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

US Printers, High-Speed Inkjet Community Gather at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Press manufacturers, postpress equipment suppliers and software, consumables and substrate companies all came together in Lucerne, Switzerland, recently to showcase automated end-to-end digital production workflows. Among the attendees were more than 100 U.S.-based printers, representing a virtual Who’s Who of leading printing companies.

Quad to Buy LSC Communications, Creating $8.1 billion Print Firm

Sussex, Wis.-based Quad/Graphics is acquiring LSC Communications, of Chicago, to create a combined $8.1 billion, publicly-held company. The deal is the result of a whopping $1.4 billion all-stock transaction, which includes the refinancing of LSC Communications' debt.

Agfa to Close NJ Offset Plate Manufacturing Facility

Agfa Graphics has announced that it will be closing its 250,000-sq.-ft. offset printing plate manufacturing facility in Branchburg, N.J., by the end of this year in order to optimize its global production capacity and supply chain efficiencies. The plant closure will impact 125 workers.