West-Camp Completes Acquisition of American Colorscans While Uniquely Positioning Its Printing Capabilities

Contact: Ed Evans
Title: C.E.O.
Email: eevans@westcamp.com

Westerville, Ohio- July 11, 2017- West-Camp Press, Inc. announces the acquisition of American Colorscans, Inc., expanding its print communications capabilities. This marks the second acquisition for the printing company in recent years. With this transaction, West-Camp sets itself apart by offering clients the broadest range of print capabilities few organizations can match.

Founded in 1961, West-Camp is a full service printing and marketing firm. The company is known for its extensive capabilities including offset, digital and digital grand format printing, as well as fulfillment and direct mail. The acquisition adds large format screen printing to their arsenal and the ability to offer hybrid print solutions, combining traditional screen print with digital enhancements, along with expanding its current point-of-purchase solutions to its retail clientele.

Ed Evans, West-Camp CEO, commented, “We are excited about the merger as we continue to expand our capabilities to better serve our customers. In addition to enhancing our offerings with screen print, American Colorscans brings very talented people with skills, drive, and industry knowledge.”

American Colorscans was formed in 1987 as a color separator and has evolved into a large format graphics specialist. Bruce Westfall II, Colorscans President, explained, “We were approached by several companies to join forces, but none had the strategy, product portfolio, and growth potential of West- Camp. Their reputation in how they approach customers, vendors, and their employees led me to believe this merger would provide a great future for everyone.” With the acquisition, Westfall has joined the West-Camp management team.

The combined company of West-Camp and American Colorscans will have over 150 employees and 100,000 square feet of manufacturing in multiple locations including Westerville and Columbus.

Crime Stoppers Annual Breakfast

Crime Stoppers

West-Camp is a proud supporter of Central Ohio Crime Stoppers. The organization seeks to aid law enforcement in preventing and solving crimes by providing citizens with a forum to report and receive relevant information about criminal activity in Central Ohio. In recognition of our continued support, West-Camp was invited to and named as a table sponsor at the 2014 Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Annual Breakfast for the second consecutive year.

G7 Certification

G7 Certification

West-Camp's digital printing systems are G7 Certified. Endorsed by Idealliance and Rochester Institute of Technology, G7 System Certification ensures a software system that can calibrate many printing devices to print various products in G7 grayscale definition using four 1-D Curves. The G7 system allows for high levels of visual stimulation which achieves a higher quality final product. To learn more about the G7 Certification, visit http://www.idealliance.org/specifications/g7.

Westerville Commercial and Industrial Energy Savings Program

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West-Camp receives the incentives of the Commercial and Industrial Energy Savings Program offered by the City of Westerville. Commercial and industrial electric customers of the city qualify for the incentive by completing self-directed projects that result in energy savings and peak demand reduction. Our project includes replacing 45 metal halide fixtures with 158 fluorescent lamp fixtures, and is projected to save more than 27,000 kilowatts of energy per year.

Earns HIPAA Compliance

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West-Camp is proud to announce that we have earned HIPAA compliance. We are authorized to handle sensitive patient information protected under HIPAA for clients in the healthcare industry seeking various direct mail services. This certification and effort to uphold it include increased security in our facility and networks to ensure secure printing and mailing workflows.

A Second EFI Vutek GS5000R Added to West-Camp

The increase in customer demand after installing our first EFI Vutek GS5000R has led to the installation of the second GS5000R at West-Camp. The five-meter (16 feet) output and multi-roll capabilities provide customers tremendous flexibility for their POP and graphic needs. West-Camp is one of only five production houses in the United States and only facility in the Midwest to offer two GS5000R printers. Our location and capabilities make West-Camp an ideal facility to produce and distribute point-of-purchase (POP) displays to our retail clients across the country.

PCI DSS Certification

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As of October 8, 2014, West-Camp has earned PCI DSS Certification. The certification denotes that we are equipped to handle credit card information and all other sensitive data of clients online and offline in compliance with all PCI Data Security Standards. The maintenance of these rigorous data security standards are vital to the success of our growing online business capabilities and the protection of our online customers.

Congressman Pat Tiberi Visits West-Camp

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Congressman Pat Tiberi toured West-Camp Press facilities on Tuesday, October 14th as a part of a visibility event hosted by PIA, PrintPac and the Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The Congressman was welcomed to the facilities by West-Camp executives Ed Evans and Chip Hilleary, PrintPAC representative Lisbeth Lyons, and incoming PIA chairman David Olberding.

West-Camp Installs Heidelberg XL 106

West-Camp extends our offset pressroom with the installation of a Heidelberg XL 106 printer with UV capabilities. The press has the ability to run conventional or UV inks, which allows it to run more quickly and efficiently and to handle a wider variety of substrates. It utilizes a high-performance digital control system and Heidelberg Inpress technology for quicker, more efficient make-readies, color consistency, and speeds up to 18,000 sheets per hour. The state-of-the-art technology of the XL 106 expands West-Camp's production capabilities, allows us to offer a higher quality product to customers and gives us an edge over competitors.

Introduction of the EFI Vutek GSR5000R

West-Camp Press installs the EFI Vutek GS5000R, a five meter roll-to-roll UV printer that allows us to expand the versatility and quality of the products we supply to our customers. The dual roll-to-roll technology provides ultra-high-resolution printing and the ability to support simultaneous versioning with multi-roll printing for high throughput and production flexibility. The sixteen foot printer delivers superwide banners, posters, graphics and point-of-purchase (POP) displays on a variety of substrates including vinyl, paper and textile, supporting both interior and outdoor applications. With production speeds up to 3,100 square feet per hour, the Vutek GS5000R enables West-Camp to satisfy the most demanding delivery schedules

Welcome to North America, Agfa :MPress Leopard

West-Camp is proud to introduce the Agfa :MPress Leopard, a first of its kind in North America. The :MPress is an efficient and versatile printer which creates highly sophisticated wide format pieces. This printer delivers near offset quality by incorporating grayscale variable droplet technology, allowing for highly accurate prints with vibrant colors and gradients. Output speeds challenge silk screen and offset printing, while providing more economical options for versioning or shorter runs. Retail clients needing to respond quickly to the marketplace will find the quality and flexibility superior to anything on the market today.

West-Camp Press Acquires Central Ohio Graphics, Inc.

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Westerville, Ohio -- West-Camp Press, Inc. today announced that it will acquire Central Ohio Graphics, Inc., becoming one of the largest print communications companies in Ohio. Now with over 100 employees working out of three facilities and 100,000 square feet of manufacturing, West-Camp Press is better positioned to serve its customers by adding traditional direct mail along with data & campaign management.

This acquisition complements West-Camp's recent expansion efforts of transforming traditional offset and digital printing operations to become the area's largest digital display graphics provider serving retail clients with over $1.5 million dollars of capital investments. In addition, West-Camp has added a second Westerville location supporting its growing web development operation. Central Ohio Graphics has rapidly become a leading marketing service provider with a variety of solutions for direct campaign management. The merged operation will offer clients the most extensive print and marketing solutions in the region.

Ed Evans, West-Camp CEO, is confident with the company's direction. "Under the leadership of Chip Hilleary, Central Ohio Graphics has utilized its expertise of managing complex variable imaging and direct mail campaigns to become a total marketing solutions provider. We are excited to integrate that into West-Camp offerings."

The combined company of West-Camp Press, formed in 1961, and Central Ohio Graphics, established in 1968, will bring nearly 100 years of experience to the market, making West-Camp Press the industry leader in cross-platform communications and marketing in Ohio.

Suzanne Hilleary, Central Ohio Graphics CEO for the past 30 years, transformed the company into a direct mail and digital printing leader in Columbus. She has been an industry advocate, receiving numerous awards for her entrepreneurship and serving as a board member of the Printing Industry of Ohio. Suzanne will retire and reside in Henderson, Nevada.

Chip Hilleary, President of Central Ohio Graphics, Inc., will be joining the West-Camp Press executive management team of CEO Ed Evans, President Dave Marsh and CFO Rob Morris, as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.