Fineline Printing Group: Living the American Dream

Richard Miller started Fineline 28 years ago and today operates out of a 56,000-square-foot facility in Indianapolis, generating more than $12 million a year in sales.

QUALITY PRODUCT? Check. Excellent customer service? Check. Extensive capabilities? Check. Technology leader? Check. Sustainable operation? Check.

Financially solid company? Check. Profitable even in the wake of an economically devastating 2008 and 2009? Check plus.

Indianapolis-based Fineline Printing Group has grown each and every year since its founding in 1981, in spite of various challenges, including the current financial markets crash that has spiralled the nation (if not the world) into an economic tailspin.

But, it comes as no surprise to those who know him that Richard Miller—a native of Argentina, who moved to the United States when he was only 16—ended up epitomizing the American Dream. Starting the company with $13,000 in savings, a small SBA loan and his strong sales aptitude, Miller has spent the past 28 years building up his beloved commercial printing business in Indianapolis.

Today, Fineline is located in a 56,000-square-foot facility, has more than 50 employees and generates in excess of $12 million a year in revenues. The company boasts such notable clients as Eli Lilly, Cummins Inc. and the Indy Racing League. Capabilities include brochures, pamphlets, marketing materials, posters, business cards, etc., as well as variable data printing, wide-format, display graphics, promotional products and corporate apparel, mailing services, fulfillment and online ordering.

Sheetfed Offset Firepower

Under the leadership of Fineline’s executive team—consisting of Miller, president and owner; Lisa Young, vice president of operations; Ric Miller, vice president of manufacturing; and Paul Doerfler, vice president of corporate development—the company has honed its reputation as an all-Heidelberg shop. Presses include three two-color QuickMasters; a two-color MOZP; a five-color, 20˝ Speedmaster 52 with coater; a six-color, 29˝ Speedmaster 74 with aqueous coater; a two-color, 40˝ Speedmaster 102 perfector; as well as a newer five-color, 40˝ Speedmaster CD 102 with aqueous coater and extended delivery.

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