Mark Michelson

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

Commentary: Peter Schaefer on Cenveo Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

Peter Schaefer, a partner with printing industry M&A and investment banking firm New Direction Partners, describes the recent Cenveo Chapter 11 bankruptcy announcement and how it will impact the company, its suppliers and future contracts.

Cenveo Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing Announced; Mega-Printer Secures DIP Financing

Stamford, Conn.-based Cenveo Inc., which has been struggling for some time partly from its heavy debt load due to past acquisitions as a one-time major printing industry roll-up consolidator, announced that it has reached an agreement with holders of a majority of its first-lien debt to support a voluntary Chapter 11 plan of reorganization.

Blockbuster Printing Industry Deal: Fujifilm Acquires Xerox to Become $18 Billion Company

After several weeks of speculation, Xerox Corp. and Fujifilm Holdings announced a $6.1 billion transaction to combine Xerox and their longstanding Fuji Xerox joint venture, creating an $18 billion company. Fujifilm will own a controlling 50.1% of the combined company, marking the end of Xerox as an independent company dating back to its founding.

Koenig & Bauer Celebrates 200-Year Milestone With New Name, Branding

To celebrate its 200th anniversary, Koenig & Bauer (formerly KBA) hosted a celebration that culminated with a gala reception attended by nearly 700 guests and a special program featuring dignitary presenters such as Horst Köhler, the former president of Germany.

New Overtime Rules Blocked by Judge; How Printers Should Respond

A federal district court in Texas made a ruling last week that will have wide implications for the printing industry and business employers in general. Adriane Harrison, human relations specialist at the Printing Industries of America, shared her insight on what the court decision means for the printing industry.

Analysis: Why RR Donnelley Split Up Into Three Separate Companies

It's official: RR Donnelley (RRD) has split into three separate, publicly held companies. First revealed in August 2015, the breakup of the $11.7 billion conglomerate follows the latest corporate trend of “maximizing shareholder value” by creating more focused companies.