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Commercial Printers - Top 25

Ranked by revenue | List information taken from the 2014 Black Book
Source: Company representatives and websites. If you were not contacted for this list but would like to be in the future, please contact research@tcbmag.com.
Definition: Kitting--a process in which individual but related items are grouped and packaged together as one unit.
Company
Address
Phone • Website
Founded/
Headquarters
Companywide revenue1
Fiscal year end
Employees in MN/
worldwide
Top MN executive
Presses in MN/
total
Production facilities in MN/
total
Services
1
Merrill Corporation
1 Merrill Cir.
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-646-4501 • merrillcorp.com
1968
St. Paul
$851,546,000
1/31/13
1,400
5,100
John Castro
31
64
2
4
Digital on-demand printing, commercial printing, traditional litho printing, engraving, embossing, foil stamping, and die cutting; fulfillment and shipping; Web-based order placement
2

Brown Printing Company
2300 Brown Ave.
Waseca, MN 56093
800-533-0475 • bpc.com
1949
Waseca
$409,000,000
12/31/12
815
2,043
Michael Amundson
11
23
1
3
Magazine printing; catalog printing; premedia, distribution, and integrated solutions, including mobile engagement, application development, digital editions and catalogs, and ad sales intelligence
3
IWCO Direct
7951 Powers Blvd.
Chanhassen, MN 55317
952-474-0961 • iwco.com
1969
Chanhassen
$350,000,000
12/31/12
1,420
2,250
Jim Andersen
15
23
4
7
Creative, offset, and digital printing; envelope converting; data processing; personalization; bindery; lettershop; mailing; automated marketing; distribution; fulfillment
4
Imagine! Print Solutions
1000 Valley Park Dr.
Shakopee, MN 55379
952-903-4400 • imagineps.com
1988
Shakopee
$190,881,000
12/31/12
830
850
Bob Lothenbach
41
41
1
1
Point-of-purchase; packaging; UV, commercial, flexography, digital, and screen printing; temporary and permanent display design; folding carton design; electronic prepress; 1-7 color sheet-fed and UV printing; 1-10 color flexography; finishing and carton converting; kitting and fulfillment; e-commerce services
5
Vomela Specialty Company
274 Fillmore Ave. E
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-228-2200 • vomela.com
1947
St. Paul
$168,000,000
12/31/12
300
1,000
Mark Auth
28
128
3
15
Screen and digital printing, cut vinyl, laser cutting, die cutting, fleet production and management, installation, warehousing, project management and design, fabrication, custom hand painting, online ordering, engineering and prototyping, contract manufacturing, original equipment manufacturer graphics
6
Japs-Olson Company
7500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-932-9393 • japsolson.com
1907
St. Louis Park
$145,915,543
12/31/12
580
586
Michael Beddor
24
24
1
1
Commercial printing, data processing and personalization, mailing and logistics
7
Smyth Companies, LLC
1085 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55108
800-642-4544 • smythco.com
1877
St. Paul
$104,000,000
12/31/12
300
430
John Hickey
16
21
2
5
Label printing, commercial printing, design, prepress
8
Nahan Printing, Inc.
7000 Saukview Dr.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
320-251-7611 • nahan.com
1962
St. Cloud
$70,000,000
6/30/13
350
350
Mike Nahan
10
10
2
2
Custom and direct mail printing
8
American Spirit Graphics Corporation
801 9th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-623-3333 • asgc.com
1985
Minneapolis
$70,000,000
12/31/12
231
314
Darren Carlson
9
14
3
4
Specialty UV printing, lenticular printing, commercial sheet-fed printing, inline Web printing and finishing, mailing and postal optimization, database marketing and analytics
10
The John Roberts Company
9687 E River Road
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
763-755-5500 • johnroberts.com
1951
Coon Rapids
$60,000,000
8/31/12
300
300
Michael Keene
11
11
1
1
Cross Channel Marketing, Email Marketing, Direct Mail, Fulfillment, Online Storefronts, Promotional Products, Web Design and Development, Web, Sheet-fed, and Digital On-Deman Printing, Packaging and Folded Cartons
10
The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc.
7277 Boone Ave. N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
763-533-9730 • meyers.com
1949
Brooklyn Park
$60,000,000
9/30/12
244
253
David Dillon
16
16
1
1
Shopper marketing, design and production of point-of-sale, promotion collateral
12
GLS Companies
6845 Winnetka Cir.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
763-535-7277 • glsmn.com
1984
Brooklyn Park
$54,560,836
12/31/12
297
297
Gary Garner
7
7
2
2
Print, creative, mailing, distribution, promotional products
13
Bolger Vision Beyond Print
3301 Como Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
651-645-6311, 866-264-3247 • bolgerinc.com
1934
Minneapolis
$36,800,000
9/30/12
185
185
dik Bolger
14
14
2
2
Commercial printing, Print on Demand/Variable Print, Technology Solutions, SmartQ, Mailing and Distribution
14
Print Craft, Inc.
315 5th Ave. NW
New Brighton, MN 55112
651-644-9136 • printcraft.com
1950
New Brighton
$35,000,000
12/31/12
185
185
Mike Gallagher
5
5
1
1
Printing, packaging, bindery, die cutting, folding and gluing, mailing, fulfillment, kitting
15
Shapco Printing, Inc.
524 N 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-375-1150 • shapco.com
1976
Minneapolis
$34,000,000
12/31/12
115
115
Joel Shapiro
12
12
1
1
Printing on paper and plastic for books, menus, direct mail, point-of-sale
16
Quality Resource Group, Inc.
12795 16th Ave. N
Plymouth, MN 55441
763-478-8636 • quality-resource.com
1993
Plymouth
$26,618,575
10/31/12
42
84
Dennis Pottebaum
5
5
1
1
Full-service print and promotional products, design, production, online fulfillment and distribution
17
Ambassador Press, Inc.
1400 Washington Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-521-0123 • ambpress.com
1960
Minneapolis
$23,000,000
12/31/12
87
87
Ed Engle
9
9
1
1
Commercial, retail (point-of-purchase), large-format, and digital printing; value-added services, including Web-to-print, fulfillment, kitting, and electronic warehousing
18
Tursso Company, Inc.
223 Plato Blvd. E
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-222-8445 • tursso.com
1970
St. Paul
$20,000,000
12/31/12
85
105
Bruce Rankin
17
24
1
2
Prints and supplies packaging components and extended-content labels; designs and produces custom commercial pieces, including brochures, labels, flexible packaging film, folded inserts, and other printed products, primarily for the pharmaceutical, medical device, nutraceutical, and cosmetic industries
18
Lofton Label, Inc.
6290 Claude Way E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
651-457-8118 • loftonlabel.com
1981
Inver Grove Heights
$20,000,000
9/13/12
91
91
Mike Lane
10
10
1
1
Award-winning pressure sensitive product labels, booklet labels, coupons and films. Thermal transfer printers, ribbons, blank labels, label creation software and scanners. Label application equipment sales, service and repair.
20
Johnson Anderson
5010 Valley Industrial Blvd. S
Shakopee, MN 55379
952-496-6699 • johnsonanderson.com
1983
Shakopee
$17,712,042
12/29/12
105
105
Neil Johnson
10
10
1
1
Prints booklets, bookmarks, business cards, calendars, custom orders, door hangers, envelopes, flyers and brochures, greeting cards, letterhead, multi-page booklets, notepads, postcards, posters, presentation folders, rip cards, sell sheets, table-tent cards, and tear-off cards
21
Amidon Graphics
1966 Benson Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
651-690-2401 • amidongraphics.com
1951
St. Paul
$17,361,000
6/30/13
80
80
Paul Amidon
8
8
1
1
Printing of order-blank envelopes, insert cards, free-standing inserts, placemats, photo pocket flyers and direct mail; roll-to-sheet, roll-to-roll and in-line finishing. In-line finishing includes gluing, perforating, scratch 'n' sniff, laser cutting, die cutting, folding, addressing, numbering and mailing.
22
Visions, Inc.
8801 Wyoming Ave. N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
763-425-4251 • visionsfirst.com
1985
Brooklyn Park
$16,155,244
12/31/12
86
86
Jon Otto
6
6
1
1
Full-service commercial printing, digital variable data and image printing, die-cutting, mailing services, fulfillment, Web-to-print, personalized URLs, e-mail marketing, graphic design
23
Park Printing, Inc.
2801 California St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-789-4333 • parkprint.com
1960
Minneapolis
$14,000,000
12/31/12
70
70
Tim Koloski
4
4
1
1
Commercial offset printing up to 64 inches and digital UV flatbed printing up to 98 inches by 120 inches; Xerox Igen3 print-on-demand with XM Pie variable data capabilities; complete bindery with mailing, kitting, and fulfillment; digital die-cutting
24
Daily Printing, Inc.
2333 Niagara Lane
Plymouth, MN 55447
763-475-2333 • dailyprinting.com
1950
Plymouth
$12,600,000
3/13/13
70
70
R. Peter Jacobson
8
8
1
1
Conventional sheet-fed printing, digital printing, variable data printing, direct mail, mail services, database management, integrated marketing services, prepress and color correction, bindery, die-cutting, kitting, fulfillment
25
Ideal Printers, Inc.
645 Olive St.
St. Paul, MN 55130
651- 855-1100 • idealprint.com
1979
St. Paul
$11,300,000
12/31/12
80
80
Lana Siewert-Olson
9
9
1
1
1-6 color commercial printing, digital and conventional printing, mailing and fulfillment, variable print and online store fronts, catalogs, annual reports, gift books, flyers, brochures, pocket folders, bindery
Note: The Bureau of Engraving, Inc., which appeared on the list last year, might have qualified for this year's list but did not provide ranking criteria to be considered.
1 For each company's most recently completed fiscal year as of July 1, 2013