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Printer & Graphics Division

Thomas Industries and Advanced Print Technologies have grown to become the largest auction firm in North America dedicated to the printing & graphics industry.  On an annual basis, Thomas Industries/ APT conducts far more printing auctions than any other firm.
Our Printing & Graphics Division has a staff of 19 personnel that maintain an exceptionally high level of industry expertise. We have owned, operated and managed printing companies, including the acquisitions and running of over forty companies.  This level of involvement in the industry sets us apart from our competitors as we have an understanding not only on the selling side but from the ownership perspective as well.

Our personnel have trained and worked for Harris, Heidelberg, Mitsubishi, Ryobi, and Komori, and we maintain full millwright capabilities with rebuilding and warehousing facilities.  Over 60% of our press sales are outside of North America to well established direct relationships with printers in China, India, Pakistan and South American countries. 

As a result of the qualifications of our staff, the unique marketing experience from having conducted over 500 printing plant auctions/liquidations and being engaged for over a 1,000 certified appraisals, we continue to maintain the number one spot in the industry as the largest reseller of Printing & Graphics equipment in North America operating on an international basis.

In 2015 there were approximately 71 significant plant closure auctions of printing companies. 

Thomas Industries conducted Over 30%of these projects.


The following list of 2015 printing auctions has been compiled from various sources, including: Dataref, Auctionhq, Bidspotter, auctioneer websites, etc.

  • Northern NJ Printer, Hackensack, NJ - Thomas Industries
  • Fidelity National Financial, Irvine, CA - Thomas Industries
  • Compuset Printing, Dorval, Quebec CN - Thomas Industries
  • MPD Printing, Alexandria, AU - Thomas Industries
  • McQuiddy Printing, Nashville, TN - Thomas Industries
  • Lebonfon Imprimerie, Val D'Or Quebec CN - Thomas Industries
  • Offset Atlanta, Atlanta, GA - Thomas Industries
  • Pictorial Offset, Carlstadt, NJ - Thomas Industries
  • Standard Modern, Brockton, MA - Thomas Industries
  • Topline Printing, Riviera Beach, FL - Thomas Industries
  • B&W Press, Georgetown, MA - Thomas Industries
  • Sabin Robbins, Mansfield, OH - Thomas Industries
  • Ever Reddy Packaging, Scarborough Ontario CN - Thomas Industries
  • IBT Hamilton, Castleton, NY - Thomas Industries
  • Equipment Printing Portal, N.America - Thomas Industries
  • JF Moore Communications, Scarborough Ontario CN - Thomas Industries
  • Sekuworks, Harrison, OH - Thomas Industries
  • Neoprint, Chelmsford, MA - Thomas Industries
  • Rite Price Printing, Queens, NY - Thomas Industries
  • Gilosa Bindery, Paterson, NY - Thomas Industries
  • Alpha Die, Weymouth, MA - Thomas Industries
  • RJ Bielen, New Brunswich, NJ - Thomas Industries
  • The Print Place, Fort Worth, TX - Thomas Industries
  • DLMI, Mohton, PA - Competitor #1
  • Design Label Mfg, East Lyme, CT - Competitor #1
  • Kimberly Paper Mill, Kimberly, WI - Competitor #2
  • Multi Packaging Solutions, Fairfield, NJ - Competitor #3
  • Go Hospitality Serv, Lawrenceville, GA - Competitor #3
  • Holt Sublimation, Burlington, NC - Competitor #3
  • Hands On, Dayton, OH - Competitor #3
  • Wellman Container, Cincinnati, OH - Competitor #3
  • Milford Printers, Milford, OH - Competitor #3
  • Advanced Color Graphics, State College, PA - Competitor #3
  • Mail Quip, West Grove, PA - Competitor #4
  • Commercial Web Print, Brampton, Ontario CN - Competitor #5
  • Cascades - East Angus, East Angus Quebec CN - Competitor #5
  • Unknown Company, Brainerd, MN - Competitor #5
  • Garmet Mfg, Toronto, Ontario CN - Competitor #6
  • Digiprint, Neenah, WI - Competitor #7
  • Publishers Graphics, St. Louis, MO - Competitor #8
  • 3E Marketing, Arlington Heights IL - Competitor #8
  • Print Shop of Morris, Morris, IL - Competitor #8
  • Hallmark Cards, Bradford, WY, UK - Competitor #9
  • Buffalo Printer, Buffalo, NY - Competitor #10
  • Dallas Printer, Dallas, TX - Competitor #10
  • RBK Enterprises, Lisle, IL - Competitor #11
  • Duro Art Inc, Evanston, Il - Competitor #11
  • ASG , Smith Falls, Ontario CN - Competitor #12
  • Ansell, Europa, MS - Competitor #12
  • Wolfpack Sign Group, Vista, CA - Competitor #12
  • Large Format Graphic, Toronto, Ontario CN - Competitor #13
  • Apache Superior Printing, NE Calgary, AB - Competitor #13
  • Speciality Finishing, Elk Grove Village, IL - Competitor #14
  • Print Graphics, Beaverton, OR - Competitor #15
  • Laminations LLC, Moonachie, NJ - Competitor #16
  • B&B Paper Converter, Cleveland, Oh - Competitor #16
  • Stelmark Branded, Burnaby British Columbia CN - Competitor #17
  • Rhino Print Solutions, Richmond British Columbia CN - Competitor #17
  • Digial Printworks, Merrillville, IN - Competitor #18
  • Unitex Bag, Houston, TX - Competitor #19
  • Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA - Competitor #20
  • National Converting, Ennis, TX - Competitor #21
  • February Auction Exchange, Dallas, TX - Competitor #21
  • Surplus Printing, Dallas, TX - Competitor #21
  • Forum Industries, San Antonio, TX - Competitor #21
  • Ideal Box, Lawrence, MA - Competitor #22
  • Eric Scott Leathers, Genevieve, MO - Competitor #22
  • Printing Express, Dayton, OH - Competitor #23
  • Mead, Centerville, OH - Competitor #23
  • Pennysaver, Mira Loma, CA - Competitor #24
  • Avid Ink, Corona, CA - Competitor #24

Press Release (2005) - Strategic Alliance

In June 2005 the companies joined forces to form one of, if not, the nation’s largest full service, management, brokerage, appraisal, auction, liquidation and consulting companies exclusively serving, on an international basis, the Printing and Graphics Industry. The respective strengths of each company provided all the right reasons for joining forces.

Thomas Industries Inc. has been providing for over 60 years, worldwide auction, liquidations, and appraisals services for the printing and graphics industry through its offices/warehouses in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Shanghai.

Advanced Print Technologies is recognized as one of the premier used equipment printing and graphic dealers in the country and brings to this venture a very experienced, nationally recognized, senior management team that in addition to its brokerage and internal millwright capabilities has significant experience in both ownership and management of printing companies.

Tom Gagliardi President of Thomas Industries indicated we have had continuous requests for consulting, interim management, business and intellectual property valuations, repossessions along with many of our sales being subject to print quality testing or turkey installations. These are areas that we have had to seek outside help. The additional appraisers along with the overall skill level of the combined work force will allow us to meet all Printing and Graphics requests in a timely manner.

We have attended many auctions over the years and have always considered Thomas Industries to be among the best. We are very excited about joining forces not only for the talent and experience of their personnel but also their strong relationships within the financial industry. We now are capable at the highest level to provide full service accommodations to OEMS, Processors and Financial Institutions. Tony Andrade, President of Advanced Print Technologies.

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