Bloomington, IL

by chris bauer Managing Editor A wide array of digital printing devices have called Progressive Impressions International (PII) home throughout the company's 13-year history. Currently, the Bloomington, IL-based firm boasts eight Xerox cut-sheet monochrome devices, as well as a twin Océ continuous feed monochrome device. From a color perspective, Agfa, IBM and Xerox color systems have been used, but now the company's entire footprint consists of Xerox iGen3 and DocuColor 6060 technology. But it has not always been that way. "When PII first began, we only had offset presses," recalls Jamie Huff, CEO. "During the early- to mid-1990s we began migrating to digital technology to take advantage

HOUSTON—The heat of midsummer seemed to have slowed the ongoing acquisition fever in the graphic arts business, but as summer winds down and executives return from vacation, a new spate of acquisition announcements has arrived. Consolidated Graphics, based here, led the pack, signing letters of intent to acquire five new companies. Four of the new acquisitions—McKay Press in Midland, MI, Royle Communications in Sun Prairie, WI, Graphtec in Annapolis Junction, MD, and Printing Corp. of America in Baltimore— were acquired in one transaction led by Radnor, PA-based Compass Capital Partners. Only days later Consolidated signed another deal to acquire Bloomington, IL-based Metropolitan Printing Service. Upon

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