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BurdgeCooper acquires Ponte Graphics

Jun 21, 2011 12:00 AM

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BurdgeCooper, headquartered in Los Angeles, announces its acquisition of Ponte Graphics (Phoenix). Ponte Graphics has provided Arizona’s legal and professional market with quality printing and engraving services since it’s owner, Mark Ponte, founded the company over 40 years ago.

“It’s with joy and sadness that I’ve decided to withdraw from the engraving industry,” Ponte wrote in a letter to his customers. “With this in mind, we have made every effort to ensure our customers will continue to receive the quality and service to which they’ve become accustomed.”

Since 1923, BurdgeCooper has provided law firms and nationwide businesses with award winning business cards, letterheads, envelopes, presentation folders, brochures, books and specialty publications for professional communication and marketing needs. With 56 presses in its Los Angeles and Atlanta plants serving global customers, BurdgeCooper reportedly is the world’s largest engraver and one of the nation’s biggest small-format commercial printers.

“Mark and I have known each other for decades, so when he decided to retire from the printing and engraving business, he reached out to us,” says Don Burdge, president of BurdgeCooper. “Mark’s customers will find the same high level of quality and service with us as they had with Ponte Graphics.” BurdgeCooper will maintain a Phoenix warehouse while printing services will come from Los Angeles. Hugh Griffin will manage the Ponte accounts along with Colin Lee, formerly a customer service representative with Ponte Graphics and now with BurdgeCooper in Los Angeles.

BurdgeCooper provides engraving, offset, digital and letterpress printing in addition to foil stamping, diecutting, embossing and thermography services to firms with global offices. Having won more Awards for printing excellence than any other small-format commercial printer in the nation, BurdgeCooper’s expertise ranges from professional and corporate communications material to book printing.