Just two years ago, Herff Jones removed three older, competitive presses for Heidelberg’s peak performance Speedmaster XL 106-8P. A year after its installation, the yearbook manufacturer reported record efficiency in its peak production season, and the XL 106 produced the combined volume of their three legacy presses each shift. “We are consolidating our Utah plant with our Kansas site to have our production centrally located,” said Doug McWilliams, Vice President of Operations. “Because of our success with the first XL 106, it only made sense to purchase a second one. The process has been somewhat identical in that we’re replacing another three competitive presses with the newest XL 106.” click Read More below for more of the story
Who would predict that AT&T would become the world’s largest printing buyer? The telecom giant is much more than “Ma Bell” as it rings up in 2020 as the world’s largest entertainment and communications provider, according to the Printing Impressions Top 100 Print Buyers forecast for 2020.
The integration of a myriad of bi-coastal cross-media brands through DirecTV, Warner Media, and other acquisitions will add up to nearly $1.5 billion for print imaging subcontracted to more than 800 facilities in the U.S. alone. The global buys could exceed $2.2 billion.
In all, seven entities on the 2020 Printing Impressions Top 100 Print Buyers are billion-dollar-plus buyers, followed by a decline in the number of brands at No. 8 Procter & Gamble, and an on-again-cooking up McDonald’s at No. 10. A newcomer is No. 9 Uline, to be the world’s largest wholesale and online provider of packaging materials.
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