RiverView Printing, formed in 2001, is the commercial printing division of the Rockford Register Star. The Rockford Register Star was founded in 1979 after a merger of two Rockford competitors, The Register Republic, founded in 1855, and The Morning Star, founded in 1888. It is the only daily newspaper in the Rockford, Illinois, metro area. The Register Star is housed in the News Tower, a Rockford architectural landmark designed by famed architect Jesse Barloga about 1930.
GateHouse Media, which has owned the Register Star since 2007, has a vast portfolio of publications and products that reach 10 million people on a weekly basis.