The Harman Press Enters Photo Book, Wide-Format Fine Art Printing Markets With A&I Acquisition
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA—February 18, 2015—In a move that continues the expansion of its commercial printing business, The Harman Press has acquired A&I Photographic and Digital and its staff, effective February 13, 2015. A&I is expected to move operations from its current Burbank, CA, address to The Harman Press facility in North Hollywood, CA, before the end of March. The announcement was made by A&I co-owners Baret Lepejian and Vic Lepejian together with The Harman Press President Phillip Goldner.
Based in Los Angeles, with a 30-year legacy of providing museum and gallery printing and a wide variety of high-end imaging services to the world’s top photographers, A&I is also a leading supplier of print-on-demand photo books through its BookCreator, free online design software for customized photo books.
“A&I brings a talented staff and new resources to the Harman Press portfolio, and we look forward to expanding our range of digital media production while continuing to deliver the quality products and services that A&I’s loyal clients have always enjoyed," commented The Harman Press President Phillip Goldner.
“The Harman Press has a long history as one of L.A.’s most respected printers, which makes it a perfect fit for A&I, with its own special legacy in the photographic and digital imaging world," remarked Baret Lepejian. "Knowing Phil Goldner’s dynamic vision, I can say that A&I’s future looks bright under the Harman Press banner.”
The move brings a battery of wide-format printing equipment to The Harman Press, along with expert scanning and retouching services, as well as A&I’s well-known master printers overseeing the fine-art printing division. A&I also adds another Hewlett-Packard Indigo press to the Harman Press, together with a bindery that delivers hard and soft-cover digitally-printed books. A&I’s Isgo Lepejian-branded portal will continue to be a major source of high-quality printed headshots for the entertainment business through its online kiosk at www.isgophoto.com.
A&I provides high-end photographic, digital imaging and printing services to the world’s top photographers, galleries, museums and to corporate clients. A leading provider of fine-art photo books, A&I was voted #1 by members of the American Society of Media Photographers in print-on-demand photo books. Founded in the 1970s as Los Angeles’ premiere photography lab, the company combined with Isgo Lepejian Custom Photo Lab in 2004, expanding into high-end digital printing. A&I is the sole North American provider of BookCreator™, free online design software for customized photo books, as well as providing an online kiosk for entertainment industry headshots.
About The Harman Press
The Harman Press is a legacy printer leading the way in Graphics Communications in the Digital Age. Family-owned for three generations since 1943, The Harman Press counts clients in the entertainment industry such as 20th Century Fox, Comcast/NBC Universal and Universal Studios, and is known in political circles as a union-certified print provider for local, state and national campaigns. Clients have included healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente and many other national businesses. The Harman Press re-located in 2013 from its longtime Hollywood address to a larger facility in the San Fernando Valley. In 2014, The Harman Press acquired Fox printing, doubling its capacity and staffing.
Source: The Harman Press.