The Ligature Expands North American Printing Operations

LOS ANGELES—June 22, 2009—The Ligature, a full-service printing company based in Los Angeles, announced today that it has opened a sales office in Chicago, and hired printing veteran Sharon Valasek to manage the growing demand for printing and engraving services in that region. The opening of the new office comes on the heels of The Ligature landing the printing of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment’s roll-out of its new brand identity.

“We’re extremely pleased to be seeing growing interest in our services from firms located throughout the country, especially in this current economic climate,” said Christopher Pennell, president of The Ligature. “Our commitment to quality, speed and ‘green’ printing practices, as well as our state-of-the-art web-based ordering system, has helped us land business with industry leaders like WME Entertainment. The addition of Sharon, with her vast print experience, and her commitment to quality and service, will help The Ligature build momentum as we strengthen our national presence.”

Sharon Valasek brings eighteen years of printing and engraving sales experience to her new role at The Ligature. She will focus her efforts on the industries in which The Ligature is best known – design, corporate, hospitality, entertainment and legal – and will have responsibility for the Midwest, South and East Coast.

The Ligature will be exhibiting at the HOW Design Conference in Austin, TX — June 24 to June 27, 2009.

About The Ligature

The Ligature is a specialty printing and engraving company with worldwide distribution capabilities. Known for quality, expertise, reliability and commitment to service since 1920, The Ligature provides innovative and cost-effective solutions that simplify the procurement of stationery, marketing collateral and other print needs. The Ligature ensures that clients such as Landor Associates, DreamWorks Animation, WME Entertainment, Wynn Las Vegas, The Venetian Las Vegas, DirecTV, BCBG MAXAZRIA, KOR Hotel Group, Latham & Watkins LLP, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Wells Fargo, and Bechtel deliver a quality impression every time. The Ligature is a printer of FSC-certified products. | Telephone 800.944.5440