Steve Johnson In The News

Steve Johnson Biography

What They Think - Copresco Sees Opportunities For Digital Book Printing (video)

Daily Herald - Copresco's Steve Johnson Named Wheaton Rotary Club President

Printing News - Copresco President Steve Johnson Receives Business Ledger CSuite Award Honor

Print + Promo - An Open Book: Tales from a Top Executive

Glen Ellyn Rotary - Joys of Making Up

Printing Impressions - Copresco President Wins Fourth Award For Communications Excellence

In-Plant Graphics - Buying Inkjet Printing Is Like A Marriage

Printing News - Copresco Wins Technical Communications Award

What They Think - Copresco President Honored for Communications Excellence

Printing Impressions - Don's World Meets (Steve) Johnson's World

Quick Printing - At Least Fifty Shades of Short-Run POD

Daily Herald Business Ledger - Coffee Break: Steve Johnson

Printing Impressions - Copresco President Steve Johnson Named to College Business Advisory Committee

Daily Herald - Steve Johnson Wins Two Technical Communications Awards

Trib Local - Steve Johnson Joins Quick Printing Magazine Editorial Staff

What They Think - Johnson’s World wins another APEX Award for Communications Excellence

Steve Johnson Biography

Steve Johnson, president & CEO of Copresco, is an executive with 40 years of experience in the graphic arts. Johnson has extensive skills in business management, marketing and sales, business process development—and is an award-winning writer. He founded Copresco, a pioneer in digital printing technology and printing on-demand, in 1987.

Copresco specializes in digital on-demand printing of publications, books and manuals for general business, the printing trade, authors & publishers, technical & industrial firms, schools, and associations & institutions.

Prior to Copresco, Johnson had been employed in widely varied roles at such diverse graphic arts firms as Meriwether Publishing, DeLuxe Poster Corp, Team Custom Printing, Business Cards Tomorrow and PDQ Copy Service.

Johnson was a founding member of the Digital Printing Council of the Printing Industries of America. He has also served on PIA’s Sales & Marketing Executives council. He served on the board of directors of the Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association and has been a member of the finance committee. He has been honored as a senior member by the Society for Technical Communication.

Steve served on the College of DuPage graphic arts technology advisory committee and now is on the college’s Business/Management/Marketing Advisory Committee. Steve has also previously served on the Technology Center of DuPage graphic communications advisory committee and the Illinois State Board of Education Graphic Communication Task Force.

Johnson has been active as an author, consultant and speaker on a variety of business and technological topics for the graphic arts and technical communications industries. 50,000 readers enjoy his popular monthly column “Johnson’s World” in Printing Impressions magazine (and previously in American Printer and Printing News magazines) for which he has won several APEX and STC awards. He has also won numerous awards for publications excellence, marketing communications, newsletter editing and website creation and development.

In addition to monthly magazine columns, Johnson has been published in the journals Graphic Arts Technical Foundation World, Printing Industries of America Technology Forecast, and Inland Press Association Inlander. He has been featured in such magazines as Printing Impressions, Modern Reprographics, Business Ledger, Quick Printing, In-Plant Graphics, and Printing Equipment Guide.

Johnson has presented on the state of the industry for organizations including Chicago Book Clinic, Nat'l Printing Equipment Association, Graphic Arts Show Company, Illinois Institute of Technology, Printer's Guild, Technology Center of DuPage, Society for Technical Communication, and Printing Industries of America. He has been a featured speaker at such renowned events as Graph Expo, Variables Conference and Offset & Beyond.

He serves as a judge in the Inland Press Association's Annual Print Quality Competition, and in Wheaton Public Schools' Entrepreneur Expo.

Johnson makes himself available on a consulting basis to closely held communication companies for business process improvement, transition to digital workflow, marketing programs, and new media integration.

A member of the Wheaton Rotary club since 1991, Johnson is currently president, and has been active in international service, vocational, youth exchange and youth leadership training programs, and literacy projects. He has been honored as the club’s Rotarian of the Year.

Johnson is a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, Illinois where he has served as an elder.

An avid cyclist, Johnson enjoys century rides and extended bicycle trips and serves on the West Suburban Active Transportation Council and Supporters of the East Branch DuPage River Trail.