The 2012 Printing Impressions 400 list of the largest printing companies in the United States and Canada as ranked by annual sales.
St. Louis Lithographing
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2004. Therefore, companies that revised their 2003 revenues may have changed their 2003 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.) 251 ('03: 245) Fisher Group, Hiawatha, IA Total Sales (Millions): $20.00 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $20.00 Change (%): - Principal Officer: Martin C. Fisher Employees: 145 Primary Specialties: DM 90%; ADV 6%; CAT 4% Web Offset Press Units: 13 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press Units: 0
(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.) 252 ('02: 262) Specialty Printing, Niles, IL Total Sales (Millions): $21.90 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $21.40 Change (%): +2 Principal Officer: Adam M. LeFebvre Employees: 92 Primary Specialties: DM 45%; ADV 30%; COM 25% Web Offset Press Units: 16 Sheetfed Press Units: 12 Other Press Units:
New England Printer Makes First Move FITCHBURG, MA—Boutwell, Owens & Co., a 116-year-old manufacturer of custom-printed paperboard packaging, has ordered the first Mitsubishi Diamond 3000TP Tandem Perfector in the United States. The company expects to take delivery of the 10-color, 40˝ machine in March 2004 and have it operational by the following month. It features a unique streamlined Translink unit that neither turns the sheet over nor changes the gripper edge from the front of the sheet to the tail. The front side of the sheet is printed after the reverse side, with accurate registration maintained on both sides. california SAN LUIS
california GARDENA—Southwest Offset Printers has purchased a 28-unit DGM 430 press. The purchase also includes two DGM 1035 folders. IRVINE—The Graphics Industry Council held its third annual "Shoot for the Cure" golf tournament in August. Over 125 executives from regional graphic arts industry-related firms teed off to help raise $40,000 for the City of Hope Cancer Center. LA VERNE—Layton Printing, an 18-year-old, family owned firm, has purchased a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LS sheetfed press. The four-color, 40˝ machine is Layton Printing's first Mitsubishi press. The company specializes in the design and printing of unique, full-color business cards, notepads and postcards. florida CLERMONT—Sprint is remaking printed