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30 offset printing companies leading U.S. growth

Posted by IndustryNet on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

100000129OffsetPrintingWorkerEven in this digital age, the offset printing industry is still posting healthy growth figures and the forecast is for moderate growth in the industry in the years to come. IndustryNet recently reported on industrial printing in the U.S., finding the sector has posted steady growth over the past year. This article will focus on top offset printing companies in the U.S., measured by size, employee count, job and sales growth.

All of the top 10 and top five printing companies featured in this analysis qualify as small businesses, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA defines small businesses as those companies with 500 or fewer employees. This finding is reflective of manufacturing as a whole, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. In 2014 (the most recent data available), there were 251,901 manufacturing enterprises in the U.S. All but 3,749 of these firms are considered to be small businesses, meaning that all but 1.5 percent of manufacturing companies in the U.S. are small manufacturers.

IndustryNet found that, out of 2,465 offset printing companies in the U.S., the following companies are the top of the sector according to various measurements:

Top 10 companies by employment

1. Southwest Offset Printing Co.; Gardena, California; 500 employees. Family-owned Southwest Offset Printing provides personalized guidance from the time an order is received through design, proofing and delivery. Southwest Offset may qualify as small but it can handle print jobs from one copy to more than 1 million copies.

2. Hammer Packaging Corp.; West Henrietta, New York; 450 employees. Its proximity to Rochester Institute of Technology facilitated a relationship between the two organizations that keeps Hammer Packaging at the forefront of printing for the food and beverage industry.

3. Valassis Communications, Inc.; Livonia, Michigan; 400 employees. With its recent acquisition of MAXPOINT, Valassis offers its clients digital as well as print marketing. Valassis also assists its clients with design and marketing strategy guidance.

4. DG3 North America, Inc.; Jersey City, New Jersey; 400 employees. As a worldwide company, DG3 formed strategic alliances with printers in London and Hong Kong to provide customers with multi-time zone capabilities.

5. Dingley Press Co., Inc.; Lisbon, Maine; 350 employees. Founded in 1928, Dingley Press' reputation for quality and integrity was as strong then as it is today. In addition to print and digital production, Dingley Press provides co-mailing and distribution services.

6. Grandville Printing Co.; Grandville, Michigan; 320 employees. Grandville Printing includes marketing, visual design, composition, copywriting and photography services in its portfolio. In 2008, the company invented Nexgen store shelf tags, giving retailers data-driven, in-store marketing solutions.

7. McClatchy Newspapers, Inc.; Fresno, California; 300 employees. Originally founded in 1857 in Sacramento by a Native American writer, McClatchy Newspapers remained focused on writing, printing and publishing newspapers until it branched out into other media as well in the 1960s.

8. Colorfx, LLC; Des Moines, Iowa; 300 employees. Voted Best Commercial Printer in 2010, Colorfx is the largest printing and direct mail company in Iowa.

9. Lincoln Journal Star; Lincoln, Nebraska; 300 employees. The Lincoln Journal Star publishes and prints the daily newspaper for Lincoln. Under its former name of the Nebraska State Journal, the paper won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

10. LDS Church Printing; Salt Lake City, Utah; 300 employees. A relative newcomer, LDS Church Printing opened its doors in 2008 as a small commercial printer.

Top five companies by employment growthOffsetPrintingWorker2

1. O'Neil Printing, Inc.; Phoenix, Arizona; 94 employees on site. Among the first printers in Arizona to embrace digital technology, O'Neil Printing continues to innovate and evolve as a full-spectrum printer and Web-based tool provider.

2. The Presort Center; Dinuba, California; 83 employees on site. The Presort Center, one of the largest independently owned printing and mailing facilities on the West Coast, provides marketing, print, mailing and distribution services. The Presort Center has more than 125 years in the printing and postal business.

3. Whitlock Business Systems, Inc.; Madison Heights, Michigan; 60 employees on site. Getting its start printing business forms, Whitlock Business Systems has grown into a multinational company supplying imaging, data capture and management, commercial and financial printing, mailing, graphic design and other services.

4. OneTouchPoint; Tempe, Arizona; 50 employees on site. OneTouchPoint leads the industry with its combination of print, mail, marketing and supply chain services designed to meet exact customers' needs while saving them time and money.

5. K & D Graphics; Orange, California; 47 employees on site. Known for their superior customer service, K & D Graphics prints and packages business cards, brochures and other print media.

Top 10 companies by square feet

1. Cartamundi USA; Dallas, Texas; 300,000 square feet. Cartamundi provides creative packaging solutions, such as printed cartons and boxes, and card and game products for casinos, board games and collectors. One of the company's recent licensed clients is the Star Wars card collector series.

2. Universal Wilde, Inc.; Westwood Massachusetts; 188,000 square feet. Data and analytics, marketing and implementation strategies and design enhance Universal Wilde's print services. The company serves the healthcare, financial, educational and retail sectors.

3. DCG One; Seattle, Washington; 170,000 square feet. DCG One includes branded merchandise and large-print materials in its portfolio, making it the ideal partner for companies interested in creating a fully branded display for a trade show or building lobby.

4. DG3 North America, Inc.; Jersey City, New Jersey; 167,000 square feet. Recently ranked fourth on the Environmental Protection Agency's Top 20 Printers List, DG3 then expanded its offering to include marketing and financial services and cloud document management solutions.

5. Financial Graphic Services, Inc.; Broadview, Illinois; 150,000 square feet. Financial Graphic grew from a commercial printer and literature distributor founded in 1968 to a multifaceted facility providing everything from pre-media services to technology, asset management services and capital markets.

6. Kenyon Press, Inc.; Sherburne, New York; 150,000 square feet. Kenyon Press specializes in hard-to-print processes, such as heatset on newsprint. The company's finishing processes include trimming, gluing, hole drilling, binding and stitching as well as full mailing capabilities.

7. The F. P. Horak Co.; Bay City, Michigan; 147,000 square feet. Not satisfied to rest on its laurels as a premier printer and office furniture supplier, The F. P. Horak Company grew with the times to provide its clients with a cloud-based e-commerce platform, supply chain management solutions and integrated marketing services.

8. Dupli Graphics Corp.; Syracuse, New York; 140,000 square feet. Dupli Graphics integrates its customers' experience fully through a combination of professional cross-media applications, such as print, email, text and Web services.

9. McArdle Printing Co.; Upper Marlboro, Maryland; 138,000 square feet. McArdle Printing helps customers design campaigns by synchronizing all print, direct mail, large format products and promotional products. McArdle Printing also publishes a quarterly magazine aimed at helping its customers improve their own marketing capabilities.

10. Standard Offset Printing Co., Inc.; Reading, Pennsylvania, 135,000 square feet. Specializing in the medical field, Standard Offset Printing runs the gamut of marketing campaigns. This company not only handles commercial printing and packing but also electronic marketing media complete with data variables for personalized marketing outreach programs.

Top five companies by sales growth

1. J. S. McCarthy Printers Co., Inc.; Augusta, Maine; 180 employees. J. S. McCarthy Printers is an award-winning multiservice printer with a primary customer base in the educational and fine arts sectors. Meeting the tight deadlines and demanding specifications of these two sectors where high-quality printing is a requirement sets the tone for how J. S. McCarthy Printers treats all of its customers.

2. Vision Graphics, Inc.; Denver, Colorado; 81 employees. While it is one of the top 400 largest printers in the U.S., Vision Graphics is committed to helping each of its customers create stunning designs regardless of their marketing budgets through a combination of cutting-edge technology and multichannel marketing expertise.

3. Mercer Color Corporation; Coldwater, Ohio; 51 employees. Mercer Color Corporation offers a variety of eco-friendly printing options through its EcoLith® Process. This process goes beyond simply using renewable and biodegradable products and processes by also addressing the greater carbon footprint of offset printing.

4. Standard Modern Printing Co., Inc.; New Bedford, Massachusetts; 47 employees. One of only a handful of woman-owned manufacturers, Standard Modern Printing is a certified contractor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Combining design and Web services with print, promotional items, mailing and distribution, Standard Modern creates professional multimedia marketing materials.

5. District Creative Printing, Inc.; Upper Marlboro, Maryland; 35 employees. Family-owned and detailed-oriented, District Creative Printing is a full-service book printer and bookbinder with a diverse customer base including governmental agencies, associations, corporations and international organizations.

For more information on U.S. industrial printers

To learn more about these top printing companies, or any other type of industrial suppliers or service providers, start your free search on IndustryNet. IndustryNet is a one-stop resource for all of your industrial supply needs, providing information on 400,000 U.S. manufacturers as well as suppliers of 10,000-plus industrial products and services. Request a quote, contact a company directly, connect on social media, obtain a list of industrial suppliers in your area, and more. 

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