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Comic Printer Cadmus Shutters its Richmond, VA Plant

Cadmus Communications is permanently shutting down its Richmond, VA printing plant laying off most of the 184 employees by May 31. COVID-19 has impacted the printer’s customers ending or delaying projects.

From parent company Cenveo Corp.’s notice of the closure:

Cadmus is one of the largest printers in North America and the Richmond plant specialized in comic books, journals, books, and magazines.

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted our customers’ businesses and, in turn, has diminished the available work at the facility. One large customer has ceased all work permanently, several publishers have cancelled or delayed their print projects, and nearly all comic production has ceased.

We know of at least one comic book publisher who printed single issues at the Richmond plant. We’ve followed up with them to see what the impact may be.

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