LAUREL VALLEY GRAPHICS, INC. was founded in 1993 as John and Diane Watson purchased a small quick print operation in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Within the first year the name was changed along with the core business from a quick print shop to a small commercial printing company. Starting out in a 2,000 square foot facility with duplicators the company quickly grew into one and two color Heidelberg presses and a completely different customer base. In 1995 Laurel Valley added it’s first four color press and expanded bindery and finishing capabilities allowing us to service our customers growing and more complex printing needs, along with more demanding schedules. In 2000 we moved across town into a new 12,500 square foot facility to accommodate our first six color press and our growing staff.
In 2022 Laurel Valley Graphics, Inc passed on to second generation ownership when son, Kirk, took the reins. Our dedication to producing quality printed material to our growing customer base continues as we look forward to expanded technologies and capabilities.
At Laurel Valley Graphics, Inc. we work hard to set our company apart from our competition by concentrating on the latest technology, old fashioned personal contact and the common sense to know how to mix the two. You will always find a real person answering our phone as we find great value in personal service. Our plant is located in a country setting but we are not the typical “mom and pop” shop. Our equipment offers the most advanced technology, and our processes and procedures reflect the latest trends in the industry from FTP file transfer to inventory fulfillment.
ADVANCED COLOR GRAPHICS, originally located in State College, PA, is now a division of Laurel Valley Graphics. Advanced Color Graphics’ tradition of meeting and exceeding customers’ expectations is now entering a new exciting chapter by expanded capabilities and services to past and present customers. Both Advanced Color Graphics and Laurel Valley Graphics are happy to bring our customers the best of both companies; we are truly “Better Together!”
In 2016 Laurel Valley Graphics acquired MAILING SPECIALISTS, formerly of Greensburg, PA. We are proud to be the area’s most efficient and cost-effective source for direct mail services.
2021 brought more growth with the acquisition of Tri-Ad Litho, Inc. which was one of the most trusted names in the Pittsburgh printing community. Tri-Ad, also a family owned company, had been serving the Greater Pittsburgh market for over 40 years, specializing in high end digital printing and finishing. Merging these two similar companies with their varied capabilities created one production facility that can offer a wide array of products and services to our clients. The combination of experienced professionals from both companies, along with specialized equipment, allow Laurel Valley Graphics to serve the graphics print market as a truly “one stop shop”.