U.S. federal government's Q2 printing work volumes handled by private sector down 12.2% year-over-year to US$79M; RR Donnelley receives most work valued at US$18M in Q2, followed by NPC, Gateway Press

CHAMBERSBURG, Pennsylvania , July 27, 2011 () – Federal government printing work, through the United States Government Printing Office (GPO), to private sector printers continued its fall from FY 2009 and FY 2010 levels.

"This is unfortunate, and we are hopeful that the United States Government Printing Office will choose to reverse this trend and again rely on private sector printers for the majority of its print work," said Deborah Snider, senior vice president of e-LYNXX Corporation and president of its Government Print Management division. "In the past, the private sector has printed more than three quarters of federal printing -- delivering quality work on time and at a reasonable price. That work to the private sector has been reduced to an ever decreasing portion over the past few years, and this is having a negative impact on an industry that is very dependent upon federal government printing. We are hopeful the third quarter might see the beginning of a new trend."

Second quarter 2011 (2Q11) volume was $79 million for April through June compared to $61 million for 1Q11, $66 million for 4Q10, $82 million for 3Q10 and $90 million awarded during 2Q10.

Work done by the top 50 print suppliers during 2Q11 was valued at $57 million compared to $39 million awarded during 1Q11 and $45 million awarded during 4Q10. Work done by the top 50 suppliers during 2Q10 was valued at $63 million.

Of the more than 1,371 print suppliers that obtained GPO work during 2Q11, RR Donnelly of Chicago, Illinois, won the most work with $17,959,441 awarded to the firm. Most of this total represents one job that was awarded to RR Donnelly to print the "Medicare and You" publication for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Rounding out the top five GPO job winners for 2Q11 were NPC, Inc., with $4,924,688, Gateway Press of Louisville, Kentucky, with $4,446,410, Monarch Litho, Inc. of Montebello, California, with $3,114,990 and SourceLink of Miamisburg, Ohio, with $2,488,361.

To be profitable with GPO, printers must be knowledgeable of GPO rules, regulations and procedures, must use historical data to analyze opportunities, must have or obtain the expertise requisite to bidding to win with the lowest qualified bid, and must receive all job postings for which they are qualified to bid. Once a printer fully understands the GPO marketplace, it can expect to increase its profitability from an industry average of 2%, before GPO work, to 14% or more afterwards. Those percentages are based on a printer working with an experienced GPO bid service firm, identifying open production capacity and offering margin pricing to fill otherwise non-productive, non-revenue generating schedule openings. This is more important than ever as the GPO brings increasing amounts of what use to be procured into its own in-house shop.

Rank Company Location Winnings
1 RR Donnelley Chicago, IL $17,959,441
2 NPC, Inc. Claysburg, PA $4,924,688
3 Gateway Press Louisville, KY $4,446,410
4 Monarch Litho, Inc. Montebello, CA $3,114,990
5 SourceLink Miamisburg, OH $2,488,361
6 Cenveo Stamford, CT $1,934,173
7 McDonald & Eudy, Inc. Temple Hills, MD $1,437,615
8 Three Dimension Graphics Miami, FL $1,321,253
9 Gray Graphics Capitol Heights, MD $1,286,143
10 United Book Press Baltimore, MD $1,025,824
11 Fry Communications Mechanicsburg, PA $997,498
12 Banknote Corporation of America Browns Summit, NC $939,468
13 Colonial Press Int'l. Miami, FL $752,038
14 District Creative Printing Upper Marlboro, MD $736,980
15 Intelligencer Printing Lancaster, PA $652,560
16 National Envelope Smyrna, GA $642,354
17 BKR Printing Salt Lake City, UT $627,550
18 The Standard Register Company Dayton, OH $598,674
19 Universal Printing Company St Louis, MO $574,931
20 P.A. Hutchison Mayfield, PA $555,973
21 Litho Press San Antonio, TX $542,482
22 S & W Manufacturing, Inc. Florence, SC $515,093
23 Production Press Jacksonville, IL $512,712
24 Compton & Sons St. Louis, MO $497,818
25 K-B Offset Printing State College, PA $432,680
26 Coverbind Corporation Wilmington, NC $411,849
27 Precision Printing Moberly, MO $392,679
28 Douglas Screen Printers Lakeland, FL $372,409
29 Balmar Printing & Graphics Gaithersburg, MD $369,468
30 Consolidated Graphics Houston, TX $366,522
31 Art Litho Company Baltimore, MD $357,459
32 Enterprise Group Discovery Bay, CA $349,214
33 The Print House Brooklyn, NY $344,122
34 Printing Resources Cleveland, OH $341,969
35 Coastal Mailing Salinas, CA $321,598
36 Clovernook School for Blind Cincinnati, OH $319,949
37 KD8 Enterprises Centerville, UT $309,384
38 Todd Allan Printing Beltsville, MD $296,167
39 Regal Press Norwood, MA $293,198
40 Bosworth Printing Stoughton, MA $290,687
41 Thunderbird Press Titusville, FL $288,993
42 Darby Printing Company Atlanta, GA $288,340
43 CRT Color Printing Santa Fe Springs, CA $285,257
44 EU Services Rockville, MD $276,777
45 Las Vegas Color Graphics Las Vegas, NV $274,187
46 Graphic Visons & Associates Gaithersburg, MD $273,879
47 Pinnacle Data Systems Hoover, AL $266,438
48 West Shore Printing & Distribution Mechanicsburg, PA $260,934
49 Brandt Information Services Tallahassee, FL $253,793
50 Nocona Envelope & Tag Nocona, TX $250,475

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