Our History

Building on a longstanding legacy of innovation

Dating back a century, our humble story began in 1921, with the founding of the Bramkamp Printing Company. Started by Sylvester Bramkamp, we rapidly established ourselves as an industry leader when we installed one of the first Heidelberg presses in Cincinnati. Setting a long-lasting precedent, we became known not only as an early adopter of printing innovations, but for our exceptional quality and customer service as well – qualities that continue to distinguish us 101 years later. The vision for Graphic Village originated in the early 2000s with owners Kuhlman, Murray, Jeff Hudepohl and Bob Smith, who understood that it can take a village to provide exceptional service in order to bring a brand to life. The concept was formalized in 2013 shortly after Eric Kahn, the current Executive Chairman, purchased the company and renamed it Graphic Village. Today, after a series of strategic acquisitions and organic growth, we are the largest independent print marketing solutions provider in the Greater Cincinnati region. The company has now expanded to 225+ talented employees, and has four operating locations throughout the Midwest.

1921

Founded by Sylvester Bramkamp

1921

1998

Bramkamp purchased by partners Larry Kuhlman and Kevin Murray

1998

2013

Sold to Eric Kahn and renamed, “Graphic Village” – incorporating DocuPros into the company; Broke into Printing Impressions list of 400 largest printers

2013

2014

GV acquires Blue Chip Mailing Services and Premier Mail & Fulfillment

2014

2016

GV acquires Worldwide Graphics & Sign Company; Wins ACG Dealmaker of the Year Award

2016

2017

Everything’s Image, EMI Network and Crest Graphics join GV

2017

2018

Multi-Craft and CTS Packaging join GV, company moves to current headquarters in Blue Ash, Ohio

2018

2019

GV acquires Millennium Resources and receives the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Fast 55 Award

2019

2020

Intrinzic, DMSink and Advance Printing join Graphic Village

2020

2021

GV acquires OneTouchPoint – Cincinnati as well as T-Max Graphics and Mail Louisville to establish additional Midwest locations

2021

2022

GV acquires Chicago-based commercial printer Sunrise Hitek Group

2022
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