Edwards Bros. Strikes Digital Deal with Rockpoint
ANN ARBOR, MI—Edwards Brothers (EB) has partnered with Rockpoint Logistics to provide digital printing services for Rockpoint clients out of that company’s Aurora, IL, facility. EB will be taking over management of the staff and equipment of the existing operation under a multi-year contract, producing a variety of finished goods, including perfect-bound books, saddlestitched booklets, laminated covers and more.
Rockpoint Logistics, formerly known as Kaplan Logistics, is a provider of outsourced logistics services to corporations across a variety of industries. The newly formed company was acquired this month by Lion Equity Partners from Kaplan Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Co.
“Edwards Bros. has been a leader in opening and running digital print centers in publisher locations for more than 10 years and runs numerous facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom,” said John Edwards, president and CEO of EB. “This is an extension of our digital and offset footprint and an example of our ability to help our clients focus on what they do best while we bring 118 years of short-run manufacturing expertise to the table.”
Edwards added that Rockpoint will be utilizing EB’s One Touch Reprint Web ordering service to place their orders with the digital print center. The service allows easy online ordering and order tracking with automated order confirmation, ship notification and invoicing.