PDQ Print Center Merges with Fellow Pennsylvania-Based Firm Times Printing

Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC (GAA) is pleased to announce the merger of PDQ Print Center with Times Printing, both located in the Scranton, Pa., metro area. The companies are consolidating operations in the PDQ facility located in Taylor, Pa. The merger is expected to create jobs as the new company delves into more digital media offerings. GAA served as the advisor to both parties in the merger, assisting with pre-merger valuations of the respective companies, advising the owners on deal structure and post-merger equity allocations.

PDQ Print Center was established as a small quick printer and has grown to a full commercial printing services provider with full-color offset printing, Xerox iGen digital printing, wide-format and direct mail services. Times Printing also brings over 40 years of offset and digital printing expertise to the newly merged entity plus a strong position assisting non-profit organizations with their fundraising activities.

Dave Price, the owner of PDQ Print, will serve as COO of the combined companies and noted, “This is a great opportunity to grow a local company; our merged operation will be the largest company offering the combination of print, direct mail and email marketing services in the region.”

Scott Lynett, owner of Times Printing, who will serve as CEO of the merged company, also adds, “Times Printing and PDQ Print Center have served corporations and non-profits in our region for decades. Our combined staffs and equipment will fuel our continued growth and allow us to have a greater presence in our community for many years to come.”

Mitch Evans, the GAA director who lead the advisory process, notes, “we are finding more and more that many printing company owners already know the owners of the other company that they want to merge with, sell to, or acquire. There is no need for an outreach search process since the owners already know each other.”

Evans continues, “In these instances, GAA acts as the exclusive advisor to one or both of the owners, providing objective and industry-specific advice, keeping the process moving from idea to closing. At GAA, we call this our ‘Proprietary Limited’ advisory service and we often have several of these private engagements active at any given time.”

Burke Group signs letter of intent for Komori Impremia NS40

The Burke Group, a full-service commercial printer offering a full spectrum of marketing services in Edmonton, AB, is the first print provider in Canada to sign a letter of intent to purchase the Komori Impremia NS40
The NS40 made its official debut at drupa 2016. The printing system combines the versatility of digital with the quality and speed of offset printing at an affordable cost per page.

“We are excited and privileged to be the first company in Canada to integrate the technology of the Komori Impremia NS40 press,” Ian Burke, chairman of The Burke Group, said. “The combination of Komori reliability and Landa technology is a game changer. Our trust in the support provided by Komcan and Komori make them the perfect partners for us as we offer this new technology.”
The Landa Nanogaphy technology featured in the NS40 is built on a Komori platform and uses independently developed water-based inks that bond instantaneously to the substrate while printing at speeds of up to 6,500 sheets per hour.

Rise Interactive and Quad/Graphics Form Strategic Partnership

Rise Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing agency, and Quad/Graphics, a leading global printing and marketing services company, have announced they have entered into a strategic partnership. As part of the agreement, Quad has made a minority investment in Rise that will enable both companies to accelerate growth through co-innovation that delivers more value to their collective clients.