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Hemlock acquires Paper Chase Press

October 6, 2022  By PrintAction Staff

Hemlock Printers acquires Los Angeles-based Paper Chase Press. Founded in 1976, Paper Chase is a second generation print provider.

The addition of the Paper Chase team and the organization’s technical capabilities marks a significant expansion to Hemlock’s U.S. presence, supporting the company’s continued diversification and growth strategy within the rapidly changing print industry. The Paper Chase Press brand will operate as a distinct division of Hemlock.

Nicole Katz, Paper Chase CEO, will join Hemlock’s leadership team as director, sales and marketing, Paper Chase Press, with oversight of all aspects of the division’s brand and e-commerce platform.


Kane Austin, Paper Chase COO, will join Hemlock’s operations team as operations manager, Paper Chase Press, responsible for customer service and all LA-based production activities.

Richard Kouwenhoven, president and CEO at Hemlock, said, “The addition of Paper Chase further diversifies our business while incorporating advanced e-commerce capabilities, a vital part of our future success. We are excited to have the entire Paper Chase team join our organization, stimulating further innovations to our business in all departments. Our businesses are a great match, sharing a common vision for a future that involves the use of advanced technologies and processes while maintaining a steadfast commitment to delivering the highest levels of quality and sustainability.”

Katz added, “Print is a meaningful medium that deserves to reach the largest audience possible. By joining Hemlock, Paper Chase Press will utilize its strengthened capabilities and robust environmental stewardship to continue the growth of print culture. After 46 years of operations, when it came time to decide to how P.C.P. would evolve, we turned to another family-run organization devoted to the sustainment of print and traditional quality of craft, all while working to protect the very natural resources our work is made from. We are thrilled to see the myriad of ways we can grow our business together, servicing quality-focussed customers across North America.”

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