ICL: The Picture of Success at Fifty


Time flies when you’re having fun. It was fifty years ago, in 1956, that Elvis recorded “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Love Me Tender.” Wilt Chamberlain played his first college game, scoring 52 points. “My Fair Lady” opened on Broadway. President Eisenhower was re-elected. Mickey Mantle hit his 50th home run of the season to clinch Yankee’s pennant. And in 1956, ICL stepped into the major leagues with state-of-the-art commercial photography reproduction. They rocked with rolls of film.

Today, ICL is New England’s premier source for the highest quality and newest digital techniques in large format graphic reproduction.

ICL was founded in Framingham, MA, as the Industrial Color Laboratory, by Elliot Korklan, a professional photographer. With his eye for professional excellence, ICL became the benchmark for top-of-the-line color photo reproduction throughout the ’60s and ’70s.
In 1986, Larry Capodilupo Sr. took over the reins of the company, and began thinking big, really big!

With Larry’s expanded vision, ICL lead the way in producing large format graphics. Soon ICL was serving the retail, trade show and museum exhibits markets throughout New England with unique, colorful large scale photographic reproductions that proved to be real show stoppers and works of commercial art.

The concept and the demand became so big, bigger facilities were needed. ICL moved first into an 8,000 sq. ft. studio space, and, with continued success, into its present, multi-level 35,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art headquarters dedicated to very large scale photography and graphics arts reproduction of extraordinary quality.

Fifty years after it printed its first 8 X 10 matte and glossy photograph, ICL Imaging has advanced to creating spectacular graphic productions up to 16 ft. wide, brilliantly colorful, and printed on 52 different materials, meeting virtually every contemporary presentation need out there today.

As it embarks on its next 50 years, the ICL customer list continues to grow, containing some of the most prestigious retailers, museums, advertising agencies, exhibit houses, cruise lines, and business and organizations in the country.

As Larry Capodilupo Jr., said recently, “ICL went for the gold and has reached its Golden Anniversary.” He then went back to join the ICL staff in thinking bigger and better.

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