The 400 Largest Commercial Printers
The editorial team at Printing Impressions is proud to present the 33rd Printing Impressions 400 list, the industry’s most comprehensive list of the leading printing companies in the U.S. and Canada ranked by annual sales. Not only does the PI 400 provide recognition to the companies that are included in the rankings, but the list also draws a wide interest from commercial printers to print buyers and procurers, M&A specialists and private equity buyers.
The PI 400 rankings offers a glimpse at how the industry has changed, performed and evolved over the years — whether through the adoption of new technologies and/or through M&A transactions. A major trend in 2016 has shown that companies that have targeted specialties like packaging, direct mail and wide-format digital printing, have grown the most organically. Additionally, in an effort to increase or maintain their revenues, midsized companies reported M&A transactions, including tuck-ins.
The largest transaction that made waves in 2016 came from RR Donnelley that split into three separate, publicly held companies: RR Donnelley, LSC Communications and Donnelley Financial Solutions. All three companies can be found within the top 10 companies on the list. Since none had completed a full year as standalone companies, we had to publish their announced run rates.
Here is a preview of the top 10 companies listed on the 2016 Printing Impressions 400 list:
Ranking | Company Name | Location | Sales in Millions
1 | RR Donnelley | Chicago | $7000.00
2 | Quad/Graphics | Sussex, WI | $4678.00
3 | LSC Communications | Chicago | $3700.00
4 | Cimpress | Waltham, MA | $1788.00
5 | Deluxe Corp. | Shoreview, MN | $1772.81
6 | Cenveo Inc. | Stamford, CT | $1741.78
7 | Transcontinental Inc. | Montreal | $1625.70
8 | Donnelley Financial Solutions | Chicago | $1050.00
9 | Multi-Color Corp. | Batavia, OH | $950.00
10 | Ennis Inc. | Midlothian, TX | $569.00
Not Listed in Our Rankings?
If your company should have appeared on the 2016 Printing Impressions 400 but did not, let us know for next year’s list. Write to: Printing Impressions, Attn: Special Projects Editor, 1500 Spring Garden St., Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add your firm to our database to be contacted for inclusion in next year’s ranking.