Old School Craftsmanship Combined With Modern Technological Expertise
Chroma Graphics was established in 1989 as a small pre-press shop. At that time we offered 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. Our team 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 group and built Chroma Graphics into one of the premier printers in the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area. Chromagraphics specialized in quick turn, full service production from prepress through data processing with full in-house mailing services.
Our Beautiful Green Facility
In 2004, we built our own state-of-the-art printing facility located in Upper Marlboro, Md. Our plant was designed from front to back with optimum use in mind for the present and future growth of the company. We take great pride in our facility and keep it clean as a whistle. We constantly hear from our clients, suppliers and other visitors that we maintain one of the cleanest printing plants they have ever been to. Chromagraphics has always maintained an environmentally responsible corporate culture throughout all aspects of our manufacturing process. We are leaders in the green manufacturing arena and that will continue to be a major corporate goal going forward. To see more of our green corporate initiatives, click here.
Chromagraphics is Recognized for High Quality Printing Regionally and Nationally on a Regular Basis
Chromagraphics regularly produces corporate collateral, publications, higher end direct mail, catalogs and many challenging agency projects. We are proud of the fact that Chromagraphics has become an industry leader and regularly wins regional and national print quality awards. Click here to see more.
We were First in the World to Run the Largest DIgital Press in the World
When we made the leap into digital printing in 2008, we made an impact within our own industry. Chromagraphics became known for high quality digital print 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.
Chromagraphics Latest Chapter
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.