Over 100 Years and Going Strong
From our founding, and through four ownership changes, Hudson Printing has been successful over the long haul by responding rapidly to customer needs and consistently providing a quality product and exceptional service.
1909 – 1950
Founded in 1909 as Stevens & Wallis, we were originally a book publisher and printer. Later the founders added advertising and marketing services, and through the 1940’s Stevens & Wallis flourished as one of the most interesting Printers in the western United States. Ad industry luminary David W. Evans worked for Stevens & Wallis from 1919 until he found Evans Advertising in 1943.
VO YOUNG COMPANY
1950 – 1972
Vaughn Young bought the company about 1950, and shortly afterward he hired Blaine Hudson. For more than a decade, VO Young company grew a successful business by providing commercial and book printing for local businesses.
BLAINE HUDSON PRINTING
1972 – 1989
When Vaughn Young moved his family to California, about 1972, he sold the business to Blaine Hudson. Blaine’s grew the business in a new direction, becoming the first company in the western states to install a web-fed offset printing press. Blaine and his team grew the business rapidly, and added additional web presses, including the first heatset web press in the region.
1989 – Current
When Blaine Hudson retired, he sold the company to his son Mark who had spent many years working in the business. Mark grew the business significantly, adding additional web press capacity to serve the growing demand. A few years later, Mark hired his brother Paul, who eventually became a partner in the business. In 2012, Mark Hudson retired, and sold his interest in the business to Paul Hudson, who is the CEO and owner of Hudson Printing.
Reinvent Print! We know it sounds a little crazy to reinvent a 500 year old media, and perhaps it is. But we think that a big change is long overdue.
In an increasingly digital and connected world, it’s easy to see print as old school – simply ink on paper. Reinvent Print means exploring the intersection of Print and Digital Media, to discover and exploit the connections that can make the combination dramatically more valuable than either alone. It also means leveraging the beautiful, tactile, enduring qualities of print and blending them with the best features of the digital world.
It also means forging deeper, stronger relationships with our customers. When you engage with Hudson Printing, you’ll find us thinking deeply about your business – about your challenges and opportunities – and how we can help with Print! And when you run into a tough challenge or a big opportunity, we’ll be up in the night wrestling with it too.
Because Hudson Printing brings a vast selection of capabilities and solutions to bear against the obstacles that stand between you and your objectives, we can help you achieve them faster.
Hudson Printing can help you Reinvent Print to create remarkable value in your world!
World-Class Talent - Main Street Service
Our team includes masters of the printing craft and leaders of the digital age, providing you with a high-touch experience to compliment the quality products and solutions we are known for.
Owner & CEO
VP of Business Development
VP of Digital Business Development
General Production Manager