Direct Mail

Price of Forever Stamp Increases
January 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Nothing lasts forever—not even the price of a Forever stamp. Effective Jan. 22, the cost of mailing a one-ounce first-class letter returned to 49 cents, marking the first increase since January 2014. Last April, consumers got some relief when the Postal Regulatory Commission ordered the U.S. Postal Service...

James Patterson Becomes Sole Owner of Colortree Group
January 24, 2017 at 7:51 pm

In a transaction that closed last month, Stingem Management Group LLC acquired Boathouse Capital’s 72 percent stake in Colortree Group, a full service manufacturer of envelope products and print services for the direct mail industry...

MAR Graphics Increases Lettershop Capacity
July 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm

MAR Graphics, Valmeyer, Ill., has just completed the addition of a Pitney Bowes FlowMaster RS Flex inserting system. MAR Graphics utilizes the inserting system to produce a wide variety of mail projects. The six-station system is configured with in-line cameras and an...

State of the Industry Report: Chasing Dollars
March 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm

On March 12, 2015, Standard Register Co. rocked the industry with some startling news: The Dayton, Ohio-based printing giant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy-court protection, with a $275 million buyout offer from existing lender Silver Point Capital L.P. The story took several surprising turns...

U.S. Postmaster General Unveils Digital Strategy at National Postal Forum
March 29, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and CEO of the Postal Service, last week announced efforts by the Postal Service to lead an information and technology-driven reinvention of mail during a keynote speech at the National Postal Forum, the annual mailing industry trade show...