Mark Michelson

Mark Michelson

Mark Michelson is the Editorial Director/Editor-in-Chief of Printing Impressions.

Comparing the Value Proposition of Trade Shows to User Group Conferences

Two major industry events recently took place in Florida, about 10 days and some 200 miles apart: Graph Expo and thINK. Granted, it’s a bit unfair to compare commercial printing’s most important U.S. trade show to what’s rapidly become the world’s largest inkjet user conference. But they do illustrate an industry shift.

RR Donnelley Split Is Sign of the Times

Well, it’s official. As reported on our industry news pages, RR Donnelley (RRD) has split into three separate, publicly held companies.

Analysis: Why RR Donnelley Just Split Up Into Three Separate Companies

Well, it’s official. As reported on the business wire earlier today, RR Donnelley (RRD) has split into three separate, publicly held companies. First revealed in August 2015, the breakup of the $11.7 billion conglomerate follows the latest corporate trend of “maximizing shareholder value” by creating more focused companies; in theory, the parts are more valuable than the whole. Similar moves, partly driven by activist investors, are in process at Xerox and already occurred at HP.

Canon Summit Portrays Vision to 'See Impossible'

Canon has embraced a tagline, "See Impossible," which brings focus to a misconception that what may appear impossible for an organization to achieve, can be entirely possible through an unwavering company-wide commitment to teamwork, product innovation and a strong focus on the customer. That message was driven home during a two-day Canon summit held last month for press and analysts at Canon Americas’ headquarters here.