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The Nebraska Printing Center of today has formed from over 125 years of growth and acquisition in the industry. We trace our earliest roots back to 1885, to a local legal notice newspaper called the Daily Reporter. Gant Publishing, its publisher, is now one of our subsidiaries. We still produce this daily newspaper which reports and publishes legal notices from area courts and government offices.
Christian Petersen founded Petersen Typographers in 1917. Little had changed in the way the Lincoln typesetting house operated over its 74-year history when Nebraska Printing Center acquired it in 1991. At that time the company was revamped and upgraded, starting the trend that moved it toward becoming the state-of-the art service bureau it is today.
In 1946, Cal Stewart laid his Army Air Corp uniform aside and began work at a small midwestern newspaper, The O’Neill Frontier. On occasion, he reminisces about the days when he and Larry Frisch (another NPC employee) would come so close to delivery deadline that they literally would throw bundles of newspapers out of Cal’s WWII Jeep while driving alongside railcars heading outstate from the O’Neill depot.
Cal built a web printing plant in Lincoln, Nebraska and began operating SUN Newspapers in 1961. That plant operation exists to this day, and has expanded and upgraded to include commercial print production of retail advertising inserts, newspapers, and trade publications.
In 1982, Cal retired and placed the reins of the business into the very capable hands of his son Scott. As current owner, Scott has steered the growth and expansion of the business into the full-service printing company it is today. In 1994 sheet-fed press capabilities were added to the menu of products offered at Nebraska Printing Center. In 1997 “Lion Art” was launched, which is our display graphics division, offering oversized, short-run printed products such as posters, banners and vehicle graphics.
Today, we draw our strength from the experience of generations past and an understanding of printing technology. Our love of our work and our devotion to producing quality products that meet or exceed your expectations is a testimony to that strength.
As we look to the future we will continue to look to new technology and new industry trends for ways to offer our clients superior products at a greater value. We are committed to staying “at the top”, empowering those who choose to work with us by sharing the benefits of our our investments and the lessons that our years of experience have taught us.

 

 

One of the three web press lines inside our printing plant, as it appears today.