IGI Earth Color Named Among 50 Fastest Growing Printers In U.S.

Eighth annual competition recognizes printing industry's top growers

June 28, 2001 -- New York, NY – IGI Earth Color was recently chosen as one of the top 50 fastest growing printers in the country by American Printer (Chicago), a business-to-business publication serving the graphic arts industry. IGI Earth Color ranked No. 3, with 246 percent growth over the past three years.

Now in its eighth year, American Printer's Top 50 Fastest Growing Printers competition honors graphic arts firms with outstanding growth during the past three years. Winners are selected based on percent of sales growth from 1998 to 2000. To be eligible, printers must have been in business for at least three years and have sales of more than $1 million during 2000. Participants entered by submitting a Top 50 form bound into American Printer's February 2001 issue or by downloading the form from its website, www.americanprinter.com. Winners were recognized in the June 2001 issue of American Printer.

"Profits in the printing industry are razor-thin, competition is fierce and technology is constantly changing. In such a tough environment, ranking among the top 50 fastest-growing printers in the U.S. is a testament to a printer's business savvy and innovative management skills," says Katherine O'Brien, editor of American Printer. "And while fast growth isn't always a reliable indicator of profitability, the advantages to ranking companies based on percentage of revenue growth are simplicity and objectivity."

"We're pleased to have been chosen as one of American Printer's top 50 fastest-growing printers," adds Robert Kashan, C.E.O. of IGI Earth Color. "We have grown because we exist to serve our clients."