the printing co


Welcome to The Printing Co., a family-owned commercial printer headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Printing Co. offers full service printing, design, production and promotional products. Established in 1987 as Cape Girardeau Printing, The Printing Co. is expanding through new partnerships to offer greater convenience and new opportunities to our customers throughout the region.

our mission

The Printing Co. is a commercial printer providing full service printing, design, production and promotional products. Our mission is to consistently deliver the finest quality commercial printing and promotional products with exceptional value, on time, and to meet or exceed our customers' expectations in order to enhance their business and make them more successful.

what we do

We build lasting relationships through service based on honesty, reliability, and professionalism.

We add value to our service with decades of knowledge and experience, making our customers' print-buying process effortless and investment of time minimal.

We act as consultants, guiding our customers to the best print solution and communicate with them effectively to efficiently process their jobs.

who we are

Established in 1987 as Cape Girardeau Printing, The Printing Co. is owned by father-son duo Ted and Jason Coalter. Investing in the latest equipment and products in digital, offset, and large-format printing, while maintaining competitive prices, is the hallmark of the company’s success. The company, a long supporter of community initiatives, is headquartered in Cape Girardeau and employs approximately twenty associates.

new identity

On December 15, 2010, Cape Girardeau Printing announced the changing of its business name to The Printing Co.

"Our new name reflects the evolution of our company, from a small business with a single printing press, to one of the largest, state-of-the-art print logistics companies in the region," commented Jason Coalter, vice-president. "We have continued to grow, even in these challenging times, by adding new opportunities and expanding our capabilities."

new partnerships

The Printing Co., Concord Printing Services merge

On June 1, 2016 two longstanding Southeast Missouri printing companies joined forces: The Printing Co. and Concord Printing Services merged, creating the largest privately owned commercial full-service print company between St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee, according to a news release issued jointly by both businesses.

The merged business will operate under the name The Printing Co., and will conduct business in The Printing Co. facility at 112 S. Broadview St. and at Concord Printing’s plant at 500 William St.

In the merger with Concord Printing Services, the majority of the Concord Printing production staff will be employed by The Printing Co., according to the news release.

“Merging not just the equipment but also the people was a high priority for us during the process,” Rex Rust stated in the release.

The Printing Co. owner Jason Coalter said he considers the merger a win-win situation for customers of both businesses.

“By bringing together the two most capable regional commercial printing leaders that were continually swapping accounts, we’re able to bring more capabilities and fulfillment opportunities to our local and regional customers,” Coalter said. “And by consolidating resources, we’re able to invest in more state-of-the-art equipment.”

The Rusts are enthusiastic about the transition.

“It was important for us to find a company that would be a good fit for our clients and staff, and Jason is a great leader in the print industry,” Jon Rust stated in the release.

“The cultures and visions of our two companies are a great fit,” Gary Rust Jr. stated.

The Printing Co. was started by Coalter’s father in 1987. Over the years it has merged with businesses in Cape Girardeau, Perryville, Park Hills and Farmington, Missouri.

“We build on what other family-owned businesses have created. We’ve never regretted doing one yet,” Coalter said.