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Sponsor Spotlight: LSC Communications

Inside a company that has supported Midwest publishers for more than a century

LSC Communications didn't invent the art of magazine printing, but its staff will tell you it certainly had a hand in perfecting it.

With roots that date back to 1864, LSC Communications provides Midwest publishers with comprehensive regional, national, and international magazine services, including digital/pre-media solutions, traditional print—web, sheetfed, and gravure—digital print, co-mail, and other optimized distribution services, as well as an industry leading book printing platform and catalog printing platform. The company is also a single-source supplier for subscription boxes, a rapidly growing business and opportunity for magazine publishing customers to drive additional revenue.

LSC Communications representatives Jim Robison and Steve Williamsen shared more about what the company has to offer area publishers.

A Long History of MMPA Support

LSC is a founding member of MMPA dating back to the round tables that were held to discuss the idea of launching MMPA with Greg Carey, Steve Hedlund, Karel Lange and others. It has been our privilege to support the growth and prosperity of this vibrant publishing community. Whether at round table sessions, as guest speakers, at networking events, at the annual summit  and expo, or at the awards gala, LSC believes this unique fellowship of publishers and suppliers allows us all to grow and develop together and insure a successful future for our industry. We're all in this together; our success depends on the success of our publishing customers.

Expertise and Standout Service

LSC combines scale, expertise, and a concentration of magazine capabilities and services to provide publishers with a “best in show” experience. With two seasoned local sales representatives and seven Midwest-based operations, MMPA members receive dedicated personal experience, leveraging the scale and expertise of LSC's publishing services network.

LSC's network of facilities is integrated on a common platform. This allows us to manage the magazine life-cycle from digital to short run to web offset, and back again. We continue to invest in acquisitions and product development that continue to expand, enhance and deepen our robust offering to our valued customers. We aim to get their products produced as cost efficiently as possible, offering as many options and solutions as possible, and delivering anywhere in the world as efficiently as possible and on time.

Don't forget to ask us about subscription boxes! LSC is a single source for concept development, creative design, manufacturing, assembly, and fulfillment. Having grown 3,000 percent in recent years, subscription box commerce is a great way to bring exciting new value to your advertisers and subscribers.

Who to Call

Twin Cities-based Jim Robison and Steve Williamsen have
more than 50 years of combined experience serving MMPA members.

Jim Robison (at left in the photo):,

Steve Williamsen (at right in the photo):,