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Define short run

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Follow AMERICAN PRINTER on Twitter or Facebook. See our handy links at Short run is 1,000 press sheets. But it depends on what width the project is and how many forms. Book printer Short run, hmmm: Multiple pages = 50 copies, single page = 100. Small commercial printer What a great question. There is no range really, but with offset you wouldn't print 10 sheets. Anything 1,000

Get out the old-age asterisk

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Industry consultant Clint Bolte ( says the defintion of short run differs from one buyer to the next. He also notes that sheetfed offset printers can go pretty low these days: If a printer is running process color presses in the pre-1995 era, he or she will consider short run work to be in the 1,000 to 2,000 impression range, says Bolte. The same printer with the same journeyman

Ricoh Americas announces organizational changes

Apr 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

Ricoh Americas Corp. announces several key leadership changes designed to align the organization under integrated leadership and enhance future growth

FedEx Office, Canon USA, HP collaborate on retail printing

Apr 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko's), an operating company of FedEx Corp., has formed an alliance with Canon U.S.A. Inc. and HP ( to create a network of printing and imaging capabilities using leading-edge technologies and a state-of-the-art machine fleet.

Duquesne Litho execs join PA firm Heeter Direct

Apr 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

The owners of Duquesne Litho Inc. (Bridgeville, PA) have joined Heeter Direct ( of Canonsburg, PA. Duquesne Litho ceased manufacturing operations April 9, 2010. Owners Jim, Steve and Greg Condio have become part of Heeter Direct effective immediately. Specific terms were not disclosed

MGI to premiere new printing, finishing solutions at Ipex

Apr 9, 2010 12:00 AM,

MGI Digital Graphic Technology (, the Ivry sur Seine, France-based digital press and finishing solution manufacturer, will present a portfolio of digital printing and finishing solutions at Ipex (hall 20, booth C624)

NAQP Owners Conference to precede Graph Expo in Chicago

Mar 30, 2010 12:00 AM,

NAQP, NAPL's resource for quick printers, has announced its 2010 Owners Conference will be held in the days before Graph Expo 2010 (October 3-6)

RISO signs with Sir Speedy, PIP Printing, Signal Graphics

Feb 26, 2010 12:00 AM,

RISO Inc. (Danvers, MA) announces its ComColor high-speed inkjet printers are now available to Sir Speedy, PIP Printing and Marketing Services, and Signal Graphics franchisees under a special pricing agreement

GOA moving to Orlando in 2011

Feb 26, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Printing Association of Florida announces that next year, for the first time ever, the Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Expo & Conference will be held in Orlando, FL

EPG now exclusive worldwide distributor for Colortronix

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Essex Products Group (Centerbrook, CT), manufacturer of KeyColor integrated ink control systems, has finalized an agreement with Colortronix LLC naming EPG the exclusive worldwide distributor of Colortronix products

HubCast delivers global 'cloud' printing service

Feb 5, 2010 12:00 AM,

HubCast (Wakefield, MA) now offers print buyers a cloud application that delivers premium print production, competitive pricing, global reach and next-day delivery

InfoTrends projects print industry decline until 2013

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

InfoTrends has released its "U.S. Printing and Publishing Market Sizing report for 2008 - 2013." According to this latest research, continued decline is projected for the overall printing and publishing industries beyond 2010

At your service

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel and Nsenga Thompson

While the economy has been rough on U.S. printers as well as OEMs, we're seeing a greater emphasis on service programs. We're all, as manufacturers, trying to get away from a reactive situation by designing programs to be more proactive to get in ahead of time, prevent problems and offer solutions, says Marsden Davies, Service Select manager, KBA North America (Dallas). Patrick Callahan, director

Equipment rebuilding

Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

Equipment today is being rebuilt by original manufacturers as well as independent companies with good results. The new or rebuild decision is indeed complex and needs to be grounded in fact, dollars and a look to the future. Depending on the age and condition of the equipment, a full remanufacture might be necessary. This involves testing the equipment as well mechanical and electrical inspection

Digital dexterity

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Leveraging the Internet and partnering with customers are critical strategies for surviving a recession and emerging as a company positioned for growth in the changing print landscape.

Quick thinking

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Speed and accuracy Express Printing Center ( in Wheeling, IL, recently upgraded to a fully digital prepress workflow built around Screen (Rolling Meadows, IL) technology. The company had been running a chemistry-free system, and according to production manager Rich Schroeter, Metal plates and chemistry-free technology were the way to go, but we wanted a platesetter that

DI solves POP challenge

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Odyssey Digital Printing ( in Tulsa, OK, needed a solution that could more easily handle the heavier ink coverage and stocks required for its retail point-of-purchase (POP) printing. After participating in in-depth customized demonstrations of the latest generation of Presstek DI presses, founder and president John Roberds upgraded to a Presstek 52DI to complement his fleet of


Jan 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Jill Roth

Franchising isn't the business it once was. With consolidation, the digital revolution and the growing importance of managing technological change, the support system that a franchise operation can receive is invaluable. The picture has changed since the 1970s, says Carl Gerhardt, CEO of the Allegra Network (Northville, MI). As things have tightened up, a good strategic plan is essential, along with

Printco celebrates 50th anniversary

Dec 10, 2008 12:00 AM,

Trade printer Printco (Omro, WI) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008.

Minuteman Press Team wins regional print competition

Oct 7, 2008 12:00 AM,

Minuteman Press Team, with three locations in Portland, OR, received an award for outstanding achievement for the “Best Customized Variable Data Campaign”