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TG Promotions Inc. Joins American Solutions for Business
March 19, 2019 at 7:57 pm

American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glenwood, Minn., announced that TG Promotions has joined the team. The distributor consists of a group of nine people (three sales and sales support team members), and was founded by Terry Greer and his wife, Linda. It also brought on Jessica Huffman Dobosh to the sales team in November 2017...

The Paper Chase: Printers Struggle to Cope With a Tight Market for Printing Papers
March 19, 2019 at 6:28 pm

Where did all the paper go? If there are such things as existential questions for the printing industry, this surely is one of them. Printers aren’t agonizing over it now, and realistically, probably never will. But, the current tightness of the market for the kinds of paper that commercial and...

Ennis to Acquire Assets of Integrated Print & Graphics
March 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

Ennis Inc., Midlothian, Texas, announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Integrated Print & Graphics (IPG) in South Elgin, Ill., a suburb of Chicago...

American Solutions for Business Receives Gill-Line Award
March 12, 2019 at 6:58 pm

American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minn., was a recipient of Gill-Line’s award as a Top 25 Distributor in 2018. “We’re incredibly grateful for our partnership with Gill-Line,” said Dana Zezzo, vice president of...

Wise Recognized as a Winner of 2019 Best of Print & Digital
March 12, 2019 at 6:48 pm

Wise, a leader in business forms, label and digital printing, announced recognition received as an award winner of the 2019 Best of Print & Digital program. The Best of Print & Digital is an annual program that identifies which companies have provided the highest...

InnerWorkings Inc. Posts Q4 2018 Net Loss of $29.3 Million
March 12, 2019 at 6:42 pm

InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, announced financial results for the three and 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2018. “Our solution is resonating more than ever in the marketplace and we're excited by the global brands we're onboarding or who are expanding their work with InnerWorkings already in 2019,” said...

Stouse LLC Names New President/CEO
March 12, 2019 at 6:28 pm

Top 50 supplier Stouse LLC announced yesterday that Clay Davis is its new CEO and president, effective immediately. Davis is succeeding Bruce Reed, who is retiring after 14 years of leading the New Century, Kansas-based firm...

How to Be a Big Player in the Jumbo Roll Market
March 5, 2019 at 9:39 pm

The findings from Print+Promo’s 2018 Top 50 Suppliers data showed that our honorees pulled in $2.33 billion through their product sectors. Jumbo rolls resonate as one such boon to the print world, and their reputation as industry mainstays prompted Print+Promo to connect with Allen Simon, the former owner...

EAGLE Graphics Founder and a Former PIA Chairman Robert Jocham Passes Away
March 5, 2019 at 9:01 pm

Robert Gerard Jocham, 88, passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2019, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla. Early in his career, he served as an executive for various printing companies throughout the U.S. In 1976, Bob started his own very successful printing company, EAGLE Graphics Inc. in Annville...

Royal Announces New Owner
March 5, 2019 at 8:42 pm

Royal, one of the Midwest's leading independent print manufacturers, recently announced that Tim Urness is now the sole managing owner of the company, effective immediately. Urness succeeds Ron Urness, who was the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based company's founder in 1977...

American Solutions for Business Officially Compliant with PromoStandards
February 26, 2019 at 7:25 pm

American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glenwood, Minn., is officially using PromoStandards to streamline its e-commerce platform to integrate with industry suppliers. “We are expanding to allow suppliers to load our Product Information Management (PIM) system with product information and media content to be used...

LSC Communications Reports Q4 and FY 2018 Results and Issues 2019 Guidance
February 26, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Fourth quarter net sales for LSC Communications were $939 million, down $60 million, or 5.9 percent, from the fourth quarter of 2017. After adjusting for acquisitions, divestitures, changes in foreign exchange rates, pass-through paper sales and the adoption of new revenue recognition standards, organic net sales...

Kodak Names New Executive Chairman; CEO Jeffrey Clarke Steps Down
February 26, 2019 at 6:33 pm

The board of directors of Eastman Kodak Company announced the appointment of Jim Continenza as the company's new executive chairman, effective immediately. Continenza, who has served as chairman of Kodak's board of directors since 2013, will continue as board chairman while also assuming the responsibilities of Jeffrey J. Clarke...

Under 40: Courtney Bruce, Real Sourcing Network (RSN)
February 21, 2019 at 8:56 pm

Courtney Bruce, 24 Marketing Engagement Manager Real Sourcing Network (RSN), New York How she got her start: In college, I had a focus in print, and was grateful for amazing instructors. I learned everything from litho and Intaglio [printing] to screen printing. I fell in love with screen printing—the process the mess, everything. I ended…

Under 40: James JB Kennedy, CURAtive
February 21, 2019 at 8:21 pm

James JB Kennedy, 33 President, Co-Founder CURAtive, Cincinnati How he got his start: I [was employed at] a mom-and-pop shop for almost five years, working my way from the digital black-and-white division to the office manager. I wanted to grow the business, but the owner didn’t see the value of growing and scaling the business.…

Under 40: Greta Mantell, Image Source
February 21, 2019 at 7:53 pm

Greta Mantell, 31 Senior Account Executive Image Source, Kirkland, Wash. How she got her start: A family friend recommended the industry and specifically the company to me. I was in a sales role at another company (Cintas) for two-and-a-half years right out of college, and was looking to make an industry and company change. The…

Under 40: Corey Lewis, AbelsonTaylor
February 21, 2019 at 6:36 pm

Corey Lewis, 29 Senior Print Producer AbelsonTaylor, Chicago How he got his start: There was never a time when my life wasn’t affected by the transformative power of print and design. My grandfather, a first-generation immigrant from Germany, was able to start and provide for his family by working at a paper mill. My grandmother…