Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts is the Managing Editor of the Printing & Packaging Group.

The Week That Was (1/17/2022)

On this episode of The Week that Was, we released the online version of Printing Impressions' annual ranking of the largest printing companies in the U.S. and Canada; The Royal Group invested in a Delta SPC 130; the EFI Connect Conference kicked off this week; and COLOR22 is set to begin next week.

The Week That Was (1/10/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Taylor Corp announced the rebranding of three companies; the latest issue of The Target Report is out now; and we just released the direct mail printing outlook for 2022.

The Week That Was (1/3/2022)

On this episode of The Week that Was, RRD received an acquisition offer of $11 per share in cash from a "Strategic Buyer"; EFI sold its printing and packaging productivity software business; Moore exec discusses the company's recent $60 million investment; and Taylor Corp. will acquire the assets of Reindl Bindery.

The Year that Was (2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, we explore some of the biggest headlines from 2021, as determined by you, our reader.  The USPS filed with the Postal Rate Commission to raise postage rates an average of 6.8%. Printing Impressions' annual list of the largest printing companies in the U.S. and Canada as ranked by annual sales topped our list this year. RR Donnelley acquisition saga dominated headlines this year, and ended with Chatham Asset Management acquiring RRD for $10.85 per share in cash. Quad announced it would close three printing plants, citing a decline in the retail market and COVID-19 impact. Mittera announced that it would acquire Trend Offset Printing. For more of the top stories this year, click here.

The Week that Was (12/13/21)

On this episode of The Week that Was, RRD will be acquired by Chatham Asset Management; Lisbeth Lyons discusses the current supply-chain shortages; a recent article sheds light on the advancements of UV-LED Curing technology for sheetfed offset printing; and Pantone announced its color of the year.

The Week That Was (12/6/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, the RRD acquisition story continues; IWCO Direct has ordered seven HP PageWide presses; and Moore announced the acquisition of Tri-State Envelope.

The Week That Was (11/29/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, the board of RRD has accepted Chatham Asset Management's proposal of $10.25 per share in cash; a recent print article explores the state of M&A within the printing industry; and Bill Farquharson recounts the lessons to learn from a recent scary experience.

The Week That Was (11/15/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, RRD issued a letter of acknowledgement to Chatham Asset Management; Premier Press acquired an HP PageWide T250 HD; and PCI hosted a grand opening of its new regional site and production facility.

The Week That Was (11/8/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, the latest edition of The Target Report was released; Harry V. Kirk passed away; Spectrum Printing was named a 2021 Innovators of the Year; and we discuss the new "State of the Industry Report" and "Printing Industry Market Atlas."

The Week that Was (11/01/21)

On this episode of The Week that Was, RRD has reached a $2.1 billion agreement to be acquired; CJK Group purchased the assets of Times Printing; Adriane Harrison talks about the latest guidance on the federal vaccine mandate; and the next "Ask the Experts" webinar explores extended producer responsibility.

The Week That Was (10/25/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, industry veteran Allan Creel acquired Fenske Media; Kevin Naughton, owner of Innovator of the Year PrintComm, discusses how the company became an innovator; and why you should rethink your sales call.

The Week That Was (10/11/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Chatham Asset Management submitted a letter to RRD's board of directors to buy the remaining shares of the company; The Target Report explores label industry consolidation; and Bill Farquharson explains the best four words a sales rep can hear.