Founded in 1858, Sentinel Printing in Hempstead, New York, is one of Long Island's oldest companies, "perhaps the oldest company that's still in the original business," says company president Glen Boehmer. Sentinel had its beginnings as a town newspaper, but in 1950,when the paper folded, the company re-branded itself as a commercial printer. Boehmer's family, printers for generations themselves, bought the business in 1983.
Lynn Krinsky, president of Seattle-based Stella Color, started out with what seems like primitive technology by today's standards. "I did rubdown transfers," she recalls. "My customers – graphic designers – would go buy Pantone paper, we would mix the ink, take the sheets of Rubylith that they had cut, and we would make, say, a three-color comp."
Founded in 1938, Modernistic (modernistinc.com) was originally a die-cutting company. It eventually morphed into a screenprinting company, and 10 years ago the Stillwater, Minnesota-based company began getting into digital printing.
What better way to gain some “green street cred” than by partnering with Greenpeace, the international environmental organization?
In December of last year, Greenpeace International and Avaaz, an international civic organization, wanted to deliver a message bearing one million signatures to the European Commission – the executive body of the European Union (EU) – in Brussels, Belgium, as part of the first-ever Citizens’ Charter against genetically modified crops.
SunDance Graphics in Orlando began as an art-publishing company 10 years ago. Then, about five years ago, it was purchased by the family of the company's current director of operations, JohnHenry Ruggieri. The new owners began doing some commercial printing and formed a separate commercial-printing division just over three years ago; more recently, they created a multichannel marketing division as well.
It seems like every kind of business is "going green" these days, from SUV manufacturers to your local supermarket. The term usually encompasses some combination of lowered consumption of resources and reusing or recycling as much as possible.
Print shops are no exception: Across the country, digital print providers are embracing the principles of sustainable printing. The basic approach includes paying more attention to the supplies they use, trying to print as much as possible on sustainably-produced substrates, and utilizing environmentally sensitive inks.
I sometimes wonder why we all chase vehicle-wrap jobs, when we know there are certainly more profitable, less stressful jobs to be had.
In celebration of the 2011 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual tradeshow, Roland Corporation – the maker of digital musical equipment and sister company to Roland DGA – set out to showcase its instruments with a bang.
As the winter season got underway at mountain resorts across Europe late last year, sports-equipment manufacturer Rossignol was readying for its Rossignol Demo Tour – a 10-country, multi-resort alpine roadshow that allows skiers and snowboarders to test for free the company's latest equipment.
LexJet has moved its Florida headquarters to new offices in Sarasota. The company’s new office space, located just a block or two from its former headquarters is: 1605 Main Street, Suite 400, Sarasota, FL 34236.
“We had the unique opportunity to design the space to our customers’ needs, which was our number-one priority,” says Art Lambert, LexJet founder and CEO. “Our next and equally important priority was making it as employee-friendly as possible. After all, happy employees mean happy customers.”