ABOUT US

At Lewis Color, we’re a state-of-the-art wholesale printer — but that’s just part of the picture.

 

We offer a compelling, one-stop-shopping solution. We can handle everything from traditional offset and digital printing to wide format printing, complete finishing and bindery, full-service postal operations and automated printing and fulfillment services … and we can integrate all these services with your existing website and workflows. We do all of our work here in our state-of-the-art, 75,000 sq. ft. production facility in Statesboro, Georgia.

 

We’re a family-owned business that literally started as a mom-and-pop operation. In 1961, Sara and Walter Lewis (our founders and grandparents) started out modestly, offering basic printing services. Over the next six decades in business, we’ve grown steadily, adding new presses, technology and ways of working with customers … innovations that Sara and Walter could never have dreamed of.

 

But one thing that hasn’t changed over time is our commitment to friendly, proactive customer service — and treating each customer like they’re our only customer. We hope we get the chance to meet with you and prove the difference that Lewis Color makes. To learn more, please call us any time at 1.800.346.0371.

60th Anniversary

TIMELINE

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Ground breaking

1961 Walter Lewis received a tax refund of around $100 and bought his first printing press ‑ a Chandler Price letter press. He and his wife Sara started a local business: Statesboro Rubber Stamp & Office Supply.

 

1963 Statesboro Rubber Stamp & Office Supply’s building was lost to a fire. SRS&OS subsequently acquired new space in a modern new building with more opportunity for business.

1971 Statesboro Rubber Stamp & Office Supply became Lewis Printing Company, an agent of Xerox and started selling Xerox copiers.  

1982 Lewis Printing Company installed their first MIS system known as Graphtec.

1985 Lewis Printing Company became a trade printer and changed the name of the company to Lewis Color Lithographers.

1985 Lewis Color Lithographers installed their first four‑color printing press. A four‑color scanner was purchased for color separations, additional printing presses and bindery equipment were added to the pressroom.

1992 Plans to build a new facility lead to the purchase of seven acres. A groundbreaking was held by the local Chamber.

1993 Lewis Color Lithographers changed to Lewis Color, Inc. and the tagline “National Trade Printer” was added.

 ***Moved into New Facility - Perimeter South Industrial Park ***

1994 Lewis Color moved into the new plant in the Perimeter South Industrial Park.

1996 Lewis Color purchased Atlantic Printing in Savannah. 

1997 Atlantic Printing installed a new four‑color Heidelberg printing press.

1999 Lewis Color became a print partner with Premier School Agendas and produced around 300,000 school agendas

1999 Lewis Color sold the property and building of Atlantic Printing.

2000 Lewis Color installed the first of many digital color printing presses and entered the variable data printing market and set up their first online customer portal.

2013 With the installation of a perfect binder, Lewis Color entered the short‑run book printing market.

2015 Lewis Color upgraded to fully automatic G‑7 quality printing technology. New plate makers and plate processors were also installed.

 

2015 With ongoing production improvements, Lewis Color produced 1.5 million units for Premier School Agendas during the summer.

 

2016 Lewis Color upgraded the digital printing presses to the latest Ricoh technology, running a total of seven digital presses, both color and black and white.

 

2016 Lewis Color created AffordableBookingPrinting.com, a website that catered specifically to book printing and self‑publishing authors, and ValueBookPublishing.com, a website that sells coupon books for fundraisers.

 

2016 Lewis Color created CarDoozy.com, a website that allows state automobile dealer associations to make additional monies for their associations by selling promotional products, office forms, and state‑specific titling forms.

 

2017 Lewis Color purchased the printing and mailing division of DX Marketing, a national digital marketing, direct mail and printing company in Savannah. This provided the much needed key people to be positioned in the direct mail market. That division was named DX Print & Mail, which operates as a direct mail printing company. 

 

2019 Lewis Color was contacted by a company known as P3 to handle their printing and mailing for the auto industry. Lewis Color also purchased their specialty‑made equipment that affixes everything from keys to combo boxes on postcards and other mail pieces.

 

2020 In the first quarter of 2020, Lewis Color was positioned to have an exemplary year. Then COVID‑19 hit and after finishing a record March 2020, production came to a near halt. With the diverse printing operations Lewis Color had previously secured, these five qualities helped Lewis Color find their way to the new normal: resolve, resilience, return, reimagination, and reform.

 

Looking Forward Lewis Color introduces their new logo and tagline conveying a new direction of not just offering printing but complete integrated print solutions for their clients. • • • Lewis Color is in the process of upgrading their wide format department

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