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Nancy Plowman Associates Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

BURLINGTON, MASS -- June 6, 2006 – Nancy Plowman Associates, Inc. (NPA), considered to be the leading graphic arts tester of printing supplies and paper, today announced the celebration of their 20th anniversary. Incorporated in 1986, NPA has built their reputation as the “printer’s problem solver” and has systematically risen to become the leading graphic arts testing and consulting service in the commercial printing industry. Today, the company specializes in: · Helping commercial printers identify and remedy print-quality and print-production related issues; · Comparing and contrasting combinations of inks, papers, and presses for specific printing projects; · Serving commercial printers, publishers, and paper mills, as well as suppliers of inks, papers, and presses in determining how their offerings will work with other offerings and suppliers. For 20 years, NPA has helped service providers and suppliers by analyzing the many components of the offset printing process. This includes, but is not limited to inks, papers, aqueous and UV coatings, adhesives, fountain solutions, blankets, and the chemical additives to the printing system. The company also works to prevent issues before they become production calamities. NPA also develops and utilizes its own line of print testing equipment and materials, and have distributed literally 1000’s of inexpensive “Print Analysis Sample Kits” to help printers document possible press issues. NPA is also the producer and distributor of the “Trouble-Shooting Checklist for Sheet Fed and Web Presses” which can be found adorning the sides of over 1000 presses nationwide. The kits and checklists are available by contacting NPA directly. Printer Quote “We’ve been using Nancy Plowman Associates as our testing arm for ink, fountain solution and papers for well over fifteen years,” noted Charlie Foell, Pressroom Manager, Lane Press. “In printing, we deal with many variables at once [ink, papers, fountain solutions, blankets, presses…]. In many cases, NPA lets us know what’s going to happen on press before it does. Simply stated, they have been a critical and determined resource that has consistently been able get to the heart of ‘print system’ problems. They not only save us from wasting precious on-press time, but gobs of money. They are consummate professionals, and ‘the’ heavy hitter that every printer needs to succeed.” Nancy Plowman Quote “Twenty years is certainly a milestone and we’re proud of the many companies we’ve been able to serve,” noted Nancy Plowman, President and Founder, NPA. “We’re fortunate enough to call many of the largest printers and publishers our customers. In addition, major paper companies and paper mills often employ NPA to aid in establishing in-house testing facilities and procedures to test ink and paper in production environments. And we’re often hired by Insurance firms and legal offices as professional experts in disputes pertaining to the graphic arts and printing industry. We look forward to the next 20 years.”




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