This week, Julie Greenbaum highlights the financial results of the first quarter of 2017 from RR Donnelley, Quad/Graphics Inc. and Cenveo Inc. Other industry news making headlines this week came from Idealliance and its election of Dick Ryan, VP, sales and marketing for Publishers Press, and his election as chairman of the Idealliance board of directors, and additional coverage from the 2017 Inkjet Summit.
The Top 20 Magazine Printers ranking has returned for the third year since its revival in 2014. The ranking, which lists leading printers in the U.S. and Canada based on revenue earned in the magazine sector, is intended to serve magazine publishers as they assess their printing needs and the landscape of potential printing partners.
Publishers Press, a 150-plus-year-old printer, is closing down its plant in Shepherdsville, Ky., within the next year, transitioning all work and employees to its Lebanon Junction facility by Jan. 1, 2017, WDRB-TV reported. This move will, among other things, enable the company to invest in new equipment.
On the eve of Graph Expo, industry leaders will be inducted into Idealliance’s Soderstrom Society during the Soderstrom Awards Dinner.
Battlefield Graphics has been chosen as Sappi North America’s North American Printer of the Year for book on famed musical group.
Nicholas (Nick) Simon, the president of Publishers Press and a 2003 inductee into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, passed away June 10 at the age of 57. He helped build his family business to a $180 million concern, with 1,400 employees and two plants. Nicholas Simon was involved in numerous charitable and civic endeavors, including the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. He was also inducted into the Kentuckiana Business Hall of Fame.
Recently, an increase in printed magazines and catalogs matched with online media has been used to drive awareness of a brand.
Due to popular demand, Publishing Executive revived its ranking of the Top 20 Magazine Printers.
The winners of the SkillsUSA high school championships have been announced.
If catalogers and magazine publishers were looking for the right mix in 2013, their main challenge in 2014 was ensuring a seamless integration between print and the Web. As a result, more and more catalog and publication printers are changing their focus from solely providing ink-on-paper products to becoming true multi-channel partners.