Mark Michelson

Mark Michelson

Mark Michelson is the Editor-in-Chief of Printing ImpressionsServing in this role since 1985, Michelson is an award-winning journalist and member of several industry honor societies. Reader feedback is always encouraged. Email

The 350 Largest Printing Companies

Our annual ranking of the largest printing companies in the U.S. and Canada reflects ongoing industry trends. The pandemic, for example, seems to be accelerating the commercial printing industry shift from the lithographic process to digital print production.

124 Production Workers to Lose Jobs as KC Newspaper Outsources Printing

The iconic glass and copper glass building stretching two blocks that houses the Kansas City Star newspaper — which attendees of the IPMA 2012 conference toured when the conference was held in Kansas City — has been sold. Printing of the daily newspaper will be outsourced to the Des Moines Register Star.

How Inkjet and Toner Presses Complement Each Other

Cut-sheet liquid and dry toner digital presses, continuous-feed inkjet presses, and output from analog offset presses can all work in harmony within a printing operation to meet clients’ run length, personalization, quality, and turnaround requirements.

Inkjet Press Users Share Experiences With Inkjet Printing

One of the best ways to learn about inkjet printing is to hear about the real-life experiences of press users who came before you. During the virtual Inkjet Summit last week, two inkjet veterans shared their triumphs and tribulations with production inkjet printing.

Cenveo Closing Former Cadmus Printing Plant, Impacting 184 Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another fatality. That's the reason Stamford, Conn.-based Cenveo Worldwide Ltd. is giving for the decision to permanently close its Cadmus printing facility located in Richmond, Va., by the end of May, resulting in the layoffs of 184 print workers.

Ford Bowers, Michael Makin Discuss Reasons for SGIA-PIA Merger

The merger of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association with Printing Industries of America has created the largest, most comprehensive printing and graphic arts association in the country. SGIA's Ford Bowers and PIA's Michael Makin discuss the drivers behind the merger and the benefits it will bring to the industry.

How the Government's Legislative Response to COVID-19 Impacts the Printing Industry

Lisbeth Lyons, VP of Government & External Affairs at Printing Industries of America, discusses the legislative response in Washington to the pandemic that benefits the printing industry, including SBA assistance such as the Paycheck Protection Program; why the U.S. Postal Service deserves more financial relief as an essential service; and new programs that will likely be implemented at various stages of the U.S. recovery.