PrintLink, the staff-placement agency for the graphic arts, has published a human-resources guide for the print marketplace. Titled the HR Bible for the Printing Industry: A How-To Guide for Profitable Hiring, the book “is intended to be the human-resources equivalent of the well-known Pocket Pal, the standard, regularly updated guidebook on printing and pre-press technologies.”
The 183-page PDF resource comprises more than 40 columns written by PrintLink president Arnie Kahn for whattheythink.com. Topics covered include:
Concepts is the digital-printing spinoff of York, Pennsylvania-based York Container, a packaging specialist since 1954. Relying on three-color flexographic presses, York had no trouble supplying the corrugated-box market. But early in this decade, the owners decided to go after the high-graphics market as well, and with that in mind the company invested in a multicolor press that could do inline printing, varnishing, and die-cutting.
From its inception in 1969, Graphic Systems in Minneapolis has served the fine-art market—photographers and artists—and has done occasional catalog work. In the 1980s, the company switched its focus to retail and point-of-purchase and expanded its printing options—literally—to include wide-format.
The foundation of Innomark Communications was a 75-year-old printing services company. In 1990, the company owners set about creating an integrated merchandising organization, and, to that end, launched other divisions and acquired other companies. In 1995, the group added Concept Imaging Group, a high-end prepress company just down the street from the main operation in Miamisburg, Ohio.