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Millcraft Acquires KW Graphics

KW Graphics is a digital graphics printing and finishing equipment dealer in the U.S.

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The Millcraft Paper Company enters into an agreement to acquire KW Graphics of Springfield, Illinois. The transaction is scheduled to close on Aug. 31, 2022.

Founded in 1978 by Karl Williams, KW Graphics was established as a Ryobi dealer and, over the last 40 years, has evolved into a digital graphics printing and finishing equipment dealer in the U.S.

The Illinois-based business will operate under the Millcraft name and continue to help organizations looking to expand their printing and finishing capabilities. In the coming months, Millcraft’s product and service offering of substrates, direct-to-garment printing, packaging capabilities, and more will be available to KW Graphics customers.

“KW Graphics has developed an incredible reputation for service when it comes to supporting the needs of companies who are investing in digital printing and finishing equipment,” says Travis Mlakar, Millcraft’s president and CEO. “We are excited to bring their market expertise to our Millcraft family. We also look forward to building upon the service they provide by giving their customers access to the more than 12,000 items that Millcraft stocks.”

The acquisition highlights Millcraft’s ongoing growth strategy of stepping into new print markets, like sign and banner, apparel decoration, and packaging, while also focusing on its core customer base of commercial printers.

Matt Seei, president and owner, KW Graphics, adds, “We are excited about joining the Millcraft family. They have more than 100 years of history serving and supporting customers in the same way that KW Graphics does. Collectively, we will be one of the premier wide-format equipment dealers in the country with a service and support platform that is second-to-none. Now, offering a variety of substrates to our customers will help them grow into the future.”

“For several years, we have been talking about the evolution of the print industry,” states Courtney Enser, VP of sales, Millcraft. “We know our customers are expanding their capabilities, and as customers’ needs evolve, so does Millcraft. We look forward to growing not only our expertise and capabilities but also our service-based platform.”

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Alexandria Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines.

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