Creel Acquires Digital Lizard; Adds State-of-the-Art Digital Capabilities

Commercial printer and publishing solutions provider Creel Printing has acquired Digital Lizard—a move that positions Creel among the most expansive, one-stop partners nationwide. 

One of the top digital printing companies in North America, Digital Lizard has developed advanced processing protocols to manufacture, finish, and ship on the same day, enabling customers to meet even the most pressing turnarounds. The company offers the power of eight, state-of-the-art HP Indigo presses; a full-service bindery; and pre-negotiated discount shipping rates. 

Moreover, Digital Lizard develops and provisions fully automated, web-to-print storefronts that significantly improve ordering, workflow, and reporting mechanisms. This will enable Creel customers and prospects to cost-effectively create and deploy their own portals, or improve the capabilities and return on investment of those that exist. 

“Digital Lizard is a tremendous asset to the Creel platform,” said Allan G. Creel, President of Creel Printing. “The team has an impeccable performance record and is comprised of the finest people in the industry. Creel customers will be extremely satisfied with the production quality and turnaround time they can now achieve on their smaller orders. Digital Lizard is the perfect complement to our organization.” 

“We are thrilled to be part of one of the foremost names in the business,” added William Wieners, a 15-year industry veteran and President of Digital Lizard. “Creel Printing delivers some of the most notable work in the industry. Digital Lizard has worked hard to achieve its stellar reputation, and we are excited to join forces with a company so highly regarded. Our fleet of digital presses and internal development resources are key for our combined enterprises moving forward.” 

Digital Lizard will continue to operate from its Idaho facility.  All personnel will remain intact to continue to service clients, but with its expanded capabilities. 

Founded in 1953, Creel Printing is one of the most tenured and awarded family-owned enterprises in the world of print. Ranked among the top 50 commercial printers and 10 largest publication printers nationwide, Creel's capabilities span high-end, full-color web printing; specialty-configured bindery operations; a web-based digital edition tool; integrated publishing solutions; color variable digital printing; and more. Creel operates a state-of-the-art, 250,000-square-foot headquarters in Las Vegas and a nearby open-web plant. The company runs three shifts, working 24/7.

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