Guided Acquires Northwest's Premier Packaging and Print Services Firm to Expand Creative Platform

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Guided Products LLC, a fast growing consumer brand, announces vertical integration through the acquisition of supplier Graphic Impressions NW, Inc., the Northwest’s premier print finishing and packaging firm.

With our combined design and product development horsepower, we are now a true innovation and brand partner for trade printers and custom packaging clients throughout the Northwest and beyond.

Guided Products LLC, a fast growing consumer brand, announces vertical integration through the acquisition of supplier Graphic Impressions NW, Inc., the Northwest’s premier print finishing and packaging firm.

Guided has leveraged Graphic Impressions as a core supplier over the past seven years, helping the company become the lead innovator and driving force in green and American made office and promotional products. Through the acquisition, Guided will add deep manufacturing and product development capabilities, streamlining operations, and allowing the company to quickly add innovative products and services in new categories.

Guided will expand Graphic Impression’s traditional finishing services for it’s commercial printers and other trade partners. “We’ve always relied on Graphic Impressions for world-class craftsmanship and a level of expertise that only comes from decades of experience,” said Guided CEO David Stober. “With our combined design and product development horsepower, we are now a true innovation and brand partner for trade printers and custom packaging clients throughout the Northwest and beyond.”

Since the acquisition, Guided has added personnel in graphic design, computer aided design (CAD), customer service, and fulfillment. With the added capabilities, Guided will now be able to help it’s existing direct clients innovative products and messaging to market faster, and with even greater brand and product visibility with services such as:

  • Rapid, one-off prototyping
  • Packaging design and testing
  • Low production runs without tooling
  • Litho and screen print finishing

Guided now employs 35 people, consolidated in Graphic Impressions 34,000 sq. ft turn-key production facility in Kent, Washington.

About Guided
Guided is a fast growing, American consumer product brand and provider of speciality print and packaging services. Guided manufactures and sells unique, American-made products and supplies directly to consumers and through various big box and online national retailers such as Walmart and Office Depot.

About Graphic Impressions
Serving the trade and print industry, Graphic Impressions NW is the premier packaging and conversion house in the Northwest. Through trade print partners, Graphic Impressions’ turn-key operation integrates full cycle packaging from design, through to production and fulfillment for the some of the world’s largest brands.

To learn more about Guided, please visit http://www.guided.co and join our community at http://www.facebook.com/guidedproducts, http://www.twitter.com/guidedproducts, and http://pinterest.com/guidedproducts.

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