Following the addition of its sixth digital press, a Konica C1070 in 2014, Cleveland-based Dupli-Systems was able to increase sales by 10 percent compared to 2013.
Cleveland-based Proforma recognized its top vendors at the 2011 Annual Convention and Family Reunion in New Orleans. More than 19 vendors received awards for their commitment to furthering Proforma’s vision of success.
TradePrintNOW.com, an online trade-only commercial printing division of Dupli-Systems, Inc., has launched a dynamic new e-commerce website that enables distributors to quote and order virtually any job in a fraction of the time of other online services.
Cleveland-based Proforma is pleased to announce the vendors who will be sponsoring the 2009 Proforma Convention and Family Reunion, being held July 8 to 11 in Denver. With three different levels of sponsorship (gold, platinum and titanium), the top vendors in the industry have chosen to participate.
It’s David vs. Goliath all over again. With the U.S. economy on the brink of a recession, the major industry players seemingly have the advantage. Yet, when given the chance to do battle against its competitors, the smaller—but driven—company can leave the playing field victorious. Commercial printers are no exception. Similar to those in other market sectors, commercial print specialists are feeling the crunch of escalating oil and natural gas prices, postal increases and sustainability pressures. Larger suppliers may possess scale advantages in purchasing materials, such as paper and ink, but studies indicate profitability is ultimately linked to effective sales operations. As a
Are you a distributor new to selling commercial print? If so, check out some recommendations made by some of the experts. David Jensen, sales and marketing director, J&A Printing, Hiawatha, Ia.: Be sure to ask the following questions: • Does your direct mail reach across the country or only locally? • Do you need to ship your printed materials across the country or only locally? • Do you have any projects that are demanding, detailed and time-sensitive? Dan Reid, marketing manager, THP, Freedom, Pa.: • Understand the project and then, have the right partner who can put it together. •
1 Ennis Headquarters: Midlothian, Texas Commercial Printing Sales $(000): 58,471 Total Sales $(000): 584,713 2 Champion Industries Headquarters: Huntington, W. Va. Commercial Printing Sales $(000): 43,556 Total Sales $(000): 145,188 3 B&D Litho Headquarters: Phoenix Commercial Printing Sales $(000): 14,333 Total Sales $(000): 43,433 4 Team Concept Printing & Thermography Headquarters: Carol Stream, Ill. Commercial Printing Sales $(000): 6,051 Total Sales $(000): 9,605 5 Lewis Color Headquarters: Statesboro, Ga. Commercial Printing Sales $(000): 5,625 Total