Little Rock-based Magna IV to merge with Tulsa firm

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Little Rock printing firm Magna IV has been acquired by Bluestem Integrated, LLC of Tulsa. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

According to a company press release, the partnership will allow the more than 45-year-old Arkansas-based firm to expand its digital, label and wide format printing capabilities.

“Magna IV is consistently recognized for its craftsmanship, innovative services and quality products,” said Kristi Dannelley, Magna IV owner and CEO. “Bluestem’s acquisition is a natural step as we continue to grow our offerings and take on additional market share.”

Dannelley will oversee the transition of operations to Hal Salisbury, Bluestem president and founder. Bluestem will maintain Magna IV’s facilities and employees in Little Rock.

“Bluestem and Magna IV are driven by similar missions: to simplify the print and marketing process for our clients,” said Salisbury. “We’re excited to grow our presence in the Mid-South with this proven industry leader.”

Bluestem provides web-enabled, on-demand services with digital printing and finishing equipment as well as warehousing, kitting and fulfillment. Magna IV offers offset, digital and wide format printing along with direct mail services and on-site warehousing and fulfillment. Both companies offer online marketing portals to help clients centralize and streamline their marketing needs.

“Hal and his team have built a very impressive organization with the latest in print technology,” continued Dannelley. “I couldn’t be more excited about Magna IV’s future.”

Founded in 1975, Magna IV serves local, regional and national clients, including Dave & Buster’s, Gold’s Gym, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Resort Lifestyle Communities, the University of Arkansas, Harding University, Zips Car Wash and more. Bluestem has a national client base in multiple business sectors.