Sexton Printing Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

We’re excited to announce that Sexton has earned HITRUST CSF Certification for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. With the HITRUST CSF Certified Status, we meet key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information.

CSF Certified Status indicates that an organization has met industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. It places Sexton in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

“The HITRUST CSF has become the information-protection framework for the healthcare industry, and the CSF Assurance program is bringing a new level of effectiveness and efficiency to third-party assurance,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. “The CSF Certification is now the benchmark that organizations required to safeguard PHI are measured against with regard to information protection.”

To learn more about HITRUST Certification, visit or contact your Sexton representative at (651) 457-9255.

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New Prinect Inpress Control Automates Brand Consistency

As an experienced G7 Master Printer, Sexton’s print quality is unquestioned. And now, with the addition of a new Heidelberg XL 75 press with Prinect Inpress Control, registration and color consistency can even be maintained in real time.

Prinect Inpress Control measures and manages color and registration on the fly—at any speed. Integrated directly into the press, a spectrophotometric scanning system analyzes both process and spot colors by comparing actual printed pieces to reference (proof) values. Any required corrections are automatically sent to the connected Prinect Press Center for immediate adjustment without operator intervention.

Brand uniformity is critical to our clients, especially those in the healthcare and higher education segments,” said Tim Sexton. “This equipment investment keeps us on the forefront of print technologies and helps us provide our customers with uncompromising quality. Speedmaster reliability combined with Prinect Inpress Control allows us to manage color very effectively while accommodating today’s tight turnaround schedules.”

To learn more about our ever-expanding capabilities, contact your Sexton representative at (651) 457-9255.

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Varnish-like digital effects? Believe it.

Johannes Gutenberg might shout “Sorcery!” if he saw Sexton’s Clear Dry Ink. And while its appearance may be magical, it’s completely legal—even in Salem and Europe.

Clear Dry Ink can be used to economically create varnish-like effects on digitally printed pieces…without using secondary processes.

Make images pop
Highlight photos and logos
Add watermarks
Simulate pearlescence and metallics
Grab attention with mesmerizing creative effects

The impact of Clear Dry Ink must be seen to be appreciated, but the first part of this video may help provide a sense of its effects.

Want Clear Dry Ink samples, information, or design tips? Contact your Sexton representative.

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Sexton’s holistic, customer-centric philosophy featured by InfoTrends

As president of Sexton Printing, a third-generation family-owned business, Tim Sexton has witnessed and endured many changes in the industry. From the company’s early adoption of an all-digital workflow to a more recent expansion into secure data-driven communications, he has provided the clairvoyant vision that has successfully shaped Sexton.

“We couldn’t design the company around what we wanted to produce. Instead, we had to base our business model on the needs and wants of our customers. Print service providers must realize that they are not just manufacturers; they are essentially in the business of solving problems.”

As part of Sexton’s succession planning, Tim actually was elected by his fellow employees/siblings to succeed his father as president. During the past 15 years, he has led Sexton’s transformation from a product-focused producer into a holistic, customer-focused solutions specialist.

Tim shared his thoughts with InfoTrends in an article which can be downloaded here.

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Sexton officially provides SOC2 data security

We’re not exactly newbies to secure data handling, but our official SOC2 documentation now proves it. Sexton’s facilities, personnel, systems, and procedures have been rigorously audited against the latest Service Organization Controls for security, confidentiality, processing integrity, availability, and HIPAA/HITECH (SOC2).

Sexton is now one of a very select group of printing and marketing service providers in the nation to offer this level of data-security assurance. In fact, when you visit our facilities, you’ll need to be accompanied just about everywhere on the premises—and have a chaperone with keycard access to view especially sensitive areas. While we pride ourselves on being a friendly bunch, not even our moms get “backdoor” access.

Audited SOC2 data-security program
Video surveillance and keycard-protected environments
Secure uploading and server storage
Stringent chain-of-custody procedures

More information about Service Organization Control Reports from the American Institute of CPAs can be found here.

Whether PHI materials, financial information, or promotional lists, it’s critical to keep sensitive data out of the wrong hands. That’s why organizations like healthcare companies, universities, and financial institutions entrust Sexton with their vital information.

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New environmentally friendly platemaking system at Sexton

Like Batman’s Alfred, Sexton often works behind the scenes to promote environmental stewardship. Adding to a long list of eco-friendly practices, we’re proud to announce installation of an Agfa Graphics :Azura TS chemistry-free platemaking system. The new computer-to-plate system offers consistent and reliable production without compromises on press. It delivers razor-sharp image definition and holds up to 2%–98% screen tints at 200 lines per inch.

During imaging, particles within :Azura TS materials are fused together by a thermal laser. Physical processes then bond the images to plate substrates. Finally, a dedicated cleaning unit uses gum to finish the plates and clean unfused areas, with absolutely no chemical processing involved. This creates a healthier work environment and annual savings of approximately 150,000 gallons of water, previously required with older equipment. More information can be found at

:Azura is a trademark of Agfa Graphics N.V..

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Centura and Productolith Papers Retiring

After serving stalwartly for many years, NewPage Corporation is retiring its Centura® and Productolith® lines of paper. They are being replaced by the company’s new flagship brand, Sterling® Premium, which has been reengineered to provide enhanced optics, an extremely smooth surface, and a premium shade.

This is a win-win. Centura users will enjoy a world-class surface at a No. 2 price. Productolith customers will receive upgraded, brand-building quality that’s easy on budgets. More about Sterling Premium can be found at

Centura, Productolith, and Sterling are registered trademarks of NewPage Corporation.

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New USPS FSM requirements take effect in 2013

Beginning January 5, 2013, the USPS will officially begin enforcing new specifications for FSMs (Folded Self-Mailers). After significant testing, these revisions helped to improve machinability and reduce mailer damage—while still supporting creative presentations. You’ll enjoy the most economical automation rates when you play by the new rules, too.

6-inch x 10.5-inch maximum size
3-ounce maximum weight
New paper weight specifications
Modified folding and sealing requirements

Click here to download a USPS PDF that reviews the changes. More information also is available by visiting But why not save time? Contact our mailing experts or your Sexton representative.

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