Top 40 Prepress Houses

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

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