Old School Values | 21st Century Capabilities

The Tradition of Print: Craftsmanship and Service

Let’s be real clear. Thomas Press is a printing company. Sure, you may think that print is old school stuff. It definitely is, but it’s also a very relevant and important method of communication today. Print has been around in some form since Hammurabi etched his legal code in stone and clay around 1750 BC. Almost 4000 years later, it still performs many of the same critical functions in our society. Print gets the message out.

i phone imageWe’ve come a long way since artisans chiseled the law into a sandstone stele. In the 21st century, advances in technology have come so fast that we almost ignore them. The smart phone in your pocket was literally the stuff of imagination just a few decades ago. Today, you carry more computing power around in your pocket or handbag than was available to NASA when Apollo 11 landed the first man on the moon in 1969.

Thomas Press was founded in 1906. There aren’t many small businesses around the Milwaukee area today that can boast a century-long history. It gives us an interesting perspective, both of the benefits of new technology and of the elements of business that haven’t and shouldn’t change.

The changes in printing technology have been dramatic – Evan Thomas, our founder, would certainly be baffled by a digital press that doesn’t even use ink. In less than a century, printing has moved from the labor and time-intensive process of setting type to digital workflows that move from a computer screen directly to the printing device. Evan would be amazed, but you’ll just be pleased with the variety of products you can find at Thomas Press and how easy it is to work with us.

Even as things change, they also stay the same. New printing technologies still require attention to detail and quality. Craftsmanship is still an important component of the printing trade. Customers like you still expect and value the integrity and dependability they receive from Thomas Press.


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Old School Values

Ask some of Waukesha’s oldest businesses. We’ve had the privilege to work with some of our clients for decades. The products have changed over the years, but our commitment to our customers remains the same.

We call it old school values – it’s the attention we pay to the details and to the way we value customers like you. It goes beyond just meeting a deadline.  When you trust Thomas Press with your projects, you expect consistently high quality, clear communications, and a dependable schedule. We’ve operated on those old school values for over a century and they’ll remain at the core of our company culture in the years and decades to come.

As I’ve changed employers and served a variety of clients, Thomas Press has been a constant. Their skilled staff, best-practice equipment and techniques, ability to meet deadlines and budgets, and great customer service make them a valued, go-to resource for me.

Kathy Allen
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin

From business cards to annual reports

Thomas Print helps our clients with an amazing variety of projects. Here are just a few of the printed products we provide:

  • Event Programs

  • Brochures

  • Foil Stamped Invitations

  • Die Cutting and Embossing

  • Cookbooks

  • Training Materials and Binders

  • Business Forms

  • Notepads

  • Raffle Tickets

  • Postcards

  • Letterhead and Envelopes

  • Booklets

And yes, we do business cards – hundreds of thousands each year.

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