Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.

Greg Muzzillo is in the business of making millionaires. And after turning $200 into a $430 million-plus organization, the founder of Cleveland-based Proforma has decided to spill his secrets.

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based Squid Ink recently donated a new VDP In-LineP2; variable data printing system to Flexo Trade Services (FTS) in Fort Mill, S.C. The donation, valued at approximately $50,000, underlines Squid Ink57's continued commitment to the printing industry and enables FTS students to gain hands-on experience printing variable data on their flexographic presses.

The nation’s current state of financial turmoil has trickled down to every sector, including the printing industry. Sales and profit margins are deteriorating, forcing companies to shrink salaries and workforces and come up with creative ways to maintain and boost their customer bases. It ain’t pretty. And the picture isn’t expected to brighten any time soon.

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