OneSource Printing & Graphics — Kings of Queens
ONESOURCE PRINTING & Graphics has built its business on offering customers a one-stop shopping experience, while advancing into the digital age at warp speed. Although difficult to implement, moving away from the concept of being a traditional printer is no longer a novel concept.
Still, OneSource has succeeded in becoming one of the premier graphic arts providers in the New York metropolitan area since being founded in 1998.
Headquartered in midtown Manhattan, the company is the brainchild of Andrew Eisberg and Michael Behar. Both owners are printing sales veterans. Eisberg manages the sales and the overall corporate direction side of the business, while Behar is responsible for the operations activities, most recently overseeing the integration of an EFI Logic MIS system.
“Although I just happened into the printing industry, I found it very fascinating that everything could be customized,” shares Eisberg. “Selling projects from beginning to end, and knowing I’m a part of it, is exciting.”
The two met while working in sales capacities for another printer, but were growing frustrated with their employer’s lack of client services. So they decided to set out on their own. OneSource started with only two employees and minimal financial investment. Most of the work was being outsourced—anything from digital to conventional printing. The only work done in-house was a small amount of quick printing jobs.
“Within four years, though, we realized we had to bring production capabilities in-house,” says Eisberg. “We needed to make some serious investments. We went from two employees to our current 150 employees in just eight years.”
As jobs from companies like Lancome, Dior and Coach grew bigger than their vendors could handle, the company started purchasing equipment. OneSource’s 40,000-square-foot production facility in Queens, NY, is a 15-minute subway ride from its headquarters. The Manhattan offices house the sales staff, accounting and design departments. T1 lines connect it with the approximately 100 employees located at the Queens plant.