Unisource Worldwide Awards Challenge Grant to The Print Council to Promote Print Industry
(Press Release) WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2010—The Print Council is pleased to announce that the Unisource Worldwide Matching Challenge Grant has resulted in $100,000 of new financial support from the industry—as well as 15 new supporters to the council ranks.
According to Print Council Executive Director Ben Cooper, "We are thankful for the support of Unisource and pleased that many current sponsors and first-time supporters have participated in this grant process. This additional support will fund new initiatives as well as support the ongoing programs of The Print Council, such as the Print in the Mix clearinghouse of print market research and the successful Print Delivers seminars."
"This challenge grant program was designed for the print and paper sector with one primary goal in mind - to unify around the promotion of the industry so everyone benefits in the long run," said Unisource CEO Al Dragone. "With this additional funding, I am confident that The Print Council will continue to strengthen its efforts to support paper-based communications. They will offer ongoing programs to educate both our own printing industry as well as the creative design, media and marketing communities about why it's a sound decision to continue to include print in their overall marketing mix," Dragone said.
The Print Council thanks the following long-time supporters for their additional contributions: Appleton Coated; HBP Inc.; MSP Digital Marketing, LLC; NewPage; Stern's Printing and Engraving Co.
In addition, The Print Council thanks and welcomes these new supporters for their generous contributions: AIPPM; Bennett Graphics; Canvas Magazine; CRW Graphics; Dome Printing; Hewlett Packard; IPW; Millmar Paper; Neenah Paper; PennLitho; PrintingForLess.com; ProGraphics; Suttle Straus Inc.; Think Patented; West Linn Paper Company.
About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., (www.unisourceworldwide.com) is a leading independent marketer and distributor of commercial printing and business imaging papers, packaging systems and facility supplies and equipment in North America. Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., Unisource is one of the largest private companies in the United States and offers the most comprehensive suite of products and services in the industry. With approximately 5,000 Team Members—including sales, customer service and technical support specialists; approximately 85 distribution centers; and a fleet of "Big Red" trucks—Unisource Worldwide can deliver what your business needs when and where you want it - locally, regionally and nationally.
About The Print Council
Through education, awareness, market development, advocacy and research, The Print Council serves the industry to develop, maintain and increase the market for printed materials. The Print Council can be contacted through Ben Cooper, Executive Director, at (202) 973-5977, by e-mail at email@example.com on the web at www.theprintcouncil.org. Print in the Mix clearinghouse of print media effectiveness is freely available at www.printinthemix.com.
PLATINUM SPONSORS: Global Paper Solutions; Heidelberg USA; Japs-Olson; Kodak; Leo Burnett USA; NAK Marketing Communications; NewPage; Sappi Fine Paper; The Williamson Companies; Unisource; U.S. Postal Service; Xerox
GOLD SPONSORS: Broadford & Maloney Inc.; Hewlett Packard; International Paper; Mohawk Fine Papers
SILVER SPONSORS: Appleton Coated LLC; IWCO Direct; Mossberg & Co.; Neenah Paper; PrintingforLess.com; The John Roberts Company, Think Patented
BRONZE SPONSORS: Alcorn Printing Group; Classic Graphics Inc.; Colorado Printing Co.; CRW Graphics; Custom Data Imaging Corp.; Dome Printing; EFI; HBP Inc.; Hickory Printing Group Inc.; Jet Lithographic Inc.; Lawton Printing; Lecta North America; MSP Digital Marketing; New Direction Partners; Panaprint Inc.; PennLitho; PrintWest; Security Press; Stern's Printing & Engraving; Suttle Straus Inc.; The P.A. Hutchison Company; Valassis; Westamerica Graphics; Whitmore Group; Wisco Envelope
ASSOCIATES: AIPPM; Arizona State University; Cal Poly; CUNY; Cygnus Business Media; DMA; EDSF; EMA; GAA; Graphic Communications World; Group M; HSPR; IAPHC; IdeaAlliance; InfoTrends; Kean University; Liberty or Death Communications; Media Ink; MFSA: NAPIM; NAPL; North American Publishing; NPES; NPTA; NYU; OutputLinks; PennWell; PIASC; PICA; PINE; Press+; Penton Media; Print Buyers Online; Printer's NW Trader; Printing Industries of America; Printing Industries Alliance; Reed Business; RIT; Rogers Media; TAGA; WhatTheyThink.com; Xplor International
- Appleton Coated
- Group M
- Heidelberg USA
- InfoTrends / CAP Ventures
- International Paper
- Japs Olson Co.
- Mohawk Fine Papers
- Neenah Paper Co.
- North american publishing co.
- Panaprint Inc.
- Sappi Fine Paper
- Stora Enso
- The John Roberts Co.
- The Print Council
- U.S. Postal Service
- Xerox Corp.