July, 2010

Even the serious-minded print world has a version of The Hottest 30 under 30. In this case, though, the best and brightest 35 under 35 in the biz get recognized. The list, called the PA35, is created by Canadian graphic-communications magazine PrintAction, and this year—its inaugral year—Flash’s president Rich Pauptit is on it. (Move over, Matt Damon. You probably don’t know the first thing about die cutting. We’re pretty sure you’re not 35 anymore, either.)
The feature includes photos, bios and quotations from these emerging leaders; next to his beaming mug shot is a vow by Rich to “bring more innovative and interesting print and finishing techniques to this market… We enjoy that, and we’re going to keep pushing.” After you’ve found Rich on page 26 of PrintAction’s July issue, be sure to check out his fellow young trailblazers.