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About Us

About Us

For nearly 60 years, Allied Litho has been a Midwest leader for high quality standard and large-format lithography.

Allied Litho began in 1949 with two brothers, George and Chuck Heier, a used single-color press, a multi-lith and a very important trade client: Hallmark Cards. The reputation as “Lithographer for the Trade” carried great responsibility and challenge: new presses and expansion, while still maintaining excellent quality to keep trade clients more successful and more profitable.

As demand for multi-color printing grew rapidly through the next few decades, Allied built and maintained a growing customer base through steady expansion of production facilities, equipment capabilities and increased bindery services.

In the mid 1990’s, Allied integrated web printing into their production capabilities with the addition of a 38″ Harris M1000 Heatset Web Press to accommodate high volume, longer runs with maximum efficiency. The Harris prints on both sides of the substrate on continuous rolls providing an ideal solution for economy of material in wide variety of production formats.

The introduction of the MAN Roland 700 40″ six-color with aqueous coating further achieved top efficiency for commercial and trade clients who needed expanded sheet sizing for print media in indoor/outdoor advertising and promotional materials. From a single color to six colors, from hours of drying time, to simultaneous printing and instant drying of inks and coatings, Allied has made great strides with technological advances to become a single source press room for all types of print services and products.

In the family tradition of excellence in service to the evolving industry, Allied Litho is pioneering very large format printing with the introduction of the new MAN Roland 900XXL 73 press. It is one of only a handful of its kind and capabilities in North America.

As the demand grew, we introduced the MAN Roland 900 56 press. These presses strategically positions us in the Midwest to provide unparalleled print services with the 73-inch and 56-inch, six-color presses capable of aqueous and/or UV Coating producing 11,000 sheets per hour.

From labels to point-of-purchase displays; posters to magazine inserts, the staff at Allied Litho is committed to providing cost effective solutions for all of your large format, Web Press and printing needs.