Mark Michelson

Mark Michelson is the Editor-in-Chief of Printing ImpressionsServing in this role since 1985, Michelson is an award-winning journalist and member of several industry honor societies. Reader feedback is always encouraged. Email mmichelson@napco.com

Deborah Corn, Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse at Print Media Centr, and long-time Gold Ink Awards judge, took a break from judging the 2017 competition to talk to Printing Impressions Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson about her observations on this year's entries. Corn describes some of the production trends that she noticed; where the pieces that weren't chosen typically fell short; and highlights a self-promotional piece that encompassed many printing capabilities in a cohesive, creative manner.

Growing up in the financial printing industry working for her father in her early career, Diane Wade helped her husband create the business plan to create doremus fp in 1989. But everything changed with his sudden passing in 2015. Now, as the CEO of the country's first Woman Owned Small Business certified financial printer, she is quickly making her own mark in the historically male-dominated financial printing industry.

Well, it’s official. As reported on the business wire earlier today, RR Donnelley (RRD) has split into three separate, publicly held companies. First revealed in August 2015, the breakup of the $11.7 billion conglomerate follows the latest corporate trend of “maximizing shareholder value” by creating more focused companies; in theory, the parts are more valuable than the whole. Similar moves, partly driven by activist investors, are in process at Xerox and already occurred at HP.

An early industry adopter of inkjet printing, Christine Soward has lead DMS ink's transition from a one-time lettershop to a leading data services, digital printing and fulfillment provider. Even broader business opportunities have been created by DMS' recent installation of full-color Océ ColorStream 3900 and Océ VarioPrint i300 production inkjet presses from Canon Solutions America.

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