Classic Graphics to acquire new equipment & expand service offerings
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Classic Graphics ("Classic"), an Imagine! company, is pleased to announce plans to expand press, finishing, and fulfillment capabilities at their Charlotte, North Carolina facility. The expansion will include press and finishing equipment additions, enhanced design services, and increased fulfillment capacity, offering a complete in-market solution, production, and distribution footprint for the Southeast region.
A new seven-color KBA Rapida 164 64-inch hybrid printing press has been acquired for Classic's pressroom. This large-format lithographic press will support a growing UV business with increased production speeds, fast make-readies, and precise in-line quality control. The facility expansion includes a full range of large-format finishing and kitting capabilities and triples the size of Classic's current fulfillment center, increasing secure storage options and boosting digital Print-on-Demand capabilities.
David Pitts, President of Classic Graphics, commented, "We're excited about the opportunity to diversify our service offerings. Through this expansion, Classic will continue to harness the power of technology in order to connect services and drive success for our clients."
John Hans, CEO of Imagine!, added, "Imagine! is excited to increase our presence in the Southeast marketplace and further our comprehensive suite of services. This expansion will allow us to continue offering our clients customized, targeted solutions, and will aid in our future vision of being a best-in-class consumer outcomes company."
The remainder of 2017 will see finalized equipment acquisitions and the additions to Classic's fulfillment center, with full operation of expanded services targeted for Q1 of 2018.