(Dateline: Radlett, St. Albans, England)
This report comes to you from our press in England where I'm having discussions with Frank Brown, David Gunn, Gordon Graham, the Press Manager, and his team.
Periodic visits to our press are a must, just as with our printers in the United States where we find it necessary to visit many times a year to keep things to our liking. Some people are surprised to learn that we have several full-time coordinators who work with our printers. Their job is to make sure our publications are printed correctly, to specifications and on time. We deal with over 20 different printers in the United States alone. With a yearly budget of over $5 million dollars that's a lot of paper and ink!
This trip was long overdue; my first in nearly a year and a half. Much of our U.S. printing requirements are produced here in England, then shipped to New York for distribution, so a very close working relationship is vital.
—Roger Lippross, Publishing Services