Pictorial Offset

Pictorial Offset Honored By EPA With Environmental Award
April 1, 2007

Carlstadt, NJ, April 2007 - Commercial printer Pictorial Offset Corporation has announced that it’s managing partners, Donald, Gary and Lester Samuels, along with Pictorial Offset Corporation have been selected to receive a 2007 US EPA Environmental Quality Award for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing the environmental quality in our region. The Environmental Quality Award is the highest recognition presented to the public by the EPA. Award recipients come from all sectors of our community, including nonprofit, environmental, and community groups, individual citizens, environmental education and business organizations and members of the news media. EPA honored this year’s Environmental Quality Award recipients

Paper Industry Reps Gather for Environmental Seminar
October 1, 2006

Representatives from all facets of the North American paper and print world convened in Philadelphia to discuss the growing push for more environmental responsibility industry-wide. “Leadership in Paper, Print, Design and the Environment,” a day-long session, held on Oct. 11 just a blocks away from Independence Hall, where paper played a key role in the drafting and signing of both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, saw a slate of more than a dozen speakers present how each was contributing to an increased environmental awareness in the paper field. Derek Smith, of Derek Smith & Associates, arranged and moderated the one-time event. The Washington-based consultant

Pictorial Offset Corp. Is First Printer to Achieve SFI Chain-of-Custody Certification
September 1, 2006

Carlstadt, NJ, August 16, 2006 (Press release) -- Commercial printer Pictorial Offset Corporation announces that it is the first printer in the world to achieve Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) chain-of-custody certification. Pictorial Offset Corporation was recently certified as the only SFI chain-of-custody printer in the world by SGS -- the same accrediting body that certifies for the International Standards Organization. After an intense audit procedure in July, Pictorial Offset was awarded the certification. According to Gary Samuels, Managing Partner of Pictorial Offset Corporation, “This SFI certification continues to exhibit our commitment to our customers, our employees, our community and our world. These audits

Pictorial Offset Corporation Becomes Carbon-Neutral Through the Conservation Fund
August 1, 2006

Carlstadt, NJ, August 7, 2006—Commercial printer Pictorial Offset Corporation has announced that it has taken steps to reduce its carbon-emission footprint on the earth to zero. Lester Samuels, managing partner of Pictorial Offset Corporation, states, “One of the greatest challenges that we face as responsible corporate leaders is taking action to affect change in the face of pending danger. Climate change has become one of the largest environmental issues of this century, and global warming is one such danger that requires resourcefulness on the part of corporate leaders. Pictorial Offset continues to take giant steps in ‘doing the right thing’ by affecting positive change

Rainforest Alliance to Honor Pictorial Offset at Upcoming Gala
February 1, 2006

Carlstadt, NJ -- February 7, 2006 -- Pictorial Offset Corporation, the largest privately-owned, single-facility commercial printer in the United States, will be recognized for its environmental stewardship policies and practices at the 16th Annual Rainforest Alliance Gala, May 17, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Rainforest Alliance Gala celebrates sustainable forestry, agriculture and tourism and will present Pictorial ·Offset Corporation with its Award for Corporate Sustainable Standard-Setter. The mission of the Rainforest Alliance is to protect ecosystems, and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.&031; Companies, cooperatives

New Book Printed on Paper Generated By Windpower
February 1, 2006

Philadelphia, PA -- February 17, 2006 -- A new book "The Art of Liberty: A Tour of the Exhibitions and Collections of the National Liberty Museum" has been produced using 10 tons of &031;Mohawk paper produced using Wind Power. The book was printed by Carlstadt, N.J.-based Pictorial Offset Corporation. Pictorial Offset received a Certificate of Wind Energy Allocation from the Mohawk Paper Mills for showing their support of sustainable energy by purchasing 10 tons of blue-white matte 100-pound text paper.&031; The paper was manufactured with wind-generated electricity for the 130-page "The Art of Liberty" book. "This is an example of how commercial printers

Pictorial Offset Receives SmartWood Re-certification
January 1, 2006

Carlstadt, NJ -- January 24, 2006 -- Pictorial Offset Corporation, a privately owned commercial printer has been re-certified by SmartWood, an independent auditing organization, as meeting the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) chain-of-custody requirements. The SmartWood division of the Rainforest Alliance performed the re-certification audit and observed the practices in place at Pictorial's purchasing, warehouse and shipping departments. A review of the records from the past year, a tour of the facility and interviews with key purchasing and compliance officers were also included in the audit. Special areas of excellence were noted in Pictorial's inventory tracking and documentation processes. Gary Samuels, managing partner of

What It Takes to Be a Leader
October 1, 2005

The 2005 PrintMedia Hall of Fame inductees reveal how they got where they are today. Almost 20 years ago, PrintMedia began honoring print production executives for outstanding achievements by creating the PrintMedia Hall of Fame. The honor is bestowed upon a select group of individuals in publishing and advertising print production. Industry peers make nominations, and inductees are then chosen based on their individual achievements and contributions to the industry. This year's inductees to the PrintMedia Hall of Fame are truly worthy of this honor. Each has worked tirelessly in his or her career to adhere to the highest standards, and the industry is all

Reversal of Fortune
April 1, 2004

Online reverse auctions are transactions where one buyer and many sellers auction over the Internet, and bids decrease ('reverse') over time. Use of reverse auctions is growing. People are purchasing major printing services, under the false assumption that excess costs in the system are taken out, and that the traditional marketplace is inefficient. The printing industry has seen margins erode significantly over the past few years. Implementing the use of online reverse auctions is, at best, spurring artificial competition. Our data, compiled from two years of bidding online, indicates 50% of winning bidders are, ultimately, not awarded the work. The end result is a