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About Us

Founded in 1949 by Wiley Tucker Sr. and A.C. Castleberry, our family-owned printing and communications company is currently run by Wiley “Tuck” Tucker, and also employs the third generation of the Tucker family, Kent Tucker, as our Director of Sales. Because the family name and reputation are at stake, we ensure that our work speaks for itself.

  • Banners
  • Event Graphics
  • Signage
  • Wall Decals
  • Storefront Graphics
  • Trade Show Displays
  • Displays
  • Maps
  • Posters
  • Graphics
  • Restaurant Signage
  • Political Signage

Starting as a small letterpress printer in downtown Atlanta, we have grown to over 60 employees working in 65,000 square feet of space. When we moved into our current location in 1995, we added new equipment throughout the plant….ManRoland 6-color 40 inch presses with aqueous coaters that print at speeds up to 16,000 sheets per hour with computer assist keeping color consistency at a near perfect level, Polar computerized cutting systems, several MBO folders, a 6-station saddle binder…all working in unison to maximize consistency and efficiency.

By 2000, the mailing side of our business was growing exponentially, so we leased a 15,000 square foot building across the street from us. We added new inkjet and inserting equipment which allowed us to continue to grow at a pace that led to us bring the entire direct mail operation into our main facility. Also, we added faster inkjet machinery, stuffers, and banding machines, so we could keep up with increased demand, maximize efficiency, and deliver an unmatched product to our customers.

We operate three full shifts running 24 hours per day, 5 days per week (with weekends always available to handle rush orders). Tucker Castleberry has grown due to one basic philosophy…we are a sales-driven company that focuses on customer relationships. Sales dictate how we operate, not production. We want every customer to feel like they are our only customer by meeting their expectations time after time. We will consult with you, give you advice, help you make the best decision, and most importantly, we will not let you fail.

Our employees are unmatched in the industry in commitment and skill. Our average employee has been with us over 18 years. This says as much about how accomplished our employees are as it does about how great a place Tucker Castleberry is.

Our commitment to technology allows our customer base to be global. We believe in the latest and greatest technology, as evidenced by our equipment list.

We look forward to future advancements because we employ those advances for our customers Above all else, our customers are the reason why we do what we do.

our history

1949-1959

Tucker-Castleberry Printing was founded in 1949 by Wiley A. Tucker, Sr. and A.C. Castleberry. Though they both worked for a local printer at the time, they decided to strike out on their own and attempt the entrepreneurial challenges of owning and operating their own company.

With years of printing experience, they found a building in downtown Atlanta, and the presses started rolling.

At first, Tucker-Castleberry printed with only letterpress equipment. They advertised locally by displaying printed samples in the storefront window. Jobs were printed on a 11 x 17 Miehle Vertical and a 10 x 15 platen press. The company expanded to 10 employees in 1955 and a larger press, a 20 x 26 Harris Simplex letterpress.

Business flourished, and the company’s first full-time salesperson was hired. By 1959, sales had grown to $150,000 a year.

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1959-1969

On February 10, 1959, the partnership of Tucker-Castleberry became a corporation.

The first offset press was purchased in 1960: a 17 x 22 Harris one-color press. Another one-color press, a 23 x 36 Miller, and then a 23 x 36 Harris two-color press followed shortly.

By 1969, annual sales had reached $750,000.

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1969-1979

The company’s sales staff grew to three in 1971 with the addition of Tuck Tucker (Wiley A. Tucker, Jr.).

The company reached $1,000,000 in sales in 1975, and a second two-color press, a 26 x 40 inch Roberts and Porter, was added in 1976.

In 1979, nine years after he joined the company, Tuck was elected President and Chief Executive Officer.

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1979-1989

The first four-color press, a 25 x 38 Harris, was purchased in 1982. This decision launched Tucker-Castleberry in the competitive Atlanta color market.

In August of 1985, Collegiate Press was acquired. This small printer had been in business in Atlanta for 25 years and was known locally for excellent quality and service. As a subsidiary of Tucker-Castleberry, Collegiate Press handled small one and two-color print orders such as newsletters, stationery, and brochures.

Tucker Mailing and Distribution was formed in May of 1986 to handle our customers’ mailing, imaging, and fulfillment needs.

Creating a printing niche to service a nationwide sports market, SportsPrint was created in 1987. By the end of the decade, SportsPrint was working with over 100 professional basketball, football, baseball, and hockey teams.

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1989-Present

In May of 1990, Total Communications was formed as a marketing and sales promotion company coordinating for customers hundreds of specialty items such as bumper stickers, labels, or cups featuring company logos or slogans.

Perhaps the most significant change affecting us happened in 1994; our downtown property was purchased by the State of Georgia for the Centennial Olympic Park. In July of 1995, we moved into our new location 10 miles north of the old building on I-85.

We added new equipment throughout the plant, and the most impressive new piece was a ManRoland 6-color 40 inch press with an aqueous coater. This new press allowed us to print at speeds up to 16,000 sheets per hour. Also, this was new technology where the press was controlled by a computer keeping color consistency at a near perfect level. Other equipment added were a Polar computerized cutting system, several MBO folders and a 6-station saddle binder. Everything was new and incredibly efficient. Many new doors were opened.

In 1998 the business was booming, and we added a 2nd ManRoland press (identical to the first one) and more bindery equipment. We landed a very large account that kept us busy weekly with large runs of brochures sent to retail stores all over the US. This one account was a 40% increase in business.

In 1999 the third generation of Tuckers, Kent Tucker, started. Kent was a graduate of The Lovett School and The University of Georgia. He spent the first few years in the plant and finished up as Production Manager before going into sales. Kent now leads our entire sales team.

The year 2000 saw exponential growth in the mailing side of our business, so we leased a 15,000 square foot building across the street from us. We added new inkjet and inserting equipment. That business continued to grow at such a rapid pace that we moved the entire operation into the main plant, where it continues to grow and thrive to this day.

In 2005, after acquiring a team of sales people and additional business from a printing company that closed down, we purchased our 3rd ManRoland 40” 6-color press. This time we purchased a perfecting press where we could print both sides of the sheet in one pass.

Today, with a team of over 85 skilled craftspeople, customer service representatives, and salespeople, we are still printing high quality projects for our customers in Atlanta and around the country.

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Our Values

  • INTEGRITY

    Know what is right and do what is right…ALWAYS.

  • RESPECT

    Treat others the way you want to be treated.

  • RESPONSIBILITY

    Take responsibility for your actions. Embrace opportunities to contribute.

Our Team

  • Tuck Tucker Owns the place
  • Kent Tucker Executive Vice President
  • Scott Baggett VP of Production
  • Ron Hynson Director of Prepress / Digital services
  • Bobi Gerard Estimating / Outside Purchasing
  • Alexis Nicoletta Director of Business Development
  • Dale Bogart Project Manager
  • Kathryn Fant Account Executive
  • Kelli Hammett Project Manager
  • Ken Faucett Account Executive
  • Laura Coffee Project Manager / Premiums
  • Linley Harper Project Manager
  • Lisa Walsh Account Executive
  • Mary Lynne Reeves Account Executive
  • Maureen Sullivan Controller
  • J.J. Roch Director of Mail Entry
  • Blake Norwood XMPie Variable Data and Storefront Manager
  • RosieDog Morale Booster

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