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

Hot Markets for Printing Forecast Reveals Top 25 Industries for Print Demand in 2020

Noted printing industry analyst Vincent Mallardi has been compiling an exclusive ranking of the Hot Markets for Printing for the past 40 years. His newest research report reveals the Top 25 industries/sectors for print buying in 2020—which will account for a whopping $207.6 billion of total print demand potential—and he provides...

LSC Communications Reveals Plans to Close Three Magazine and Catalog Printing Plants

Citing a drop in publisher demand for print publication titles and significant structural changes impacting the industry, Chicago-based LSC Communications filed a Form 8-K with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) on Jan. 14 announcing it will close its manufacturing facilities in Strasburg, Va.; Glasgow, Ky.; and Mattoon, Ill...

Printing Industry Shocker: Xerox Makes Reported $33B Offer to Acquire HP

Early Nov. 6 the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke a story that Xerox is mulling over a reported $33 billion (according to Nov. 8 news reports, HP has now confirmed that an offer was made) cash-and-stock offer to acquire HP Inc., a Palo Alto, California-based, fellow iconic-named company with a market value more than three times its own...

Private Equity Firm Finalizes Multi-Color Corp. Acquisition, Combines With WS Packaging

Multi-Color Corp. is being merged with WS Packaging, another label solutions provider that Platinum Equity purchased in February 2018. The combined company, which will be known as Multi-Color Corp. and headquartered in Cincinnati, is a $2.2 billion enterprise with 86 plants in 26 countries and more than 10,000 global employees...

Shocker: DOJ Files Suit to Block Quad From Acquiring LSC Communications

In what many printing industry observers, including myself, view as a shocking development, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Antitrust Div., filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on June 20 seeking to block Quad’s proposed $1.4 billion, all-stock acquisition of LSC Communications...