Branch Smith Printing

Impressions from Our Venerable List -Michelson
December 1, 2012

It's hard to believe that this marks the 29th anniversary of our annual Printing Impressions 400 list of the largest printers in the United States and Canada ranked by annual sales. The consolidation trend has intensified, albeit more from the result of shrinking print markets coupled with the economic fallout from the Great Recession.

Texas Stalwart Motheral Acquired by Ovation Graphics
July 1, 2012

After 78 years of family ownership, Jim Motheral, president of Motheral Printing, announced that his company has been sold to Ovation Graphics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ovation also recently purchased Fort Worth's Branch-Smith Printing and is affiliated with Ussery Printing, of Irving, TX.

Active Ovation Graphics Obtains Motheral Printing
June 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, TX—After 78 years of family ownership, Jim Motheral, president of Motheral Printing, revealed that the company has been sold to Ovation Graphics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Motheral Printing Acquired by Ovation Graphics
May 31, 2012

After 78 years of family ownership, Jim Motheral, president of Motheral Printing, announced the company has been sold to Ovation Graphics. Rapid changes in technology coupled with the lingering effects of the recession triggered the decision to sell. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Ovation Graphics Buys Branch-Smith Printing
February 1, 2012

Ovation Graphics purchased substantially all of the business assets of Branch-Smith Printing. As part of its purchase, Ovation Graphics obtained the rights to the Branch-Smith name. The 102-year-old firm had been owned by the Branch family for more than a century.

Ovation Graphics Acquires the Assets of Branch-Smith Printing
January 5, 2012

Daniel Hanson, president of Ovation Graphics, has announced that Ovation, a privately-held company, has purchased substantially all of the business assets of Branch-Smith Printing. Terms of the asset acquisition were not disclosed. Ovation obtained the rights to the Branch-Smith name.

KBA’s New Customer Center is User and Environmentally Friendly
November 16, 2010

The over 6,000 sq. ft. facility, which is within 10 minutes of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport, provides efficient one-day demo and training seminars for busy printer customers. The new Customer Center features a partnership with ClimatePartner, as well as using “green” consumables, such as biodegradable shop cloths.

G7 Qualification : The Art of Maintaining Color
November 1, 2010

Just mention the term G7 certification and you can hear a collective cringe coming from the folks at IDEAlliance, the printing industry association unofficially tasked with governing printing methodologies, specifications and standards. G7 is a “qualification” program; the law sees a difference between the terms. IDEAlliance is working on a certification program.