Major Announcement: Publishers’ Graphics Acquires Commercial Letter

coaster side 2Publishers’ Graphics, a leading Chicago-based POD print provider, announced today that it has acquired Commercial Letter, a direct marketing printing company located in St. Louis, Missouri.  The acquisition fortifies PG’s distribution, mailing, and fulfillment solutions and strengthens its ability to service the publishing industry with direct mail programs.

“Commercial Letter brings a new dimension to our business, allowing us to offer not only a direct mail solution to our publishers, but also advanced supply chain programs.  Integrating Commercial Letter’s fulfillment and mailing services into our technology platform will enable our customers to benefit from a highly customized distribution program, all of which aligns very well with our future strategic plans,” said Nick Lewis, President of Publishers’ Graphics.

President of Commercial Letter, Brad Chrysler, agreed:  “We are excited to be joining Publishers’ Graphics.  Combining their cutting edge technology platforms with our distribution model will be a game changer for our industry.  Our customers will benefit from the additional services, a streamlined workflow, and the additional print capacity.”

The Commercial Letter operation will eventually be folded into the PG facility in Earth City and managed by Brad Chrysler, who will stay on as Vice President of Operations at the facility.  Publishers’ Graphics’ corporate headquarters will remain in Carol Stream, Illinois, approximately 35 miles west of Chicago.

With a legacy spanning over a hundred years, Commercial Letter has been a pioneer in the direct mail industry, printing  and sending annually over 60 million pieces of mail for clients in the healthcare, retail, academic and automotive industries.  Other services include a marketing automation platform which allows users to integrate their media campaigns through mobile, email, direct mail and web channels.

As a leader in POD and short-run printing for publishers, Publishers’ Graphics brings innovative procedures and workflows to book creation.  Headquartered in Carol Stream, IL, PG has an in-plant satellite operation in Florence, Kentucky, as well as the recently acquired web offset/digital print facility in St. Louis, Missouri, formerly Corley Printing.  Publishers’ Graphics distributes globally by printing its products locally on three continents through strategic partnerships.

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We’ve been helping businesses like yours communicate since 1912. We can supply all of your lettershop and direct marketing needs.

Less than a decade ago, Direct Marketing was synonymous with Direct Mail. Now, a direct mail package is just one component of Direct Marketing as we know it today, transitioning from the mass-mailing saturation programs that worked in the past to newer concepts emphasizing selection, specialization and integrated media campaigns.

These current advances in technology show that we can expect even more changes and developments in the years to come.  We’ll help you put that technology to work for you today and in the future.

As we integrate our offerings into the Publishers’ Graphic portfolio, watch for future announcements that will benefit your direct marketing efforts.



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