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Top 40 Prepress Houses

September 1998
Printing Impressions spotlights the premier color prepress operations in the United States. Rankings are based on self-reported, annual prepress sales figures.

Total annual sales, which are sometimes a combination of prepress and printing revenues, were not used for ranking purposes.

1. Applied Graphics Technologies
New York
Phone: (212) 929-4111
Fax: (212) 929-8782
Web: www.agt.com
Prepress sales: $206 million
Plants: 50
Employees: 3,559
Principal officer: Fred Drasner, CEO
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia production, Audio/video, Web server, Web-site production, Facilities management

2. R.R. Donnelley & Sons
Chicago
Phone: (312) 326-8042
Fax: (312) 326-7132
Web: www.rrdonnelley.com
Prepress sales: $150 million
Plants: 35
Employees: 26,000
Principal officer: Bill Davis, Chmn./CEO
Work profile: 5% agency/corp/comm, 15% book, 40% catalog, 10% magazine, 20% retail inserts, 10% other
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design services, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Audio/video, Web server, Web sites, Facilities management

3. Wace USA
Chicago
Phone: (312) 988-3400
Fax: (312) 988-3434
Web: www.sevenww.com
Prepress sales: $145 million
Plants: 15
Employees: 1,200
Principal officer: Derek Ashley, Pres./CEO
Work profile: 55% agency/corp/comm, 5% catalog, 5% magazine, 20% packaging, 5% printers, 10% other
Special services: Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server, Web sites, Facilities management

4. Quebecor Printing (USA), Imaging Services Div.
Schaumburg, IL
Phone: (847) 839-1260
Fax: (847) 839-1138
Web: www.quebecorusa.com
Prepress sales: $137 million
Plants: 51
Employees: 16,500
Principal officer: James A. Dawson, Pres.
Work profile: 2% agency/corp/comm, 30% catalog, 30% magazine, 38% retail inserts
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, Web server, Facilities management

5. Quad/Graphics
Pewaukee, WI
Phone: (414) 246-9200
Fax: (414) 246-5492
Web: www.qg.com
Prepress sales: $120 million
Plants: 14
Employees: 11,000
Principal officer: Harry V. Quadracci, Pres.
Work profile: 46% catalog, 40% magazine, 14% other
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset mgmt., CD-ROM/multimedia production, Audio/video services, Web server, Web sites, Facilities management

6. Schawk
Des Plaines, IL
Phone: (847) 827-9494
Fax: (847) 827-1967
Web: www.schawk.com
Prepress sales: $116 million
Plants: 17
Employees: 950
Principal officer: David A. Schawk, CEO
Work profile: 15% agency/corp/comm, 80% packaging, 15% Point-of-purchase and direct mail
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design services, Conventional photography, Digital photography, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia production, Web server

7. Banta Corp.
Menasha, WI
Phone: (920) 751-7772
Fax: (920) 751-7791
Web: www.banta.com
Prepress sales: $113 million
Plants: 23
Employees: 7,000
Principal officer: Donald D. Belcher, Chmn./Pres./CEO
Work profile: 5% agency/corp/comm, 30% book, 25% catalog, 20% magazine, 10% packaging, 10% printers
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset mgmt., CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server, Web-site production, Facilities management

8. World Color
Greenwich, CT
Phone: (203) 532-4200
Fax: (203) 532-4375
Web: www.worldcolor.com
Prepress sales: $105 million
Plants: 48
Employees: 15,000
Principal officer: Robert G. Burton, Pres./Chmn./CEO
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, Digital asset mgmt., CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server, Web-site production, Facilities management

9. American Color
Brentwood, TN
Phone: (615) 377-7500
Fax: (615) 377-7501
Web: www.amcolor.com
Prepress sales: $79 million
Plants: 14
Employees: 710
Principal officer: Terry Ray, Pres.
Work profile: 13% catalog, 42% magazine, 4% packaging, 6% printers, 35% retail inserts
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset mgmt., CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server, Web-site production, Facilities management

10. IVA (Intaglio Vivi-Color Alliance)
Schiller Park, IL
Phone: (847) 671-3131
Fax: (847) 671-2595
Web: www.iva.com
Prepress sales: $66 million
Plants: 13
Employees: 415
Principal officer: R.A. Weiler, Chmn.
Work profile: 100% packaging
Special services: DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, Web server

11. Color Associates
St. Louis
Phone: (314) 423-9300
Fax: (314) 423-6104
Web: www.colorassociates.com
Prepress sales: $37.7 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 330
Principal officer: Gary A. Stephens, Pres./CFO/COO
Work profile: 24% agency/corp/comm, 23% book, 9% catalog, 1% magazine, 30% packaging, 4% printers, 1% retail inserts, 8% other
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server, Web sites, Facilities management

12. Kreber Graphics
Columbus, OH
Phone: (614) 228-3501
Fax: (614) 228-3523
Web: www.kreber.com
Prepress sales: $25 million
Plants: 3
Employees: 280
Principal officer: Frank R. Kreber, Chmn.
Work profile: 25% agency/corp/comm, 35% catalog, 15% packaging, 25% retail inserts
Special services: Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management

13. Graphic Technology
Annapolis Junction, MD
Phone: (301) 317-0100
Fax: (301) 497-9553
Web: www.graphtecmd.com
Prepress sales: $24 million
Plants: 3
Employees: 175
Principal officer: Bill Harrison, Pres.
Work profile: 30% agency/corp/comm, 15% book, 20% catalog, 25% packaging, 10% retail inserts
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, Web server, Web sites, Facilities management

14. NEC
Nashville, TN
Phone: (615) 367-9110
Fax: (615) 360-7952
Web: www.necinc.com
Prepress sales: $23 million
Plants: 3
Employees: 290
Principal officer: Roger Hancuff, Pres./CEO
Work profile: 2% agency/corp/comm, 2% book, 1% catalog, 90% magazine, 2% packaging, 3% printers
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset mgmt., CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server, Web sites, Facilities mgmt.

15. Graphic Art Service
Marietta, GA
Phone: (770) 422-5500
Fax: (770) 422-5428
Web: www.graphicartservice.com
Prepress sales: $22.5 million
Plants: 4
Employees: 200
Principal officer: Hans Ernst, Pres.
Work profile: 13% agency/corp/comm, 3% book, 25% catalog, 37% magazine, 22% packaging
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/Digital photography, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia

16. TSI Graphics
St. Louis
Phone: (314) 968-6800
Fax: (314) 968-2739
Web: www.tsigraphics.com
Prepress sales: $22.1 million
Plants: 3
Employees: 174
Principal officer: Ralph E. Hoffman, CEO
Work profile: 13% agency/corp/comm, 34% book, 17% catalog, 3% magazine, 25% packaging, 8% specialty
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset mgmt., CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server, Web-site production, Facilities management

17. International Color Services
Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: (602) 951-1821
Fax: (602) 951-1085
Web: www.int-color.com
Prepress sales: $22 million
Plants: 3
Employees: 180
Principal officers: James J. Kearns, CEO; Robert Shaps, Pres.
Work profile: 5% agency/corp/comm, 90% catalog, 5% packaging
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Audio/video, Web server, Web-site production, Facilities management

18. Primary Color
Irvine, CA
Phone: (714) 660-7080
Fax: (714) 975-1557
Prepress sales: $21 million
Plants: 2
Employees: 185
Principal officer: Daniel Hirt, Pres.
Work profile: 100% agency/corp/comm
Special services: OPI, Conventional photography, Digital photography, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server, Web-site production

19. York Graphic Services
York, PA
Phone: (717) 792-3551
Fax: (717) 792-0191
Web: www.ygsi.com
Prepress sales: $20.3 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 328
Principal officer: Robert K. Brandt, Chmn./CEO
Work profile: 73% book, 27% magazine
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/ Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Audio/video, Web server, Web-site production, Facilities management

20. Colorhouse
Minneapolis
Phone: (612) 553-0100
Fax: (612) 550-3600
Web: www.colorhouse.com
Prepress sales: $20 million
Plants: 2
Employees: 154
Principal officer: Jeffrey Borneman, Pres.
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia production, Web server, Facilities management

21. Tukaiz Communications
Franklin Park, IL
Phone: (847) 455-1588
Fax: (847) 455-0878
Web: www.tukaiz.com
Prepress sales: $18 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 180
Principal officer: Frank Defino Sr., Pres./CEO
Work profile: 50% agency/corp/comm, 5% book, 25% catalog, 15% packaging, 5% printers
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset mgmt., CD-ROM/multimedia, Audio/video, Web server, Web sites, Facilities mgmt.

22. CNW
Cincinnati
Phone: (513) 321-2775
Fax: (513) 321-2013
Web: www.cnwinc.com
Prepress sales: $15 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 160
Principal officer: Tim Napier, VP
Work profile: 5% agency/corp/comm, 5% magazine, 30% packaging, 30% gift wrap, 30% wall coverings
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, Facilities management

23. GTS Graphics
Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 888-8889
Fax: (213) 888-1849
Web: www.gtsgraphics.com
Prepress sales: $14.6 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 125
Principal officer: Elliott Derman, Pres.
Work profile: 95% book, 5% catalog
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia production, Audio/ video, Web server, Web-site production

24. (tie) Carey Color
Medina, OH
Phone: (330) 725-5637
Fax: (330) 725-2546
Web: www.braunphotography.com
Prepress sales: $14 million
Plants: 4
Employees: 120
Principal officer: Gary Moravcik, CEO/Pres. (Medina Div.)
Work profile: 10% agency/corp/comm, 5% book, 40% catalog, 15% packaging, 20% printers, 10% retail inserts
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Audio/video, Web server, Web sites

24. (tie) Deluxe Engraving
Cincinnati
Phone: (513) 221-4300
Fax: (513) 221-1263
Web: www.deluxeng.com
Prepress sales: $14 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 110
Principal officer: John W. Steinman III, Pres.
Work profile: 97% packaging, 3% miscellaneous
Special services: OPI, Creative/design, Facilities management

26. C3 Communications/Color Concept
Troy, MI
Phone: (248) 822-0300
Fax: (248) 822-0313
Web: www.cconcepts.com
Prepress sales: $13.5 million
Plants: 6
Employees: 225
Principal officer: Gary Lusk, CEO
Work profile: 40% agency/corp/comm, 35% catalog, 10% packaging, 15% other
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server, Web sites, Facilities management

27. The Peerless Group
Little Rock, AR
Phone: (501) 375-8266
Fax: (501) 375-7914
Web: www.thepeerlessgroup.com
Prepress sales: $13.3 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 123
Principal officer: Sam Bracy, Chmn./CEO
Work profile: 40% agency/corp, 40% catalog, 10% packaging, 10% printers
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management

28. Unitech Prepress Solutions
Glendale Heights, IL
Phone: (630) 858-8900
Fax: (630) 858-8997
Web: www.clpc.com
Prepress sales: $12.2 million
Plants: 2
Employees: 101
Principal officer: Robert E. Ludford III, Pres.
Work profile: 5% agency/corp/comm, 10% catalog, 80% packaging, 5% POP/POS

29. Integrated Imaging Center
New York
Phone: (212) 366-6672
Fax: (212) 627-0866
Web: www.iicdirect.com
Prepress sales: $12 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 105
Principal officer: Robert Lopez, Pres./CEO
Work profile: 90% agency/corp/comm, 10% printers
Special services: OPI, Creative/design, Digital asset management

30. Phoenix Color
Hagerstown, MD
Phone: (800) 632-4111
Fax: (718) 937-2043
Prepress sales: $11.85 million
Plants: 5
Employees: 550
Principal officer: Louis Lasorsa, Chmn./CEO
Work profile: 100% books
Special services: DTP/CEPS links, Digital asset management

31. EMR Systems Communications
New York
Phone: (212) 989-4442
Fax: (212) 627-0542
Web: www.cmrsystems.com
Prepress sales: $10.5 million
Plants: 2
Employees: 60
Principal officer: Michael Reinitz, Chmn./CEO
Work profile: 100% agency/corp/comm
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, Web server

32. Professional Graphics
Rockford, IL
Phone: (815) 226-9422
Fax: (815) 226-9830
Web: www.prog87.com
Prepress sales: $9.43 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 105
Principal officer: L. Harold Goley, Pres.
Work profile: 41% agency/corp/comm,
9% book, 3% catalog, 34% magazine, 13% printers
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Conventional photography, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server

33. Imaging Systems
Collingswood, NJ
Phone: (609) 854-5252
Fax: (609) 854-4840
Web: www.imagingsys.com
Prepress sales: $9.4 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 62
Principal officer: John J. Kelly, Pres.
Work profile: 70% agency/corp/comm, 5% catalog, 5% magazine, 10% packaging, 5% printers, 5% retail inserts
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/Digital photography, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Web server

34. Solzer & Hail
San Francisco
Phone: (415) 495-8440
Fax: (415) 495-5529
Web: www.solzer.com
Prepress sales: $9 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 52
Principal officer: Wolfgang V. Solzer, Pres.
Work profile: 60% agency/corp/comm, 20% packaging, 10% printers, 10% retail inserts
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Digital asset management, Web-site production

35. Eastern Rainbow
Derry, NH
Phone: (603) 432-2547
Fax: (603) 432-1993
Web: www.easternrainbow.com
Prepress sales: $8.5 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 91
Principal officer: Robert Stuart Sr., CEO
Work profile: 45% agency/corp, 10% book, 15% catalog, 10% packaging, 10% printers, 10% printing (in-plant), 10% POP
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, Web server, Web sites, Facilities management

36. (tie) Color Service
Monterey park, CA
Phone: (626) 282-4137
Fax: (626) 282-8125
Web: www.colorservice.com
Prepress sales: $8 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 62
Principal officer: Helmut W. Gail, Pres.
Work profile: 10% magazine, 80% packaging, 10% posters/cards
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Digital asset management

36. (tie) Repro-Media
San Francisco
Phone: (650) 952-7377
Fax: (650) 794-3456
Prepress sales: $8 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 38
Principal officer: Arno Ruben, Pres.
Work profile: 55% agency/corp/comm, 20% catalog, 20% packaging, 5% printers
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management

38. (tie) Interwest/Rastar
Salt lake city
Phone: (801) 973-6770
Fax: (801) 973-7149
Web: www.iwg.com
Prepress sales: $7.8 million
Plants: 2
Employees: 83
Principal officer: Kevin Despain, Pres.
Work profile: 55% agency/corp/comm, 10% catalog, 25% packaging, 5% printers, 5% digital printing
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, Web server, Web sites, Facilities management

38. (tie) Professional Litho
Minneapolis
Phone: (612) 338-0400
Fax: (612) 338-8055
Web: www.prolitho.com
Prepress sales: $7.8 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 80
Principal officer: Craig Hanson, Pres.
Work profile: 15% agency/corp/comm, 10% book, 55% catalog, 5% magazine, 5% printers, 10% retail inserts
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, Creative/design, Conventional/digital photography, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, CD-ROM/multimedia, Web-site production, Facilities management

40. Western Laser Graphics
Valencia, CA
Phone: (805) 295-8797
Fax: (805) 295-0189
Web: www.wlg.com
Prepress sales: $7.3 million
Plants: 1
Employees: 80
Principal officer: Donna Loftin, CEO
Work profile: 21% agency/corp./comm., 1% book, 21% catalogs, 56% magazines, 1% printers
Special services: OPI, DTP/CEPS links, File prep for CTP, Digital asset management, Web server, Facilities management

 

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