Hopkins Printing Earns G7 Color Certification

COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 4, 2009) – Hopkins Printing continues to move forward with the achievement of G7 Master Printer Certification from IDEAlliance. This certification demonstrates the ability to print to gray balance standards, which improves the printing quality and consistency of a product.


Hopkins is not only G7 certified, but is classified as a Master Printer by IDEAlliance due to having all their printing presses certified with the G7 process. This applies to all four multicolor offset presses and their NexPress digital press. Press sheets from each
device match the proof and match each of the other presses.


Hopkins Printing achieved G7 certification after a complete audit and inspection of its printing processes at their facility in Columbus. The certification verifies that Hopkins Printing has been able to develop and manage the difficult process of critical color consistency.


The IDEAlliance works with organizations around the globe to establish these high standards. “It is a great validation of all that our people have done with constantly improving the processes that result in great printing.” said Jim Hopkins, the President of Hopkins Printing.


By becoming G7 certified, Hopkins Printing is part of a select few printing companies in Ohio and in the country that are able to perform to this high standard. Hopkins has always worked hard to continually improve their processes. “This is one more way we are able to improve what we do for our valued customers.” said Roy Waterhouse, V.P. of Sales & Marketing.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio. Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned company that has been in business for over 30 years. Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Expands the Bindery with a New MBO Navigator K800 Folder

COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 9, 2008) – Hopkins Printing has improved its capabilities with the new MBO Navigator K800 folder.


The new folder is the fastest folder on the floor at Hopkins Printing. It offers the ability to fold up to 13,000 sixteen page signatures per hour, which is 60% faster than our other folders.


€œWe are happy to have another great folder from MBO in our bindery department,€ said Roy Waterhouse, vice president of sales and marketing. €œThis gives us more capacity to produce better printing and get it to the client quicker.€


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $17 million in annual sales. Hopkins Printing is a 100 percent employee-owned company that has been in business for over 29 years. The company has been named Best Workplace in Americas by Printing Industry of America, as well as received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Expands Digital Printing with Kodak Digimaster EX150 Print System

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 4, 2008)

Hopkins Printing has improved its capabilities with the new Kodak Digimaster EX150.


The Digimaster EX150 is the fastest black and white printer in the Digimaster line-up. It prints at 150 pages per minute or 9,000 pages per hour.


The machine offers paper flexibility that gives our customers the ability to print at a high speed on a wide range of paper sizes, weights and finishes, including heavy and glossy stock.


€œWe are happy to have another hi-speed Digimaster in our digital printing department,€ said Roy Waterhouse, vice president of sales and marketing. €œNow with the ability to have two outstanding machines, we can offer a greater range of flexibility to our customers.€


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $17 million in annual sales. Hopkins Printing is a 100 percent employee-owned company that has been in business for over 29 years. The company has been named Best Workplace in Americas by Printing Industry of America, as well as received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Named Best Workplace in the Americas

Columbus, Ohio (January 15, 2008) – Hopkins Printing recently was named a Best Workplace in the Americas in 2007 for its high level of human resources practices. This year marks the eighth year of the Best Workplace in the Americas program, which honors printing companies that provide a superior work environment.


€œIt€™s an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that offers a superior workplace,€ said Jim Hopkins, president and CEO of Hopkins Printing. €œBeing a 100 percent employee-owned company gives us a unique perspective on the value of each and every person on our team.€


The award, which is given by the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), is chosen by a panel of highly respected HR professionals with decades of experience in the graphic arts industry. All of the winning companies actively demonstrate to employees that they care about their work environment, their personal goals and ambitions, as well as the needs of the company.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Management practices
  • Work environment
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Financial security
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Work-Life balance
  • Recognition and rewards
  • Health and wellness programs


€œBest Workplace in the Americas winners routinely recognizes that success is generated in many ways, and importantly, through their employees. Congratulations to Hopkins Printing,€ said president and CEO of Printing Industry of America/GATF, Michael Makin.


Headquartered in Sewickley, Pa., PIA/GATF is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association representing the industry with over 1 million employees.


About Hopkins Printing
Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $17 million in annual sales. Hopkins Printing is a 100 percent employee-owned company that has been in business for over 29 years. The company has been named Best Workplace in Americas by Printing Industry of America, as well as received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Earns Prestigious Environmental Certification

COLUMBUS, OHIO (November 2, 2007) – Hopkins Printing continues to demonstrate its commitment to environmentally responsible business practices by recently earning a prestigious certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).


Hopkins Printing achieved FSC certification after a complete audit and inspection of its printing facility in Columbus. The certification verifies that Hopkins Printing is part of a €œChain of Custody€ that tracks certified paper products from the forest to the printer and ensures that FSC-certified products originate from well-managed forests.


The FSC is an international organization that brings people together to find solutions that promote responsible stewardship of the world€™s forests. Proper forest management ensures that the harvest of timber and non-timber products maintains the forest’s biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes.


Hopkins Printing€™s Chain of Custody certification means that certain paper purchased by the company is segregated and documented as having originated in an FSC-certified forest, thereby giving Hopkins Printing the ability to produce environmentally responsible printed products by using FSC-certified paper. The company€™s clients may now choose to use FSC-certified paper and the FSC logo on their printed product to inform their customers of their choice to use forest-friendly paper stock.


€œWe take seriously our responsibility to a healthy environment for our children and grandchildren.€ said Jim Hopkins, president of Hopkins Printing. €œWe want to be part of an industry that is known for being a positive part of society.€

By becoming FSC certified, Hopkins Printing€™s plant is part of a larger picture of FSC-certified forests, mills, merchants and other printers who all choose to be environmentally conscious and stand against irresponsible forestry practices.


Hopkins has always worked hard to be an environmentally friendly printing company €“ soy based inks, recycled blanket wash, waste removal systems and a paper baler are just a few of their efforts.


About Forest Stewardship Council

The FSC is a non-profit organization that monitors logging procedures and works to eliminate logging accompanying practices such as habitat destruction, water pollution, displacement of indigenous people and violence against people and wildlife.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $17 million in annual sales. Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned company that has been in business for over 29 years, Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Rewards Employees with Stock Ownership Plan

COLUMBUS, OHIO (October 16, 2007) – Hopkins Printing has announced the formation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to recognize its employees€™ commitment to the company and as a way to advance its sustainable growth.


€œAs we considered the long-term future of the company and our employees, it seemed right to us that it be sold to our employees rather than to outside interests,€ said Jim Hopkins, president of Hopkins Printing. €œWithout the hard work and dedication of our employees, we would not have reached the success we have attained, nor would we have become one of the most award-winning printing companies in Central Ohio.


€œWhat better way for us to reward our employees?€


The plan enables employees to share in ownership and provides them with long-term retirement benefits. An ESOP operates through a trust to which a company sells part or all of its stock. The employees are beneficiaries of the trust.


Hopkins Printing€™s ESOP joins about 11,000 other ESOP plans operating in the United States. When the transaction is completed the company€™s ESOP will own 100 percent of the company, and the current management team will remain in place.


€œWith this sense of ownership and because the company€™s success will be reflected in the price of the stock the trust holds, the employees will want to see Hopkins Printing stay strong and continue to improve,€ said Roy Waterhouse, vice president of sales and marketing. €œThis decision reflects our tradition of caring for our employees and customers, and it increases what we are able to do for them.€


The ESOP reinforces Hopkins Printing€™s goal of providing employees with a great place to work. Companies with ESOPs in place are found, on average, to perform better than their non-ESOP counterparts.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $17 million in annual sales. Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned company that has been in business for over 29 years, Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Receives Multiple Awards in Print Excellence

COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 27, 2007) – Hopkins Printing, a Columbus-based commercial printing firm, recently received multiple printing awards from PIANKO (Printing Industry of Northern Kentucky and Ohio) and IAPHC (International Association of Printing House Craftsmen).


Competing against thousands of entries from printing and graphic arts firms from around the world, these awards recognize excellence in print on a statewide and national level.


From PIANKO, Hopkins received eleven gold, nine silver and four bronze awards. €œThese awards are the result of many people putting in hours of dedicated energy,€ said Roy Waterhouse, V.P. of Sales & Marketing.


From IAPHC, Hopkins received six gold, four silver, one bronze and two honorable mention awards. These were judged against entries from multiple countries including Africa, Australia, China, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Korea and Switzerland.


€œWe are honored to be recognized for these international honors,€ said President Jim Hopkins. €œWe work incredibly hard to please each customer and it€™s rewarding to be recognized for doing our job.€


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheetfed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $17 million in annual sales. Family-owned and operated for over 25 years, Hopkins has been named Best Workplace by Printing Industry of America for the past three years and has received both the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Leading Print Executive Inducted into 2006 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS, OHIO (October 26, 2006) – Hopkins Printing President/CEO Jim Hopkins was inducted into the 2006 Printing Impressions/Rochester Institute of Technology Printing Industry Hall of Fame Monday at the 19th Annual Gold Ink Awards Reception and Banquet in Chicago, Ill.


Each year four professionals from the printing and production industry in Canada and the United States are inducted into the Printing Impressions/RIT Hall of Fame. These individuals represent the best, and are honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the printing and publishing industries.


Upon graduating high school in 1959, Hopkins entered the U.S. Air Force. After serving the armed services, he entered a manufacturing job with a rolling bearing company, and then went to drafting school for two years. Harnessing his talents and skills learned through various trades, he opened a single press printing operation out of his garage. Progressing from quick printing to commercial printing, he turned Columbus, OH-based Hopkins Printing into a successful $16 million commercial printer.


Hopkins said growing up in a blue-collar family instilled a great work ethic in him that helped propel him into the business and become one of the best in the industry.


€œTo be considered one of the best in the industry is quite and honor, said Hopkins. €œIn some ways, I€™ve kind of lived the American Dream. I started a company in my garage and it€™s grown into a multimillion-dollar business.€


Prior to being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Hopkins€™ drive to succeed and hard work ethic have not gone unnoticed.  He was named a 2000 Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year for the Columbus/Central Ohio area; in 2001, he won the GATF Education Award of Excellence; and in 2005 he was inducted into the Junior Achievement Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame.


Hopkins is chairman of the Printing Industry Educational Foundation and has served on the board of his local PIA affiliate, PIANKO (Northern Kentucky and Ohio).  He€™s also involved with the Ohio Association of SkillsUSA, which sees industries partner with teachers and students to ensure the strength of future workforces.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $16 million in annual sales. Family-owned and operated for over 29 years, Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Key Note Speaker Leads Seminar at Hopkins Printing

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 21, 2006) – Daniel Dejan, National Print and Creative Specialist, lead €œDesigning For Print€, a seminar at Hopkins Printing on Mar. 30, 2006.


Dejan spoke regarding preparing digital art files so they flow smoothly through the printing company process. Hopkins had 38 of their customers in attendance for this informative and interesting seminar lead by Dejan.


Dejan has 30 years of experience as an award-winning graphic designer, art director, creative director, print production and buyer.  He is probably most notable as the Principal/Executive Creative Director of Dejan Associates, Inc., a marketing and sales support organization in Chicago and as the Senior Manager of Design and Production for Baxter Healthcare Corporation/Healthcare Communications Group.


With this experience, Dejan has applied his wide-ranging expertise by conducting workshops, seminars, and delivering key-note speeches for design, advertising and print production groups throughout the United States for the past twenty years.


€œWe were really excited to have Daniel Dejan speak to our customers,€ said Jim Hopkins, CEO of Hopkins Printing. €œHe has an excellent background in design and is extremely knowledgeable.  We hope to have him back to speak on many other topics.€


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $16 million in annual sales. Family-owned and operated for over 29 years, Hopkins has been named Best Workplace by Printing Industry of America and has received both the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Plant Manager Receives Craftsman of the Year Award

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 18, 2006) – Hopkins Printing is pleased to announce its plant manager, Terry Remaly as €œCraftsman of the Year€, awarded by The Columbus Club of Printing House Craftsmen.


The Craftsman of the Year award is presented annually by The Columbus Club of Printing House Craftsmen, in recognition of industry leadership and contributions to the craftsman who best exemplifies the ideals, spirit and standards of craftsmanship.


Remaly began his printing career in high school where he was a part of Central High School€™s vocational printing program. He also used his free time to assist in printing projects for Columbus Public Schools. Remaly later served for two years as a pressman and supervisor for the United States Air Force.


In addition, Remaly held positions as a web pressman and sheetfed pressman at Columbus Bank Note and Prestige Printing before he moved to J.F. Hopkins & Associates, now Hopkins Printing, in 1985.


In his 20 years at Hopkins Printing, Remaly has held positions as pressman, pressroom supervisor and his current position as plant manager.


€œTerry has played a huge part in the success of this company,€ said Jim Hopkins, CEO of Hopkins Printing. €œWe are proud to have such a hard-working man as a part of our team.  He is much deserving of this award and we congratulate him on this remarkable achievement.€


Remaly has an associates degree in Graphic Arts from the Columbus Technical Institute and has been a member of the Columbus Craftsman€™s Club for 15 years, holding positions of Bulletin editor, vice president and president.  As president, Remaly initiated a giving program at Hopkins Printing for the Homeless Families Foundation. Remaly has also served as the statewide coordinator of Skills Ohio Graphic Communications program for the past five years. He spends many hours giving tours and sharing his knowledge with graphic arts students from Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), Columbus State University and numerous central Ohio vocational schools.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $16 million in annual sales. Family-owned and operated for over 29 years, Hopkins has been named Best Workplace by Printing Industry of America and has received both the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com