Printing Impressions Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Its Annual Ranking of Top Printers in the United States and Canada
PHILADELPHIA – December 3, 2008 – For the 25th year in a row, Printing Impressions Magazine is compiling and publishing the "Printing Impressions 400" ranking in its December issue. The list ranks the largest printers in the United States and Canada based on annual sales.
“It's the most comprehensive and exclusive industry list of its kind,” points out Mark Michelson, Editor-In-Chief of Printing Impressions. “This issue is eagerly awaited by printers each year so they can keep a scorecard of where they are ranked in comparison to their competition.”
The listings include company name and headquarters location; parent company, if applicable; current and previous year’s rankings; most recent and previous year’s fiscal sales; percentage change; primary print market specialties; principal officer(s); as well as company-wide number of employees, manufacturing plants and total press units.
Aside from the 400 rankings themselves, the entire December 2008 issue forecasts the outlook for key print market segments in 2009, including commercial printing, direct mail, books, catalogs and magazines. Printing Impressions also list the Top 5 companies within each of these market segments. The special, year-end issue also features "Fast-track Firms" that appear on the list and reports the annual compensation of the top execs at the largest publicly held printing companies. In addition, a "Year in Review" article recounts several of the major industry news stories from the past year.
The Printing Impressions 400 & Who's Who in Printing issue is widely revered as the only information source of its kind detailing the largest printing companies and forecasting key market segments. It is also used by Wall Street analysts and industry researchers to track the commercial printing industry from year to year.
The ranking comprised 500 companies for several years but, starting in 2000, the list was lowered to include 400 companies due to the high amount of industry consolidation that has occurred.
This annual issue has received numerous APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. Its compilation has been overseen by Michelson from the beginning to today.
About Printing Impressions: Printing Impressions, ranked 56th on B-to-B Magazine's Top 100 list, profiles industry entrepreneurs and reveals the secrets of their success. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in June 2008, the publication continues to lead the way with special sections addressing key issues and opportunities facing the graphic arts industry. Printing Impressions' goal is to keep printers informed, inspired and profitable.
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