Our History

100 years of printing, passion and family.

100 years of legacy

The story of advertisers printing company

In 2023, we celebrated a century in business. And in those 100 years we learned a few things about excellence in printing, excellence in customer service and excellence in team driven success. Join us in viewing our story of how a family owned business has become a staple in the St. Louis business community and a fast and reliable partner in the printing industry.

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Company Timeline

  • 1923

    Founded as the C.F. Fechner Printing Company by Claude Fechner.

  • 1923 - 1960

    Company Focus: Letterpress Printing

  • 1960

    Claude succeeded by Robert C. Fechner.

  • 1960 - 1979

    Company Focus: 1 and 2 Color Offset Printing

  • 1968

    The first multi-color offset press is purchased.

  • 1979

    Robert C. Fechner succeeded by Robert G. Fechner and William J. Fechner.

  • 1988

    The first 5-color offset press is purchased.

  • 1988 - 2008

    Company Focus: 5 and 6 Color Offset Printing

  • 1993

    Company makes the transition from pasteup boards to digital based file prep.

  • 1994

    Job engineering added as an offering.

  • 2003

    Stochastic printing added as an offering.

  • Advertisers Printing: Custom Print and Direct Mail Solutions


    Advertisers Printing used as a beta site for the development of the print to gray balance (color management).

  • 2009

    Advertisers Printing is certified as a G7 Master Printer.

  • 2010

    Mailing services added as an offering to aid in message distribution.

  • Sustainable Printing For The Environment - SGP


    Advertisers Printing receives SGP (Sustainable Green Printing) certification.

  • 2012

    7-color digital printing added as an offering.

  • 2012

    Company Focus: Digital Imaging and Automation of Processes.

  • 2014

    Marketing campaign design and management added as an offering.

  • 2016

    Variable Data Foil and Lamination added as an offering.

  • 2016

    Company purchases large format digital press.

  • 2019

    Custom promotional merchandise added as an offering.

  • 2020

    Company purchases a 10-color RMGT 9-Series printing press.

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