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Together Forever
July 26, 2016 at 6:45 pm

With roots dating back to 1984, CE Printed Products, a trade-only envelope printer, has learned a few tricks along the way. But with success comes challenges. Like so many others, the Carol Stream, Illinois-based company has survived in an industry where hungry conglomerates, protracted economic growth and technology continue to threaten its livelihood. As a result of the new normal, competition has never been higher, so when obstacles show up in the day-to-day, it becomes even more crucial to succeed, and CE Printed Products knows that...

MAR Graphics Increases Lettershop Capacity
July 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm

MAR Graphics, Valmeyer, Ill., has just completed the addition of a Pitney Bowes FlowMaster RS Flex inserting system. MAR Graphics utilizes the inserting system to produce a wide variety of mail projects. The six-station system is configured with in-line cameras and an...

Appvion Introduces Sheeted Versions of kaBoom! Colored Papers
July 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Appvion Inc., Appleton, Wis., has introduced two sheeted versions of its popular kaBoom! brand of colored papers. kaBoom! sheets are now available from paper merchants in 8.5x11” sheets with basis weights of 20/50 lb., 24/60 lb. and 65 lb. cover and colors of...

Print+Promo’s Case Study Spotlight: Red Promotions
July 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

There’s an underlying theme that runs through the stories we write every month for Print+Promo: effective problem-solving. Think you can offer an attractive price and call it a day? Think again. Today’s corporate culture demands a deep understanding of client goals...

Polyconcept Acquired by Charlesbank Capital Partners
July 19, 2016 at 6:53 pm

Polyconcept, a global promotional products company and parent company of suppliers Polyconcept North America (PCNA) and PF Concept, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Charlesbank Capital Partners, a Boston-based middle-market private equity firm...

4over Acquires ASAP Printing Corp.
July 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm

4over, Glendale, Calif., announced the recent acquisition of ASAP Printing Corp., Salt Lake City, as a new subsidiary. This acquisition expands 4over's network to 16 locations in North America, enhancing the company's local market presence. "ASAP's reputation for excellent service and quality are recognized...

Channeling Success
July 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm

Email, mobile, social—it’s hard to keep up with the various ways to reach an audience. If you’ve been dismayed by the low response rates your marketing campaigns have received, it might be time to change the channel. But why stick with one when so many options are available? If you’re looking to fully optimize your marketing budget, it’s time to utilize multichannel campaigns...

Xerox Rebuffs RR Donnelley Merger Proposal
July 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm

The merger talks between Xerox Corp. and RR Donnelley (RRD) are not going to come to fruition, at least not in the short term, after Xerox privately rejected an offer from the nation's largest printer, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to the newspaper, RR Donnelley proposed that its executives take control of the combined operations...

DFS Launches New Website to Help Resellers Do More
July 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm

DFS, Groton, Mass., announced an improved version of its website, In addition to being faster and easier to use, the upgraded site provides users with far greater functionality...

Print+Promo’s Case Study Spotlight: dbp|Chicago
July 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm

There’s an underlying theme that runs through the stories we write every month for Print+Promo: effective problem-solving. Think you can offer an attractive price and call it a day? Think again. Today’s corporate culture demands a deep understanding of client goals...

Proforma Owners Close More than $6M in Acquisitions in June
July 12, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced that Proforma owners closed more than $6 million in acquisitions in June 2016. Six Proforma owners completed deals contributing to the highest-producing acquisition month for Proforma over the past 18 months...

U.S. Senate Approves National GMO Labeling Standard
July 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm

On Thursday night, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that would require the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It will now head to the House of Representatives. Good news for many Americans, right? It depends on whom you ask...

Relyco Acquires Check Supply Business from Piracle, an AvidXchange Company
July 12, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Relyco, Dover, N.H., has acquired the check supply business from AvidXchange. The agreement builds on the long-term strategic partnership between Relyco and AvidXchange, and leverages the key strengths of each organization. AvidXchange, a leading provider of accounts payable...

Taylor Corp. Completes Purchase of Staples Print Solutions
July 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Taylor Corp., North Mankato, Minn., has completed its acquisition of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples Print Solutions. Terms of the deal, originally announced in April, were not disclosed. “The successful close further strengthens our foundation for future growth...

The Sales Dance
July 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm

Unfortunately, rejections and objections don’t end in childhood. Business professionals, for example, will continue to face obstacles in their day-to-day interactions with prospects. The difference lies in how they react. If handled correctly, salespeople can turn what was a rejection at the start into a lucrative deal for all parties involved...

GPA Unveils New Museum Exhibit Promotion
July 5, 2016 at 7:40 pm

GPA, Chicago, announced its latest promotion, the “Ink on Paper: Calligraphy Throughout the Ages” brochure. This sophisticated accompaniment for a museum exhibition highlights the history of calligraphy, serving as a dual exhibit overview and keepsake...

PPAI Appoints Lee Strom to Board
July 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, has announced that Lee Strom, vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer of Issaquah, Washington-based supplier SanMar, has joined the PPAI board of directors...