Advertek announces strategic acquisition of Custom Colour Imaging

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Advertek Inc, one of Canada’s leading print innovators, announces the strategic acquisition of Custom Colour Imaging (CCI), a Toronto-based photo lab and print-on-demand company with more than 50 years of heritage and expertise. Terms were not disclosed.

This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Advertek’s 25-year journey in commercial printing and photo imaging. Advertek, known for its expertise in various printing techniques such as Lithography, digital printing, wide format, dye sublimation, and the production of promotional items, is poised to enhance its service offerings through this acquisition of a premium photo lab and print on demand.

Advertek partners Joe Montalbano and Simon Spina

“This strategic move not only broadens our technological horizons but also significantly boosts our capacity to provide personalized and embellished products,” says Joe Montalbano, Co-CEO of Advertek. “This strategic move not only diversifies Advertek’s portfolio but also promises to deliver increased value and innovative solutions to its clients all across North America.”

“Integrating CCI’s specialized skills distinctly positions us to offer bespoke, high-quality printed products, further distinguishing our services in the market,” added Simon Spina, Co-CEO, of Advertek. “Advertek is set to expand its capabilities and reinforce its position at the forefront of the printing industry.”

For five decades, CCI carved out a niche as a specialist in print-on-demand services, particularly known for high-quality layflat photo books and premium canvas prints. The company employs top-of-the-line equipment like the HP Indigo presses, ensuring exceptional printing quality. Known for its advanced embellishment and engraving techniques, Custom Colour Imaging uses state-of-the-art technology such as the MGI Jet Varnish and Epilog Engraving Laser to add detailed finishes and intricate details to its products, setting a high standard in the industry.

Further, Custom Colour Imaging also produces board books and albums, using advanced bindery capabilities such as Smyth sewing and superior case-making abilities. Other book options include oversize books and sublimation and acrylic panels covers.

With its in-house woodworking shop dedicated to frame cutting and manufacturing, along with automated machinery for precise canvas stretching, CCI introduces an exceptional level of craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. This addition not only enhances the product range but also elevates the overall quality of Advertek’s offerings.

Advertek’s comprehensive expertise in various printing technologies pairs seamlessly with Custom Colour Imagings’ focus on premium canvas printing and photo books. The merger of Advertek and Custom Colour Imaging forms a robust presence in the printing industry, offering clients an enriched array of services. This acquisition reaffirms both companies’ dedication to providing exceptional quality and innovative printing solutions, catering to a diverse range of industry needs.