Printing and Manufacturing

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.

'Weak' Quad and LSC Offered to Shed Assets, But Feds Said No
July 23, 2019 at 7:48 am

Quad and LSC Communications offered to divest assets to win approval of their proposed merger but were unable to reach a deal with the U.S. Justice Department. Quad (AKA Quad/Graphics) revealed the offer last week in its response to Justice’s lawsuit that seeks to block the merger of the two large printing companies on antitrust…

Judge Delays Quad-LSC Merger
July 15, 2019 at 9:08 am

In another sign that Quad’s proposed acquisition of rival printer LSC Communications isn't going as planned, a federal judge has rejected the printers' request for an expedited trial. That could delay the deal’s closing until next year, months after the “mid-2019” date the companies’ leaders projected when they announced the deal on October 31, 2018.…

Are Fully Personalized Magazines in Our Future? It’s Complicated.
July 10, 2019 at 9:28 am

With its flexibility and its ability to produce small batches, digital printing is transforming book publishing, direct mail, product packaging, and even the garment industry. But it has hardly laid a finger on magazine publishing. The technology enables publishers who have sufficient content and subscriber data to create “a unique magazine for every reader,” fellow…