Consumer and brand marketer demand on the rise for personalized products, including greeting cards, photos, calendars, POP materials, according to Seattle-based printer RPI as company expands its east-coast operations

SEATTLE , June 5, 2014 (press release) – Expansion Positions RPI to Meet Growing Demand for Production and Rapid Delivery of Sophisticated Print Products for Companies Worldwide

RPI, a leading provider of personalized print services for business worldwide, today announced it is expanding its Atlanta-area facilities by seventy percent in order to accommodate growth in its printed photo merchandise and corporate communications business units.

The company recently broke ground on its expansion adjacent to its existing facilities in Kennesaw, GA to accommodate increased manufacturing capabilities, including state-of-the-art printing technology, new office space and increased staffing.

“It’s an exciting time at RPI,” said Rick Bellamy, CEO at RPI. “Demand for fast delivery of sophisticated and personalized print products by consumers and brand marketers is on the rise. By expanding our facilities near Atlanta, RPI will be well-positioned to respond quickly to this demand with technology-driven solutions for our customers in the United States and across the globe.”

The expansion builds on RPI’s acquisition of its Atlanta-area facility in 2013. RPI-Atlanta was founded in 1992 as DPI, a leading provider of print-on-demand solutions for corporate communications including books, direct mail, manuals, coupons, point-of-purchase materials and large-format graphics for Fortune 500 companies like Nestle, CBRE and Johnson Controls. RPI acquired DPI to expand its breadth of services and speed global delivery of products produced there and in its Seattle and Eindhoven, Netherlands facilities.

RPI’s consumer business includes production and fulfillment of a vast selection of private label photo products from personalized photo books, posters, and calendars, to invitations, greeting cards and stationery as well as creative product design and software integration services. RPI’s customers and partners represent the majority of the photo merchandise industry and include some of the world’s most well-known brands.

About RPI

RPI is a leading producer of corporate collateral, and make-on-demand private label personalized photo books, greeting cards and stationery products for mass and specialty retailers. Founded in Seattle in 1979, RPI has additional production facilities in Atlanta and in Eindhoven, NL. RPI is certified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the industry’s gold standard in sustainability.

Clients rely on RPI’s reliable execution, creative design services and state-of-the-art manufacturing for the rapid delivery of innovative print products featuring user-generated content. RPI has one of the largest HP Indigo digital printing facilities in the world and has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for the past five years. For more information, please visit www.rpiprint.com.

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