Paper Airplane Acquires Colonial Printing & Packaging

One of Birmingham’s largest full-service marketing companies expands its footprint into north Alabama with its recent purchase of metro Huntsville’s largest commercial printer.

Paper Airplane Inc. of Birmingham has acquired Huntsville’s Colonial Printing and Packaging, creating one of the state’s largest companies providing a one-stop-shop for branded marketing services, from commercial printing and packaging, to online storefronts, to inventory management and fulfillment, to mailing services and creative services.

Colonial will begin operating as Paper Airplane on June 6. The new Paper Airplane will be one of Alabama’s largest commercial printing and marketing service providers.

Huntsville-area customers can now utilize Paper Airplane’s customizable online storefront development services to effortlessly manage their corporate print collateral and promotional merchandise. Paper Airplane’s existing customers will have easy access to new and economical custom packaging options.

Both companies have long histories in their respective markets. Colonial Printing and Packaging has operated in Huntsville for nearly three decades. The operation is G7 Master Printer Certified and is a GMI-Certified Print Facility. The new Huntsville Paper Airplane operation will remain at the Colonial location on the Boardwalk.

Paper Airplane evolved from Birmingham Printing and Publishing, which opened in 1910 and was the Magic City’s oldest continually operating commercial printing company when it rebranded last year to reflect its full suite of marketing services.

Paper Airplane’s commercial printing operation is Enviroprint-certified for eco-friendly printing, and has recently added a new environmentally friendly, energy-saving Ryobi LED-UV offset press.

“Both the north Alabama and Birmingham metro markets will now have access to a single vendor solution for the full range of services offered by the two companies,” said Paper Airplane Director of Marketing Aubree Anderson.

Paper Airplane Inc. is Alabama’s one-stop-shop for a full range of corporate marketing services, including commercial printing and packaging, company-branded marketing products, online storefront development, fulfillment and inventory management, mailing services and creative services.

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