All blog posts by Mike Fontana

Updated: American Litho and COVID-19

Posted byon Mar 24, 2020
American Litho Update and COVID-19

Illinois Shelter in Place Status & COVID-19 It is difficult to put into words this incredible emotional roller coaster we are all on, as we navigate through these trying times together. As the news surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to evolve, I wanted to reassure you that American Litho is here for you whenever you… [Read More]

Why Nordstrom’s flagging Q1 results make total sense to us

Posted byon Jun 6, 2019
Nordstrom

By any measure, Nordstrom Inc. is a solid-gold example of retail success. The company operates 379 locations in 40 U.S. states, Canada and Puerto Rico, earning $564 million in net income in FY19. But even industry leaders make big mistakes. Co-President Erik Nordstrom recently announced that the company has drastically changed its sales and profits… [Read More]

ALitho shares 15 Graphics Excellence Awards with clients in diverse industries

Posted byon Apr 2, 2019
American Litho 2019 GLGA Awards

Each year the Great Lakes Graphic Association recognizes leading companies in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin who meet the highest standards for superb craftsmanship in design, creation, and production of print materials for their clients. American Litho has been a perennial winner of the GLGA’s Graphics Excellence Award, with more than eight accolades received in 2018…. [Read More]

Thanks for Making ALitho the #1 Mid-Sized Employer in Chicagoland

Posted byon Nov 7, 2018
American Litho takes Tribune Top 100 Workplace Award

I’m overcome with gratitude. For our employees … for our clients … for all our partners in the direct mail and printing industries. You are the reason for the great news we received last week via the Chicago Tribune. Thanks to you, American Litho has been recognized as the #1 mid-sized employer in the Chicago… [Read More]

SOC 2 and our commitment to direct mail data security

Posted byon Apr 3, 2018 Commercial Printer with SOC2 Type 1 Compliance

Dun & Bradstreet. InterContinental Hotels. Blue Cross Blue Shield. Deloitte. Sonic. Forever 21. Uber. Verizon. Equifax. These are just a few of the corporate giants in the news lately following serious data breaches – each one involving thousands, even millions of customer records. That’s a list we never want to see your company join. At… [Read More]

Keepin’ it real: why digital natives love print

Posted byon Jun 6, 2016 Why digital natives love print

You’ve heard about the love affair with old-school vinyl recordings. Turns out its main proponents aren’t Baby Boomers grooving on their college album collections. Research from MusicWatch shows this trend is driven by a whole new wave of aficionados under 35, who account for 72% of surging vinyl sales. We believe digital natives (including Millennials)… [Read More]

VIDEO: Why all-in pricing makes sense for our direct mail clients

Posted byon Apr 14, 2016 Direct mail pricing

Print costs alone won’t tell you the whole story when it comes to evaluating the total cost-efficiency of your direct mail campaign. That’s why American Litho now offers all-in cost estimates for brands that want to see the bigger picture. This approach takes into account every step involved in creating your mailing, from list cleansing… [Read More]

VIDEO: How can we improve your next campaign?

Posted byon Feb 1, 2016 American Litho case study

Making promises is easy. Delivering takes a lot more work. That’s the theme behind this video case study with Brian Johnson, the first in a series we will share with you this year. Brian explains the process of diving deeper into the details of a catalog mailing, looking for every possible way to manufacture and… [Read More]

VIDEO: Why run in circles? We’ve got you covered

Posted byon Nov 17, 2015 American Litho services

A few months back I shared some thoughts on growth with you, explaining why American Litho has expanded at a time when so many others say the printing industry is shrinking. The reasons we’re growing are simple – and they have everything to do with your brand. In a multichannel world, print remains an indispensable… [Read More]

Web, sheet-fed or digital? What drives the decision now

Posted byon Mar 25, 2015 Web, sheet-fed or digital?

Clients often come to American Litho for advice on the best way to design and produce a given print project. How exactly do we figure that out? Whether we’re talking about a direct response campaign, a major sales promotion launch or the package for your new consumer product, determining the right press environment is often… [Read More]