Being a part of the seventy-plus printing companies that fall under the Consolidated Graphics (CGX) umbrella empowers each individual company with an incredible amount of resources and support- luxuries smaller companies are not afforded. In order to get to know our printing brethren around the country and globe, we will be periodically spotlighting some of the unique offerings of specific companies within the CGX network, aiming to show how with all of our powers combined, we form one of the most powerful and efficient printing companies in the world.
This week we’ll be focusing our spotlight on another one of CGX’s Indiana based operations, Lincoln Printing, which is located in the north-eastern half of the state in Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second largest city. Though only having been a part of the CGX network since 1998, Lincoln has a rich history of offering its clients high quality, technologically advanced print solutions.
Lincoln Printing began to take shape in 1945, when Glen Sterling Roberts, one of the company’s original owners, assembled a team of hard working individuals and began producing a monthly farming publication. Thirteen years later, Lincoln Printing was officially born out of the merger of Lincoln Press and Roberts Associates, two of the area’s preeminent printers.
Since that merger some fifty-five years ago, Lincoln Printing has continually strived to be an industry leader, meeting their customers’ needs with the most up-to-date and technologically advanced solutions available. In the 1970’s they became Ft. Wayne’s first printer to embrace the coming digital age, using computers for typesetting and order entry. In 1985, Lincoln introduced the first direct-to-plate marketing piece in Ft. Wayne, as well as their first four-color press.
The innovations have continued, and in 1998 Lincoln Printing joined the Consolidated Graphics network, forming an even stronger business support system within the Midwest. Under the leadership of President Billy Bradberry, a graduate of CGX’s LDP program), Lincoln has continued to expand the
scope of their offerings. With an expansive digital print department, complete with multiple digital presses, Lincoln is fully equipped to meet the needs of clients’ increasingly deadline driven, print-on-demand and variable data needs.
Though they have embraced the digital age, Lincoln still considers offset printing to be their specialty. Within their 30,000 square foot pressroom, Lincoln houses three offset presses, letter presses, as well as their expansive bindery, fulfillment and storage center. With one of their more unique presses, the Heidelberg Windmill, Lincoln has the capability to die-cut pieces, as well as offer foil-stamping and embossing, making a client’s piece all the more eye-catching and effective.
With around forty hard-working and dedicated employees, many of whom have been with the company since its formative years, Lincoln Printing continues to look for ways to most effectively meet the needs of their community and clients.
President Billy Bradberry and his team have a passion for exceeding their customers’ expectations, and their motto –Lincoln Printing: always moving forward – is indicative of their commitment to staying on the cutting edge. Be sure you stop by, say hello, and take a moment to appreciate “the Lincoln Printing difference – old fashioned craftsmanship, the latest technology, and customer service second to none.”