PORTRAIT OF A PRINT LEADER: ROSEMARIE

Rosemarie Breske Garvey is the epitome of a professional.

As Vice President of Blooming Color, she brings a driven energy and forward-thinking desire to change the industry from the inside out.

“One of the things you’ll notice when you look across the industry,” remarks Rosemarie, “is that there are not a lot of women, especially not in leadership positions.”

Rosemarie is part of only 20% of companies with women executives in the US. We’ve seen this disparity firsthand at conferences and panels. The same men, recycling the same strategies, year in and year out. It was time for a change. Along came Rosemarie.

Hailing from a background in commercial banking, her rapid learning, quick decision-making and brilliant acumen quickly rose her through the ranks at Blooming Color.

Alongside President Brian Scott, Rosemarie has overseen Blooming Color’s evolution from a printing company with excellent technology, to a technology company that excels at print.

“This is a business of ideas as much as ink itself,” she states.

Under Rosemarie’s leadership, Blooming Color is powered not just by innovation, but by relationships – long-standing partnerships built on trust, opportunity, encouragement, and mutual respect. Rosemarie knows full well the importance of teamwork. She studied music in college – the press floor works in perfect harmony because she’s not just conducting: she’s part of the orchestra.

“No job is beneath anyone, so every day at 2pm you’ll find me on the bindery floor.”

Her day begins before 6, checking in with the press team and verifying FTP transfers for international clients that came in the night before. Then she divides her busy day between lending a hand in a fast-paced manufacturing setting, and making executive moves for the future. That includes a hiring practice deliberately focused on diverse racial and gender backgrounds.

“People’s experiences matter. Where they come from matters. What they have to offer matters.” As the industry shifts away from its male-dominated origins and Blooming Color continues to make diverse hires, Rosemarie invites and inspires more women to join the future.

“I don’t like to talk much about ‘breaking glass ceilings’, but as the industry becomes more technology-based, it’s a tremendous time for women to be entering the industry.”

NO BARRIERS. ONLY BLOOMING.

The book of history may be focused on men, but its pages were set by phenomenal women. Women who rewrote the revolution, and made their mark.

Even before the invention of print, women inked the way – in the 11th century, the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu wrote The Tale of Genjii, the world’s first novel.

They refined the craft: printmakers like Marie Anne Papillon, Angelica Kauffman, and Anne Allen revolutionized etching and ink in the 18th century.

They represented the pinnacle of society – Queen Victoria herself loved putting ink to paper to make her own prints.

And at Blooming Color today, bold women continue to innovate the field.

We’re turning a too often male-dominated industry on its head. In the modern age of printing, we need people whose backgrounds are as diverse as their skills.

Who master data, databases, workflow, and work ethic.

Who match technology with tenacity.

Who ink the impossible.

These are the bold women of Blooming Color, who know no barriers.

Will you ink the impossible, too?

 

BLOOMING COLOR, INC. ACQUIRES GRAPHICS PLUS, INC.

Blooming Color, Inc. announced today the acquisition of Graphics Plus, Inc., a commercial printing and marketing services company located in Lisle, Illinois.

Michael Jais, president of Graphics Plus, said “For over fifty years, Graphics Plus has provided creative and print-based marketing support throughout the country. Joining the Blooming Color team will greatly expand our digital services, finishing, and distribution capabilities for our clients.”

Commented Brian Scott, president of Blooming Color, “We are so pleased to welcome the talent and expertise from Graphics Plus to our team. They have been a fantastic example of exceptional commercial printing for years, and the combination of our two companies will incorporate their skills with our additional capabilities – and we could not be more excited about what our combined entities will offer our expanded client base.”

The combination of Blooming Color and Graphics Plus will have up to 60 employees in four facilities in the Chicagoland area, where they boast one of the largest HP Indigo digital offset press fleets in the Midwest.  Blooming Color is ranked among Printing Impressions 400, which recognizes the top 400 print providers in the country.