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Integrity Green Report

December 9, 2010

Every year our recycling efforts help the global environment. Over the last 11 months we saved:

  • 226.7 tons of paper recycled
  • 3,854 trees
  • 1,576,245 gallons of water
  • 104,962.10 gallons of oil
  • 133,073 lbs of air pollutants
  • 694 cubic yards landfill space
  • 924,256 kilowatt hours

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Our Focus

The focus is to listen to our customers, understand them and provide the graphic and marketing communications that they require in expanding their business.

We are uniquely positioned to offer a multitude of services to our customers. We are not simply a printer, or separator; we are a provider of graphic and marketing communications. We have the capability of producing a spectrum of products, from comprehensive programs, to single, specialized pieces.

We will continue to have more products and services to offer and anticipate future opportunities as our customers' requirements change. We feel information management will be a vital aspect of the services we can provide to our customers in the future.

Our Mission

Our team consists of knowledgeable professionals, with vast years of experience, working together toward a common goal. We strive to exceed our customers' requirements and focus on excellence and integrity.

We employ state-of-the-art materials and technologies to achieve the consistently high caliber product our customers know and demand.

Our responsibility is to maintain our commitment to research and development and sustain leading edge technology. In this way, we can continually produce high-quality services and products with a focus on excellence and integrity.

About Integrity Graphics

Victor A. La Valla, Joseph E. La Valla and John C. Lorusso established Integrity Graphics, Inc. in March of 1988. The company was located in Bloomfield, Connecticut from 1988 to 1998.

Integrity Graphics, Inc. began as a conventional pre-press company supplying color separations and image assembly for national and local accounts. Levitz Furniture and Purity Supreme were two of the customers that contributed to the early success of Integrity Graphics. As Integrity Graphics established itself in a mature industry we have been successful in producing all levels of work, ranging from circulars found in the Sunday papers nationwide (Staples, Levitz, Purity Supreme, Agway and many others), to annual reports (ITT Corporation, AIG, Bankers Trust and many others) and all types of collateral materials.

As the conventional pre-press industry changed rapidly into a digital technology, Integrity Graphics reacted quickly and moved into a Desktop environment. Our first Macintosh was purchased and put into production in 1989. As the digital revolution changed the industry beyond belief, Integrity Graphics embraced the changes with open arms and continued to be aggressive in our desire to be a leader in digital technology. In 1992 Integrity Graphics purchased and became one of the pioneers in digital photography. Integrity worked very closely with Sony Corporation developing and producing digital photography for such customers as Moore Medical, Spartus Clocks, Braun, Farberware, Purity Supreme, Edward's Food Stores, Staples and many more.

In 1993 Integrity Graphics doubled its square footage and expanded further into the digital age by adding digital scanners and high-end systems to enable us to scan and assemble projects at speeds approximately 6 times faster than any Desktop system.

Another year of expansion was 1995 when a 6 color Komori with in-line aqueous coating was put in production. Integrity Graphics complemented our vast knowledge and experience in the pre-press area with the addition of this high speed, high quality printing press.

In 1998 Integrity Graphics, Incorporated purchased the stock of Fox Press, Inc. to operate under the trade name of FoxIntegrity Graphics, Inc., while maintaining the legal name of Integrity Graphics, Incorporated.

Nathan Fox founded Fox Press, which was originally located on Goodman Place in Hartford, Connecticut. The first product was letterpress printing. Among the early customers was First National Stores (Finast), for whom newspaper mats and type was set, until the mid 1970's when First National Stores established their own in-house facility. Fox Press moved to State Street Hartford, Connecticut in 1937.

A pioneer in the industry in 1938, Mr. Fox was the first commercial printer in Hartford to employ offset printing. In 1939, Mr. Fox's son-in-law, Saul Weber joined the firm and went on to become President in 1945. Fox Press relocated to 165 West Service Road Hartford, Connecticut in 1957.

Robert Charbonneau joined the firm as President in November of 1982 and Saul Weber became the Chairman of the Board. After piloting a rapid expansion into high-speed four-color printing, automated bindery and multiple shifts, Robert and Linda Charbonneau purchased Fox Press Inc. in 1985.

In December of 1988, Fox Press moved to a new facility at 1010 Day Hill Road Windsor, Connecticut. At this location, Fox Press continued their high quality standards and soon won many awards, including the Printing Industries of America's First Place Award for Self Promotion.

Between 1998 and 2000, Integrity Graphics made many equipment upgrades. 1998 was an exciting time for us, as we needed to redirect our focus from the acquisition of Fox Press to upgrading file servers, workflows and RIP's, the heart of Desktop Publishing. We then began upgrading the bindery to improve the quality and speeds of the equipment. In January of 1999, we added a new Muller Martini saddle stitcher and 2 new MBO folders. In early 2000 we purchased a CREO Trendsetter to complete our digital workflow, which enabled us to produce digital plates. The latter part of 2000 was a time of excitement as we traded in our 6 color 28 inch Komori for a 6 color 40 inch Komori that has all the features such as automatic plate hangers and CIP 3 capabilities.

In January of 2001 we began to operate under our legal name again, Integrity Graphics, Incorporated.

In May of 2001, Integrity Graphics completed a 1.5-year project and successfully became ISO Certified through KPMG-QR. We believe that the efforts of completing such a task will not go unnoticed with regards to meeting the requirements of our customers.

In the summer of 2002 Integrity Graphics acquired the assets of a Wallingford based Internet Company that specialized in Internet design and customized workflow applications. We decided to operate under the name of e-Integrity. We moved the operation to a modern location in Stratford, CT., that is better equipped to handle an Internet based operation.

In June of 2003 we expanded the operation by coming to terms with Ken Saffir from Standard Printing; a 75 year old printing company in South Windsor CT. Ken brings 20 plus years of experience in the graphics industry to Integrity's staff. Ken became President of Standard in 1997, when he purchased the company from his father, Len Saffir who purchased the company from the founder, his father George A. Saffir, in 1961.

As 2004 came to a close Integrity Graphics purchased the assets of BayData, Inc. of Wallingford, CT. BayData dedicated itself to customer service in the rapidly growing software and CD duplication industry. The management team at Integrity felt this was a great addition to its already diversified offerings.

Integrity Graphics, Incorporated is committed to continued growth while remaining profitable through the hiring of quality people. We are focused on our philosophy of continually improving the quality of our products and our systems, remaining a leader in research and development, maintaining and continuously creating lasting relationships with our clients, vendors and our financial partners.