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

EFI CEO Explains Why Company Is Going Private

EFI's announcement about its intentions to be acquired by private equity firm Siris Capital Group in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.7 billion shouldn't come as a total surprise. After all, the private equity world has been taking notice of the printing and, especially, packaging markets for a while now.

Memjet CEO Reveals Industry Opportunities and Trends

Memjet CEO Len Lauer recently shared his thoughts with Printing Impressions on the current state of the printing industry, current trends and where printers can find the best growth opportunities in 2019.

EFI 'Connects' with User Base at 20th Annual Event

EFI Connect 2019 wasn’t just about nearly 200 educational sessions. It provided attendees with direct access — and to hear keynote presentations delivered by — senior EFI executives, including new CEO Bill Muir.

Annual Hot Print Markets Forecast Revealed, Packaged Food Takes No. 1 Spot

For the 39th straight year, printing industry forecaster Vince Mallardi has published his "Hot Markets for Print Demand" report, which highlights the top 25 segments forecasted to garner the most print demand for the year ahead. Packaging markets are well-represented on this year's list, with packaged foods taking the top spot.

Xerox Terminates Acquisition by Fuji, Names New CEO

An agreement reached May 13 between Xerox and its activist investors terminates the proposed $6.1 billion Xerox transaction with Fujifilm to combine Xerox with Fuji Xerox, replaces Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson with new CEO John Visentin, and appoints five new members to serve on Xerox's board of directors.