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American Printer Magazine Ceases Publication

August 19, 2011
CHICAGO—Editor-in-Chief Katherine O'Brien confirmed on the magazine's Website that American Printer has ceased publication following the release of its August issue. It marks the end of a 128-year run for the venerable printing magazine.

In her farewell, O'Brien wrote that parent company Penton Media "stuck with us through some mighty lean months, but ultimately, there was no foreseeable model to achieve profitability." O'Brien spent 14 years with American Printer.

The magazine was founded under the auspices of Inland Printer, the name of Henry Shepard's printing company. It was acquired by Maclean-Hunter Publishing in 1945 and was merged with another title obtained by Maclean-Hunter, The American Printer, to become The Inland and American Printer and Lithographer. It underwent several moniker changes before settling on American Printer in January of 1982.


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