Erie’s premier printing solution

About
Us

Printing Concepts is under new ownership, as of 2021. Printing Concepts has evolved from a small firm into one of the most respected and inspiring printers in the tri-state area, filling a 30,000 sq. ft. printing facility.

Full Service Printing Tri State Area

Our Story

Since 1969 PRINTING CONCEPTS has been the premier commercial offset and digital printing partner of choice for many of the TRI-STATE REGION’S leading corporations and organizations. As a strategic vendor, our focus is on partnering with clients to engineer creative solutions for their print communications and integrated marketing. Our staff is always available to assist you in planning your projects. Come visit us . . .  if you prefer we’ll come visit you!

We have earned a reputation for exceptionally high-quality work, a dedicated commitment to customers, and are continually looking for ways to grow and improve our services. With Printing Concepts, you get more than just a premier printing company – you get a team dedicated to your success. We utilize the latest technology in sheet fed and digital printing, a complete mail distribution system with variable data capabilities, binding and specialty options such as foil-stamping, scratch-off printing and embossing, and our Kodak Insite proofing software where you can upload, review, and approve files online. Printing Concepts is dedicated to you.

We work to bring your vision to life.

Whether you need restaurant menus, or mugs, we have your printing needs covered!

Our Mission

Make all of your creative projects stress free by working with a great team of professionals that offer decades of experience and production knowledge.

At Printing Concepts, we provide our customers a quality product and to meet their needs through continuous growth in technology and excellent customer service.

Ethics Strategies

Printing Concepts operates on a set of four top ethics strategies:

Honesty

We run an honest business with respect to our customer and their printing needs.

Integrity

We run our company with integrity; we will not compromise at the cost of personal, professional, or social risk.

Commitment

We are committed to delivering a clean, safe, well equipped workplace bringing good results for both employees and customers.

Respect

We will treat everyone — customers and employees — fairly and with dignity, in a friendly manner.

Our Team

Chuck Herron

Owner

Chuck is an Erie based entrepreneur with investments ranging from Printing Concepts to high end dining to municipal finance. He is also an angel investor in many startups, lending his expertise to others trying to build companies that will help transform the greater Northwest PA region. Off hours Chuck can be found on his boat on Lake Erie or inside the engine of an old car.

Doug Dunham

Doug Dunham

Production Manager

Doug has been in the printing business for 45 years. He grew up in the business as his father owned a print/sign shop. His son also is involved in the business as a multi-color pressman.

Doug loves to flyfish, tie flies during the winter, and archery hunt. He was also enjoys cooking. Plus he has 6 grandchildren which he spoils and then sends home.

Cynthia Baum-Laffan

Cynthia Baum-Laffan

Pre-Press

Cynthia graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Fine and Applied Arts and has been designing and printing quality solutions in the graphics field ever since. From concept to completion, she has done almost every project imaginable. Married with two children, she and her family enjoy camping and hiking, and performing in various venues – occasionally that includes fire.

LuAnn Shidemantle

LuAnn Shidemantle

Customer Service

As part of the customer service team, LuAnn enjoys the ongoing diversity and prospects she works with on a daily basis, including the challenges and creativity put forth to successfully support customers from start to finish.

A pasta connoisseur, LuAnn enjoys Italian cuisine after spending time outside gardening and enjoying the summer evenings.

Alyssa Craig

Alyssa Craig

Customer Service Rep.

Alyssa was born and raised in Erie, PA, and graduated from Penn State University with a Master’s in Business Administration in 2016. She has a cat named Hank Williams Jr, and in her spare time she enjoys gardening, going to concerts, and coaching gymnastics at Tumble 84.

 

Zach Herron

Zach Herron

Chief Operating Officer

Zach loves the fact that the printing business brings a different challenge and experience every day After hours you can find him enjoying the evening with his Wife and young son, Parker.

Jim Colvin

Jim Colvin

Creative Director

Jim says the challenging opportunities and ever changing landscape of printing allows him to be creative on the job. As our resident Yoga guru and fresh foods expert, Jim likes to relax with his Golden Retriever, Jake, while listening to Adele on the weekends.

Jason Wilkinson

Jason Wilkinson

Mailing

Jason has over 25 years of experience in the printing & mailing industry, specialized in navigating the intricate world of the United States Postal Service. His expertise is invaluable to our customers who rely upon him for the success of their direct mail and fulfillment projects. In his spare time Jason is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his family 

Chuck Orton

Chuck Orton

Estimation

Paint it Blue would be his response to an art question as he listens to the Rolling Stones. As our project estimator, Chuck likes “the challenge of taking a blank sheet of paper and creating a finished product, exceeding customers’ expectations.”

Bruce Dunton

Bruce Dunton

Sales

Bruce has been in the business world since 1980. He has a true passion for working with people. Bruce prides himself on treating customers as if they’re his only customer. It’s been a long ride, but Bruce feels blessed to be here! In his spare time, he enjoys hiking with his Yellow English Lab, Missy Cody Montana.

Jim Geronimo

Vice President

Jim spends most of his days shepherding customer’s orders through the shop and assisting our customers with whatever their needs may be. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with his family, golfing and trying to figure out what his golden retriever wants next.

Shannon Lutz

Shannon Lutz

Pre-Press Manager

As one of the designers from our pre-press team, Shannon is always enthusiastic to lend his creative juices to Printing Concepts and our customers. Outside of the office, Shannon plays ice hockey with his friends and community through the Erie Senior League.

Melissa Rogowski

Melissa Rogowski

List Management

Melissa graduated from Mercyhurst College with a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts and stepped into the printing and mailing industry over 25 years ago. 

She enjoys being outside in the garden and spoiling her niece and nephews. On weekends, you can find Melissa fishing for Lake Erie walleye.

Dea Woodword

Dea Woodword

Controller

Dea is an Erie native who joined the team August 2021. Dea has earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in General Business and her Master’s degree in Business Administration while working full-time. Dea has over 28 years of experience in Finance and Human Resources. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and singing.

Sean Calhoun

Sean Calhoun

Relationship Manager

Sean serves as our Relationship Manager in Northeast Ohio.  Our resident Clevelander takes a hands-on approach to help businesses grow their brand awareness and bolster bottom lines.

Sean is a John Carroll University graduate. He lives in Rocky River with his wife and their labradoodle, Maizey.  He enjoys golf, watching his beloved Michigan Wolverines, and being active in the community.

“United Way of Erie County has found tremendous value in working with the Printing Concepts team. They ensure our printing needs are fulfilled in a timely manner and produce a quality product with our nonprofit budget in mind. We are extremely grateful for their support of our mission to crush poverty in the Erie community.”

Joelyn J. Bush (she/hers) | Director, Marketing & Communications

United Way of Erie County

"I've been using Printing Concepts for the past 15 years. I've always been happy with their service, work produced, and timeliness of the projects we've worked on. The staff has been wonderful to work with. Always helpful and flexible in providing outstanding work at a competitive price. I've also appreciated the friendships developed with the Printing Concepts staff over the years! I couldn't recommend any company I've ever worked with any higher than Printing Concepts!"

Scott R. Gongos | Director of Mission Advancement

Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

“... Printing Concepts has been a customer of Komori for almost 20 years. We have a high degree of confidence in their ability to produce a great quality product at a fair price. They understand the challenges in the printing industry and have found solutions that keep Printing Concepts and their customers current…”

Mark Hopkins, VP of Sales Eastern Region:
Komori America Corporation

“... the team at Printing Concepts always rise to the occasion to get the job done right and completed on time. They also deliver superior attention to detail on every project. One of the great things about working with Printing Concepts is their positive attitude toward every challenge–they always find a ways to get it done.”

Joe Weunski, Partner:
Tungsten Creative Group 

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Take-out menus, postcards, coupons, t-shirts, and more, we provide all the custom printing services your restaurant needs!

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Your solution for all your printing needs in Erie, PA. We constantly strive to deliver the highest-quality products possible. Contact us to bring your next project to life!