It all started in 1980 as a novel concept: offer small runs of custom-printed napkins to the specialty advertising industry. Until then, only large quantities had been available. In a 2,000 square foot building, Founder Jim Tranter, MAS, thus conceived The 500 Line. Armed with his vision, two employees and a single-page sales sheet, he provided the opportunity for end-users all around the United States to order as few as 500 pieces for the first time.
By 1996, a new level of demand was recognized for the growing corporate community. They desired higher quantities in much shorter lead times, but still at reasonable prices. Tranter responded and High Lines was born, a competitively priced line of food service products imprinted in high speeds at quantities of 10,000 or more with incredibly quick lead times: as fast as 10 days.
Today, Tranter Graphics is located in a 75,000 square-foot facility, housing 50 production presses and over 90 craftspeople. These talented individuals work as a team to distribute more than 700 customized products all over the world. As the second generation is passed the torch 35 years later, Tranter remains a closely held, family-run business, dedicated to bringing our clients superior quality and service.
Tranter Facility circa 2005