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Michigan's Printing Industry to Hold Exposition in April 1998

Monday, January 26, 1998

Jim Tobin
(517) 335-4590

Ink on Paper, a two-day exposition showcasing Michigan's printing industry.The exposition will be held at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15, 1998. The exposition will include seminars on important topics affecting the printing and publishing industry including global competition, award winning design, careers in printing, and strategies for increasing profits.Doug Rothwell, CEO and department director of the Michigan Jobs Commission, said that Michigan printers are perfectly positioned to compete in the global marketplace and businesses are expanding at record rates. "This summit will help draw attention to Michigan's leadership in the printing industry," Rothwell said.Expo attendees will be able to tour world-class printing and publishing companies in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area, and Borders Group, Inc., will conduct a session for publishers on how buyers review and select books from small press publishers. Also, executives from Quark, Georgia-Pacific Company,Pendell/Quebecor, Malloy Lithographing, and John Henry Company will make presentations on a variety of topics that cover the most up-to-date use of technology and trends affecting the industry.In addition to Borders Group, Inc., sponsors for the conference include Allied Bindery Co.; Braun-Brumfield Inc.; The John Christian Co.; Thomson-Shore, Inc.; University Lithoprinters Inc.; Valassis Communications, Inc.; Crain Communications, Inc.; The Printing Industries of Michigan; Malloy Lithographing; Washtenaw Development Council; Michigan Jobs Commission; and Detroit Regional Chamber.To obtain additional information or to register for Ink on Paper, contact Jenkins Group, Inc. at 800/706-4636. Attendee registration for the two-day event is $75; a single-day pass is $45; and single exhibit space starts at $350.