Printing News Joins Two Sides


CHICAGO (February 26, 2016) – Printing News has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print and paper.

“Getting the support of key industry sector publishers like Printing News is very important for Two Sides and helps us spread the positive word about the sustainability of print media.  We welcome them to the Two Sides network and look forward to working with their team,” says Two Sides North America President, Phil Riebel.

“Two Sides has undertaken an admirable mission to spread a positive message about print. We are happy to be a part of their efforts to make sure the public understands the truth. The printing industry has seen an unprecedented shift in the revenue model as seen in our Annual Top 100 study and Franchise Review with print still at the core of a printers business model.

As a large print buyer, Printing News and SouthComm Business Media’s revenues are proving that the largest percentage of revenue for Publishers is still in print even though we are also satisfying the needs of our clients through cross media efforts including the expansion of print worldwide through digital editions, exclusive on-line content, webinars and video opportunities with print being at the core.  Two Sides is working to make sure the industry is supported with the right environmental and sustainable messages that members can re-brand and use in their local communities to support print.  This is an incredible effort the industry should participate in to expand the reach further into the hands of marketers,” says Kelley Holmes, Group Publisher.

About Printing News

Printing News is a division of SouthComm Business Media.  SouthComm is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce, and with the Cygnus Business Media purchase, a significant player in the B to B publishing world.  Printing News and the supplements Wide-Format & Signage and Inkjet’s Age are the resources for the commercial printing, visual and graphic arts industries. Published since 1928, Printing News has focused on improving efficiency and increasing sales and profits in the print shop. Industry experts share their ideas and technical knowledge on ways to improve operations. The market audience includes management, production operations, sales & marketing, design and other industry personnel working with Commercial, Digital, Sign, In-Plant, Banner, Wide- and Grand-Format Printers, Publishing, Outdoor advertising, Print Brokers, Buyers and Suppliers. Wide-Format and Signage and Inkjet’s Age For more information please visit:

About Two Sides

Two Sides is an independent, nonprofit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.  Two Sides is active globally in North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Colombia. Our members span the entire print and paper value chain, including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre-press, press, finishing, publishing, printing, envelopes and postal operators.  For more information about Two Sides North America, please contact us at 1-855-896-7433 or Visit the Two Sides website at and follow Two Sides on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.   

Source: Two Sides North America Press Release, February 26 2016