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.
Citing volume declines in an already challenging retail environment and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sussex, Wis.-based Quad closed out a tumultuous 2020 by announcing it will permanently cease commercial print manufacturing operations at three facilities in early 2021, impacting approximately 650 workers.
During a recent virtual event, Xerox announced new digital toner printing presses, technology enhancements for the Baltoro HF cut-sheet inkjet press, and artificial intelligence features that aid speed and productivity.
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.
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.
The Philadelphia Inquirer employees were informed Oct. 9 that the newspaper publishing company plans to close its 674,000-sq.-ft. print manufacturing facility as early as the end of the year. About 500 of the 550 workers employed at the Schuykill newspaper printing facility will reportedly be laid off as a result.
An ex-controller for Printograph Inc., a Burbank, Calif.-based commercial printer, was sentenced to serve 87 months in federal prison.
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.
Technology leader Chuck Gehman worked for several printing industry organizations — both on the supplier and printer side — during his career. These included Marcomcentral, EFI, Mimeo, and Taylor Communications' (Standard Register), among others.
His departure after 25 years will mark the end for Alon Bar-Shany as the worldwide "face" of HP Indigo to its large base of HP Indigo digital press users, the Dscoop user community, and the printing industry trade press.
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.
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.
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.
Thayer Long on how APTech is helping industry suppliers, and why the entire printing industry should come together during this crisis.
Book and magazine printing powerhouse LSC Communications voluntarily filed for business reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The only surprise — perhaps expedited from the financial fallout of COVID-19 — is that the announcement came April 13.