Printing and Manufacturing

On Isolated Connectivity, Social Distancing, and the Future of Magazines
March 27, 2020 at 7:30 am

A few years back I coined the phrase “Isolated Connectivity” after a friend of mine told me the following story: “One day I came home from work to find my son watching something on his laptop and texting at the same time. I asked him, ‘What are you doing?’ My son answered, ‘Duh, can’t you…

Publishers Are Reinvesting in the ‘Lean-Back’ Experience of Print Magazines
February 20, 2020 at 5:40 pm

Despite flipping the “digital-only” switch on many titles, major publishers continue to launch new publications – and reinvest in existing ones – with a heightened focus on paper quality, editorial value, and the luxuries of print. Execs from Meredith, Hearst Autos, and Bonnier Media discuss how they’re redesigning the magazine model and reading experience.

Jammed Printers, First-Party Data Hiccups & More Publishing Predictions for 2020
January 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that 2020 will see more magazine closures and more experiments with reader paywalls. Here are eight, or maybe nine, not quite so obvious publishing predictions that will help you prepare for the year ahead: Paper Shortage A glut of magazine-quality paper has recently pushed prices down a…

Does Failed Quad, LSC Merger Mean End of Future Printing Industry 'Mega-Deals'?
October 9, 2019 at 10:13 am

Peter Schaefer of New Direction Partners and Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief of Printing Impressions, discuss growth prospects for Quad and LSC Communications following their DOJ antitrust setback, and why several of their smaller, independent printing industry competitors were actually in favor of Quad acquiring LSC.

2020 Print Forecast: The Quad-LSC Merger Is Off, but Competition Might Still Suffer
August 19, 2019 at 8:30 am

Though the merger of megaprinters Quad and LSC Communications has been called off, publishers may still find it harder to strike a favorable printing deal in the coming months. Calling magazine and catalog printing “a broken part” of LSC, Tom Quinlan, the CEO, indicated earlier this month that LSC would be scaling back that part of…

Trade Association SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media
August 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), a non-profit trade group for digital and screen printing professionals, announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media, Publishing Executive’s parent company and the publisher of multiple brands serving the printing, promotional products, retail, non-profit, media, and marketing industries. The presidents of the two organizations discuss the strategic sale in this exclusive Q&A.