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2004 Fast-Track Firms -- Success Despite Adversity
December 1, 2004

By Erik Cagle Senior Editor Those pundits who, a year ago, predicted that an improved economy would translate to a trickle-down effect for the commercial printing industry were eventually right. After a three-year funk, many observers impatiently watched as 2004 jumped into gear like a lazy teenager preparing for his final spring in high school. But as the second half of the year garnered steam, so did the industry. Graph Expo & Converting Expo produced solid foot traffic and sales volume, and a number of printers announced substantial capital investment initiatives. By year's end, the confidence in improving numbers was no longer wistfully forced. As you look at

Self-promotion Contest Winners -- Keeping it Real
September 1, 2004

by Kristen E. Monte Associate Editor So, your clients aren't buying the 'Trust us, we're the best' line of marketing any more? Apparently the winners of the 17th annual Printing Impressions Printer's Self-Promotion Contest feel the same way. Judging by the entries of the past, we have seen an assortment of campaigns, ranging from the extravagant (during better economic times), to the simplistic in recent years. This year's crop seems to focus on getting the job done efficiently and effectively, while remaining true to their core businesses. Whether you feel you haven't enough money to spend on a good campaign or you

ACROSS the nation
May 1, 2004

connecticut MERIDEN—Sappi Fine Paper has named Miller Johnson Inc. a "Silver Award" winner in the general category for its printing of a 2004 Mercedes Benz dealer calendar. The 66-year-old printing firm has annual sales of $9.5 million. NEWINGTON—Direct mail provider Data Graphics has added its fifth Miyakoshi variable-size offset press to this location. The MVF22K is a six-color model and is configured to run all cassettes and OEM equipment now in use at Data Graphics. florida SARASOTA—The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has placed an order for two Goss Global Newsliner tower additions for its existing Metroliner presses. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune serves one of the largest and

Printing Impressions 400 -- 101-150
December 1, 2003

(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2003. Therefore, companies that revised their 2002 revenues may have changed their 2002 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 101 ('02: 85) Tweddle Litho, Clinton Township, MI Total Sales (Millions): $62.90 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $74.30 Change (%): -15 Principal Officer: Andrew M. Tweddle Employees: 200 Primary Specialties: COM 100% Web Offset Press Units: 10 Sheetfed Press Units: 2 Other Press Units: 4 Ownership: Private

Executive Compensation -- Printing's Power Players
December 1, 2003

Unlike some professional sports, the printing industry seemingly has no salary cap when it comes to paying its top executives. Printing Impressions' 14th annual executive compensation report shows this, while highlighting the industry's top money earners at publicly held printing companies. William Davis (who plans to retire), chairman, president and CEO of Chicago-based RR Donnelley, tops this year's list, taking home more than $1.4 million, which is actually down from his salary last year. The rankings indicate previous fiscal year salaries, most recent fiscal year wages and the percentage change in compensation from the two fiscal years that are shown. While some executives, like

2002 Printing Impressions 400 -- 51-100
December 1, 2002

(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2002. Therefore, companies that revised their 2001 revenues may have changed their 2001 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 51 ('01: 58) MacNaughton Lithograph/Command Web Offset, Secaucus, NJ Total Sales (millions): $140.00 Previous Year's (millions): $140.00 Change (%): — Principal Officer: Andrew Merson Employees: 625 Primary Specialties: BKS 40%; DIR 25%; CAT 15%; FIN 10% Web Offset Units: 44 Sheetfed Offset Units: 6 Other: 0

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION -- The Industry's High Rollers
December 1, 2002

These are the executives that have rolled the dice and hit for the big money in commercial printing. Printing Impressions' 13th annual executive compensation report highlights the industry's top money earners at publicly held printing companies. Robert G. Burton, president and CEO of Bannockburn, IL-based Moore Corp., appears at the top of this year's ranking with total compensation of $3,300,000. This is the second straight year a Moore executive tops our list. The rankings indicate previous fiscal year salaries, most recent fiscal year wages and the percentage change in compensation from the two fiscal years that are shown. While some executives, like Dennis Rediker,

Printing Impressions 400 -- 51-100
December 1, 2001

Editor's note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2001. Therefore, companies that revised their 2000 revenues may have changed their '00 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided. 2001 Ranking:Previous Year's Ranking:Company:Total Sales (millions):Previous Year's (millions):Change (%):Principal Officer:Employees:Primary Specialties:Web Offset Units:Sheetfed Offset Units:Other:Ownership:Plants: 5159J.J. Keller & Assoc., Neenah, WI$159.76$139.99+14Robert L. Keller830PUB 50%; BKS 30%; DM 10%; BF 10%2087Private1  2001 Ranking:Previous Year's Ranking:Company:Total Sales (millions):Previous Year's (millions):Change (%):Principal Officer:Employees:Primary Specialties:Web Offset Units:Sheetfed Offset Units:Other:Ownership:Plants: 5251Serigraph Inc.,

PI 400 -- Executive Compensation - Hitting the Green
December 1, 2001

These are the executives that have chipped their way to the top financial level. This feature, Printing Impressions' 12th annual executive compensation report, highlights the industry's top money earners at publicly held printing companies. W. Ed Tyler, former president and CEO of Moore Corp., appears at the top of this year's ranking with total compensation of $27,291,216. This total is bolstered by $26.5 million in "other compensation" paid out after Tyler left the company late last year. The rankings indicate previous fiscal year salaries, most recent fiscal year wages and the percentage change in compensation from the two fiscal years that are shown. While

The Alphabetized PI 400
December 1, 2000

If you know the name of a printing company that you think appears on the Printing Impressions 400 list, but you're not sure of its ranking, here's an easy way to locate that firm. Simply find the company in the alphabetical listings on this page. In addition to each company's name and headquarters location, a corresponding number appears indicating that firm's ranking on the Printing Impressions 400. ABS Graphics (Addison, IL) 400 Action Printing (Fond du Lac, WI) 353 Adams Business Forms (Topeka, KS) 96 AdPlex Inc. (Houston, TX) 102 Advance Business Graphics (Mira Loma, CA) 153 AFL Web Printing (Voorhees, NJ)