Chroma Graphics was established in 1989 as a small pre-press shop offering photo retouching, color separations, prepress film preparation and proofing to the printing and publishing industry. In 1994 the printing industry was in the midst of another technological change that affected pre-press shops, printers and other related businesses. The decision was made in 1994 to expand the company’s offerings to include the printing services. This plan was a huge undertaking, because we had to purchase presses, bindery equipment, as well as all of the other equipment that was required for a full-service offering. We had to retrofit an existing prepress building into a full-fledged printing facility. The retrofit building was completed in March 1995 and we started printing in April 1995. We worked diligently as a team and built Chroma Graphics into one of the premier printers in the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area specializing in quick turn, full service production from prepress through data processing with full in-house lettershop.
In 2004, we built our own state-of-the-art printing facility located in Upper Marlboro, Md. This plant was designed from front to back with optimum use in mind for the present and future growth of the company.
We regularly produce corporate collateral, publications, higher end direct mail, catalogs and many challenging agency projects. We take pride in the fact that Chroma Graphics has become an industry leader and regularly win regional and national print quality awards.
When we made the leap into digital printing in 2008, we made an impact within our own industry. Chroma Graphics became known for high quality results due to our meticulous and regular machine maintenance and staff expertise. This was not unnoticed within the industry and soon we became the high-end source for digital printing to top agencies, trade associations and corporations.
In 2010, we were selected to be the only beta site in the world to run the Xerox iGen 26” press. At that time, this was the largest digital press in the world. It was an unbelievable opportunity for Chroma Graphics, as we worked with their engineers weekly to give our feedback on what we liked and did not like. We ran this press for about six months before Xerox made the announcement that it was ready for the general market.
In 2016 a new ownership group consisting of previous management and the top sales personnel purchased the company from the original owner. We simply changed the company name to one word: Chromagraphics. Since then we have added many new pieces of equipment offering an even wider range of products and services to the marketplace.