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

Cenveo Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing Announced; Mega-Printer Secures DIP Financing

Cenveo Inc., which has been struggling due to lower consumer demand for paper-based envelopes and debt from its past acquisitions as a printing industry roll-up consolidator, has reached an agreement with holders of a majority of its first-lien debt to support a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan of reorganization...

A Look at the Top 25 Hot Markets in the Printing Industry for 2018-19

Combined, the Top 25 “Hot Markets for Print Demand 2018-19” account for nearly 95 percent of total print-related purchasing, according to its author, Vincent Mallardi. It stands to good reason, then, that printers study these Top 25 industry verticals closely and Mallardi’s accompanying expert commentary on the types of printing that they purchase...

2017 Printing Impressions 400 Printers List Reveals Key Industry Trends

It’s hard to believe that the 2017 Printing Impressions 400 ranking of the top printers in the U.S. and Canada, as ranked by annual sales volume, marks our 34th annual list. For more than three decades, our compilation has illustrated key industry trends and chronicled the ups and downs—and, in some cases, the demise due to M&A deals—of specific companies...

LSC Communications to Close Virginia Book Printing Plant; Layoffs Impact 140 Workers

Chicago-based LSC Communications filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act Notification Act (WARN) notice on May 22 that it intends to permanently close its 278,000-sq.-ft. book manufacturing facility in Salem, Va., and lay off the approximately 140 workers employed there. The notice indicated that the layoffs are scheduled to begin July 23...

Cenveo Closing Graphic Arts Center in Portland, Oregon; 91 Workers to Be Layed Off

The Oregonian is reporting that Cenveo has informed Oregon labor officials, as part of the WARN act, that it intends to close its commercial printing facility located on NW Wilson Street in Portland, Ore., by March 31. The closure will result in the layoffs of 91 people who currently work there, according to the newspaper...

New Overtime Rules Blocked by Judge; How Printers Should Respond

A federal district court in Texas made a ruling last week that will have wide implications for the printing industry and business employers in general. The court issued a temporary injunction that blocks the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules...

What Trump Win Means for the Printing Industry

We now know that on Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as America’s 45th president. Furthermore, the Senate and the House will both remain in Republican control. This leaves many to wonder what these victories mean for our corner of the business world. Read on to find out...

Analysis: Why RR Donnelley Just Split Up Into Three Separate Companies

Well, it’s official. As reported on the business wire earlier yesterday, RR Donnelley (RRD) has split into three separate, publicly held companies. First revealed in August 2015, the breakup of the $11.7 billion conglomerate follows the latest corporate trend of “maximizing shareholder value” by creating more focused companies...