Sydney-based Imagination Graphics is expanding, having purchased neighbouring competitor Lindwall & Wall in Marrickville, twelve months after it doubled the size of its facility with the acquisition of another local rival.
Emmanuel Buhagiar, owner of Imagination says, “When we bought Staas Printing 12 months ago, we were able to gain their equipment and premises.
“We approached Lindwall & Wall and talked about their database and equipment. The deal ended up working out, we have moved all of their equipment into the old Staas site.
“We have tripled our business, we have gone from around four staff to 14 including an apprentice.
Buhagiar says, “We also have bought two new digital presses in the past three months from Konica Minolta. There is the 1085, an older machine, and a new 21061 Accurio.
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“We have taken on Staas and Lindwall & Wall clients and we have been able to expand them and get more work out of them. They seem happy to do more with us.
“We are now doing more in wide format. We are a general printer but we also offer graphic and web design. We do a bit of everything, such as business cards, flyers, signage, point of sale.
“We have been able to grow our business from acquisition and growing our client lists. We take it all. We have a duty to make life easier for our clients.
“We started in 1998 as a print press business and I had two partners but I bought them out in the last five years. “
The equipment includes an Agfa Avalon N8-12 CTP for internal and trade work, Polar 115 Guillotine, Two-Colour Heidelberg MO, Two Colour GTO with Varn, Single Colour GTO, Heidelberg Platin & Cylinder, two Epson Poster printers, Konica Minolta AccurioPress C1061, a Konica Minolta bizhub 1085, Mimaki A2 digital die-cutter and top slitter, Morgana UFO Five Folder and a range of finishing equipment, plus Agfa workflow systems.
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