SE Speaks at 2019 Print UV Conference
Southeastern Speaks at 2019 Print UV Conference
Congratulations to Christine Bitner, our Director of Operations in Miami, who recently spoke at the Print UV Conference in Las Vegas about making the leap into UV and LED printing. Christine discussed the time-saving benefits the company is experiencing since installing a Komori 8-color press and how LED UV ink technology is a game changer in the world of perfecting presses.
Southeastern’s Inspire Wins Gold
Southeastern’s Inspire Wins Gold
Inspire, Southeastern’s quarterly publication celebrating our clients, recently won a Gold Addy in the American Advertising Federation’s 2019 ADDY Awards. Gold winners are automatically sent to the national competition level. Inspire is printed four-color process on McCoy Silk #100 text and features a unique fold that opens to reveal a poster on the backside.
“We’re thrilled that our publication is being honored by such a prestigious organization” said Darcey Thompson, Director of Marketing.
Inspire was previously honored by the Printing Association of Florida with a 2018 Best of Category Award in the Florida Print Awards.
Expanding our Offerings in 2019
Welcome 2019! Expanding our Offerings
With a major infusion of capital into our business, Southeastern announces upgrades in the form of speed, power, and grit.
Welcome Komori! A new 8-color perfector press is being installed as you read this. What this means to you is two-sided printing in one pass, and at speeds of up to 30,000 printed sides per hour, on a variety of substrates and thicknesses. UV LED inks offer robust color reproduction coupled with unsurpassed drying times. These performance enhancements mean your jobs will be printed and finished faster than ever before.
Additionally, our digital department has been expanded with 3 new Xerox digital presses that now feature spot colors, metallic gold, silver and clear dry inks and the ability to print on substrates up to 24-point thicknesses.
Kicking off the year with a suite of enhancements to improve our product offerings, we’ve added packaging to our suite of services. Custom boxes for a variety of products are in high demand, and our new high-speed Heidelberg ProMatrix die cutter is the perfect solution for the discerning client. From concept through completion, we’ll design, print, manufacture, and finish your custom, folded carton boxes.
Mail processing times will receive a major boost in efficiency with a Flowmaster High Speed Inserter. And lastly, a Duplo Slitter/Cutter will improve finishing times, and a top-of-the-line Graphtec cutting plotter will make light work of intricate cuts in our wide format department.
Contact your Southeastern Sales Executive today for more information.
SE Ranked 3rd in SFBJ’s Book of Lists
Southeastern Places 3rd in South Florida Business Journal’s Commercial Printers List
The South Florida Business Journal recently published their annual Top Commercial Printers List and Southeastern is number three in the area. In the article, Don Mader, CEO, discusses diversification and our unwavering focus on brand stewardship.
Click here to view full article.
SE Honored at House of Hope Awards
Southeastern Honored at House of Hope Awards
Southeastern was recently honored for their partnership with the House of Hope, a nonprofit agency that provides food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, information, and life-changing case management services to Martin County residents in need. Chuck Gerardi and Darcey Thompson were present to receive the award on behalf of Don Mader, CEO.
“Southeastern is proud to serve the community in which we live,” said Don Mader. “We continually look for ways to enhance the lives of our associates, our clients, and our community. #southeasterncares
SE Wins Silver Award in 2018 Sappi
Southeastern Wins Two Silver Awards in Sappi Paper’s 2018 Printer of the Year Competition
STUART, FL – November 18, 2018 – Southeastern was honored with two awards this year in the 2018 Printer of the Year competition from Sappi North America. Regarded as the world’s most respected accolade of excellence in printed communications, this award recognizes superior innovation and creativity in print across 11 categories for work produced on Sappi papers. The 2018 winners were chosen as the most outstanding print submissions from over 1,500 entries.
“Over the last 20 years, we’ve received more than 50,000 individual entries from over 8,500 North American printers. We’ve seen some of the most innovative and inspiring printing in our industry,” said Patti Groh, Director of Marketing Communications, Sappi North America.
Southeastern was honored with a silver award for the printing of Laura Crawford Williams’s Wildlife in Wild Lands: Photography for Conservation in Southern South America. Laura is a wildlife conservationist and photographer and her book of stunning photographs was created to draw awareness to the conservation efforts in the region. Printed on Sappi’s McCoy Silk paper and finished with a soft touch aqueous coating, the tactile feel of each page enhances the reader’s experience when reading the book.
The company’s second award is for a publication that repeatedly receives recognition— Traditions The Magazine of the Breakers 2018. Published by the Palm Beach Media Group in Palm Beach, Florida, Traditions is a 128-page, five-color, perfect-bound magazine published annually. Sappi’s 100# Opus Dull cover and text paper was used throughout and finished with a matte film laminate.
“This is the second silver award that Southeastern has won for excellence in printing for Traditions The Magazine of the Breakers. And in 2017, the company won a Gold, that’s three in recent years” said Chuck Gerardi, Southeastern’s Director of Sales and Operations.
Southeastern has been fortunate to be a Sappi Printer of the Year award recipient in 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2008 and 2007.
Something BIG Wide Format Event
Something BIG Wide Format Event
February 8, 2018 — Southeastern hosted clients and guests during our Something BIG event on Feb. 8 in our wide format department in Miami. Clients were introduced to the new Agfa Jet Tauro and our other equipment during a live demonstration to produce Cross Country Home Service’s “Yeah Mon” entry. Our WF team did a stellar job of producing this last standee under pressure and with over 70 people watching.
One highlight of the evening was the presentation of all entries for our One Night Standee contest. The contest drew lots of creative submissions each unique in their own way. Clients that submitted entries included Cross Country Home Services, the City of Coral Springs, Damn Good Agency, JM Design, Open Awareness Center, Interval Int’l, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Roar Media, South Florida PBS, the University of Miami and Memorial Health System.
The Damn Good Agency (DG) of Delray Beach won the One Night Standee contest with their Killer Creative standee. Not only did they have the most “likes” on IG, but they had the most interactive display. Special recognition to Roar Media who came in at a close second with their gorgeous lion illustration, and the University of Miami with their school mascot, Sebastian, which came in third.
SE Printing Impressions Fast-Track Firms
Southeastern Named as One of Printing Impressions Fast-Track Firms for 2017
Printing Impressions magazine has published their Top 400 Printers List and Southeastern is proud to be included in the article. Patrick Henry, one of the contributing editors, included Southeastern in a profile of companies who achieved significant growth over the past two years. When asked to what we attribute this growth, Chuck Gerardi described our acquisition of Franklin Dodd Communications and our seasonal work. This, coupled with a foundation of support for our salespeople through the utilization of our “domain experts” has kept Southeastern in the forefront of the industry.
Southeastern’s “domain experts” are specialists in the company’s principal lines of business: commercial printing, digital printing, wide-format, promotional products, e-commerce, and mailing and fulfillment. By bringing their deep experience to a team sales call, Gerardi says, the domain experts help the sales executives strengthen their relationships with existing and new clients of Southeastern. The company ranked No. 164 nationwide in the Printing Impressions Top 400 list. Click here to view the complete article.
Southeastern Acquires Dutton Press
SOUTHEASTERN ACQUIRES DUTTON PRESS
Latest Acquisition Underscores the Company’s Commitment to Growth and Expansion
STUART, FL—Southeastern, one of the largest printing and marketing solutions providers in South Florida, expands its reach with the addition of Dutton Press, effective Oct. 2, 2017. Dutton Press was founded in Hialeah, Florida, in 1969 by Stuart and Dorothy (Dottie) Dutton. Serving the community for over 45 years, the company specializes in all facets of commercial printing. Lawson Dutton, President and COO, shares Southeastern’s core values in supporting the communities we serve, making the synergy between companies immediately apparent. In 1994, Dutton was awarded the Julia Tuttle Award presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for their corporate philosophy and community outreach. Southeastern continually identifies ways to enhance the lives of those in our community through #southeasterncares, the company’s charitable arm.
“Lawson Dutton has proven himself as a trusted leader in our industry with a solid reputation that spans decades. We are very proud to have Dutton Press join the Southeastern team,” said Don Mader, President, and CEO of Southeastern.
This is the second acquisition for Southeastern in as many years. In 2016, Southeastern acquired Franklin Dodd Communications in Hialeah, Florida. With the addition of Dutton Press, Southeastern continues to emerge as South Florida’s premier print-centric marketing solutions providers.
“Southeastern’s reputation is that they do what they say they are going to do, they stand behind their work. We share that same philosophy,” said Lawson Dutton, President, and CEO of Dutton Press.
With locations in Stuart, Delray Beach, and Miami, Florida, Southeastern is approaching almost 100 years of successful operation. The company is comprised of nearly 200 associates operating in approximately 200,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Southeastern specializes in a wide array of digital and sheet-fed printing, binding and finishing techniques, wide format printing, branded promotional products, comprehensive mailing services, storage and fulfillment; along with industry-leading supply chain management and inventory technology. Southeastern was recently the largest honoree in an awards ceremony celebrating printing excellence by the Printing Association of Florida.