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December 2013 Issue

Printing Impressions December 2013 Cover
Komori Corp. Named Global Supplier for Landa Sheetfed
Landa Corp. and Komori Corp. have now formalized their long-term strategic alliance by entering into multi-faceted agreements in which Komori will be the global supplier for all sheetfed Landa Nanographic printing press platforms. Landa will also provide Komori with...
The 2013 Printing Impressions 400
Now in its 30th year, the Printing Impressions 400 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...
Upfront
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ December 2013 edition, including Heidelberg, RR Donnelley, Multi Packaging, Mercury Print Productions, Safeguard, Canfield & Tack, and Bell and Howell....
PIA Honors 27 Print Firms With Best Workplace Awards
Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the recipients of the 2013 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. Entries are judged on the following criteria: management practices, work environment, training and development, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety,...
The Mittera Group Adds Wisconsin Web Offset to Fold
The Mittera Group announced it has acquired Wisconsin Web Offset (WWO), a commercial web printing and finishing services company based in Brookfield, WI. With more than 45 years of printing experience, Wisconsin Web Offset will further expand the geographic...
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ December 2013 edition, featuring Sandy Alexander, Lithographix, DPI Direct, Apex Color, IWCO Direct, Japs-Olson Co....
Venerable Ranking Achieves Milestone –Michelson
This issue marks the 30th annual Printing Impressions 400 listing of the largest printing companies in the United States and Canada, as ranked by annual sales. It’s a milestone that shouldn’t be taken lightly, given all the upheaval within the...
Supplier News
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ December 2013 edition, featuring...
Commercial Printing Outlook : Bootstrap Time for Printers
The economy is largely on its own. It is still recovering very slowly, and the final numbers for 2013 should see it posting less than 2 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, notes Dr. Ronnie Davis, senior vice president and...
Catalog/Publication Outlook : Preserving a Strong Base
Catalogers and magazine publishers in 2013 faced many of the same challenges as the prior year of finding the right mix of media to deliver information and build their brands. In addition, economic uncertainty and pending postal increases were thrown...
Direct Mail Outlook : Mail Continues to Deliver
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is certainly not doing the direct mail space any favors, requesting an exigent rate increase of 4.3 percent. With postage taking up the better part of 60 percent from the direct mail marketing spend, there's...
Book Printing Outlook : Rolling With the Changes
Printed books are not exactly bound for life support systems. Printers have done a phenomenal job of positioning themselves to serve the changing needs of their publisher clients, from offering print-on-demand (POD) solutions and reducing inventory to providing drop-ship services...
2013 PI 400, in Alphabetical Order
If you know the name of a printing company that you think appears on the 2013  Printing Impressions  400 list, but you’re not sure of its ranking, here’s an easy way to locate that firm or determine whether it’s included...
Fast-Track Firms : Shrink-Free Print Growth
The industry continues to shrink, as evidenced by a brisk 2013 transaction season, capped by the jaw-dropping pickup of Consolidated Graphics by RR Donnelley. And while it was by far and away the biggest deal in '13, a glimpse at...
Bits and Pieces: DeWese Passing Leaves Sadness
Plain speaking and easy going, a half-hour phone call from Harris would seem to last just a few minutes. He loved the printing industry and enjoyed talking about mergers and acquisitions. The stories were legendary, the type of stuff that...
Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Sales Territory Management
Print salespeople could learn a thing or two from Santa Claus. Efficiency and call volume matter, but so does the quality of your calls. If Santa can deliver nearly 400 million presents in one night, you can narrow the gap...
Bindery Matters
Pictured at PRINT 13, from left, are Goss Sales Manager Mike McGeady with Jon Kissau, manager of ope...