International Company ABC Imaging Strikes Deal to Purchase Philadelphia Based Imaging Company
ABC Imaging – a Washington DC based international reprographics and document management firm – takes advantage of the downward turn of Pennsylvania’s Burton Imaging, a large format printing company, and strikes a deal to purchase.
December 29, 2009 — When the economy took a dive, many businesses felt the crunch. Some businesses, unable to recover after months of tight spending from consumers and business owners and executives alike, were forced to close their doors.
ABC Imaging – an international document services and reprographic company – seized the opportunity to expand upon the market of large format printing acquiring the Pennsylvania based Burton Imaging rather than let it become another victim of the economy’s downward turn. The deal with Burton Imaging’s owners to purchase the assets and accounts, not only saved jobs that would have been lost, but provided the assets needed to offer products and services to ABC Imaging’s existing and expanding client base.
Burton Imaging, now ABC Imaging, is located in Bensalem Pennsylvania near Philadelphia and adds to the growing chain of locations across the U.S., Europe, China and the U.A.E. The facility resides in a 60,000 square foot building and has the capacity to produce massive flexible media for the outdoor advertising industry, interior decor graphics and signs for regional/national multi-store chains, transit authorities’ promotional and directional needs and can warehouse and ship custom products as needed.
I have personally had the chance to visit ABC Imaging’s new facility and was overwhelmed by its enormity. The flexible media work tables are a huge 100 feet by 17 feet and other finishing tables are 52 feet by 16 feet which allow huge building wrap advertisements to be produced and finished to the required specifications.
The facility’s department’s are maintained by top industry professionals which understand the client’s needs and produce products of the highest quality to supply the demands in an efficient manner. Going green is part of ABC Imaging’s strategy. General Manager, Wayne Schur says “Printing with the HP FB6700 flatbed water based ink technology not only is environmentally safe but provides years of outdoor life. It is another way we can be responsible towards our environment”.
ABC Imaging houses 7 outdoor/indoor large format and grand format color printers that range from 60 inches to 16 feet across relying on the quality Hewlett Packard brings to the table. Wayne says, “The HP Scitex Vision Turbojet 8300 printer’s speed is phenomenal. It prints with speeds of over 4300 sq ft/hr. With 2 in operation, we keep up with the demands of our large accounts with no problem”. Wayne goes on to say, “With additional printers such as 3 HP Scitex16 foot XL1500s, 1 HP FB6700 Flatbed printer and last, an HP 9000 Designjet printer which, by the way, all utilize specialized Onyx RIP (Raster Image Processing) software, we can easily provide speedy production providing the capacity to handle any print and sign job handed to us”.
ABC Imaging plans to expand the operations of this facility and has added reprographic/blueprint services, printing store display/advertising and décor products for regional/national accounts. ABC Imaging is one of the largest providers of comprehensive print and reprographic services in the world today with annual sales exceeding $80 million from its combined stores. With ABC Imaging stores in Europe, China and Dubai along with over 25 retail locations in the U.S. and over 300 FM (Facility Managed) sites throughout the United States, ABC Imaging provides a range of products seen every day throughout our lives, whether it be in the form of a printed document, billboard or an advertisement somewhere in public view.
Once in a while, there really is good that can come from a bad situation and this is one of those times. Jobs were saved and the future looks bright for ABC Imaging’s newest acquisition.
To contact ABC Imaging, call 1-800-230-0242 or go to their website at ABCImaging.com