New Pre-press Specialist & Graphic Designer: Allison Barry

Date: January 30, 2012

We’re excited to announce the addition of Allison Barry to the Graphic Group production team. Allison has been working in the print production field for 10+ years and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Graphic Group.

Allison comes to us with her BS in Communications/Media from Fitchburg State where she also graduated as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar. Allison’s career began at Saltus Press in Worcester specializing in designing custom artwork for colleges around the country; while there she gained a vast knowledge of commercial printing ranging from traditional presses, web presses, custom packaging, promotional product imprinting and foiling. From there she moved onto Quick Print, Ltd. where she worked for 8 years as the sole graphic designer and prepress specialist. This allowed her to learn the printing process very intimately and perfect her prepress knowledge.

Allison has brought her knowledge of graphic design and prepress to us that encompasses large scale production down to small run digital. She looks forward to working with GG customers to perfect their files to get the best result via the printing process chosen.

Graphic Group Announces Green Initiative

Today’s business world is increasingly conscious of its environmental impact. Printing with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified papers and FSC certified printing plants has moved from activism to standard business practice. The Graphic Group has taken a leadership position in the growing trend toward more environmentally responsible print production.

We’ve developed a credible, sustainable program for ensuring your printed materials meet the highest environmental standards. Committed to sourcing FSC chain-of-custody certified papers and printing plants, we’ve developed systems and supplier relationships that enable us to provide green alternatives.

The Graphic Group is focused on providing both the highest value for environmently friendly print production, and the greatest expertise in helping determine where sustainable printing methods are appropriate for your print projects. In the coming weeks we’ll be posting further details on how interested Graphic Group clients can adopt environmentally responsible print production techniques.

New Sales Rep: Jay DiPanfilo

We’re excited to announce the addition of Jay DiPanfilo to the  Graphic Group sales team. Jay has built a successful sales career providing customer service at the highest level. We’re immediately impressed with his zeal for the sales process and willingness to go the extra mile.

Jay’s began his career selling for for Azonix Corp., specializing in industrial process control solutions for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Ascending to East Coast Regional Sales Manager, he worked closely with the US Navy to outfit the carrier fleet with custom ruggedized computer bridge and engine room displays.

Jay transferred to the print solutions business as a principle of Boston Electronic Documents, an office equipment dealership specializing in print and communications equipment. After ten years on the equipment side, Jay made the move to print product sales. Please join us in welcoming him to the Graphic Group sales team.

New Service: Internet Print Management

The Graphic Group launches its newest service, Internet Print Management (IPM), upholding our commitment to employ technology where it impacts the creation and procurement of print and promotional products.

Internet Print Management is a powerful web-based system that tightly integrates the design, print, storage, fulfillment, and delivery of a company’s printed material. The power of the system is realized by integrating the print buying process with the Graphic Group’s experienced print management team. We develop online templates of your company’s stationery and marketing material and present them via a custom web interface. The interface is then used to order and manage printed material. The templates are incredibly easy to use and equally versatile. They handle complex variable data marketing campaigns with the same grace as simple personalized business cards and letterhead.

Internet Print Management saves time and money managing printed material. Web integration smoothes the bumps in the print procurement road. To see the real power of Internet Print Management, navigate the online demo by clicking here.

Graphic Group Moves to Burlington

The Graphic Group is proud to announce that we have a new home. Our newly renovated offices are located at 203 Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington MA. The move is our fourth in thirteen years and is a long way from our original 150 sq/ft basement space in downtown Boston. We have been fortunate over the years. Consistent growth found our Woburn office literally bursting at the seams. We’d been searching for a permanent home and purchased a building in the heart of the technology belt in Burlington. The new space provides some needed elbow room and allows us to better support the warehousing and fulfillment needs of our Internet Print Management system.