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Print shop acquires sign shop

Allegra Print & Imaging of Evanston has purchased Sign One Evanston.

The merger brings all services under one roof at the Allegra facility at 1255 Hartrey Ave. The new company will now be known as Allegra Design, Print & Signs.

“It’s a win-win situation for customers of both businesses,” said Allegra co-owner Kyle Kurz “Our enhanced capabilities will help us serve our diverse and growing client base. The combined resources allow us to offer new capabilities while increasing work flow efficiencies.” 

Allegra co-owner Frank Muns said Henry Funkenbusch, owner of Sign One, will be staying on with Allegra to ensure a smooth transition for customers. Sharon Knipmeyer of Sign One will also join the Allegra Design, Print & Signs team.

“Allegra and Sign One share many of the same philosophies when it comes to providing our customers with leading-edge technologies and superior service,” said Muns. “We feel strongly that this merger will produce a stronger organization better positioned to serve the Evanston business community.”

Allegra is Evanston’s largest printer.  Together Muns and Kurz have over 50 years of printing experience in Evanston and the surrounding communities.   

In addition to marketing consultation and graphic design services, Allegra features advanced printing technologies including full-color printing, digital color signs, posters and banners, complete finishing services, mailing services, variable data capabilities, promotional products and print management solutions. 

Allegra is a member of Allegra Network LLC, one of the world’s largest marketing, print and graphics communications franchises linking more than 550 locations in North America.

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