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Longmeier was established as a letter shop in 1904, and was called “Longmeier Direct Mail Service.” Consisting of many women typing, mimeographing, and mailing business letters for local companies, our reputation grew as the premiere mailer in the area, and we still print and send millions of pieces of mail each year.

In 1975, D.L. (Pete) Frueh purchased the company, and began to restructure the firm as a high quality multi-color advertising provider. His 30 years of experience with Commercial Lithograph in Lima had allowed him to build a sizable client list, and some of our largest clients are ones we have serviced for over 40 years. We have seen the industry change from hot lead type, lithography and offset printing - to desktop publishing, digital printing, and Direct Impression technology. Projects that used to take weeks flow through our modern shop in the one day, but the attention to detail remains the same. Today, Michael Frueh owns the company, and he's been getting ink under his fingernails for 40 years...

New buildings were purchased for bindery and warehousing, new equipment is common at Longmeier, and our shop is the most well-equipped in the area. In addition to our in-house production capabilities, we represent several sheetfed and web printers in the US and Canada, and we handle clients from Atlanta to San Fransisco, and all points in between. Unlike our competition, if we can’t produce your project most efficiently in our plant, we will sublet the job through our network of print vendors. This assures that you are getting project produced with the best options for you - not for us...

We invite you to consider using our printing firm the next time your company needs printing. We would love the opportunity to demonstrate our skills for you on your next printing order. You see, we do things very differently than the other printers in our community, and we believe we can provide the best all-around experience for you if you'll give us a try.