Politics, Printing Mix While Colorfx Touts Deal for Acme

DES MOINES, IA—Following a joint press conference with Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds that threw support behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney while ripping President Obama for being “fundamentally hostile” to job creators, Colorfx announced the acquisition of Acme Printing, the Quad-City Times reported.

Acme Printing provides digital and sheetfed printing, along with complete finishing services. It can now offer its clients enhanced marketing solutions and access to a more robust printing platform, as well as digital and social media services, graphic design, professional photography and video services.

“We are excited to be partnering with Acme Printing to bring new value to its customer base. Bringing together two of Des Moines’ longest-standing printing companies will allow us to pass efficiencies along to our customers while giving them access to a more complete set of marketing services such as design, photography, and social and digital media marketing,” said Jon Troen, Colorfx president.

Colorfx ranked 68th on the 2011 Printing Impressions Top 400 with sales of $74.8 million.

Reynolds and Troen used their joint press conference to tout Romney as the candidate who is more likely to favor a free-market approach over big government, the newspaper reported.

“Our company isn’t successful because of the president’s policies. Our company is successful in spite of him,” the Times quoted Troen as saying.

“We believe that if you take the chains off and let free enterprise work, we could do even more.”