ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD. (February 12, 2015) — Ironmark announces the acquisition of a $13 million book and journal publisher, United Book Press, Inc., creating a separate book publishing division for the Howard County based printing and image company.

With the acquisition, Ironmark will grow from $22 million in annual revenue to $35 million. Founded in 1989, the family-owned UBP serves a customer base of publishers, trade associations, foundations, professional societies, colleges and universities, government agencies, corporations and self-publishers. UBP will remain at its 80,000 square foot facility in Woodlawn operating under the name

“United Book Press, a division of Ironmark.” Ironmark has placed Rich Day as vice president of operations of UBP to oversee the daily activities of the company. "This is a strategic acquisition that allows us to introduce our suite of printing and marketing services to UBP’s existing customer base,” Scott Hargest, Ironmark president said, “and UBP’s web printing and book bindery capabilities are also a nice complement to our existing offerings.”

Ironmark has a range of state-of-the-art equipment in its new 52,000-square-foot facility, including two new presses: an eight-color, 40” Komori Lithrone sheetfed offset press with coater and an HP Indigo 7600 digital press. This acquisition is the latest in a series of moves by Ironmark, which relocated and rebranded last year. Frank Gumpert Printing, based in Annapolis, and Corporate Printing Solutions, based in Hunt Valley, merged in 2010 to become CPS Gumpert. In October 2014, Ironmark moved to its new headquarters facility in Howard County, consolidating its operations.  

About Ironmark Ironmark is an image company serving the Mid-Atlantic market. The company works with a diverse group of clients in a range of industries, including Government, Education, Franchise, Associations, Healthcare and many small businesses. Known as an image company, Ironmark offers its clients design (both web and creative), promotional items, digital, offset and large format print, publishing, marketing support and logistic solutions. For more information, visit

Written by Lynne Kingsley

Lynne Kingsley oversees the digital marketing client services team as well as the marketing strategy division for the company. Since joining the company in 2016, she has increased Ironmark’s digital presence by over 700%, establishing a new lead generation mechanism for the sales team. A certified inbound marketing professional and HubSpot agency partner, Kingsley has been helping companies transform their marketing function into fully diverse and streamlined growth engines since 2003. With agency and client-side work under her belt, Kingsley’s strategic experience spans both the B2B and B2C sectors. Prior to joining the Ironmark team, she served as in-house marketing director for several non-profit organizations. Kingsley is an honors graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University.
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