ICL Imaging Corp., a Framingham-based large format digital printer of color graphics and photographic images for creative marketing programs, today announced the acquisition of E.B. Luce Corp. of Worcester, MA. The combination of two of the regions oldest commercial photo labs will create the largest, most fully-equipped large format digital printer in New England.
“Our vision has been to create a company that has the people, equipment and financial resources that it takes to provide the full range of visual products that today’s businesses require,” said Larry Capodilupo, President of ICL Imaging Corp. “This merger gives us the opportunity to expand our reach and better utilize our equipment resources.”
The new business model for large format digital printers demands large annual capital expenditures to ensure that the newest technologies and the widest range of options are available to local business customers. The combined operations of the two companies will be located in ICL’s 35,000 sq. foot Framingham facility.
“Since 1881, E.B. Luce has served the ever-changing imaging needs of photographers and businesses in the Worcester area. For the last 50 of these years ICL Imaging and E.B. Luce have competitively served thousands of area businesses,” said Larry MacDonald, President of E.B. Luce. “Barry and I have been considering retirement for several years and the time was right to make the move. It’s good to know that our customers and employees will be in great hands at ICL Imaging.”
“We feel confident that our three-shift operation, combined with our ability to print on a wide variety of surfaces – from paper to cloth to metal – will offer more choices to our expanded customer base,” said Larry Capodilupo III, Vice President ICL Imaging.