Wide-Format Impressions 50
Call it convergence or consolidation, the industry is changing as companies look for growth opportunities in adjacent markets.
For the past 35 years, Printing Impressions, Wide-format Impressions’ sister publication, has produced the Printing Impressions 400 List, the industry’s most comprehensive listing of the leading printing companies in the United States and Canada ranked by annual sales volume. This year we dove into the data and pulled out companies that indicated they had digital wide-format equipment and/or provided wide-format sign and graphics applications — including POP/POS signage, banners, billboards, vehicle graphics, etc. From that segmented list, we reached out to these companies to obtain specific sales information regarding their wide-format divisions and departments.
Through that outreach, we were able to produce the First Annual Wide-Format Impressions 50 List, detailing the top companies within the United States and Canada, as ranked by their annual wide-format sales volume.
The listings include company name and the location of the headquarters; most recent fiscal year wide-format sales figures; percentage of total sales dedicated to wide-format; total company sales for most recent fiscal year; primary product specialties; principal officer(s); number of employees and manufacturing plants.
The financial information shown for the WFI 50 rankings was provided voluntarily by privately-held and employee-owned firms, and we instructed companies not to provide projected/estimated sales figures if their fiscal year was still in progress. As a result, printers shown on this list were most often reporting 2017 calendar year revenues as their most recent annual sales figures.
Not Listed in Our Rankings?
If your company should have appeared on the Wide-Format Impressions 50 (or the 2018 Printing Impressions 400), but did not, let us know for next year’s list. Write to: Wide-Format Impressions, Attn: Editor-in-Chief, 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.
— The Editors