COHOES, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. announced today that it finalized the acquisition of Bravo Solutions, Inc. of Elmira, New York.
Bravo is a leading supplier of specialty synthetic and paper substrates for digital printing. The acquisition includes all brands and certain assets, including manufacturing capacity for converted products, which will remain in Elmira.
Bravo substrates are designed and engineered for both dry toner presses as well as HP Indigo presses. Mohawk plans to fully integrate the Bravo portfolio, including pressure sensitive, synthetic substrates, integrated products, embedded card sheets and magnetic materials, into the existing Mohawk digital product offering creating the most extensive portfolio of digital substrates in the world.
According to Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr., Mohawk's chairman and CEO, "This acquisition is a strategic opportunity for Mohawk and its customers. We are committed to expanding our offerings to the growing digital print market. These premium substrates represent high value, high volume opportunities for printers, merchants and their customers and we expect Bravo sales and customer service to transition smoothly to Mohawk starting today."
Mohawk is North America's largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers for commercial and digital printing. Signature brands include Mohawk Color Copy, Everyday Digital, Mohawk Superfine®, Strathmore® and proprietary i-Tone® for HP Indigo. Mohawk papers are chosen for commercial printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail. Products and samples are available through leading paper distributors and at mohawkpaperstore.com.
The company is leveraging connections in the digital, design and photo space to develop new tech offerings: Pinhole Pro, a software solution for professional photographers and labs; Pinhole Press is a new consumer-facing photo brand; Felt & Wire Shop is an on-line marketplace for social stationery, posters and prints.
This third-generation, family-owned business and certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise is constantly renewing its commitment to environmental stewardship. As the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100% of its electricity with windpower renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production, its portfolio of recycled papers certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) standards, continues to grow along with the rest of the company.
Founded in 1995, Bravo Solutions, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty media for digital printing. Bravo substrates are designed and engineered for both dry toner and wet-ink printing systems. Located in Elmira, NY, the company pioneered specialty substrates to help support printers in the manufacture and sale of unique applications that align with the changing technology being offered in the new digital marketplace. All relevant coatings and converting processes are proprietary to Bravo Solutions, Inc.
SOURCE Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.