General Financial Supply

Hard Times
October 1, 2008

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Following an erratic week culminating in major financial crisis, the Bush Administration and Congress presented a $700 billion rescue plan. However, during press time, the House of Representatives voted against the 110-page bill (228 to 205) causing the stock markets to plunge sharply at midday. According to The New York Times, proponents of the bill even extended the allotted voting time by 40 minutes in a drastic measure to convert undecided and “no” votes to “yes” votes. The Senate is expected to vote again later this week. What exactly happened to the old Wall Street? Perhaps there is

BIG in Baltimore
September 1, 2008

A little change never hurt anyone. With that in mind, this year’s big show promises a change of pace, a change of scenery and a change in demand. The newly revamped PSDA (formerly DMIA) will host its annual Print Solutions Conference and Exposition on Oct. 23-25 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. This year’s featured general session keynote speaker will be Charlie Pesko, founder and president of InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industries. Technological advances and refined marketing strategies are just some of the issues gaining momentum in a slowing economy. To encourage print

Your Financial Future
October 1, 2007

The wobbly legs of the financial sector are difficult to ignore. In 2007, financial companies became constant bearers of bad tidings. Although the sector is generally exempt from such news, announcements of layoffs have streamed from the newswire throughout the year. According to Reuters, 2007 has seen the financial sector contributing heavily to a second-half upswing in unemployment. Among other companies, the following announced downsizing: Merrill Lynch, Countrywide, Citigroup and HSBC—mostly due to the year’s much-reported bursting of the real estate bubble. Considering the undeniable instability of the financial industry, Print Professional asked industry suppliers about this unpredictable marketplace to find out which products

It’s Show Time!
September 1, 2006

DMIA’s annual Print Solutions conference and exposition will be held Oct. 3-5 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The conference will provide three days of educational sessions, including a presentation by this year’s keynote speaker, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and co-author of “Contract with America.” Join Gingrich as he analyzes the current political climate in Washington, DC, and educates attendees on effective leadership. This year’s conference will feature equipment demonstrations, offering distributors better insight into how various applications are produced. In addition, exchange centers will be located on the show floor with more than 34 hours of

Ennis Consolidates Mass. Facility, GFS Completes Sales Kit
August 23, 2005

Ennis, Midlothian, Texas, recently announced the consolidation of its plant in Medfield, Mass., with its facility in Chatham, Va. Ennis added the Medfield facility as part of the July 2004 Crabar/GBF acquisition. Additional Ennis locations in Leipsic, Ohio; Coshocton, Ohio; Columbus, Kan. and Princeton, Ill. will receive equipment from the Medfield facility and handle select orders based on customer needs. Ennis management expects the consolidation to be completed by August 31. In other company news, General Financial Supply, a supplier of financial and security documents and part of the Ennis Financial Solutions Group, recently completed the redesign of its catalog and sales kit.

GFS Offers Faster Delivery Schedule
February 8, 2005

General Financial Supply (GFS), a subsidiary of Ennis, Midlothian, Texas, now offers faster production times at its manufacturing facilities in Nevada, Iowa and Bridgewater, Va. GFS guarantees delivery of single-part standard cash tickets within five working days, duplicate standard cash tickets within seven working days, warehouse releases within two working days, proofs within two working days and other forms within nine working days. The company is also able to fulfill orders requiring faster delivery. As part of Ennis' Financial Solutions Group, GFS manufactures financial documents, specializing in the production of internal bank forms, negotiable documents, financial envelopes and other custom financial forms. For more information,

New Image for General Financial Supply
March 23, 2004

General Financial Supply (GFS), a subsidiary of Ennis Business Forms based in Nevada, Iowa, recently revamped its marketing literature in an effort to provide sales tools that distributors would feel confident presenting to their customers. The redesigned marketing pieces include two brochures, a pamphlet and a specialty catalog. The new Item Processing Products brochure contains a wide range of financial forms with numerous numbering capabilities and the Financial Envelopes brochure highlights a variety of customizable envelopes for the financial industry. The 2004 Holiday Catalog features a "campaign coordinators" section that highlights an array of products with the same colorful design, which are ideal for

Distributors Can Bank on Financial Business
November 1, 2003

The financial forms market can be a cash cow for distributors who learn the tricks of the trade. Although significant acquisition activity has changed the landscape of the financial services industry over the past few years, many forms professionals specializing in this market have remained adept at keeping their own businesses stable. "It's not the business it used to be," said Ray Hough, president of the Ray Hough Company, Muse, Pa., which has specialized in financial markets for the past 32 years. "We have been through three kinds of merger mania—in the late 1970s, the early 1990s and now—and the current wave is detrimental