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Circle Graphics acquires wall-art company Graphik Dimensions News 

Circle Graphics acquires wall-art company Graphik Dimensions

H.I.G. Capital announced its portfolio company, Circle Graphics acquired Graphik Dimensions, LLC, a High Point, NC-based provider of customized framed wall décor products. Graphik Dimensions, which was founded by the Feinsod family in 1965, operates in several verticals, including PictureFrames.com. “Graphik Dimensions’ high-quality custom-framed products further expands Circle’s wall décor product offering into another highly complementary category,” commented Andrew Cousin, CEO,... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Photo personalization growth potential with Andrew Cousin, CEO, Circle Graphics News Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Photo personalization growth potential with Andrew Cousin, CEO, Circle Graphics

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Andrew Cousin, CEO, Circle Graphics, about the acquisition of Bay Photo, the growth in photo personalization market and the challenges faced by eCommerce companies in the age of COVID-19. Circle Graphics is a leader in grand and large-format digital graphics, outdoor advertising, business signage, wall decor, art reproduction, and professional photographic output. Sponsored by Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to... Read More
Circle Graphics acquires Bay Photo News Opinion 

Circle Graphics acquires Bay Photo

Investment firm H.I.G. Capital announced its portfolio company, Circle Graphics has acquired high-profile professional lab Bay Photo, Inc. Bay Photo, headquartered outside Santa Cruz, Calif., was founded by Larry Abitbol in 1976. The lab has an additional production facility in Springfield, Mo. Terms weren’t disclosed. The deal is an expansion for Circle Graphics beyond its traditional role in wall décor, as Bay Photo... Read More
COVID-19 brings adaptations, changes to photo companies News 

COVID-19 brings adaptations, changes to photo companies

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is creating massive disruption in consumer spending, supply chains and retail operations. There isn’t a segment of the photo/imaging industry that hasn’t been affected. We’ve been noting many of the ways industry companies have responded, either with donations or by providing protective equipment to first responders, health care professionals and hospitals. Among the labs who have... Read More
Circle Graphics acquires Metromedia Technologies Acquisitions News 

Circle Graphics acquires Metromedia Technologies

Circle Graphics Inc. announced it acquired out-of-home advertising rival Metromedia Technologies (MMT). Terms weren’t disclosed.  With the MMT acquisition, Circle Graphics said it expands its lineage to the very beginning of grand format digital printing, as MMT started in 1987 under the auspices of pioneer John Kluge. MMT’s patented digital print technology changed the way outdoor advertising was executed worldwide.... Read More
H.I.G. Capital completes growth investment in Circle Graphics Holdings, Inc. Acquisitions News Press releases 

H.I.G. Capital completes growth investment in Circle Graphics Holdings, Inc.

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with over $34 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has made a significant growth investment in Circle Graphics Holdings, Inc. (“Circle Graphics” or the “Company”), a leading provider of made-to-order wall décor and branded out-of-home visual solutions. Headquartered near Denver,... Read More
Visual 1st panel preview: Monetizing Photos through Print Events News 

Visual 1st panel preview: Monetizing Photos through Print

The Visual 1st conference kicks off next week at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, Calif. If you haven’t made plans to attend, there’s still time to register! If you can’t make it, be sure to check out our coverage next week. And if you are there, step up and say hello. Conference organizer Hans Hartman has been busy setting... Read More
Visual 1st announces initial program, speakers and sponsors Events Press releases 

Visual 1st announces initial program, speakers and sponsors

Visual 1st, the epic imaging conference formerly known as Mobile Photo Connect, announced its initial program, speakers and sponsors. The event will be Oct. 22-23 in at the Golden Gate Club, San Francisco. The conference theme is Strategies for success in today’s photo/video ecosystem: Creating, leveraging and monetizing the building blocks. Hans Hartman, conference organizer, has already announced Omar Arambula, co-founder &... Read More
Zebra Instant brings printing to chatbots Feature News 

Zebra Instant brings printing to chatbots

Zebra Instant is a new print-focused photo company taking aim at one of the big inhibitors to mobile photo printing: Convenience. The Venice Beach, Calif., company uses bots and SMS technology to break barriers to mobile printing. Zebra was founded by Anton Pereiaslavtsev, an I.T. and finance professional, Alexey Bizikin and a software developer and a math wiz along with Chris... Read More
Exclusive: Expansion-minded CanvasPop raises $3.3 million funding Feature Press releases 

Exclusive: Expansion-minded CanvasPop raises $3.3 million funding

CanvasPop, the decade-old Canadian photo canvas shop, has taken its first funding round with an eye for expansion.The $3.3 million infusion from some of Canada’s most-established VC firms will provide capital for future expansion into new product areas and possible acquisitions, says Adrian Salamunovic, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, CanvasPop. (See the full press release below). “We started the company originally... Read More