July 2016
Customer Highlight
 
American Foothill Publishing, founded in 1970, is a family-owned commercial printing company.  Originally outfitted with Goss Community floor units and 2-highs, they purchased a new roll-under Quad-Stack unit in 2004, and a used floor model Quad-Stack in 2011.

"We always had difficulty printing color with just our Goss
Tujunga Installation 2004
units.  We have a low ceiling, so the lower profile Quad-Stacks fit our press room perfectly, and still work seamlessly with our Goss Community units and folder," states Doug Horwith, VP Sales & Production.  "The printing is great.  Color registration is perfect.  Working with WebPress is great. We appreciate the support we get from them."

As a commercial printer, American Foothill prints weekly newspapers, school tabloids, and catalogs.  From their website:
Founded on the principles that we give the customer exceptional quality and service at a competitive price.  These principles hold true today, you can see it "in every" copy that comes off our press.
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We're happy that American Foothill counts on their Quad-Stack units to give them the quality they need.  We appreciate their trust in our products and on-going support!
Request for Samples...
If you have printed something lately that you are very proud of, please grab several copies and send them our way.

We are looking for both cold-set and UV samples...all shapes and sizes.
Beat this!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records:

The largest organized firework display (so far recorded) consisted of 810,904 fireworks and was achieved by Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ), at the Countdown to 2016 New Year Celebrations in Manila, Philippines, on 1 January 2016.

The display began at the stroke of midnight 2016 and lasted for 1 hour 1 minute 32.35 seconds, in the pouring rain.

Apparently, Guinness is constantly finding the need to update the current record holder in this category.  People LOVE their fireworks!
The Latest Phenomenon: Coloring Books for Adults
Coloring books aimed at adults are the latest craze.  The International Periodical Distributor's Association noted (when referring to book sales): "Adult nonfiction gains, recently driven by adult coloring books, have offset declines in adult fiction..."

Artist Vicki Boatright (also known as BZTAT) responded to her clientele's requests for coloring books by having one printed at a local printshop. 
  
Her suggestions for others trying to jump on this trend:
  • Use heavier paper stock to accommodate markers as well as crayons
  • Each page should have designs printed on one side only, so that ink won't bleed through
  • Perforate pages for ease of removing the page from the book
  • Use spiral binding to enable the book to lay flat for coloring

This could be great advice for our customers who might consider printing an adult coloring book with a local flavor... 

 

Articles referenced in this section can be found here.

In the User Group
From our "Worth Reading" section:
 
Your livelihood depends on your ability to put out your product.  Have you created a plan that ensures product will still be run if an unforeseen circumstances occur? 

"Establishing reciprocal agreements, creating call lists and ensuring system back-ups are better put into place before a disaster happens, instead of digging your way out of trouble after the fact," states an article from Editor & Publisher (link placed on our forum) that outlines how one plant took the time to plan for the smallest (IT system goes out) to largest (total plant shutdown) emergency.
 
Also:
 
10 Killer Reasons Why Brands Should Be Using Print.  A link to interesting insights and ideas that can be used as selling points when working with your customers.
Yankee Doodle Came to Town...
"Yankee Doodle came to town, riding on his pony; stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni..."

With versions dating from the mid 1700's, this pre-Revolutionary War song was originally sung by British military officers to mock the disheveled, disorganized colonial "Yankees" with whom they served in the French and Indian War. They sang it to make fun of the Yankee simpleton who thought he was stylish if he simply stuck a feather in his cap.
The term "macaroni" stemmed from an extreme fashion fad at the time where young men who wore outrageous "macaroni" wigs met together in "macaroni clubs". Later the members of these elitist clubs wore feathers in their hats, striped silk outfits, etc.
There were several versions of the song at the time, some having up to 16 verses aimed at a variety of well-known patriots, including John Hancock and George Washington. . The colonial troops created their own lyrics to aim back at the British, and verses flew back and forth between factions.
By 1881, Yankee Doodle had turned from being an insult to being a song of national pride. It has since gained fame in movies, books, products, and business.

Rick Guinn:   rickg@webpressllc.com  (Operations Manager)

John Trageser:   parts@webpressllc.com  (Parts Manager)

Gail Sampson:   gails@webpressllc.com  (Customer Support)

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