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

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Cenveo Closing Former Cadmus Printing Plant, Impacting 184 Workers

Publishing

It appears the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another fatality. At least that’s the reason Stamford, Conn.-based Cenveo Worldwide Ltd. is giving for the decision to permanently close its Cadmus printing [...]

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Magazine and Book Printing Powerhouse LSC Communications Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Publishing

As had been expected, even by its own earlier admissions, LSC Communications has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New [...]

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Shareholder That Nominated Directors Claims LSC Communications Seeks to Expedite Bankruptcy

Publishing

It appears that the practice of a major shareholder — dissatisfied with the financial performance and share price of its investment — issuing a public letter directed at the publicly-held [...]

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

Publishing

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 [...]

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Quad Reveals Plans to Sell $200M Book Printing Platform Amidst Dismal Q3 Report

Publishing

Just two days short of a year after Quad first announced the proposed $1.4 billion, all-stock acquisition of LSC Communications and described it as a "defining moment" in Quad's 47-year [...]

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Mega-Printers Quad and LSC Communications Call Off Their Planned Merger

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If Quad wants to surpass RR Donnelley to become the largest printer in North America, it appears it will have to do it through organic growth. That’s because Quad and LSC [...]

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Quad to Close Its Midland, Mich., Publication Printing Plant, Impacting 300 Workers

Publishing

The former Pendell Printing, located in Midland, Mich., has survived several ownership changes throughout its history. But, unfortunately for the approximately 300 employees who work there, parent company Quad announced [...]

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DOJ Files Suit to Block Quad From Acquiring LSC Communications

Publishing

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 [...]

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Commentary: What’s Driving the Quad/Graphics Acquisition of LSC Communications

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It’s not very often that the printing industry makes headlines among the top financial and business news of the day. But stuck somewhere below the seemingly endless drivel of pundit [...]

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Good News for Printers & Publishers: ITC Ruling Terminates Tariffs on Imported Canadian Newsprint Paper

Publishing

In a unanimous ruling today, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) commissioners determined that U.S.-based manufacturers of uncoated groundwood (newsprint) papers are not being materially injured or threatened by Canadian newsprint [...]