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 mmichelson@napco.com

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. 

Xerox Calls Off Hostile Takeover Attempt of HP

Just as the COVID-19 outbreak created financial uncertainty on Wall Street and on Main Street, it has also put a deep freeze on impending M&A mega-deals. The novel coronavirus has scuttled Xerox Holdings' $34.9 billion, $24 per share unsolicited, hostile takeover attempt of fellow printing industry icon HP Inc.

Xerox Officially Launches $35B Hostile Takeover Bid for HP

As promised, on March 2 Xerox Holdings launched a $34.9 billion hostile takeover proxy bid to acquire HP Inc. The unsolicited "hostile takeover" offer will increase cash flow, Xerox contends, which would help pare debt, increase capital returns to shareholders, and drive greater investment in innovation.