AccessVia Acquired By Lexmark

Seattle-based AccessVia, a developer of print-on-demand software to help product retail, shelf-edge displays both locally at retail stores and at a central printer, has been acquired by printer maker Lexmark, Lexmark said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Lexmark announced the acquisition of AccessVia along with a San Francisco, managed video software firm, Twistage. Lexmark said it spent a total of approximately $31.5M for the two companies in combination. AccessVia's software is used by such retailers as Best Buy, Office Depot, Safeway, Family Dollar and El Corte Ingles to print out promotional and pricing displays for their retail locations.