Celebrates 50 Years!
The team at Style-Craft Printing. Photos by Kim Hogan.
hen John MacEachen made the decision to purchase a small Calgary printing shop and leave the security of his full-time job as a shop foreman in 1963, it was likely a dream to imagine that 50 years later, his family would be running one of Calgary’s most successful printing companies. But that’s the special story of Style-Craft Printing, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013! The business, technology and the various customer needs have changed dramatically since John started his small company in the basement of the Western Oil Examiner building on 8th Avenue and 5th Street SW. He built the business, one customer and one machine at a time, moving to three different locations. In 1980, they built a new location constructed on 12th Street NE, which is still home to Style-Craft Printing. The second generation got involved and today sons Jeff, Don, Rob and son-in-law Brad Gibbs work together running the business and growing the hard-earned list of loyal and satisfied Style-Craft customers (and yes, John does still have his own office in the building). The 50-year anniversary is a special milestone for the MacEachen family and for Style-Craft Printing. For half a cencen tury, the company has consistently serviced their clients with a solution-oriented approach, coupled with state-of-the-art and up-to-date printing technology. “All of our sales consultants have been in the industry for many years. They listen to the customer and they know how to achieve a desired printing effect,” says president, Jeff MacEachen.
L-R: Jeff MacEachen, Don MacEachen, Rob MacEachen, and Brad Gibbs
“Thanks to the skill and experience of our sales team and production staff, we better understand what the customer is looking for so we can better help them achieve optimum results.” Style-Craft Printing offers a full range of the most up-to-date print services which include digital and offset printing, design and layout, packaging and mail services as well as full bindery services. Some of Style-Craft’s specialty services include embossing, foiling, book binding and much more. Style-Craft’s line of products include everything from brobro chures, corporate publications, flyers, presentation folders, corporate letterheads, envelopes, business cards, business forms, manuals, newsletters and annual reports. With the latest technology, client specifications, files and finfin ished proofs can be sent via Style-Craft’s FTP site. Style-Craft also offers online ordering. Technology keeps changing at such a rapid pace but StyleCraft continues to invest in the latest and best equipment in the industry. “We are a Heidelberg shop: from the printing presses to bindery.” The acquisition of the SM52 Heidelberg press enabled Style-Craft to compete economically in the digital market (high-
Style-Craft Printing 50th Anniversary
end, colour photocopying). The SM52 can produce four-colour process with aqueous coating, all in one pass with the efficiency of high-end photocopying, but with offset printing quality. “When a client has a small print run, we used to print them digidigi tally, but with the addition of this newest press, we can produce it offset and price it comparable to digital. It’s an investment in the future of our products and our service,” says Jeff. Style-Craft also uses specialty letterpress and offset machines, some dating back to the ’60s that run as smoothly as the day they were first installed. “To maximize the quality of our products and service to our clients, we made a commitment,” says Rob MacEachen, “that everything – from start to finish – whenever possible is done by us, in-house! From the reps who listen and detail the client’s needs, the creativity of our in-house graphic designers, our production and all the way to our own in-house truck and driver for reliable, on-time deliveries.” “It gives us total control over everything we do and how we do it.” Style-Craft is a member of the Calgary community and has always been an industry leader. They are proactive in environmental practices. They were one of the first commercial printers in Calgary to go to an alcohol-free operation and they continue their commitment to be green. They were also one of the first printers to use vegetable-base inks and originally offered recycled paper at no extra charge to their clients – when other printers were charging a premium. “We try to recycle everything – nothing is thrown out if it can be recycled,” Rob explains. “We’ve always been an indus-
try leader and a big supporter of the environment.” With 50 years of loyal support from their Calgary clients, StyleCraft has grown to 36 full-time staff – and nearly half of them are long-term employees who have been with the company for more than 15 years. That special distinction, along with the highest quality of product, time-sensitive, personalized service and StyleCraft’s exceptional reputation are the ultimate testimonial.
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Published on Sep 3, 2013