Archive for September, 2010

  • Anitech looks to David Leach as industry legend

    Look Print’s David Leach takes out Anitech Industry Legend award.

    According to Anitech’s David West, who presented the award this week at Visual Impact, the Industry Legend was conceived as a way of giving back to some of the people who give so much to the industry, and the community, through their everyday lives.

    “With a history dating back more than 100 years, we are well placed to have observed the contribution that individuals can make, in their business and personal lives, to the goal of making visions reality in the lives of others,” he said.

    In announcing Leach (pictured) as this year’s winner, he was praised for his approach to business and contributions outside of the printing industry, which include being a benefactor and donor to Biennale of Sydney for the past six years, and supporting Clean Up Australia for more than 15 years.

    “David provides endless energy, ideas, innovations and solutions and manages to bring out the best in people by providing a platform where people are encouraged to strive to achieve great results,” West said.

    “Beyond the bounds of Look Print, David is also well respected by his peers in the industry across Australia. He has served as President of GASAA this year, has made great contributions at overseas conferences and regularly consults with national and international colleagues, sharing information and ideas which will help to drive our industry forward.”

    Leach told Print21 that he was both honoured and proud to receive the award. "It’s a fantastic feeling when somebody tells you that what you are doing is amazing," he said.

  • Adrian Fleming chosen as new Kodak managing director

    Current sales director, Adrian Fleming, steps up as managing director of Kodak after nine years with the company.

    The nine-year Kodak employee, currently sales and strategic product groups director GCG ANZ, will take over as managing director of Kodak Australasia from January 2011.

    “It is a great honour to be given the responsibility of taking Kodak Australasia to new heights in this digital age,” Fleming (pictured) said. “I am privileged to be surrounded by an exceptional team of people who share my passion for this company and this brand. Together, we will take the consumer and commercial business into new and exciting directions.”

    Current managing director, Steve Venn, will relocate to Singapore to take on a new role as the director of strategic account management and channels for the Asia Pacific region “I am pleased to announce Adrian’s appointment as MD,” Venn said. “In his nine years at Kodak, Adrian has brought new energy and enthusiasm to the company. His open and approachable management style is an asset to the Australian organisation.  This new role recognises the work Adrian has done to date and the contributions that I expect him to make as we continue to remain the world’s foremost imaging innovator.”


  • Salmat strengthens transpromo push with Oce JetStream

    Major investment in Australia’s first two Oce JetStream 2200 MICR colour inkjet continuous print systems gives communications company, Salmat, scope to build on its transpromo work and move into variable catalogue publishing.

    The Océ JetStream 2200 MICR is a digital, full-colour printing system that will be used to enhance both the look and feel of Salmat’s multi-channel transpromo work. One of the presses will be installed in Salmat’s New South Wales facility, with the other one going to Victoria.

    Nick Debenham, CEO of Salmat’s business process outsourcing division, said that Océ was chosen after a “rigorous” digital inkjet printing tender process. “Océ provided the most competitive solution and demonstrated evidence of extensive product knowledge and application globally,” he said.

    “The new technology will enable us to create new business opportunities and grow revenue from our current customer base by transitioning clients to colour at market-competitive pricing. This latest investment in Océ will also enable Salmat to offer complementary markets, such as variable catalogue publishing.”

    Pictured: Nick Debenham (left) with Simon Wheeler of Océ.

    According to Océ’s managing director, Simon Wheeler, the JetStream units will be supported by two new Océ ColorStream10000 flex digital printing systems, which will replace older PageStream systems.

    “The toner-based printing systems will deliver flexibility and support to the JetStream purchase as the company converts to greater use of colour with a flexible migration policy between the two technologies,” Wheeler said.

    The investment asserts Salmat’s focus on and commitment to print, after last week unveiling a Local Direct Network that will encourage local businesses to use printing for direct marketing.


  • Think beyond printed page and prosper

    Printers should attempt to do more than just put ink on paper and look into creative ways of printing along with using other mediums, according to both Theo Pettaras and Ken Williams.

    The two addressed PrintWorks today, presenting on creativity and printing (Pettaras) and cross media marketing (Williams). Pettaras spoke of the projects his company, Digital Press, have created, including Abandoned, a miniature case-bound book that documents a miniature village created on the Central Coast.

    Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the book is housed in an aluminium case. “I had the idea of producing a book that size because if you’re a midget then the proportions are exactly right,” Pettaras explained.

    As a result, the book now features as a permanent display in the State Library of New South Wales. “It’s become a legacy – one day someone will read it,” he said. “That’s the great thing about print. Instead of waiting for a job to come around, printers can do projects like this themselves.”

    He also admitted that: “The challenge now is to see the commercial reality of what we do and how the public embraces it.”

    Pictured: Looking for new ways to grow, Ken Williams (left) with Theo Pettaras.

    Don’t try telling Ken Williams of Excel Australasia that print is dead. He believes otherwise. “Print’s future is better now than it was for the last three decades,” he said.

    The key to capitalising on a strong future is by accessing data and using it properly, he thinks. “Data will be the new gold of the future. The challenge is for printers and marketers to utilise it and make a difference to our customers and talk to them through personalisation.”

    Williams even suggested that printers produce social media content for their clients on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.


  • Contravision eyes off Starleaton as ANZ distributor

    UK-based Contravision chooses Starleaton to distribute its range of see-through graphic technologies to Australia and New Zealand.

    The deal was announced this week at PrintWorks with Rob Stone, commercial manager, flying in to Australia especially for the show. He told Print21 that after careful consideration, the company settled on Starleaton for its reputation.

    "The product range we’ve got does things that lots of perforators can’t do, so we wanted someone who could explain the unique benefits of these products to the printers," he said.

    "Starleaton are selective with what they sell, so from a manufacturer’s point of view, we are getting the attention we deserve and know that they can support customers properly."

    He believes that products such as see-through graphics on the inside of windows is a market with "huge growth potential" in both Australia and New Zealand.

    Pictured: Rob Stone (left) with Ben Eaton, general manager at Starleaton.

    Starleaton’s general manager, Ben Eaton, said that the Contravision products proved the drawcard at the company’s stand. "People are amazed," he said. "It will be extremely popular locally."

  • Candidate of the week – Sales Specialist, Spain wanting position in Australia


    June 2007 to present Presales Specialist, HP Espanola.
    This role involved giving demonstrations of the HP Indigo commercial & industrial presses to potential &/or existing customers. Also producing sample jobs for customers & the sales team. Day to day running & maintenance of the presses & also the range of the 3rd party print finishing equipment.

    September 2006 to May 2007 Manager of Eyeprint Digital.
    Based in southern Spain I was responsible for the day to day running of the digital print department with a staff of 5.

    March 2005 – September 2006 Great Estates, Puerto de la Duquesa, Spain.
    Rentals manager.

    October 2004 – March 2005 Travelling in Europe.

    May 2004 – October 2006 Freelance work as an H.P Indigo operator.

    February 2004 – May 2004 The Digital People, Coulsdon, Surrey

    Refurbishment of, installation & training on Indigo Turbostream
    & E-Print presses.

    June 2001 – February 2004 The Digital Academy, Wokingham, Surrey
    In charge of substrate compatibility testing on HP Indigo Turbostream, Ultrastream & HP3000 digital presses.
    Running training courses & seminars on digital print.

    July 1999 – June 2001 Heidelberg UK Ltd, Brentford, Middlesex

    Employed as a pre-press demonstrator. This involved showing prospective clients the full range of pre-press equipment, from scanners to CTP & Imagesetters. Also open house, exhibition & customer support.

    June 1997 – July 1999 Ampasand, Brighton, Sussex

    Operated Indigo Turbostream. In charge of digital press department. Responsible for training of a second operator & all stock, substrate supplies & administration.

    April 1995 – June 1997 W.E. Baxters, Lewes, Sussex
    Apple Macintosh & back up scanner operator. Receiving client files on disk or via ISDN, checking correcting & outputting to imposed film using all major DTP programmes.

    August 1993 – April 1995 Winning Image, Uckfield, Sussex
    Night shift scanning & Apple Macintosh manager. Scanning & page make-up using most major DTP programmes & outputting files to a Hell Imagesetter.

    March 1991 – August 1993 Lamplight Scanning, London

    Scanner operator using Hell DC3000 & DC380 scanners on various shift patterns.

    February 1989 – March 1991 Pershke Hell Graphic Services, London
    Employed as a Hell scanner demonstrator.
    Duties included scanner demonstrations & running training courses, customer, open day & exhibition support work.

    July 1982 – February 1989 Service 24 Ltd, Brighton, Sussex
    Served a five-year apprenticeship as a camera & scanner operator including day release at London College of Printing.


    September 1976 – May 1981 Oathall comprehensive school

    Attained an “O” level pass in English language & a CSE pass in mathematics.

    September 1981 – May 1982 Crawley College of Technology

    Attained an “O” level pass in Engineering workshop, Theory & Practice.

    Sept 1982 – May 1986 London College of Print (Day release)

    Achieved a pass in City & Guilds 785 Machine Printing

    Professional Training CO & DPP trained on Indigo Turbostream

    CO trained on HP Indigo 4500 press
    CO trained on Indigo Ultrastream/HP 3000 presses
    CO & Level 2 trained on HP Indigo 5500 & 7000 presses
    CO trained on HP Indigo 6000 press

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  • Epson extends HDR ink range to Epson Stylus Pro 4900

    Epson has moved to consolidate its reputation for superior performance with professional photographers and graphic arts professionals by extending its UltraChrome® HDR (High Dynamic Range) printer line up to include the new Epson Stylus® Pro 4900 printer.

    The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is an A2 (17 inch) printer designed for high quality and high volume print production, with print speeds up to three times faster than its predecessor the Stylus® Pro 4880, and with automatic switching between matte and photo black inks, users can quickly change between black inks to match the appropriate media.

    With ten UltraChrome® HDR ink colours including orange and green and three levels of black, the Stylus Pro 4900 delivers the widest colour gamut of any Epson Stylus Pro printer, as well as reproducing *98% of the Pantone colours, making it ideal for graphics arts professionals where colour accuracy is critical.

    The Stylus® Pro 4900 has Epson’s patented Thin Film Piezo  (TFP) print head with 360 nozzles per colour channel, and uses Epson’s Variable Sized Droplet Technology, delivering a faster print speed as well as smoother tonal graduation and Epson’s renowned deep, rich colours.

    The TFP print head has an ink-repelling coating, which reduces the potential for clogging on long print runs so there is less printer down-time and fewer print head cleans, all helping to minimise running costs while increasing productivity.

    The Stylus® Pro 4900 uses large capacity individual 200 ml ink cartridges for long print runs and fewer cartridge replacements, and has a roll paper mount, making it one of the most economical and efficient printers in its class.

    To further help operators achieve absolute colour accuracy, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 can be configured with an optional SpectroProofer, enabling professional colour proofing workflows by means of automatic colour calibration and verification. The SpectroProofer operates with a black or white backing of the measurement patch, ensuring conformity with the ISO-12647-7 standard for proofing.

    The result is a simplified, faster and more efficient workflow, and mechanical scanning ensures repeatability and thereby reduces labour costs while delivering accurate output. To compensate for optical brighteners in media, the SpectroProofer is available in two models – with or without a UV cut filter.

    The flexibility of this option allows users in colour critical applications such as remote and contract proofing to generate a colour certification label for the proof.

    Combined with the Stylus Pro® 7900 and Stylus Pro® 9900 UltraChrome® HDR printers, the Epson Stylus® Pro 4900 completes the HDR printer range providing print professionals everywhere with the ability to ensure consistent printing across multiple locations and widths.

    The Epson Stylus® Pro 4900 is available through authorised professional graphic dealers shipping in November 2010.  Price to be confirmed at a later date.

  • Call out for Page awards ACT

    The ACT’s 2010 PAGE Awards are the latest printing industry awards to open their Call for Entries for this year’s judging event.

    ACT companies have until Friday 5 November to prepare and submit their entries which are for projects launched, printed or produced between 1 October 2009 and 30 October 2010.

    Printing Industries’ ACT general manager, Barry Neame, said the limited number of awards presented on the night leads to a fast paced event, and that, together with world class entertainment, makes for a very enjoyable evening.

    “The venue for this year is the Hotel Realm and the organisers have secured the services of local ABC breakfast presenter, the very witty Ross Solly, to keep the show moving,” he said.

    “The headline act is again a closely guarded secret, and as usual it will be one not to miss. The Realm is the same acclaimed venue as last year, and with tickets expected to be sold out before the night, entertainment seekers need to book and pay early.”

    Entry forms can be downloaded from the PAGE Awards website at

    Call for Entries for the NSW and Victoria PICA awards have closed and it’s now over to the judges to decide which entries win the coveted awards including the Gold award winners who will go on to compete in the National Print Awards.

    Next of the PICA events to be staged is the Victorian PICA on Friday 15 October at the Sofitel on Collins Ballroom, Melbourne. This will be followed by the NSW PICA on Friday 5 November at Doltone House Pyrmont, ACT PAGE Awards Friday 19 November at the Hotel Realm and the Queensland PICA on Saturday 27 November.

    Registration and booking information is available for all events by calling 1800 227 425 or by visiting the PICA and NPA Information section of or click here.

  • Be different or die, Dunn warns

    Printers must push themselves into niche areas to survive, according to Kate Dunn, who delivered the keynote address at today’s PODi Forum.

    Dunn, (pictured) co-founder and CEO of American strategic marketing company DIG (Digital Innovations Group), cast no illusions on the state of the printing industry in her presentation at today’s PODi ANZ AppForum.

    “It’s way scary out there right now,” Dunn said in her opening. Yet, there are bright lights at the end of the tunnel, including the changing communication landscape which has a strong focus on one-to-one communications, “which is great for us,” Dunn said. “It’s a huge opportunity for our industry to help clients do this [relevant marketing] better,” she added.

    Quoting from marketing guru, Seth Godin, Dunn told the audience, “The mass market is dying – a million micro markets are in its place and each micro-market has its best; the best is subjective, the customer decides.” 

    What does this mean for printers? “We can now find people that like the way we work. We don’t have to be all things to all people,” Dunn said. “We will not be successful being all things to all people. Our clients won’t be able to tell us apart and price becomes the differentiator.”

    Dunn cited the printing industry’s clone-like nature as the biggest problem they face. “I think that is the single biggest problem we have as an industry – we look alike.”

    The proliferation of emails is another boon for the printing industry, as consumers are getting increasingly overwhelmed with emails populating their inbox. Additionally, younger generations are viewing direct mail as a novelty, as opposed to well-worn, which is the path email is tracking. 

    “It’s not getting easier. You have to do different stuff here,” she concluded.

  • Direct mail set to bounce back

    Direct mail has seen better days, but is due to have a slight increase in 2011/2012, according to Michael Durie, marketing consultant at Australia Post.

    “It has a very healthy future. It is a very different future from the one predicted ten years ago,” Durie (pictured) said. “In the printed environment, our channel is not doing so bad.”

    The direct mail volume has diminished – the year-on-year spend for 2010 is -2% from the previous year – yet Durie foresees new technologies and tactics will see it make a comeback. The focus on personalisation is optimal ground for direct mail to flourish, in addition to the multichannel mix (that is, integration with emails, social media, online advertising).

    However, Kate Dunn co-founder and CEO of American strategic marketing company DIG (Digital Innovations Group), warned that postal systems worldwide could be threatening the medium’s future due to postage increases. “The more they raise prices the less volume there is,” she said. “But if you do it properly, it’s still an effective way to reach the people you need to reach.”

    Australia Post issued a postage increase in June this year.

    Mail makes a mark
    In his presentation at PODi, Durie outlined the following four reasons why direct mail can thrive in the social media age.

    1.    What is old can be new again – too much email spam is deadening the impact of the medium as a marketing channel, and direct mail has “rested” long enough to be considered new again.
    2.    Mail may be old but it’s wise – there are previous lessons that can be learnt from the medium and its implementation, unlike social media which is in its guinea pig phase.
    3.    Each channel has its strengths, marketers need to play to them – direct mail is tangible and can touch each of the five senses. “People like to get stuff they can pick up and sample as an experience of the brand,” Durie said.
    4.    In some markets, online remains small potatoes – “Old habits die hard,” Durie said, with some customers not warming to the email channel. Durie added that use and abuse of the email channels has seen its popularity and efficacy wane.

  • Western Australia printers push ahead with SGP

    Picton Press and PK Print have become the first Western Australian companies to complete Sustainable Green Print (SGP) certification.

    Their certification completes the Sustainable Green Print loop nationally with certified companies now in every state after successfully completing training and the independent audit requirements at their chosen levels. Many more are at various stages of training and certification.

    Both Picton Press and PK Print achieved SGP Level 2 certification and had previously achieved Green Stamp program certification. Green Stamp is an environmental initiative developed by Printing Industries (WA) in 2003 in conjunction with the Western Australian Department of Environment. It aims to assist small to medium businesses incorporate processes and practices that avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle and dispose of their wastes in an environmentally sensitive manner.

    Picton Press participated in the 2003 pilot program achieving the highest Green Stamp certification available. They pride themselves on being one of the country’s leading eco-printers. The company has grown from a three person operation in 1987 to becoming a national and internationally awarded company employing more than 55 people.

    General manager, Graham Jamieson, (pictured above) said that working towards national SGP certification had helped the company implement best practice environmental procedures and seek out the most eco-friendly products and equipment.

    “As part of the SGP journey we were able to reduce water usage and wastage by up to 90 per cent on prepress computer-to-plate by installing a water recycling tank,” he said.

    “We have also identified savings in other areas and now fully understand where we need to be to help achieve sustainable growth. By involving all staff in SGP, the implementation has meant even greater benefits to our workflow benefitting our customers and vendors.”

    PK Print achieved the second highest Green Stamp level before embarking on Printing Industries’ national SGP program.

    Director, Peter Oxwell, said the decision to focus on environmental performance as a business priority was a big step.

    “Achieving Printing Industries’ SGP Level Two has given us real motivation to focus on continued environmental improvement for our business,” he said.

    “The benefits have been numerous including better waste management through waste reduction and levels of disposal. SGP is now an everyday part of what we do," Oxwell said.

    Pictured: Peter and Heather Oxwell of PK Print proudly display their company’s SGP Level 2 certification

    Information on SGP is available from any Printing Industries office, or by calling 1800 227 425  or visiting

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  • Goanna Print is the latest print company to fail

    The continuing plague of company failures has claimed another victim in the iconic Canberra printer that is one of the most awarded in the industry.

    The 27-year-old Fyshwick-based printer hit the skids yesterday when it entered voluntary administration. According to administrators, RSM Bird Cameron Partners, the company is still trading with the intention of selling as a going concern.

    “The business had some issues that it couldn’t get on top of,” explained Mitchell Herrett, senior manager at RSM Bird Cameron Partners. “The directors were losing sight [of the future] They had expended their personal funds and finances as best they could; it was time to sell it and move on.”

    Herrett said that Goanna Print was attempting to sell or merge to avoid calling in the administrators. “They were in negotiations for potential sales or mergers prior to administration, but they didn’t come to fruition,” he said.

    It is hoped that a buyer may come forth so that the presses can continue turning and the 18 staff members will not face the grim prospect of finding work elsewhere. The company operated under the control of Phil Abbott, managing director and Gary Taylor, CEO. Neither was available for comment.

    A leading printer in terms of awards, Goanna Print won a number of accolades, both local and international, including Sappi Printer of the Year, 2003, a Benjamin Franklin award along with both PAGE and Galley Club awards.

    A well-placed source within the ACT said that the news is a massive blow to the industry. “They had a niche market in the high end of Canberra’s print area so there will be some other printers who want to move into that space,” said the source.

    Two creditors’ meetings are scheduled for 1 October.

  • Print on demand proves ace for Sydney publisher

    Adopting a print-on-demand system opens new chapter for Ace Press Publishing.

    The Sydney-based publisher, which officially launched last week, wanted to offer an outlet to writers of all ages and backgrounds whose work may not make it through the slush pile at larger publishing companies.

    “I’ve been involved with community and university workshops and seen a lot of good writing that doesn’t go anywhere because it isn’t viable to do a large print-run with it,” explained publisher, Adrienne Sallay (pictured). “Here, the author pays an upfront fee and shares the risk with the publisher. We will also sell digital copies eventually and turn the manuscripts into open source networks.”

    Sallay said that without the use of print-on-demand, it is unlikely that she could have embarked on such a venture. “I don’t think I would do it without POD,” she admitted. “It would be too risky: POD is changing what we can do with books.”

    Sallay chose SOS as the company’s printer after meeting Michael Schulz during her time as a student at Macquarie University when he spoke to the students about printing. “Initially, I tried a printer in Indian – they did a great job but the postage was enormous and I wanted to give the business to an Australian company,” she said. “Michael’s team are flexible, responsive, good tempered and reliable.”

    Schulz sees POD as reinvigorating the publishing industry. “Digital book print and POD do make a big change, and enable so many interesting new projects,” he said.

    “Whether that’s bringing back titles that were out of print for authors and publishers, niche publishers that focus on any subject under the sun, or enabling authors and independents to publish books that would otherwise not have seen the light; no wonder last year the number or titles released more than tripled [in the US].”

  • New annual awards push for innovation in print

    The Greeks were out in force at the industry’s first ever Printovation Awards, but it was printers from New South Wales that won the highest number of gongs.

    Chairman, Theo Pettaras, said that it is vital for the industry to continue to push itself, its supporters and customers.

    “The awards are an attempt to encourage the printing industry to think outside the square and reinvigorate the industry,” he said. “It is essential to find imaginative ways to look at print. We want these awards to become a highly innovative, annual event.”

    Pictured: Greeks in arms, Effie, with Printovation chairman, Theo Pettaras.

    Pettaras also added that next year, the awards hope to include another category aimed at vendors and finishers.

    Just as one Greek left the stage, another took over. Entertainment for the evening came from big hair gal, Effie, who wasted no time in telling the audience: “The Greeks invented printing, it’s just that the Chinese made it cheaper.”

    The notorious hairdresser, who still lives at home, likened offset printing to the perm, with digital being “the mullet that took over.”

    Interestingly, there was no winner awarded for the Digital (Variable) category. Perhaps digital printers need to call into Effie’s salon for a bit of styling.

    David Leach of Look Print, who won the first award of the night told Print21 that printers need to keep up with a changing world. "Innovation is an attitude," he said. "In the past, a lot of people waited for customers to place their orders, but now, more and more customers are asking for new ideas."

    Full winners below:
    Wide Format Category
    Winner: Look Print, NSW
    Entry: Building Art
    Highly Commended: Armstrong Q, NSW
    Entry: Body of Work 2:1
    Offset/Web Category
    Winner: Fluoro Publications
    Entry: Fluoro 7 Ltd

    Pictured below: Audrey Bugeja, receives the award for Offset/Web from Effie.

    Digital (Non-variable) Category
    Winner: Print Portal NSW
    Entry: It’s Weird in Here
    Digital (Variable) Category
    No Winner
    Highly Commended: Freerange Creative, NSW
    Entry: YellowPostie Cards
    General Category
    Winner: Watermarx Graphics, NSW
    Entry: PULP Business Cards
    Winner: Royle Industries, Victoria
    Entry: RoyleBind Digital Pritning onto Metalised Polyester

    Pictured: Alan Fawcett from Watermarx Graphics receives his award from Kodak’s Liana Ansell.



  • South Australian newspaper gets real with online platfom

    Adelaide-based Solstice Media partners with digital publishing specialist Realview to launch news platform for daily local news site.

    The platform has been used to re-launch Indaily – Solstice Media’s free daily online Adelaide news service, which has 30,000 registered subscribers.
    Solstice Media managing director, Paul Hamra, said that the platform was launched in response to the way that the iPad is changing the way people read online. “Most Indaily subscribers are professionals and access their news through a desktop PC or laptop or phone during the day,” he said.
    The new Indaily, which was designed by The Kingdom agency, is being supported by a larger editorial team in order to deliver more content and greater analysis of the important issues in South Australia and is headed up by new editor, Des Ryan.


  • Dave McCarthy gets down to business at Omnigraphics NZ

    Opus Print Group appoints Dave McCarthy as business development manager at Omnigraphics NZ.

    Before starting at Omnigraphics, McCarthy (pictured) worked as business manager for Adstream, where he developed strategic alliances with agencies, media companies and publishers. He is no stranger to Omnigraphics.

    "In my previous role, I worked for some time with Omnigraphics as a supplier and they always impressed me with their customer focus and push for new technologies, so I was keen to become a part of that,” he said.

    “My background is 18 years in and around print/pre-press/media, both on the operations side and on the sales side, and I consider this a great opportunity with a great company."

    General manager, Steve Spear, welcomed him on board. “We’re very pleased to have Dave join us, he brings the passion and professionalism we love at Omnigraphics and within the Opus Print Group,” he said.