Peter Faucetta

NEW YORK—Integrated Graphics (IGI) and Earth Color Group have agreed to merge the two companies, creating what officials say will be the leading provider of prepress and printing services in the New York metropolitan area. The combined company, to be named IGI/Earth Color Inc., will offer digital prepress; full-color sheetfed, half- and full-web printing; finishing; and digital archiving from facilities in Manhattan, Long Island, northern New Jersey and Pompano, FL. IGI/Earth Color's operations will also include a prepress facility in Phoenix and a sheetfed printing business in Houston. The firm will be headquartered in New York and have combined revenues of more than

NEW YORK—In a transaction valued at more than $100 million, and one that marks the emergence of another major consolidator in the graphic arts industry, Integrated Graphics (IGI) has purchased the assets of seven graphics, printing and digital output service facilities. Five of the firms—Cedar Graphics, Empire Graphics, JFB & Sons Lithographers, K2G Graphics and Tam Communications—are based in the New York City/Long Island, NY, region. The other two acquisitions are Houston-based Emmott-Walker and International Color Services, of Phoenix. "Integrated Graphics was created to capitalize on the growing trend among customers to buy from fewer suppliers able to provide them with full service and integrated

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