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Bentley Graphics and Rowland Printing join forces to become BentleyRowland

Friday, May 28, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Philadelphia, PA. - Two suburban Philadelphia printers, Bentley Graphics of Pottstown, Pa. and Rowland Printing of Phoenixville, Pa. announced today they have joined forces to become BentleyRowland. The new enterprise offers Offset, Packaging, Digital and Direct Mail solutions as well as the mid-Atlantic's only High Definition UV (HDUV) press. HDUV is a revolutionary, green printing process that produces amazingly vivid colors on uncoated paper; extraordinary detail on all substrates; and never-before-seen special effect coatings-all with no environmental impact. Earlier this month, the Graphic Arts Association of Philadelphia recognized the HDUV process by awarding BentleyRowland the "best-in-show" Power of Print Award at their annual NeoGraphics Awards, the highest honor given to regional printing companies.

"The future of printing is HDUV, and only BentleyRowland has it," says Jim Rowland, President of BentleyRowland. "This technology, along with our digital, packaging and direct mail capabilities, gives our clients the options they need, whether their priority is speed, savings, sustainability, or all of the above." Rowland adds that while many other area printers are closing their doors, BentleyRowland is uniquely positioned for growth, in part because of its long-term relationships with clients, but also because of its new services and technology, including HDUV, variable data printing, and data-based marketing solutions.

BentleyRowland is the only printer in the mid-Atlantic, and one of just a handful across the United States, that can produce High Definition Ultraviolet (HDUV) printing, which combines two powerful technologies:  ultraviolet printing and high definition "stochastic" screening. Recognized by the EPA as the greenest printing process available today, UV printing utilizes the photo initiators in UV inks to instantly cure the ink to paper or substrate when exposed to UV light as it passes through the press. This eliminates the VOC's (volatile organic compounds) and HAP's  (hazardous airborne particles) found in all conventional inks, including soy inks. Also, items printed with UV are easier to recycle because to separate the ink from the paper requires less power and few chemicals.

In addition to the environmental benefits of HDUV, the instant bonding of the ink produces vivid color on offset paper as well as the ability to print on all sorts of plastics and other substrates ideal for packaging, including uneven surfaces like 100% recycled paper and paper board packaging applications. UV is also a time saver in that sheets are ready to go into the bindery as son as it comes off the press. The High Definition part of the HDUV printing process is BentleyRowland's screening technology that utilizes much smaller dots that can be placed where needed, not randomly, to yield significantly greater detail.

"HDUV printing is a no-brainer when you consider all of the benefits," explains Jamie Bentley of BentleyRowland. "No other process allows for such great quality and flexibility with no environmental impact."

Bentley Graphics was founded in 1960 in Pottstown. Rowland Printing was founded in 1970 in Phoenixville. Together as BentleyRowland, the company employs 45 and serves accounts throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. Clients include area banks, art and auction houses, museums, hospitals, law firms, designers and agencies, and more. The company will be hiring in the third and fourth quarters of 2010.

In addition to HDUV printing, BentleyRowland offers a full range of traditional printing services, digital services, packaging, a direct mail lettershop, finishing, and fulfillment. BentleyRowland also provides a fully sustainable printing experience-from FSC certified paper sourcing to UV printing to recycling initiatives-and is triple certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).




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