Graphic Village Celebrates a Century of Business
The organization began as the Bramkamp Printing Company, a small downtown print shop focused primarily on playing a role in sustaining the print marketing needs of the Cincinnati business community. In 1998, Larry Kuhlman and Kevin Murray, who continue to serve at the company, bought Bramkamp Printing from its founder, Sylvester Bramkamp. “It Takes a Village,” the initial vision for a Graphic Village, originated in the early 2000s with owners Kuhlman, Murray, Jeff Hudepohl and Bob Smith, who understood that it can take a village to provide exceptional service in order to bring a brand to life. The concept was formalized in 2013 shortly after Eric Kahn, the current Executive Chairman, purchased the company and renamed it Graphic Village.
Shortly after its inception in 1921, the company began to establish a solid reputation in the Midwest as a premier provider of offset printing, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting. In 1995, the company expanded services with prepress, digital printing services, print-on-demand, perfecting and coating. In 2005, they became an established leader in variable-data print technology. Now in its 100th year, and after a series of strategic acquisitions — adding branding, packaging, apparel and strategic data services — and a 2018 consolidation to a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Blue Ash, Graphic Village is now the largest independent print marketing solutions provider, with the broadest array of offerings in the Greater Cincinnati region.
“Graphic Village has experienced exceptional growth and development over the past eight years,” said Patrick McMullen, CEO of the company. “We ‘choose’ to differentiate ourselves by being highly relevant to our clients. By focusing on service and quality first, we believe success will follow.”
The preceding press release was provided by a company unaffiliated with Printing Impressions. The views expressed within do not directly reflect the thoughts or opinions of the staff of Printing Impressions.