Advertek Acquires Smart Laser Graphics

PrintAction Staff
June 06, 2016
By PrintAction Staff
Advertek's co-CEOs Joe Montalbano and Simon Spina.
Advertek's co-CEOs Joe Montalbano and Simon Spina.
Advertek Printing Inc., led by co-CEOs Joe Montalbano and Simon Spina, has purchased Smart Laser Graphics (SLG) to expand its market offerings in digital and print related services.

“Advertek has been on a strategic growth initiative to enhance its market position and emphasize the power of its single-source offering in a fragmented industry that is calling for stability and progressive continuity,” said Montalbano. “Our foremost commitment is to our clients, staff and vendor partners.”

The purchase enables Advertek to expand services around wide format and digital printing, as well as direct mail and full letter shop services. Collectively, Advertek’s new operation with SLG capabilities now proivdes branding and creative design services, customized e-stores, litho sheetfed, wide format and digital printing, direct mail and full letter shop services (in-house), binding and die cutting services with specialty finishes, fulfillment, warehousing, distribution and remote access proofing.

“SLG’s sales, customer service and operating resources have been instrumental in having their clients put their trust in the company’s product offering,” said Spina. “Clients of both companies can expect it to be business as usual, but with a broader suite of services, skills and solutions to meet the growing demands and complexities of the industry.”

In November 2010, Advertek began operating out of a new, custom-built 30,000-square-foot plant in Vaughan, Ontario. Montalbano and Spina took over Advertek’s ownership in 1999. At the time, Advertek was an 8-employee shop running a 4-colour Solna press. Today, the company has one of the most modern commercial printing facilities in Greater Toronto.

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