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Digicon Imaging Acquires Creative Printing

Press release from the issuing company

BUFFALO, NY--Digicon Imaging, Inc., a full-service visual communications company based in Buffalo, New York, announced today that it has acquired Creative Printing, located in Endwell, New York. Creative Printing is an established printer and fulfillment services company with a 40-year history of supplying quality printed products to customers in the Greater Binghamton area and across New York State. Creative Printing counts among its clients IBM, Fidelity Investments, Cornell University, Binghamton University, and W.L. Gore & Associates, makers of GORE-TEX(R). Digicon now has approximately one hundred employees and offers a full range of visual communications services to over 400 clients nationally. Its services include high-quality lithographic printing, digital photography, design, prepress, and fulfillment services. Digicon has been instrumental in bringing high-profile visual imaging projects to Western New York including Scholastic Inc.’s Harry Potter book series. The acquisition of Creative Printing enhances Digicon's production platform and further expands its suite of printing services and fulfillment options. Digicon now has three 6-color presses, a complete bindery operation and diecutting capabilities. Creative Printing can now offer its customers access to Digicon's long-standing prepress expertise, including a comprehensive suite of digital production services, as well as the services of Digicon Communications, another wholly owned division of Digicon. Digicon Communications provides high-speed Internet access and a complete menu of Web services including Web site development and hosting, advanced e-mail services, e-commerce solutions, and multimedia design capabilities. The combined sales forces of Digicon and Creative will be uniquely positioned to serve the needs of the two companies’ existing customer base along with potential new clients across New York State and the Northeast. Digicon's clients include the Buffalo Bills, the University at Buffalo, Hearst Magazines, Disney, General Nutrition Centers (GNC), Trans World Entertainment, and Scholastic, Inc. "The addition of Creative Printing to the Digicon family means we can more fully service our customers as well as the terrific lineup of clients that Creative has acquired over the years," notes James Barnes, president of Digicon Imaging, Inc. "The combination of our two companies will help us continue to grow in a challenging market." For more information on Digicon, call (716) 505-7300 or visit the company Web site at www.digicon.net .