McCallum Print Group Acquires ESP Printing & Mailing’s Assets

SEATTLE—November 17, 2009—McCallum Print Group announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the graphic assets, clients, programs and equipment of ESP Printing & Mailing. Located in the city of Kent, WA, ESP had been a leader in heatset and narrow web commercial and publication print production for over 30 years.

“This strategic acquisition is a great addition for McCallum Print Group as it expands our commercial web printing capabilities and allows us to provide an even greater range of production services to our customers,” said Terry Storms, CEO, Principal at McCallum Print Group. “In addition, with McCallum’s strengths in digital and sheetfed production, this will allow us to present a greater variety of services to ESP’s existing customer base.

The 30,000 square foot Kent facility will serve as McCallum Print Group’s web printing operation, supporting its 85,000 square foot Seattle production facility which will continue to provide prepress services, digital and sheetfed print production, envelope manufacturing and bindery.

“The new equipment will enhance our capabilities on larger scale commercial and direct mail print production. A significant new offering will be the wide variety of inline finishing techniques including inline flood and spot UV coating on the entire web, as well as inline folding, gluing, perforating and sheeting,” said Storms.

McCallum Print Group, part of Direct Connect Group, a national marketing service organization, offers a wide range of integrated direct marketing services including high quality sheet-fed and web offset print production, digital print production, envelope manufacturing, database management, mailing, distribution, assembly and fulfillment. McCallum Print group services a number of Fortune 50, 100 and 500 clients.