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Jet Litho Aligns Efforts with Brantley Partners
July 18, 2008

DOWNERS GROVE, IL—Private equity firm Brantley Partners has made an investment in Jet Litho, a deal that will enhance the specialty plastics and commercial printer’s services, capabilities and solutions. The Open Approach advised Jet in the transaction. Brantley recently invested in WS Packaging.

Illinois Printers — Competition’s Fierce
June 1, 2008

SO, YOU think you know Illinois like the back of your hand? Frankly, why would anyone have extensive knowledge about the backs of their hands? Are we really so bereft of meaningful activity that we would stare at our hands for prolonged periods, studying their contours? OK, stay focused. First, some things you may not know about Illinois. It’s more than da Bears, da Bulls and da Cubs (sorry Ozzie, no one cares about da White Sox). Not only was it Abe Lincoln’s and Ulysses S. Grant’s mailing address, it’s also where Barack Obama sleeps when not on the campaign trail. Among the

Substrate Options —‘Paper or Plastic?’
September 1, 2007

WHEN IT comes to printing on paper, the field is crowded and the competitive situation is intense. Commercial printers looking for ways to differentiate themselves have cast an eye on the market for printing on plastic as a way to add value and boost profits. Sales of UV-equipped presses are said to be on the rise, suggesting that more printers are working with plastic now than ever before. Even so, it would be an exaggeration to say that printing on plastic is sweeping the industry. This is not to say that printing on plastic isn’t an attractive opportunity with plenty of profit potential, but

Jet Prints on a More Responsible Plastic
August 11, 2006

DOWNERS GROVE, IL—8/10/06—Jet, one of the nation’s largest privately held sheetfed commercial printers and card manufacturers, introduces the capability to print on NatureWorks PLA (polylactic acid), a corn-based plastic, offering customers the added appeal of plastic made from nature with all the performance and convenience of traditional petroleum based plastic. “Many companies are looking for a more environmentally friendly option with their choice of materials,” states Jeff Norby, president of Jet. “This nature-based plastic is a great alternative without getting away from the look and feel of traditional plastics.” NatureWorks PLA is the world’s first commercially available plastic made from an annually renewable resource –

Printing Impressions 400 -- 101 - 150
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.) 101 ('03: 97) NorthStar Print Group, Watertown, WI Total Sales (Millions): $57.40 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $56.52 Change (%): +2 Principal Officer: Richard Gasper Employees: 290 Primary Specialties: PKG 100% Web Offset Press Units: 0 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press Units: 81 Ownership: Public Plants: 3

Printing Impressions 400 -- 151-202
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.) 151 ('02: 147) The Hickory Printing Group, Hickory, NC Total Sales (Millions): $38.36 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $40.01 Change (%): -4 Principal Officer: Thomas W. Reese Employees: 237 Primary Specialties: COM 50%; ADV 25%; DM 10%; CAT 10% Web Offset Press Units: 18 Sheetfed Press

2002 Printing Impressions 400 -- 152-200
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.) 152 ('01: 142) Malloy Inc., Ann Arbor, MI Total Sales (millions): $39.60 Previous Year's (millions): $46.40 Change (%): -15 Principal Officer: William L. Upton Employees: 334 Primary Specialties: BKS 100% Web Offset Units: 7 Sheetfed Offset Units: 16 Other: 0 Ownership: Private Plants: 1 153 ('01:

Printing Impressions 400 -- 151-200
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: 151163Panel Prints, Old Forge, PA$44.50$40.20+11William M. Abene370SPEC 60% (35% POP; 25% Heat-transfer);PKG 25%; COM 10%; PREP 5% 01280Private2  Parent: W.M. Abene Co., Old Forge, PA  2001 Ranking:Previous Year's Ranking:Company:Total Sales (millions):Previous Year's

Printing Impressions 400 -- 201-250
December 1, 2000

Editor's note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2000. Therefore, companies that revised their 1999 revenues may have changed their '99 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 500. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.2000 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:201191Colfax Envelope, Buffalo Grove, IL$33.78$32.91+3C.R. Patten Jr.128PKG 100%121442Private 1  2000 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:202205McArdle Printing*, Upper Marlboro, MD$33.73$31.59+7John E. Jenc235COM 60%; PUB 40%21190Employee 1*Parent:

The Alphabetized PI 400
December 1, 2000

If you know the name of a printing company that you think appears on the Printing Impressions 400 list, but you're not sure of its ranking, here's an easy way to locate that firm. Simply find the company in the alphabetical listings on this page. In addition to each company's name and headquarters location, a corresponding number appears indicating that firm's ranking on the Printing Impressions 400. ABS Graphics (Addison, IL) 400 Action Printing (Fond du Lac, WI) 353 Adams Business Forms (Topeka, KS) 96 AdPlex Inc. (Houston, TX) 102 Advance Business Graphics (Mira Loma, CA) 153 AFL Web Printing (Voorhees, NJ)