Top 50 GPO Suppliers for the First Quarter of 2012 Identified

CHAMBERSBURG, PA—June 11, 2012—U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) work to private sector printers increased modestly from the fourth quarter of 2011 (4Q11) through the first quarter of 2012 (1Q12), and industry officials express some hope that this begins to reverse a trend of declining work from the GPO.

The volume of work contracted to the private sector in January through March of this year totaled $61 million, compared to $59 million for 4Q11, $78 million for 3Q11, $79 million for 2Q11 and $61 million for 1Q11.

“While an increase of GPO printing from $59 million to $61 million to the private sector is better than a decline, we are still concerned about the overall decrease in GPO work over the past several years,” said Deborah Snider, senior vice president of e-LYNXX Corp. and head of its Government Print Management division. “GPO remains a very solid and viable secondary market for printers who want additional income to complement their commercial work.

“Typically, GPO work is done when other work is not scheduled so it will round out a printer’s production schedule. While thousands of printers are registered as GPO print suppliers, only a few hundred are active bidders. That means the door is wide open for other printers to compete,” Snider added.

For 1Q12, the top 50 GPO print suppliers produced work valued at $39 million vs. $38 million for 4Q11, $49 million for 3Q11, $57 million for 2Q11 and $39 million for 1Q11. NPC Inc. of Claysburg, PA, won the most work in the quarter, with $5.357 million awarded to the firm. Rounding out the top five GPO job winners for were Gateway Press of Louisville, KY ($4.909 million); Sourcelink of Miamisburg, OH ($2.814 million); Cenveo of Stamford, CT ($2,218 million); and Monarch Litho of Montebello, CA ($1.681 million).

Top 50 Printers for the Government Printing OfficeFirst Quarter 2012

Rank Company, Headquarters Volume
1 NPC Inc., Claysburg, PA $5,356,729
2 Gateway Press, Louisville, KY $4,909,250
3 Sourcelink, Miamisburg, OH $2,813,721
4 Cenveo, Stamford, CT $2,218,370
5 Monarch Litho, Montebello, CA $1,681,184
6 Intelligencer Printing, Lancaster, PA $1,609,540
7 Gray Graphics Corp., Capitol Heights, MD $1,296,118
8 PA Hutchison, Mayfield, PA $1,245,391
9 Colonial Press Int’l., Miami, FL $1,175,847
10 Fry Communications, Mechanicsburg, PA $1,165,936
11 McDonald & Eudy Printers, Temple Hills, MD $1,042,918
12 National Envelope, Frisco, TX $803,823
13 Banknote Corp. of America, New York City $789,762
14 United Book Press, Baltimore, MD $705,491
15 Printing Resources, Cleveland, OH $538,722
16 Gannett Direct Marketing, Louisville, KY $502,244
17 Corporate Media Solutions, Falls Church, VA $484,220
18 Litho Press, San Antonio, TX $483,062
19 District Creative Printing, Upper Marlboro, MD $447,652
20 Production Press, Jacksonville, IL $446,273
21 RR Donnelley, Chicago, IL $434,410
22 Art Litho, Baltimore, MD $426,289
23 BKR Printing, Salt Lake City, UT $420,874
24 Thunderbird Press, Titusville, FL $417,855
25 Alcom Printing Group, Harleysville, PA $414,737
26 Pinnacle Data Systems, Birmingham, AL $358,738
27 Goodway Graphics of Va., Springfield, VA $357,354
28 Consolidated Graphics, Houston, TX $349,315
29 I Color Printing & Mailing, Torrance, CA $343,997
30 World Marketing, Dallas, TX $340,067
31 Balmar Printing & Graphics, Gaithersburg, MD $334,753
32 Standard Register, Dayton, OH $334,583
33 QuickSeries Publishing, Tamarac, FL $327,717
34 Bosworth Printing Co., Stoughton, MA $323,889
35 Omaha Print, Omaha, NE $313,031
36 Ascot Tag & Label, Newark, NJ $306,969
37 West Shore Printing & Distribution, Mechanicsburg, PA $274,977
38 Coverbind Corp., Wilmington, NC $274,365
39 House of Printing, Burtonsville, MD $273,291
40 St. Louis Print Group, St. Louis, MO $272,691
41 Sekan Printing, Ft. Scott, KS $271,048
42 Highland Computer Forms, Hillsboro, OH $266,742
43 Enterprise Group, Discovery Bay, CA $246,424
44 Nocona Envelope & Tag, Nocona, TX $244,468
45 Todd Allan Printing, Beltsville, MD $241,534
46 Universal Printing, St. Louis, MO $239,261
47 Husky Envelope, Walled Lake, MI $238,193
48 Phoenix Lithographing, Philadelphia, PA $237,860
49 Graphic Visions & Associates, Gaithersburg, MD $236,013
50 Lake County Press, Waukegan, IL $234,264

Snider said that once a printer starts winning GPO work consistently, it can expect to increase its profitability from an industry average of 2 percent, before GPO work, to 14 percent or more afterwards. Production utilization will increase from a print industry average of 70 percent to full utilization of 90-95 percent. Those percentages are based on a printer using proven tools and services developed for printers seeking GPO work, identifying open production capacity and discounting prices to fill non-productive, non-revenue generating schedule openings.

About e-LYNXX
e-LYNXX Corp. patented the technology integral to e-commerce. Endorsed by Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (E&I) and Printing Industries of America (PIA), e-LYNXX drives results through its three divisions. • AVS Technology® licenses the patented* automated vendor selection procedure used in e-commerce and procurement systems. • American Print Management provides web-based system, services and patented AVS Technology to reduce substantially the procured costs of direct mail, marketing, publications, packaging, labels and other procured print. • Government Print Management offers effective U.S. GPO bid services and strategies.

Source: e-LYNXX.

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