• Stitching

  • Tipping

  • Mailing

  • Polybagging

  • Perfect Binding

We offer a fully digital prepress department with Delano soft proofing/web approval available, Sublima's advanced screening technology, Apogee X Workflow and computer-to-plate technology.

Specialty Pieces
Nonprofit
Catalogs
Online Publishing
Colleges

We offer a fully digital prepress department with Delano soft proofing/web approval available, Sublima's advanced screening technology, AGFA Apogee Prepress Workflow and computer-to-plate technology.

Stitching

Tipping

Mailing

Polybagging

Perfect Binding

Web Presses

Hantscho Mark VI 23-9/16" x 38" Heatset Web Offset with MicroColor Digital Ink and Registration Control System

 

6 Perfecting Printing Units and folding delivery and sheeter delivery

 

Sheetfed Press

6-Color Roland 634

(28" X 40")

The Watkins Printing Company is a 98-year-old, family-owned business producing monthly and quarterly magazines for Universities, Fraternal Organizations and Niche Publications for clients in more than 20 states. We have both web press and sheet-fed capabilities, and offer complimentary storage and proofreading services upon request.

 

Communication directly with Watkins Printing ownership and key departmental staff is customary in our organization.  We make ourselves available in any capacity needed, often traveling cross-country to address your particular needs.

 

A more flexible organization, we focus our resources on the needs of our clients.  From prepress to billing we make every effort to conduct business, as you would prefer.

 

The majority of our employees, prepress, pressroom, binding and complete mailing facilities are based at our 65,000-square-ft. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, central to the U.S. population. We have a regional sales office in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Thank you for your interest in The Watkins Printing Company.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Tamara Watkins Green, CEO/Owner & Customer Service

Tamara Watkins Green

CEO

Tamara has been a leader in client relations and growth opportunities, focusing on sales, marketing and strategic planning for over thirty years.  She received a BA degree in English with a Minor in Communications from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. As CEO of the company, she has recently been exploring major technology and automation improvements while spearheading the Print MIS (Management Information System), implementation. It incorporates estimating, production planning, planned purchases, publication orders, inventory management, scheduling, warehousing, shipping and billing into one easy-to-use system. Tamara served a six-year term as a director on the Rollins College Alumni Association Board, and then a multi-year term as president and secretary for the Chi O Creations Board.  

William J. (Bill) Green

President

For over twenty five years, Bill has worked in sales & association management, focusing on alumni and volunteer engagement, magazine editorship as well as membership growth. As President of The Watkins Printing Company, Mr. Green (now with Watkins' for 17 years) is responsible for identifying and building new relationships, servicing key accounts, general marketing campaigns, and vendor communication. Bill received a BA degree in Political Science with a Minor in Organizational Communication from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Bill is serving a three-year-term as a Trustee on The Chi Psi Educational Trust and is excited to grow his his joint venture with Watkins’ called Legendary Publishing & Media Group.

Emily Lust

VP Finance

In 2011, Emily entered the family business representing the first member of the 4th generation. Starting in Publication Sales, she serviced key accounts throughout South Carolina, Ohio and a multi-state region.  In her current role as VP Finance, Emily assists with all of the corresponding accounting duties and functions. Ms. Lust enjoys representing Watkins at many of our niche’ publishing conferences throughout the county. Emily received a BA degree in Communications with a Minor in Sociology from Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She is the proud mother of triplets, Watkins' 5th generation workforce.

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Brock Clary

VP Operations

4th generation, and now with the company for over six years, Brock received a BA from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In his role as VP Operations, Brock handles all logistics for the company. A young professional ready to meet any challenge that is presented, quality control and expediting advanced copies of magazines are some of Brock’s key responsibilities for the Watkins Sales Team and our publication partners.  Professional experience includes an internship through American University working in Washington D.C. for A Wider Circle (501c3) in community outreach. Brock is the second member of the 4th generation to join the Watkins team. 

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Kurt Green

VP Digital Marketing & Sales

Growing up around the family business, Kurt officially joined the sales team in 2019. Mr. Green brings extensive experience in sales, operations and business ownership. A proven entrepreneur in a manufacturing environment, Kurt enjoys forming sincere business relationships built on mutual respect and trust. Kurt received a BA degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

kgreen@watkinsprinting.com

LJ Menduni

Director of Mailing Requirements

A left brained thinker, LJ finds comfort in patterns and order. With 15 years of experience in the mail industry, LJ is well versed with the ever-changing rules of the USPS. He enjoys working with databases to ensure postal standards are met so that he can find the lowest possible postage rate.

lj@watkinsprinting.com

Jim Landis

Prepress Manager

For twenty two years Jim has provided exceptional client service in the Prepress Department of The Watkins Printing. Mr. Landis is responsible in assisting clients with file transfer, troubleshooting. file manipulation, hard proof and online web approval. Jim also prepares plates for press and coordinates Watkins Digital Magazines. Jim has a strong knowledge of InDesign and a multitude of prepress issues. Jim looks forward to helping you produce the best possible magazine for you and your constituents.

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Assane Laye

Mailing/Logistics/Deliveries

With Watkins for over ten years, Assane has experience in postal paperwork and regulations, shipping/receiving, pick/pack operation and inventory control of supplied items. Originally from Senegal with an associates degree in accounting from Senegal University, Assane offers a versatile set of skills that he uses to help Watkins magazines and other projects find the fastest and most efficient way into the hands of our clients.

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