PI 400 Clarification
Subsequent to staff editor Caroline Miller's article, "Catalogs: Riding the e-Wave," that appeared in the December 2000 Printing Impressions 400 issue, a qualifying statement needs to be made. Our ranking of the Top 10 Catalog Printers was based solely on the data received directly from those companies listed. As a result, some of these segment sales figures may be somewhat misleading. It has come to our attention that some commercial print media service companies internally combine advertising inserts for the retail market with their catalog business. It is, and was, the intent of Printing Impressions to report exclusively on the catalog market, not the catalog and retail insert businesses combined. Therefore, our Top 10 Catalog Printers ranking was not in the correct order. Catalogs are a standalone business in the industry, and the largest U.S. supplier is Quebecor World. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.