In a recent Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) Financial Executives Council webinar, a panel of CEOs from several Minnesota printers got together to discuss surviving the adversity, the state of the graphic arts industry, how it’s been impacted, and where to go from here.
Graphic Arts & Printing
The graphic arts and printing landscape is becoming increasingly competitive. Material and labor shortages, difficult legislative changes, capital requirements, equipment decisions, compensation planning, financing, organic growth, succession planning – the list of concerns keeping you up at night continuously evolves. Guidance from an experienced professional can make all the difference in achieving financial success in these challenging times. Serving the graphic arts industry since 1975, LB Carlson’s depth of experience and breadth of knowledge in the industry is unparalleled, and we are eager to help you.
Who do we help?
Our nationwide client base includes:
- Pre-press services
- Ink manufacturers
- Sheet-fed, digital, label, screen, and web printers
- Bindery and print finishers
- Direct mail houses
- Warehousing and fulfillment services
- Quick printers
- Equipment suppliers
How can we help?
We understand the challenges and nuances unique to your specialized industry because we have helped hundreds of graphic arts and printing companies nationwide achieve financial success. This high level of exposure provides our professionals with an invaluable wealth of knowledge
As an industry leader and go-to resource, we have access to financial data and performance metrics that allow our clients to benchmark how they compare to others locally, regionally, or nationwide.
Having helped hundreds of graphic arts and printing companies over the years, we have developed deep relationships giving us a unique perspective on the industry. In-tune to the trends and best practices of your industry, we save our clients time and resources because we know what works and what doesn’t. Our national reach and extensive network of highly sought-after graphic arts and printing experts help clients move fast when it matters.
We are proud and active members of two dynamic industry associations, PIM Midwest and PIA MidAmerica, that help support more than 1,000 print, visual communications, marketing, and print firms in the industry. As passionate and long-standing members and advocates for both associations, we are often called upon to speak and facilitate events, author thought leadership, and lead key initiatives, including surveys and benchmarking reports. We are also active with other industry affiliates in other areas of the United States.
LB Carlson provides full-service financial and business management consulting specifically for the graphic arts industry.
Our services include:
- Succession Planning
- Equipment Acquisitions
- Business Valuations
- Strategic Costing Review
- System and Organization Controls (SOC)
- Business Planning
- Benchmarking and Management Reporting
- Performance Management
- Operations Review
- Tax Planning and Compliance
- Attest Services
What can you expect when working with LB Carlson?
Our professionals focus on bringing value-added solutions to your operation, going beyond financial reporting and tax planning alone.
Having a consistent and active interest in our client’s operations, we know precisely what to look for and what questions to ask. This allows us to uncover unrealized opportunities and workflow enhancements that can improve your bottom line.
You can expect multiple touchpoints from your dedicated team of professionals. Whether it’s a scheduled meeting or lunch, a call to check-in, or you need a sounding board; you can rest assured that we have a graphic arts team ready to assist you in-person, by phone, email, or video!
We take pride in the relationships and trust that we have built with our clients over the years. There will always be challenges to overcome and planning to occur. No matter what keeps you up at night, you can rest a little easier knowing you have a team of trusted advisors who understand the industry.