On this episode of The Week that Was, Printing Impressions released its 35th annual Printing Impressions 400 list of the largest printers in the U.S. and Canada as ranked by annual sales. As part of that compilation, we also ranked the top 5 direct mail printers based on their self-reported market segment sales and interviewed some of those market leaders about key direct mail trends to keep an eye on in the coming year.
In other news, there have been some mainstream media news reports about the security of the U.S. Postal Service's Informed Delivery offering and questions as to whether it might be a way for cyber criminals to access personal information.
Also making headlines, we look at eight factors, including highly targeted one-to-one digital printing, that contributed to the increase in political mail this year.
Finally, a research study was released this week that reveals how print service providers are accommodating customers evolving buying preferences, such as Web-to-print, online storefronts and much more.