Going back to as early as 1905 the Thomson Family has been printing in St. Louis. Ronald Thomson started the local daily newspaper The Banner News which flourished in St. Charles. He would eventually hand the newspaper over to his son Mark Thomson.
Thomson Printing, Creative & Graphics in its current form, began operation in 1980 when Mark and Mike Thomson decided to start a sheet fed printing business.
Thomson Printing has grown steadily moving three times as they outgrew the buildings they were in. Thomson also has expanded into the area of advertising & marketing with the addition of Thomson Creative & Graphics. Now at their present location, 601 N. Kingshighway, Thomson Printing serves the greater metro area with quality printing and design services.
Mike's son John has recently joined the business, bringing Thomson Printing, Creative & Graphics into its third generation. Expanding the business into website design, e-commerce solutions and web hosting.
Being family owned brings a personal touch to every job. The owners are involved with every level of the process, bringing deeper attention to detail and personal service.
The commitment of the family extends to each of Thomson Printing, Creative & Graphics customers. If you ask someone who has been either coming to us for years or one of the our newer customers, they will both tell you they feel the enthusiasm of Thomson's staff and the dedication put into doing the best job possible.
Whether you're new to us or our oldest client, we'll deliver consistent high quality and meet or exceed your schedule requirements. We have the expertise and technology to give you the value you expect and deserve, and you'll understand why our company has been printing since 1905.
We're always a little timid when asked to spell out our capabilities because we are afraid that we may miss something that is of importance to you - and things in our industry and our company are changing almost daily! The products we produce are so diverse in nature that it would take many more pages than you would wish to read to cover all of the possibilities. We produce business cards as well as bound books, envelopes as well as annual reports, sales literature as well as order forms, brochures as well as letterheads, and the list goes on ad infinitum.
So, that said, to paint it with a broad brush, we are a sheetfed offset/digital printer that has complete in-house design, layout, typesetting, electronic prepress, proofing, single color to full color printing, digital and variable data printing, binding, finishing, warehousing, fulfillment and delivery services.
Basically, if you can dream it up, we can print it, and if we can't do it and do it well, we'll be the first to say so and send you on your way with a reference in hand for someone who can address your specific or unusual needs.
It's important to prove the economic and environmental value of print on paper in these critical times. Keeping print viable for future generations requires knowing and sharing the facts, as well as acting with both purpose and principle. Is it worth printing?
Doing business requires maintaining a balance among economic, environmental and social needs. Printing on paper meets those criteria. It's a way to drive business in a renewable way — to be more effective in your communications and to be more sustainable. It's worth printing if you incorporate environmental stewardship in your business, encourage your suppliers and customers to do the same and use printed materials wisely
Used wisely, print can drive revenus and be a valuable part of a smart media mix. Tha's why, for example, U.S. advertisers spend $167 per person in direct mail marketing to earn $2,095 worth of goods per person. They're scoring a return on investment of 13 to 1.
According to the latest research on advertising, printed communications are making a significant contribution to the economy and have a positive impact on business. Statistics show the following:
Source: Internation Paper "Down to Earth"
- Campaigns combining direct mail and internet yield up to an additional 25 percent response rate.
- Nearly 80 percent of households either read or scan advertising mail sent to their household.
- Direct mail gives advertisers a whopping 13-to-1 return on their investment.
- Nearly 80 percent of internet users surveyed said they were directly influenced to purchase an item or service because of a direct mail.
- Brand recall is substantially higher using print vs. onscreen. On-screen information is 20 to 30 percent more difficult to read.
While accountability seems to be waning these days in many areas of recycle binslife, one area where we can all be easily accountable is the environment. While 'Going Green' seems to be a big buzz, how much are all of us doing in our daily lives to truly make a difference?
At Thomson we can truly say we are "Going Green". We currently recycle all unused, scrap, and discarded paper. We also offer recyclable paper as an option on all printing. While Thomson Printing can't change the world we strongly believe that we all have to do our part.