Franchise Services Inc. (FSI) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the PIP Printing brand. The first Postal Instant Press (PIP) was opened in 1965 by Bill LeVine who founded Postal Press in 1943 and built it into one of the leading commercial printing plants in Southern California. Today, the PIP brand name has expanded to PIP Marketing, Signs, Print to reflect the changing needs of the marketplace as well as the printing and graphics arts industry. Originally started as a “while-you-wait” printing operation from the front window of LeVine’s Postal Press commercial print business, by 1967 there were three pilot locations testing new printing equipment and technology, and in 1968 the first three Postal Instant Press franchises were opened. PIP continues to operate across the United States and in the U.K., with its headquarters in Mission Viejo, California, as one of five franchise brands owned by Franchise Services Inc. (FSI). PIP owners from around the country convened in Washington, DC, July 29-Aug. 2, at the company’s Annual Convention, where President and COO Richard Lowe commemorated the brand’s 50 year history.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division made a leadership change within its high-speed wide format sales group.
Kammes began his Fujifilm career in 2001 and has held roles in various capacities, including product marketing; sales; service; national accounts; and product development. Most recently he was the director of corporate sales and managed national accounts.
“With 17 years at Fujifilm, Jason is an asset to our organization; and I’m confident he will continue to provide exceptional support to our customers, along with his dedication to our innovative and ever-evolving product line-up,” says Todd Zimmerman, division president, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division. “Jason is uniquely qualified to lead our sales efforts with customers who are transitioning from analog to digital production options and to work with early adopters who are now seeking higher productivity, automated solutions for their large format production needs.”