October 30, 2001
PrintingForLess.com Acquires Creativepro.com
Acquisition Creates Leading Net Destination for the Independent Graphic Design and Short- to Medium-run Print Buying Markets
LIVINGSTON, MT - (October 30, 2001) - PrintingForLess.com, a leading online provider of full-color commercial printing services, is proud to announce that it has acquired creativepro.com from Extensis, Inc., a subsidiary of ImageX.
Launched in 1999, creativepro.com is a Web portal that provides information, products, and services for creative professionals within the print and Web publishing communities. As a one-stop resource, creativepro.com delivers a wide range of industry-specific features, including news, opinions, and reviews on products and technologies used in the process of creating, editing, assembling, and managing digital content for print and electronic publishing. The site also offers services such as stock-photography and font-foundry search engines, portfolio hosting and job classifieds, and e-commerce storefronts featuring hardware, software, and books for graphic artists, designers, print publishers, and Web producers.
As a result of the acquisition, PrintingForLess.com will now offer a full line of design and printing services to the graphic design and short- to medium-run print buying markets.
"We are excited about this transaction for several reasons," said PrintingForLess.com Founder and President Andrew Field. "First, both of our companies have focused on delivering convenience and service to independent graphic designers and others within the design community for several years now. Creativepro.com's industry-leading design content, software reviews, and cutting-edge services will more solidly establish PrintingForLess.com as the leading source of printing services for this market segment. Additionally, we believe that creativepro.com's current members will be very interested in using our print services."
"The team at creativepro.com has worked hard to create the leading independent information and resource Web site for graphic artists, designers, publishers, and producers," said Pamela Pfiffner, creativepro.com editor in chief. "We are thrilled to be united with a company that understands our editorial mission, supports our creative vision, and respects our most important asset - our readers and customers."
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Creativepro.com will remain based in Portland, Oregon.
Launched in 1999, PrintingForLess.com was founded to provide high quality color printing in the short to medium run color-printing market. Our highly skilled team has more than 400 years of combined experience in the graphics industry, enabling us to produce work of the very highest quality. PrintingForLess.com is proud to sell more full-color printing online than any other company in the United States. Our mission remains to consistently provide a superior printing experience to every customer and to provide the best possible service, support, and quality printing for every job. Additional information on the company and its full line of printing services is available by visiting www.printingforless.com or by calling us at 800-930-6040.