Hopkins Printing Announces Introduction of Digital Color Printing Capabilities

COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 23, 2006) – Hopkins printing has announced new digital color printing capabilities with the addition of a Kodak NexPress 2100 Plus. The NexPress offers a larger format and faster speeds than other digital presses and allows messages to be targeted to individuals in a 1-to-1 format that enables variable four-color printing at full speeds.


€œThe NexPress gives Hopkins a distinct advantage over the competition,€ says Jim Hopkins, president and CEO of Hopkins Printing. €œThis new system gives our customers a higher level of service on a short-run, full-color basis and allows for a variety of data color projects that were not previously available.€


Because of the short-run color printing capability at a competitive price, the NexPress fits a niche to better serve local print buyers. €œWe are printing a beautiful job on the first sheet out of the NexPress,€ says Roy Waterhouse, vice president of sales and marketing.


The NexPress 2100 Plus is a market leader in substrate types, sizes, weights and thickness. The press prints on coated or uncoated paper, textured stocks, labels and synthetics. It is also suited for postcards, fliers, brochures and multi-page documents.


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 Printing Receives 2005 Best Workplace in the Americas Award from PIA/GATF

COLUMBUS, OHIO (December 20, 2005) – Hopkins Printing, a Columbus-based commercial printing firm, is a recipient of the 2005 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards sponsored by Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF). A distinguished panel of human resources experts selected the 47 winners from graphic arts companies that demonstrated outstanding human relations efforts.


Hopkins Printing was selected for the award based on the following criteria:


  • Management practices
  • Work environment
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Recognition and awards
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Health and well-being programs
  • Financial security
  • Work-life balance


€œThe Hopkins management team strives to treat others as we would like to be treated,€ said Jim Hopkins, owner of Hopkins Printing. €œThis approach has worked well for us.€


€œOur employees spend a third of their day at work. If they can enjoy their time here €“ that€™s win-win for everyone,€ said Michelle Waterhouse, Director of Personnel.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheetfed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $15 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.


About PIA/GATF

PIA/GATF is a graphic arts trade association located in Sewickley, Penn., with 12,000 member companies.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Announces Installation of New Printing Press

COLUMBUS, OHIO (November 1, 2005) – Hopkins Printing has announced the installation of a sixth Heidelberg press for its pressroom.  The new press will enhance the company€™s printing capabilities while increasing efficiency and productivity.


The new Heidelberg press is a quarter-size, two-color press that runs high quality two color work. This press is ideal for producing one and two-color projects like flyers, postcards and sales sheets.


€œThis is a great compliment to our other Heidelberg presses,€ said Roy Waterhouse, vice president of sales and marketing of Hopkins Printing. €œWe are proud to honor our commitment to provide great quality at a competitive price.€


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheetfed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $15 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 Printing Expands System with Kodak Digimaster E125 Print System

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 12, 2005) – Hopkins Printing has expanded its capabilities with the introduction of the new Kodak Digimaster E125.


The Digimaster E125 print system delivers high-quality monochrome printing at 125 ipm and excellent image quality at 600×600 dpi.


With a server-based control, the Digimaster E125 offers extremely fast processing speed that enables Hopkins Printing to achieve higher productivity, more flexibility and increased reliability.


The system features an extensive paper flexibility that gives 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 excited to be able to offer a press like this to our local customers,€ said Roy Waterhouse, vice president of sales and marketing. €œWith the ability to print at a high speed on a wide range of paper sizes, we can offer a better quality at a more competitive cost.€


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheetfed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $15 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

Hopkins Printing Awarded Recognition Communities in Schools

COLUMBUS, OHIO (December 3, 2004) – Hopkins Printing, a Columbus-based commercial printing firm, was presented with an award by representatives from Communities in Schools on Thursday, October 28. The award was to thank the company for its dedicated support to Communities in Schools and in particular, Cassady Elementary School.


Hopkins Printing became a community partner for Cassady Elementary School. They help by providing paper for art classes, after-school programs and extra copying that needs done at the school.


€œWe recognize that children are our future and we are proud to help those right here in our neighborhood,€ said Jim Hopkins, president and CEO of Hopkins Printing. €œBecause Cassady is an alternative school focusing on math and science, two very important areas of study for our industry, we are especially excited to contribute anything we can.€


The school and students have not been shy to show their gratitude. Students sent Hopkins a €˜thank-you€™ book for all of their help.


€œThe consistent support of Hopkins Printing at Cassady Elementary shows a true commitment to the academic success of the students. Hopkins exemplifies the community-school relationship that Communities in Schools seeks to foster,€ says Sara Neikirk, Communities in Schools Executive Director.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheetfed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $14 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. Jim Hopkins, president and CEO of the company received the 2004 Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame Award that is presented by Junior Achievement of Central Ohio.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Jim Hopkins Inducted into Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS, OHIO (November 11, 2004) – Jim Hopkins, President and CEO of Hopkins Printing, a Columbus-based commercial printing firm, was inducted as a Laureate into the Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 4, at the 18th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony.


The hall of fame program sponsored by Junior Achievement of Central Ohio recognizes excellence in leadership. Junior Achievement, the volunteer organization that serves as a bridge between youth and business in Central Ohio, chooses inductees that exemplify the characteristics Junior Achievement targets for development in its students including determination, high ethical standards and leadership.


€œJim displays the type of entrepreneurial spirit, relentless drive and community leadership with which we are proud to be associated,€ said Michael Schoedinger, President of Junior Achievement of Central Ohio. €œHe sets a great example with his passion, leadership and people skills.€


€œI am incredibly honored to be inducted into such a significant Hall of Fame,€ says Hopkins. €œIt is extremely important that business leaders remember that they are serving as examples for future generations of entrepreneurs. If we could teach young people one thing, it would be that a good person makes a good businessperson. If they practice a good work ethic, their leadership will come naturally.€


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheetfed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $14 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

Hopkins Printing Announces Installation of New Printing Press

COLUMBUS, OHIO (October 20, 2004) – Hopkins Printing has announced the installation of a fifth Heidelberg press for its pressroom.


The new press is a full-size four-color press with an aqueous coater. Its advanced technology allows it to run four colors plus coating in-line or run two colors on two different sides of the sheet in a single pass.


The Heidelberg press is equipped with the latest features to increase speed and quality. In-line ink dispensers and an on-press scanning spectrophotometer have been added to allow the pressman to scan the color bars on the sheet and have the press do automatic updates for color consistency.


€œWe are excited to be able to offer a press like this to our local customers,€ said Roy Waterhouse, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. €œWith this being a four-color instead of a six-color press, we can offer Heidelberg quality at a more competitive cost.€


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheetfed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $14 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

Hopkins Printing Receives Highest Award in Print Excellence

COLUMBUS, OHIO (August 31, 2004) – Hopkins Printing, a Columbus-based commercial printing firm, recently received a Benny, the highest honor in the 2004 Premier Print Awards. The company€™s entry Sutphen Corporation Brochure was the winning item.


Competing against 4,400 entries from printing and graphic arts firms from around the world, the Benny recognizes the top entry in each category.


€œThe Benny winners represent the very best our industry has to offer,€ said President and CEO of Printing Industry of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) Michael Makin. €œThe competition is quite fierce and through hard work and dedicated craftsmanship, Hopkins Printing produced an award winning piece.€


The Premier Print Awards are the printing industry€™s oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition, hosted by PIA/GATF. In its 55th year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of print communications. The event promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the best in print media.


€œWe are honored to be recognized for a Benny,€ said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Roy Waterhouse. €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 $14 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

Hopkins Printing Announces New Equipment Purchase First in Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO (July 23, 2004) – Hopkins Printing is the first commercial sheetfed printer in the Central Ohio area to have a large format high-speed letterpress. Hopkins Printing recently installed the Brausse High Performance Automatic Diecutter.


This piece of equipment allows for long run diecutting, scoring and perforating. The Brausse has the ability to do long run pocket folder jobs, and an automated folder gluer, Hopkins can do pocket folders easier and with more accuracy.


€œTo be the first sheetfed printer in Central Ohio to have a sophisticated letterpress of this type is great for our existing and growing customer base,€ said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Roy Waterhouse. €œAdding this new piece of equipment is part of our overall strategy to build a Smart Factory with the latest technology.€


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheetfed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $14 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

Hopkins Printing Installs the MBO Navigator

COLUMBUS, OHIO (May 2004) – Hopkins Printing is on the move again. We have installed the latest technology in the area of automated folding – the MBO Navigator. This is a full-size folder with a computerized set up. Instead of setting up the folder manually, the operator tells the computer what type of fold and the computer, with small electronics, sets up the folder. A 45-minute set up can now be done much quicker – saving you time and money.


This is another step in our journey to having a “Smart Factory.” With the intelligent front end, you can see our philosophy of investing in the future in order to remain a strong supplier for decades to come.


This is part of a larger strategy that will allow us to take electronic data at the beginning of a project and use that to set up prepress layouts, inking and feeder setups on press, cutting, folding and stitcher setups and finally to package and produce shipping paperwork that is accurate.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheetfed commercial printer in Central Ohio with over $14 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