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

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Postal Service Reform Bill; Would Minimize Rate Increases for Now

"The Postal Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency" was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week as a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). If passed, the legislation would make sweeping changes to current rules and regulations that have led, in large part, to the dire long-term financial situation of the U.S. Postal Service...

Cenveo Chapter 11 Saga Unfolds with Accusations, Ruling, Plant Closures

It came as no big surprise when I reported earlier about the lead up to Stamford, Conn.-based Cenveo Inc.'s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 2, citing liabilities of more than $1.4 billion. Cenveo has long struggled, in part from a heavy debt load tied to several past roll-up acquisitions...

Commentary: Peter Schaefer on Cenveo Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

Mark Michelson, editor-in-chief of our sister brand Printing Impressions, recently sat down with Peter Schaefer, a partner with printing industry M&A and investment banking firm New Direction Partners, to get his take on Cenveo's recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Here, Schaefer analyzes...

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...