Nebraska Printing Center of today has formed from 106 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
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 ONeill 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
Cals WWII Jeep while driving alongside railcars heading outstate
from the ONeill depot.
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
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.