Hundreds Attend Braintree Printing Open House: Printing and Graphics Pros Learn about Technologies in Digital Printing, Offset Printing, Book Printing and Bindery

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Braintree Printing, a digital printing and offset printing company based in Braintree, MA, recently hosted an open house for printing and graphic communications professionals. Printing professionals had the chance to network and see new printing technologies at the well-attended industry event.

Visitors were welcomed to Braintree Printing by a sign made on the company's new eco-friendly HP Design Jet L25500 printer.

"It was a terrific social event with food, drinks, raffles and leisure time to talk shop with people in our busy trade," said Corliss who planned the celebration as a networking night and a chance to learn about industry trends and new technology.

Around 150 printing and graphic communications professionals RSVP'd that they'd attend Braintree Printing's March 31st open house -- and 300 showed up. Braintree Printing owner Jim Corliss was pleased with the successful turnout at the company's Wood Road, Braintree, MA printing plant and said it's proof that the printing industry continues to thrive.

"It was a terrific social event with food, drinks, raffles and leisure time to talk shop with people in our busy trade," said Corliss who planned the celebration as a networking night and a chance to learn about industry trends and new technology.

Corliss said printing pros at the gathering hailed from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. They included printers, paper merchants, equipment dealers, printing employees and graphic communications professionals.

While the economic downturn has hit the U.S. printing industry hard, many businesses, such as Braintree Printing, have survived by incorporating digital and online technologies and diversifying services.

Corliss said collaboration within the industry -- sharing ideas and partnering on projects is also key. He praised the efforts of printing colleagues and his employees in making the open house such a well-organized success.

Braintree Printing staff, wearing white shirts embroidered with the company logo, greeted guests at the door. They bartended, served food and gave tours. Bindery crew demonstrated the company's newest acquisitions: a UV roller coater made by Fergesen Systems and a digital envelope printer from RENA.

Blue Hills Regional Technical School students were also on hand promoting Braintree Printing's apprenticeship training program.

Colleagues from numerous businesses, including Sappi Paper, Komori and DeBourke Company, donated raffle prizes. A $250 gift certificate to Boston's Capital Grille given by Xerox was won by Edward Figueroa of Kreate and Print, Norwood, MA. Two Red Sox tickets donated by Lindenmeyer Paper were awarded to Dave Spaulding of DAS Print Group, Manchester, NH.

Former Braintree Printing employee Martha Marsden of Marsden Creative photographed and videotaped the night's festivities.

About Braintree Printing
Braintree Printing provides offset and digital printing for printers and print brokers throughout the Northeast. Owned by Jim Corliss, Jerry Hogan and Jose Tafur, the 28-year-old company specializes in high-end 4 and 5 color offset printing and digital printing, book printing and various types of bindery. With $5.94 million in annual sales, Braintree Printing ranked 23rd nationwide and was the only Massachusetts printer on Quick Printing Magazine's 2010 Top 100 List. Braintree Printing operates 24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week in a 17,000 sq ft plant on Wood Road in Braintree, MA. For information, call 781-848-5300 or visit http://www.braintreeprinting.com.

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