SEIZ PRINTING — NATIONAL CONTENDER
Recently, the company set its sights on becoming one of the top high-end commercial print shops in the nation and increasing its revenues from approximately $15 million per year to the $20 million to $25 million range.
The shop’s latest installation of equipment represents the first step toward fulfilling this ambition. Seiz Printing recently installed a 12-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 perfecting press with CutStar roll sheeter, a six-color Speedmaster CD 102 with coater and Heidelberg’s off-line ultraviolet (UV) coating unit.
The new acquisition is consistent with the company’s aggressive strategy to expand its capabilities, improve quality and invest in employee training in order to gain national recognition.
Seiz Printing was originally established as a Kwik Kopy franchise in 1972 by Emil Seiz. Emil’s three sons—Charlie, Ed and Bill—helped their father run the small copy shop during their college years. Eventually, the Seiz brothers took over the business and exited the quick printing industry to capitalize on the burgeoning commercial market. Each brother assumed a role that would be inherent to the company’s success: Charlie became president, Ed became CFO and Bill assumed the CEO title.
Following the decision to enter the commercial market, the shop moved from its original 15,000-square-foot facility in Smyrna to the 75,000-square-foot thread mill in Acworth. Seiz Printing began conducting business in the new building with three six-color, 40˝ presses and a half-size four-color press.
Over the years, the shop upgraded its equipment to remain at the forefront of technology. Today, Seiz Printing’s facility includes a prepress department complete with computer-to-plate technology, an all-Heidelberg pressroom and a fully functional bindery that includes a diecutter.