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The Sourcing Group Acquires SI Solutions
December 12, 2017 at 6:17 pm

The Sourcing Group (TSG), a top 50 distributor with headquarters in New York, has announced the acquisition of SI Solutions, located in Florence, S.C. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “SI Solutions has long been a leader in the southeastern United States, and its footprint...

2017 Printing Impressions 400 Printers List Reveals Key Industry Trends
December 12, 2017 at 6:25 pm

It’s hard to believe that the 2017 Printing Impressions 400 ranking of the top printers in the U.S. and Canada, as ranked by annual sales volume, marks our 34th annual list. For more than three decades, our compilation has illustrated key industry trends and chronicled the ups and downs—and, in some cases, the demise due to M&A deals—of specific companies...

Pantone Announces Ultra Violet is 2018 Color of the Year
December 12, 2017 at 6:35 pm

Pantone has officially announced its Color of the Year for 2018: Ultra Violet. Every year, Pantone draws from the cultural zeitgeist to choose a specific hue that it feels embodies the state of the world going into a new year. For 2018, Pantone selected a color that "suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and...

alphabroder and Prime Line Combine
December 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., the leading distributor of imprintable sportswear and accessories in North America, has announced the addition of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Prime Line to its family of brands. The combination of these two companies establishes a new standard in the industry for convenience, service and solutions, creating the industry’s first true "one-stop-shop." “As a family business…

Auto Responders That Knock Your Socks Off
November 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

I’m a believer that personality plays an important role in selling. I’m a super Type A person, so I prefer to buy from people and companies that are organized, detailed and competent. But I also like people and companies that have a healthy sense of humor. Silvercar is a great example...

Top 50 Distributors 2017 Interviews: No. 2 – Proforma
December 5, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Every year, Print+Promo releases its 2017 Top 50 Distributors list. To give you some insight into what it takes to make it to the top, we spoke to Greg Muzzillo, founder of Proforma, No. 2 on the list...

USA/Docufinish and One of a Kind Prints Merge With New Ownership Deal
December 5, 2017 at 6:49 pm

USA/Docufinish, Yorkville, Ill., recently announced that Jason Lambert, the current president of USA/Docufinish, and Steve McKillip Jr., a longtime industry veteran, have joined forces to acquire USA/Docufinish, an industry leader in the label and wholesale printing for over 31 years, from...

M&A Deal of the Year Award Goes to Safeguard Business Systems Inc.
December 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Safeguard and the other notable nominees had been vying for the crown based on transactions and deal financings closed, and restructures completed, between Aug. 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. The ultimate winner entered the pool of potential champions thanks to the merger of Minnesota-headquartered distributors...