Liberty Photo Products Inc., San Clemente, Calif., has acquired the assets of Minilab Supply Store and ProLab Imaging Products. Minilab Supply Store and ProLab Imaging Products, both based in Plymouth, Minn., will continue to be operated as divisions of Liberty with a focus on paper, chemistry, photo imaging equipment, consumables, and spare parts.
"The acquisition will allow us to strengthen our position with independent photo retailers and penetrate new and exciting markets," said Garry Green, president of Liberty Photo Products. "We expect to serve our combined customer base with a greater breadth of products, utilizing the excellent customer service reputation of both organizations."
Liberty was founded in 1984 as a manufacturer of plastic and stainless steel ball bearings, specializing in bearings for the photo finishing industry. Shortly after our beginning, customers requested many types of spare parts, in addition to ball bearings. Effectively, the needs of the industry quickly paved the way for growth into other areas of supply including a full range of equipment replacement parts, production supplies, innovative equipment, wide format and desktop inkjet media, inks, software, and an exciting array of retail imaging products. After more than twenty years of servicing the industry, Liberty's product range has evolved from ball bearings to over 5000 different products catering to the retail minilab, wholesale lab, school photo finisher, professional lab, motion picture, microfilm, sign shop, and photographer.
We have a product for anyone wishing to snap and print a picture – traditional or digital. Some of our valued customers to which we take great pride in offering an unparalleled level of service include Walgreens, Eckerd, Wal-Mart, Costco, Eastman Kodak, Fujicolor Processing, Longs Drugs, Safeway, Ritz Camera, Duane Reade, HEB, Smith's Food and Drug, Bartell Drug, Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, CVS and others.
One of Liberty's many proven ingredients for success will always be, "You ask...we say, Yes." This message has never been more important than it is today. Due to the success of digital picture taking, the photo imaging industry is going through a radical transformation. Liberty is well poised to meet your digital processing needs. If after reviewing our catalogue or surfing our website, you don't see a specific product you require, contact us. We're in the business of saying, "Yes!" With shipping points on the East and West coasts, we're able to service your needs with complete confidence and success.
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