optimization. Ford will report to Stephen Sanfelippo, Arandell’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Jim is a highly reputable sales leader in the print industry with experience in effectively managing customer needs across multiple print facilities,” said Sanfelippo. “He will be instrumental in helping us introduce accounts to the expanded capabilities enabled by our new Kentucky facility and strategic partnerships. I am confident that his passion and abilities will help move Arandell to the next level of success.” Click Read More below for additional information.