KING OF PRUSSIA, PA—Ted Sherwin, president, and George Schnyder, owner and CEO of IBS Direct, a direct response printing solutions and marketing services firm, announced that the company has purchased selected assets of Berkshire Printing. Greg LaCava, president of Berkshire Printing, joins IBS Direct as sales director.
Mars Graphic Services
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA—IBS Direct has purchased substantially all the assets of Imtek LLC, based in Bridgeport, NJ.
With its acquisition of Imtek, IBS Direct has grown from 44 to 120 employees and increased its revenue approximately 110 percent from mid-year 2011. All Imtek employees have been offered positions with IBS Direct in King of Prussia, PA.
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ February 2012 edition, including items on Intelligencer Printing, Burton & Mayer, RR Donnelley, BRD Printing, AlphaGraphics, Lehigh Phoenix, Corporate Press and PrintingForLess.com.
IBS Direct, based here, has completed a deal to acquire Mars Graphic Services of Westville, NJ. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. IBS Direct (ranked number 289, with $14.7 million in sales, on the 2010 Printing Impressions 400) offers printing solutions, direct marketing program management, and new marketing technologies to implement and measure its customers' campaigns.
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA—IBS Direct, based here, has completed a deal to acquire Mars Graphic Services of Westville, NJ. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
IBS (#289, with $14.7 million in sales, on the 2010 Printing Impressions 400 ranking) offers high-quality printing solutions, direct marketing program management and new marketing technologies to effectively implement and measure its customers’ campaigns. Mars is a full-service printer with in-line finishing capabilities, as well as heatset and non-heatset web printing expertise.
By Erik Cagle Senior Editor It is virtually impossible to ignore the impact Robert (Bob) Burton had on the printing industry in 2005. Given his relentless pursuit of two companies this past year, it was almost a given that Burton would enter 2006 at the helm of some printing business. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. In the final analysis, 2005 will be viewed as a year marked by triumph, tragedy and transactions, not to mention some unexpected twists and turns. Which fits us to a T. While the news wasn't always positive, a silver lining—a moral or a lesson could usually
Flint Ink, XSYS Print Merge ANN ARBOR, MI—Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions of Stuttgart, Germany, have agreed to merge. The combination creates a global ink supplier with revenues of roughly $2.6 billion and with about 8,000 employees. Pending regulatory approval, the deal is slated to be finalized around September 30. XSYS was created by the 2004 merger of BASF Printing Systems and ANI Printing Inks. Finnish Paper Lockout Ends HELSINKI, FINLAND—Finland's major paper manufacturers and unions representing more than one million forest industry workers finally reached a labor agreement after being urged to return to the negotiating table by Finland Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen. The