The 7 Hottest Headlines That Captured Readers' Attention This Month
We're nearing the end of May, so here's a look back at some of the top items that caught our readers' attention the most, based on online visitor traffic and page views.
- LSC Strikes Two Major Deals - At the beginning of May, LSC Communications announced it had brokered two major deals. The company announced a definitive agreement with R.R. Donnelley to acquire the Print Logistics component of its business, and it announced an agreement with Trend Offset wherein Trend will acquire LSC's retail offset printing facilities.
- Xerox Launches Iridesse Digital Press - In a month full of plenty of Xerox-related news, the company unveiled the Iridesse Production Press at an event attended by nearly 120 printers at its Gil Hatch Center in Webster, N.Y. The Iridesse is the only xerographic digital press able to print mixed metallics with six colors - all in a single pass.
- Xerox Terminates Acquisition by Fuji, Names New CEO - In a saga that involved more twists and turns than a daytime Soap Opera, it was announced that Xerox had terminated its proposed acquisition by Fuji after finally reaching an agreement with two dissident shareholders. As part of that agreement, Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson was replaced by John Visentin and five new Xerox board members were named to replace five who resigned.
- Great Lakes Integrated and Watt Printers Acquired - In acquisition news, two venerable printing operations in Cleveland were acquired by Traxium, the holding company founded by owner and CEO George Schmutz in 2014 when he first acquired Stow, Ohio-based Printing Concepts. The two acquisitions builds the holding company's presence in the Cleveland market.
- End of an Era for Printer's Row Shop - Chicago's Printer's Row was once booming with opportunity and printing industry activity. Today, Palmer Printing is the last remaining printer in the now-gentrified historic district, a title it has held since 2007. Now, after 81 years, it too is looking to relocate.
- Alexander's Print Advantage Building Expansion Will Also Create 40 to 50 New Jobs - Alexander's Print Advantage announced it would increase its 45,000-sq.-ft. Lindon, Utah-based facility by an additional 23,000 sq. ft., necessitating the need to fill 40-50 new positions. However, finding people to fill those positions won't be a walk in the park.
- The Scannable Jeep Catalog - Quadratec is a company that sells parts for Jeeps. In the fall of 2016, the company launched its first scannable catalog using image recognition to make every page shoppable.