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Announcing the implementation of another “green” initiative

Utilizing award-winning, proven technology, Nieman Printing will now be able to reduce the amount of blanket wash and cleaning solvents we purchase and the amount of waste those products produce. One of the main benefits from this process is reduced VOC generation and emission status. This new equipment is yet another cornerstone for Nieman Priting as we strive to be an environmentally responsible printing facility. 

Typically, one drum of virgin blanket wash used on the press results in about two drums of waste that must be disposed of.  By recycling that used blanket wash, we will be able to capture nearly all of the solvent to reuse resulting in  a 95% reduction of chemical waste! 

This new, off-press automated technology uses a multi-stage vacuum distillation process that separates blanket wash into its components at lower than normal evaporation temperatures. Any waste residues are self-contained within the unit, distilled water can be sent down the drain and the reclaimed solvent is ready to go back onto press with the addition of a recharge agent.

• Nieman Printing RECOGNIZED FOR PRINTING EXCELLENCE - 2012

The 23rd Annual Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica Graphex Awards recognized Nieman Printing of Dallas, Texas with 58 separate awards this year – including Best of Show Silver and the John Brodnax Judges Choice Award.

Top honors were received for two pieces Nieman printed for fashion clients: Best of Show Silver was awarded for the “Dickies 2012 Fall Look Book” and the John Brodnax Judges Choice Award was presented for the “J. Hilburn Fall Preview” piece – deemed one of the more unique and interesting entries in the competition. 

“The J. Hilburn piece was beautifully done.” said Graphex Judge Michael Klyn. “The midtones, the highlights - it’s all there.” 

In addition, Nieman Printing was awarded Best of Division 3 for the Dickies piece and received 11 Best of Category Awards and 44 Awards of Excellence for other pieces entered in the competition.

Graphex is an annual awards competition promoting print excellence. Consisting of four divisions and over 80 categories each, it provides a wide spectrum of opportunities for printers of all types and sizes to participate.  To ensure unbiased results, entries are judged by top graphic arts and print experts who are commissioned from outside the Association. After carefully critiquing the hundreds of entries, the judges’ final decisions are announced and presented at galas in Dallas and Kansas City, where entries are displayed in gallery settings.

Nearly 250 printing industry professionals attended the Dallas event, which was held at the Renaissance Hotel on April 25, 2012, with the Kansas City Graphex Gala slated for May 10 at the Madrid Theatre

For a complete list of  2012 Graphex Award winners visit http://www.piamidam.org/about-pia/graphex-awards

• Announcing WBE Certification

Nieman Printing, Inc. received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Council – Southwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Council Southwest, is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

About WBENC
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

• New 12-color Mitsubishi Perfector Online!
The newest addition to our plant is our 40-inch Mitsubishi 12-Color Perfector. Whether you need coffee-table-quality books, direct mail reply cards, annual reports or folding cartons this press achieves halfweb press productivity while maintaining unrelenting quality in color and registration. With multiple in-line capabilities for coating, double-coating and perfecting, and advanced drying/curing systems, this press also supports printing with conventional inks, hybrid inks with UV curing and in-line coating using water-based or UV coatings. With increased capacity and decreased turnaround time, this press delivers 16-page four-over-four or five-over-five brochures as easily as short-run catalogs or specialty jobs, such as labels or display packages.
• Intelligent Bar Code

In May 2011, one of the most significant postal changes in decades will become official. The Intelligent Mail® barcode will replace the current POSTNET™ barcode. This new barcode provides mailers several ways to increase the value of their mail. In addition to improved tracking and free address correction services, mailers who use the full-service barcode option can earn greater USPS® discounts on full-service qualified Intelligent Mail®.

Even though the new rules do not go into effect until May 2011, there are advantages to implementing the new barcode now.

1. Lower postage expenses.
Eventually, every mailer will need to make the switch. With the ability to save thousands of dollars or more each year by switching to Intelligent Mailing, why not switch now and start saving money today?

2. Access new value-added services.
With the Intelligent Mail® barcode, you can confirm mail delivery, track incoming remittance payments, receive automatic notifications when customers move and monitor USPS performance.

3. Avoid last-minute hassles.
By making the switch now, you can ensure your new barcodes are readable and formatted correctly. This can help avoid delays and potential penalties down the road.

Our mailing professionals are ready to help you assess your options and plan an Intelligent Mail® barcode switch that’s right for you. For more information, please contact Roger@NiemanPrinting.com.

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