John Roberts Ranked Among Leading North American Printers

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Minneapolis-Based Firm Listed in Graphic Arts Monthly Magazine's Top 101

The John Roberts Company, an industry leader in color management, was ranked among the largest print operations in the 26th annual listing of the top 101 North American printing companies published in the June 2008 issue of Graphic Arts Monthly magazine.

John Roberts ranked 80th on the list for 2008, based on financial information submitted in the annual survey taken by GAM. The listings include the most recent and previous year's fiscal sales.

"We're extremely proud of the strides that we've made over the last year and that includes our stake in promoting environmentally sound practices for the printing industry," says Michael Keene, President of The John Roberts Company.

As a full-service printing company, John Roberts offers a wide range of print platforms. From web printing on full and half-size presses to sheetfed printing, UV printing and digital printing, they deliver unparalleled format choices for its customers' printed materials. Their prepress department is loaded with state-of-the-art electronic imaging, platemaking and proofing capabilities operated by a team of industry-leading talent.

John Roberts' complete binding and finishing department offers customers the peace of mind of "under-one-roof" production for hundreds of different products. These services are highlighted by a top-notch CAD-driven die cutting department capable of turning your designs into real products for book covers, direct mail, pocket folders, packaging/folded cartons and more. They can also provide shipping, fulfillment and custom mailing for any project they produce.

The company's improved color management system, the GRACoL (General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset Lithography) G7 color calibration process, gives customers the capability of matching proof-to-press and press-to-press to ensure industry-leading color accuracy and cross-platform color matching.

Committed to environmental stewardship, last month John Roberts became the first printer in Minnesota to achieve tri-certifications from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.) and The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (The PEFC Council). The company previously received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (COC) certification through SmartWood, an FSC-accredited body.

John Roberts has also achieved carbon neutral status through its extensive environmental management system to recycle materials that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

About John Roberts : Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The John Roberts Company provides exceptional sheetfed and web printing, electronic prepress, folding, perforating and scoring, packaging and folded carton production, gluing and attaching, die-cutting, embossing and debossing, shrink wrapping and more. We are uniquely positioned to serve your needs, with our wide variety of printing and finishing services under one roof. Contact us today to discuss your next project.

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