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Ed Garvey, Chairman of The Garvey Group, selected for Printing Industry Hall of Fame

Press release from the issuing company

KBA North America, a global press manufacturer based in Dallas, Texas, proudly announces that Ed Garvey, president and CEO of The Garvey Group, and a long-time KBA customer, has been selected to be inducted into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame at a special gala on Monday Oct. 4, 2010 at the Hyatt McCormick Place Hotel during Graph Expo in Chicago. Garvey will be joined in the Hall of Fame by three additional honorees that evening.

“I am proud to be selected for the Printing Industry Hall of Fame,” says Garvey. “Our company was established three-generations ago and we continue to hold the values, service, and quality instilled in us over these past 91 years. However, we’ve been nimble to make changes as the industry and markets have evolved and we’ve responded with the best technology for our customers. I look forward to the event and I am deeply gratified. I accept this honor for my entire family and dedicated employees.”

The Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, which is co-sponsored by Printing Impressions and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School of Print Media, is inducting its 25th class of members into the Hall of Fame at Graph Expo 2010. The Silver Anniversary members will be inducted during the annual Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame Gala.

The Garvey Group is one of only two printers in the U.S. that operates two KBA Rapida 205 81-inch six-color sheetfed presses at its Niles, Ill. facility. The KBA Rapida 205 81-inc sheetfed press, awarded the prestigious PIA InterTech award, features a maximum sheet size of 59.5" x 81" running at a speed of 9,000 sheets per hour (sph). One of the presses is specially-configured with inline UV capabilities as well as a host of other features, such as a fully-automatic plate changer with lifting facility for loading and unloading of the plate holders on the tower guards, automatic blanket and impression cylinder washing systems, an in-line anilox coating system and IR, UV, or hybrid drying options. It also includes KBA's Densitronic quality control system. The ACR automatic camera register control system provides a simple method for operators to obtain fast color registration. The ACR uses a camera, an integrated PC and corresponding software. The camera is used to determine any register differences, and calculated correction values are then transmitted to the lateral, circumferential and diagonal register systems on the individual printing units.

The Garvey Group is a network of advertising, marketing, print production, support, and fulfillment divisions located in the Midwest and dedicated to the design, production, and distribution of graphic and electronic communication materials. Founded in 1919 and headquartered in Niles, Illinois, The Garvey Group has additional facilities in the Wisconsin cities of Sturtevant, Oak Creek, Racine, and Milwaukee. The Garvey Group’s growth has been driven by consistent ownership—three generations of Garveys—along with dedication to professionalism; utilization of the latest technologies; personal service; an eye for detail; and the quality, security, and accuracy of its work.

KBA North America is a member of the KBA Group, a leading global supplier of sheetfed, webfed, and digital offset presses located in Dallas, Texas. KBA is dedicated to excellence in printing technology. The company’s greatest satisfaction comes from helping its customers succeed by building presses that enable their businesses to prosper. From engineering through production, KBA’s focus is on people, providing flexible technology, customized printing solutions, and personal service to help its partners differentiate themselves and be successful today and in the future.