CJK: Print Possibilities

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

Top 30 Book Manufacturers — The Plot Thickens
August 1, 2007

IF 2007 goes down as “The Year of RR Donnelley,” it will do so as a result of a 65-day span at the turn of the year, during which the conglomerate announced it would acquire three industry stalwarts: Perry Judd’s, Von Hoffmann and Banta Corp. But the past year has been about more than consolidation and leveraged buyouts. North American printers continue to grapple with the mounting menace that is offshore manufacturing, fluctuating paper prices amid a series of mill shutdowns, and the ever-evolving technological demands of their customers. And yet, despite these challenges, there are also a number of opportunities facing the market.

PRINTING INDUSTRY VETERANS — LASTING IMPRESSIONS
August 1, 2006

Look at a copy of this magazine from 10, 15 or 20 years ago. Some of the printing company names ring a bell, albeit vaguely. This one merged a few years back, that one is now part of Consolidated Graphics, another one filed for bankruptcy and was liquidated. Other companies change their names. Many more just fade away. Printing establishments come and go, but the industry is laden with career lifers. Remember the journeyman printer? The craftsman? Remember a time before iMacs or desktop publishing? How about lead type? Linotype? Red opaque? Any of this stuff ring a bell? Were you at the

Top book printers -- El-Hi, Trade Fuel Optimism
August 1, 2005

By Warren Chiara Mergers and acquisitions in the printing industry over the past year resulted in some changes at the top of BookTech Magazine's annual Top Book Manufacturing listing—ranked by book manufacturing sales. One change concerns the perennial Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the list. When RR Donnelley acquired Moore Wallace last year, it changed the way the $8 billion company breaks down its revenues. It used to report the performance of individual units, but now casts revenues into two major business components: publishing and retail services, and integrated print communications and global solutions business. The latter category accounts for 40.2 percent

Top 30 Book Manufacturers
August 1, 2005

Rank Company Name, Book Revenue Compared 2004 2004 Book % from Address, Phone, Website, CEO to 2003 Revenue Revenue Books 1 Visant Corp.* N/A $1,462,000,000 $731,000,000 50% St. Louis, 314-966-0909, VonHoffmann.com, Jostens.com, Robert S. Mathews, CEO 2 RR Donnelley** s $7,200,000,000 $698,400,000 9.7% Chicago, 800-742-4455, RRDonnelley.com, Mark A. Angelson, CEO 3 Quebecor World Inc. t $6,622,000,000 $695,310,000 10.5% Montreal, 514-877-5317, QuebecorWorld.com, Pierre Karl Péladeau, CEO 4 Banta Corp. s $1,523,252,000 $289,417,880 19% Menasha, WI, 920-751-7221, Banta.com, Stephanie A. Streeter, President & CEO 5 Arvato Print USA (Bertelsmann) s $293,000,000 $266,630,000 91% Dallas, PA, 570-675-5261, ArvatoUSA.com, Michael Gallagher, Dave Liess, Presidents 6 Courier Corp. t $211,000,000 $177,240,000 84% N. Chelmsford, MA, 978-251-6000, Courier.com, James F. Conway III, CEO 7 Transcontinental Inc. t $1,677,000,000 $144,222,000 8.6% Montreal, 514-954-4000, Transcontinental-GTC.com, Luc DesJardins, CEO 8 Phoenix Color t $128,000,000 $128,000,000 100% Hagerstown, MD, 301-733-0018, PhoenixColor.com, Louis LaSorsa, CEO 9 Walsworth Publishing s $110,000,000 $104,500,000 95% Marceline, MO, 800-369-2646, WalsworthPrinting.com,

PRINTER news
February 1, 2005

Fala Direct Marketing, Farmingdale, NY, announced that James Stumpf has joined the company as vice president of sales. Marc Hacker has been named director of data processing. Also, Perry Fernandes has been promoted to the position of vice president and general manager of mailing operations. Richard Hastings has joined Service Web Offset, based in Chicago, as director of new business development. For the past 13 years, Hastings was vice president of sales and marketing for CJK, Print Possibilities. Rapid Solutions Group (RSG), a New York-based digital communications company, announced that it has combined its offset and digital sales teams. This change is part of the company's overall

2005 Market outlook year in review -- Cheers to 2004
December 1, 2004

by chris bauer Managing Editor Merger and acquisition activity. Monster trade shows. New faces in high places. The luck of the draw. It all adds up to just another year in the commercial printing industry. Let's take a look back at how the year 2004 played out, and who made headlines during the past 12 months. The year started out on shaky ground for the industry, with rumors that Heidelberg planned to sell off its web systems business and digital printing division, as well as reduce its worldwide work force by up to 1,000 employees. Eventually, the whispers became a reality as the other players in these

2004 HALL OF FAME Charles Krehbiel -- Picture Perfect
October 1, 2004

By Erik Cagle Senior Editor As if life in general were not enough, it seems art has taken to imitating the commercial printing industry. Just ask Charles "Tuck" Krehbiel, CEO of CJK: Print Possibilities, in Cincinnati. Krehbiel, 54, a trustee of the Art Academy of Cincinnati for the past three years, is an avid collector of fine art photography. He is enamored with the landscape works of Edward and Brett Weston, the figurative masterpieces of Ruth Bernhard and the fashion works of Horst P. Horst. His wife of 26 years, Deb, has a fine arts degree and operates an interior design company. Krehbiel himself

Deserving Extra Credit--Michelson
October 1, 2004

Printers like to receive recognition for their accomplishments. It helps validate all of the hard work, creativity, attention to detail and high quality standards that go into building a successful career in the graphic arts industry, as well as producing award-winning printed pieces. That, in part, is what makes our annual Hall of Fame and Gold Ink Awards issue so rewarding; it allows us to honor both individual and printing production excellence. The 2004 class of Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame inductees surely deserve acclaim. For those that may not know the drill, we seek nominations each year from which finalists are

Largest Book Manufacturers -- Best Sellers List
September 1, 2004

By Noelle Skodzinski It's not likely a big surprise that Quebecor World held fast to its No. 1 spot among the Top Book Manufacturers—ranked by book manufacturing revenues—in the United States and Canada. With a $36 million lead over RR Donnelley, and a $273 million lead over third-ranked Von Hoffmann Corp., Quebecor World isn't likely to lose its position anytime soon. Both top seeds, however, saw book sales drop in 2003. In fact, revenues for three of the top five sank by a total of nearly $130 million. Arvato Print USA (a division of Bertelsmann) and Von Hoffmann were the only two in