History

Phototype and Gravity: Where art and science meet.

Phototype is a third generation family-owned business with a rich, entrepreneurial heritage. Our independent spirit, deeply ingrained service values and aggressive pursuit of new technology have fueled our growth and success over nearly a century.

1919 – Founded
1950 – Powder-less etching
1952 – KRP Plates
1965 – Magnesium Plates
1970 – Packaging and design
1972 – On-press color proofs
1975 – SWOP color standards
1985 – Non-union company
1986 – Digital scanning and imaging
1988 – Photo studio
1992 – Digital photography
1994 – Columbus facility
1996 – Flexo platemaking facility
1998 – Cyrel Digital Imager
2002 NuDot technology
2003 – Launched Gravity
2005 – Ghent PDF standards & Fayetteville facility
2008 – UK Production site
2009 – China office
2010 – Appleton facility
2011 – 3D studio
2012 – Dallas facility