When David D’Andrea started his litho company in 2005, his vision was to create a commercial print shop that, he notes, would someday hit around 20 employees. He jokes that printers should be careful what they wish for — today, D’Andrea is the CEO of a $25 million, 150-person operation in Cypress, Calif., which is getting ready to open a second location in Las Vegas, with offerings that span far beyond offset printing. The journey into becoming a marketing service provider didn’t happen overnight. D’Andrea explains that the evolution really began in 2013, when he added grand-format printing equipment to his mix, allowing him to expand the types of services he offered, and to go after a much wider range of potential clients. In particular, that combination of technologies allowed him to find a great deal of success in the exhibition space, where the growth potential is so significant, which also has led D’Andrea to open the second operation in Las Vegas. “The opportunities in Las Vegas became apparent,” he says, stating that what prompted him to ultimately take the risk of opening a second production facility was the fear of standing still.
Greenerprinter has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print and paper.
“We welcome Greenerprinter to our growing list of members and congratulate them for making sustainability a priority. We look forward to working with them to promote the many benefits provided by the use of sustainably produced print and paper,” says Two Sides North America President Phil Riebel.
“We always continue to seek out new ways to bring renewable energy more directly into our operations. While we are proud to have been one of the first printers in the country to become green certified, and use recycled papers and soy & vegetable inks exclusively, we realize there is still much to do and are very excited about our new Two Sides membership,” says Mario Assadi, CEO, Greenerprinter.