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GLS acquires Digital Works Plus, Adds color digital variable printing

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

MINNEAPOLIS – April 28, 2003 – General Litho Services, Inc. (GLS) announced today that it has acquired Digital Works Plus and has added color digital variable printing to the long list of Integrated Communication SolutionsSM services it provides for its customers. With the addition of color digital variable printing, GLS customers will be able to save time and money on shorter print runs. In addition, these new digital printing capabilities will allow GLS to assist customers with more targeted, personalized one-to-one marketing programs utilizing full color, making them among the first commercial printing companies in the Twin Cities to offer this service. “Our customers asked for one vendor who could handle every aspect of their project, and we listened,” said Gary Garner, president and CEO, GLS. “We added black and white digital variable printing in 1993 and color digital variable printing with this acquisition. When you combine these with our data processing, mailing and fulfillment services, it brings GLS’s communications capabilities full circle.” Digital Works Plus, which was established in 2001, will operate as a division of GLS and is currently making the transition to the GLS campus, located at 6845 Winnetka Circle, Brooklyn Park. Chad Greenquist, previous owner of Digital Works Plus, will become director of digital color sales and manage the color digital printing business for GLS. “We’ve been looking at getting involved in color digital variable printing for some time now, and it wasn’t until recently that the technology reached the quality and productivity standards to make it a commercially viable option for us,” Garner said. “As an early adopter of digital technology, Chad has been very successful in establishing and building his company. He holds many of the same values we do here at GLS, so this acquisition seemed like a natural choice for both of us.” GLS provides total project management through Integrated Communication SolutionsSM…including high-quality sheetfed printing, black and white and color digital variable printing, creative services, prepress, data processing, direct mail and fulfillment services with on-line ordering to the Upper Midwest and nationwide. In its eighteenth year, GLS employs more than 160 individuals at its Brooklyn Park, Minn., headquarters. GLS has been nationally recognized as an industry role model for its environmental responsibility efforts and is ISO 9002 certified.




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