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PRP acquires NPP Packaging Graphics Specialists

By Steve Katz, Editor | January 15, 2014

PRP will become the distributor of CushionCore, including the Digital ExSpect flat-top-dot flexo plate.

PRP, an Indianapolis, IN-based provider of creative design, brand management services and printing plates, has announced it has acquired NPP Packaging Graphics Specialists Inc. NPP, also located in Indianapolis, is a prepress and flexographic printing plate provider.

NPP, will transfer all operations to PRP’s Indianapolis location upon close of the transaction, however, will retain the manufacturing rights of its’ subsidiary, Innovative Plate Solutions’ CushionCore.

CushionCore is a proprietary compressible photopolymer printing plate. PRP will become the distributor of CushionCore along with its’ product line-up, which includes Digital ExSpect, the industry’s first digital flat-top-dot flexographic printing plate.

“The acquisition of NPP Packaging Graphics Specialists adds innovative products, deep technical resources and extensive industry expertise along with a broad sales channel, demonstrating the commitment to provide our customers with the best in innovative technologies and enhanced design and brand management services," says PRP President Kellie Green. "This positions us for rapid growth and ongoing creative solutions development.”

NPP Graphics Specialists’ President Bill Ruch comments: "We are excited to join the PRP family. The company's strong leadership and history of innovation affords new opportunities for our customers."

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