Company History

In 1990, Jim Hess, who is the current owner of business, bought Citywide Printing, which at the time was a small quick printing business with only a couple of small duplicator presses.  Over the years, to meet the demand for short-run full color materials, Citywide Printing has added a 4 color offset presses, computerized plate setting equipment, and a digital color press.  About the only piece of equipment left from the 1990 acquisition is a 2 wheel hand cart!

Over the years, we have added state of the art machinery to keep up with the changing times. We shifted from phototypesetting machines to digital prepress and computer to plate capabilities.  We have added both 4 color offset and digital presses to handle many different types of jobs allowing to provide excellent service.

We are also excited to tell you about our newest equipment purchase which allows us to be able to offer customized packaging materials, customized kiss cut labels, and POP displays at a price that is affordable for businesses of all sizes.  Because we utilize a fully digital process, no expensive printing plates or steel rule dies are necessary.  So if you need a prototype or a short production run of customized boxes, you can now afford to do it!

If you would like to talk to one of our customer service representatives, please call 847-390-0900. We would be happy to discuss how we can help your business succeed and prosper. Feel free to ask for Jim Hess, the owner, when you call, and to inquire about taking a 30 minute tour of our business, hosted by Jim. Jim provides a very fast-paced and interesting behind-the-scenes tour of how things work in our company, and most of the businesses that have toured Citywide Printing have commented that it was a lot more fun than they thought it would be!