We are here to stay...
With humble beginnings, we are celebrating over 40 years in business! Stolze Printing Company started in 1983 and has steadily grown over the years to employ more than 100 dedicated print and marketing professionals with a client list of thousands worldwide. We are continuously evolving, expanding, and investing to bring you the most innovative printing solutions with exceptional quality.
2022 New equipment accuired in early 2022 have included: W+D 627 envelope convertor and a 2nd Polar PACE automated cutting system.
2021 Stolze continues its growth by adding new equipment during an pandemic: Bell & Howell Forerunner 10 station high-speed swing-arm inserter, Heidelberg/Stahl pallet fed high speed fully automated folder.
2020 The St. Louis Business Journal recognizes Stolze Printing as the 46th Fastest-Growing Private Companies in St. Louis. New equipment additions included: Osako Saddle Stitcher, Bell & Howell 12 station high-speed inserter, and a Polar PACE cutting system.
2019 The St. Louis Business Journal recognizes Stolze Printing as the #1 Printer in the St. Louis area by sales volume. With 108 employees, Stolze reaches their first $4M sales month.
2018 Thanks to our clients, Stolze achieves their first $3M sales month.
2018 Stolze embarks on a $5M expansion to include a 35,000 square foot addition to their current building and installs a Heidelberg XL106 eight color perfector with CutStar system.
2017 Thanks to our clients, Stolze achieves their first $2M sales month.
2016 To meet high production volume, Stolze invests in two high-speed Bell and Howell 10 station inserters for their direct mail services and installs a seven color-HP Indigo 7900 digital press to replace their Kodak Nexpress.
2015 Stolze undergoes an equipment expansion with the purchase of a Heidelberg XL105 10 color perfector with coater.
2014 Stolze purchases a Heidelberg CD74 six-color press with coater and expands its client services.
2009 Stolze becomes a GRACoL-7 Certified Master Printer, ensuring clients will get accurate and consistent color from proof to finished printed pieces.
2007 Recognizing market trends, Stolze expands to include digital printing with Kodak Nexpress. They make additional investments to bring mailing and data processing equipment in house to offer clients a one-stop solution for printing and mailing needs.
2007 To reduce our carbon footprint, Stolze becomes a Certified FSC® (FSC® C018053) Printer. This certification is a guarantee to clients that all printed pieces come from responsibly managed sources.
2007 Stolze grows to 30 employees and builds a new 50,000 square foot printing facility at their current Hollenberg location. They expand their equipment with a new Heidelberg XL105 six-color press with coater.
2005 Thanks to our clients, Stolze achieves their first $1M sales month.
2000 Stolze is featured in Printing Impressions magazine "In the Trenches" that chronicles the company's growth and tells about Stolze's personal approach in everything they do, especially when it comes to their clientele. "We work on a personal level with our customers. When our customers come in for press checks, there are several faces they feel comfortable with, not just their salesperson," Phil said.
1998 Stolze becomes the first printer in the St. Louis region with a fully automated offset printing press, the 672 Sakurai six-color offset press with coater.
1997 Stolze adds employees, growing from a staff of eight to 15, and moves into a new 20,000 square foot facility. They purchase their first four-color offset printing press, a 474 Sakurai.
1998 Stolze purchases a 272 Sakurai two-color offset printing press that gives them the capability of running larger print jobs.
1985 PJ Printing grows from two to eight employees. Phil and Dave change their company's name to Stolze Printing Company and move out of Phil's basement into a 10,000 square foot printing facility. With the addition of a 258 Sakurai two-color printing press, they begin offering more services to clients and shift from duplicato-style work to commercial printing.
1983 Phil and Dave Stolze start PJ Printing with an A.B. Dick 350 duplicator, a tabletop folder, and a hand-lever paper cutter. The startup business runs out of Phil's basement. They sell during the day and run print jobs throughout the evening.
One of our guiding philosophies is being a good steward to the environment, and we continually evaluate every phase of our operation to find greater efficiencies and greener alternatives. As the top St. Louis commercial printer, we strive to provide you with information on producing communications collateral in the most environmentally friendly way without sacrificing quality.
When we built our new facility in 2006, we designed it to be energy efficient from the start.
Being green also means using technology that doesn't consume or emit hazardous materials while generating little or no waste. That's why we use printing inks and chemicals with extremely low volatile organic chemicals.
We embrace technologies like print on demand and variable printing to reduce the impact of wasteful overprinting. Our Web2Print option also helps us increase the production process's overall efficiency that helps us reduce energy usage and our carbon footprint.
Besides recycling cardboard, plastic, and printing plates, we recycle more than 2,400 tons of waste paper per year.
Paper is critical to the printing industry, but where the paper is sourced matters, as does responsible forest management and conservation. That's why we are a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C018053) certified printer.
We have Proof...
"I've worked with Stolze Printing since 1996 and am impressed with every project they have produced. Their service is top-notch, and they stay on top of new technologies to keep producing consistent, high-quality printing."
Everett Rein, Rein Illustrations & Design
"We expect a lot from our print vendors. Stolze delivers the service and quality we've come to expect as one of our trusted resources."
Bob Prow, Vice President, ProWolfe Partners
"From the very first introduction to Stolze Printing through the completion of my company's project, I felt comfortable that they would do a great job. Any questions I had were answered promptly and in a way that I could understand. I highly recommend Stolze Printing."
Tom Houlehan, President, Tom & Jerry, Inc.
"We have been incredibly pleased with the quality of work delivered by Stolze Printing. As a customer of more than four years, we have constantly relied on them for their pre-press and printing expertise. As an extension of our creative team, Stolze Printing has helped us streamline our pre-production and post-production process, which ultimately drives value to our bottom line."
Marc Hamilton, Mercy Health Plans
"Working with Stolze Printing has been one of the best decisions I have made for CEPM. They have made the entire printing experience extremely easy. They get the job done on time and to my standards. You just can't beat the consistently high quality and fast, personal service."
Bridget Arnold, CEPM
"From my first meeting with Stolze, they made me feel very comfortable with their excellent customer service. I appreciate the smooth experience throughout the entire printing process. Proofs are delivered in a timely manner, communication and information regarding my jobs flows freely, and the press checks are the easiest I've ever experienced in my 24 years of working with offset printers."
Rich Nelson, Kiku Obata & Company
"Our Annual Report turned out fantastic. We have received numerous compliments on how amazing it looked, and everyone loved the special effects. Stolze’s attention to detail is outstanding and much appreciated!”
“Everyone at Stolze from the ownership to shipping crew are always so professional. When other printers said it couldn’t be done, Stolze has always come through for us. We could not ask for a more knowledgeable group. Great job Stolze!”