Buchanan Visual Communications

Printing Impressions 400
December 1, 2007

NOW IN its 24th year, the Printing Impressions 400 (special pull-out section) provides the industry’s most comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in the United States and Canada. The listings include company name and headquarters location; parent company, if applicable; current and previous year’s rankings; most recent and previous year’s fiscal sales; percentage change; primary specialties; principal officer(s); and number of employees, manufacturing plants and total press units. (Download a PDF version of the entire listing by clicking here.) For information on the complete list with contact and address details, please view Printing Impressions Top 400 datacard. Financial information for the

PRINTER news
June 1, 2007

Printers Flock to See Two-Sided Coating DALLAS—Neither heavy rains nor threatening tornadoes could dissuade roughly 75 printers and journalists from visiting Buchanan Visual Communications on April 24 and 25 for Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses’ 2007 National Open House. The violent weather wiped out a planned visit to a Texas Rangers-Seattle Mariners game at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, TX, but the guests were treated to some towering, long drives nonetheless during the “State of Perfection” demonstration. At the core of the open house was a display of the firepower behind Buchanan’s 12-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R convertible perfector equipped with tower coaters. The dual coaters

UPFRONT
December 1, 2006

Transcontinental Nabs Pact MONTREAL—Transcontinental signed an exclusive 15-year contract with Hearst Corp. to print the San Francisco Chronicle, related products, and to provide postpress services. The deal is worth in excess of $1 billion. Transcontinental will start production in the spring of 2009 at a new, state-of-the-art Bay Area plant. The printer’s planned investments for the building and new gear are estimated at more than $200 million. The Chronicle, one of 12 daily newspapers owned by Hearst, has the 14th largest ABC-verified circulation in the United States, according to Transcontinental. Quebecor World Ups Co-mailing MONTREAL—Quebecor World is expanding the co-mailing offering at its new Bolingbrook, IL,

Buchanan Opts for Double Diamond Perfector
November 10, 2006

DALLAS—Buchanan Visual Communications has installed a 12-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R convertible perfector with twin coaters. Known as the Double Diamond perfector, the 40˝ sheetfed press incorporates 17 total units, reportedly making it the largest number of units of any commercial sheetfed press in operation.According to David Johnson, president of Buchanan Visual Communications, the ability of…

PRINTER news
September 1, 2005

Cary Printing has promoted Debbie Roberson to fill the position of mailing manager. She has been with the Cary, NC-based company for less than a year, but has more than 20 years of mailing experience. Patrick O'Brien has joined Direct Group in Trenton, NJ, as vice president of sales and business development. Padgett Printing in Dallas reports that Matt Pluta has joined the company's sales team. Pluta joined Padgett from Buchanan Visual Communications where he was a sales representative. Baltimore-based Vertis announced that Jim Litwin has joined the company as vice president of marketing research. In his new role, Litwin now leads Vertis' Customer Focus studies and

Printing Impressions 400 -- 203 - 250
December 1, 2004

(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2004. Therefore, companies that revised their 2003 revenues may have changed their 2003 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 203 ('03: 191) Conley Printing, Beaver Dam, WI Total Sales (Millions): $25.31 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $26.68 Change (%): -5 Principal Officer: Jim Conley Employees: 170 Primary Specialties: PUB 84%; SPEC 10% (Retail reprints); CAT 5% Web Offset Press Units: 46 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press

Printing Impressions 400 -- 203-251
December 1, 2003

(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2003. Therefore, companies that revised their 2002 revenues may have changed their 2002 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 203 ('02: 210) Versa Press, E. Peoria, IL Total Sales (Millions): $27.43 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $27.12 Change (%): +1 Principal Officer: Steven J. Kennell Employees: 190 Primary Specialties: BKS 100% Web Offset Press Units: 0 Sheetfed Press Units: 18 Other Press Units: 0 Ownership:

2002 Printing Impressions 400 -- 201-251
December 1, 2002

(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2002. Therefore, companies that revised their 2001 revenues may have changed their 2001 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 201 ('01: 188) Oles Envelope, Baltimore, MD Total Sales (millions): $28.70 Previous Year's (millions): $35.40 Change (%): -19 Principal Officer: John R. Young Employees: 204 Primary Specialties: PKG 100% Web Offset Units: 0 Sheetfed Offset Units: 6 Other: 0 Ownership: Private Plants: 1 202 ('01: 231)

Printing Impressions 400 -- 251-300
December 1, 2001

Editor's note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2001. Therefore, companies that revised their 2000 revenues may have changed their '00 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided. 2001 Ranking:Previous Year's Ranking:Company:Total Sales (millions):Previous Year's (millions):Change (%):Principal Officer:Employees:Primary Specialties: Web Offset Units:Sheetfed Offset Units:Other:Ownership:Plants: 251217Central States Business Forms, Dewey, OK$25.84$28.88-11Kenneth G. Adams255BF 99%; SPEC 1% (Envelopes, labels,computer supplies) 7424Private2  Parent: Adams Investment, Bartlesville, OK  2001 Ranking:Previous Year's Ranking:Company:Total Sales (millions):Previous Year's (millions):Change (%):Principal Officer:Employees:Primary Specialties:Web Offset

SELLING ON THE WEB -- Internet Enabled
September 1, 2001

BY CAROLINE MILLER If you want it done right, then you need to do it yourself. In light of the recent demise of many ASP e-procurement solutions in the graphic arts industry, that old adage seems to be gaining more and more popularity. And one printer that has put that "can-do" attitude to the test is Lynn Johnson, of Dallas-based Buchanan Visual Communications. Two years ago, Johnson—Buchanan's vice president of sales and a former systems analyst—saw the need to offer clients an online presence. The $26 million sheetfed, web and digital printer wanted to revamp how it conducted business with its clients, recalls Johnson. "We're very committed