Two Firms Create

BURBANK, CA—Print brokerage A&L GraphiCo and its sister company, prepress house L.A. Filmco, have joined forces to create a new company, Officials say the combined operation fills an entire range of design, digital imaging, prepress and printing needs.

The company has purchased a new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 CD printing press with in-line coating, and a new Creo Trendsetter 3244 Spectrum for digital proofing and platesetting.

Al and Elizabeth Shapiro formed the A&L GraphiCo printing brokerage 23 years ago in downtown Los Angeles. A few years later, they added a second company, L.A. Filmco, to handle the prepress and large-format film output requirements their printing clients needed.

The combined firm has over 100 employees working in what the company says is one of the most digitally advanced graphics facilities in the country, offering everything from Internet design to digital asset management.

“The company philosophy of ‘The Customer Comes First’ is evident in our continuing investment in our employees and technology to stay one step ahead of the competition, and stay first with our customers,” says Aaron Day, director of sales and marketing. “Our print brokerage experience has given us valuable insights in producing a consistently high level of quality work.”

And why has the company added “.com” at the end of its name? Days says the name reflects the company’s increasing use of Internet-based technologies, in order to make it easier and more efficient for customers to make their purchasing decisions, track their jobs and obtain resources for future projects.

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