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We provide communications science, visual art, and implementation expertise with a straight forward, flexible approach designed to deliver REAL RESULTS.

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WHO WE ARE

Starting small, thinking big, growing fast.In 1974, printing specialist Ray Hamblin took out a $10,000 loan, hired a part-time employee and transformed the basement of his home into the headquarters of a printing company. Within a few years, he had a sterling reputation, a fast-growing client list, and a rapidly expanding facility in Tecumseh, Michigan. Today, more than 30 years after its founding, The Hamblin Company is bigger and better than ever...
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OUR SERVICES

At The Hamblin Company, we never lose sight of the fact that your business is our business. That means we focus intently on your objectives. Your products. Your customers. Your markets. Your challenges and opportunities. Your concerns. Your success. And we know that our services are important only insofar as they serve your needs, enhance your business and further your goals.
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ABOUT US

Starting small, thinking big, growing fast.

In 1974, printing specialist Ray Hamblin took out a $10,000 loan, hired a part-time employee and transformed the basement of his home into the headquarters of a printing company. Within a few years, he had a sterling reputation, a fast-growing client list, and a rapidly expanding facility in Tecumseh, Michigan. Today, more than 30 years after its founding, The Hamblin Company is bigger and better than ever - powered by the latest equipment, a full array of integrated services, and a talented group of dedicated professionals experienced in a variety of communications and production disciplines.


Our business plan is simple but profound.

It's the same one we started with more than 30 years ago. We're intent on helping you succeed. That goal dictates every decision we make, every service we develop, every piece of equipment we purchase, and every person we hire. In 1994, we were one of the first to go digital with electronic pre-press services. In 1998, we added start-to-finish mailing and fulfillment services. Allied ourselves with expert language translation services. Recruited some of the best Account Managers around. All to help you achieve your objectives.


A competitive edge for us... and every client we serve.

Providing marketing solutions through Communications Synergy including advertising programs, design for print and electronics, printing, direct mail and customized distribution. We take pride in being a company that defies easy description. The advantage to you? A wide array of time-tested services that assure consistent, uncompromising quality... and a completely customized, focused, optimum solution for all of your communication needs.



OUR SERVICES

At The Hamblin Company, we never lose sight of the fact that your business is our business. That means we focus intently on your objectives. Your products. Your customers. Your markets. Your challenges and opportunities. Your concerns. Your success. And we know that our services are important only insofar as they serve your needs, enhance your business and further your goals.

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Creative

  • Marketing planning and campaigns
  • Corporate writing and copy writing
  • Creative, brand design and graphic design
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Direct Mail & Fulfillment

  • Direct Target Marketing
  • Custom mail list and list management
  • National Change of Address (NCOA) processing
  • Fulfillment services/pick and pack services
  • Inventory control
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Print

  • Print production: commercial, digital, variable and wide format
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Wide Format Printing

  • Trade Show Displays
  • Banners
  • Signage
  • Vehicle graphics
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Creative Services

Copy Writing

A picture is worth a thousand words... so what is a word worth? A lot - if it's the right word, selected to connect your brand to customers and prospects and inspire them to take the action that you desire. If you can't find the words to say what you want to say, or need some help refining your existing copy

Graphic Design

Be honest with yourself... first, does your brand need a little more visual va-va-voom? Second, do you really have professional in-house design talent? Why settle for less than the best graphical treatment of your brand? Let Hamblin's expert design team bring a fresh new aesthetic dimension to your corporation. There's no doubt your marketing efforts will have more impact-which will make you and/or your boss very, very happy.

Corporate Identity

How would you describe your organization? Fresh and fun? Serious and sensible? Whatever your professional personality is, it should be reflected across all of your communications - internally, externally, physically, verbally... and beyond. What feelings do you want to evoke for your customers and prospects when they come into contact with your brand? We can make it happen.

Corporate Communications

There's a time for having fun with your brand, and there's a time for making your point precisely, professionally, and passionately. That's when an award-worthy annual report, a well-researched whitepaper, or a perfectly positioned presentation constructed within your unique brand context is a necessity. But where do you begin? By clicking the Contact Us tab above.

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Print Services

What does the quality of your printed collateral say about your organization?

Does it barely whisper, or is it a bold, strong statement that says you're ready to do business? Everything you do shapes your brand, and the finished print products that you use to communicate with your customers and prospects are no exception.
Make them stand out. Make them Hamblin quality.
The Hamblin Company offers superior print production including commercial, digital, and variable.



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Mail Services & Fulfillment

Direct Mail

Long before your message hits the mailboxes of your prospective customers there’s a lot you need to consider (beyond the response basics of audience, offer, creative and design). Things like acquiring and managing mail lists, the incredible intricacies of the USPS, postage costs, NCOA processing…to name just a few. Sound like fun? We think not—so let our full service mail house and team of direct mail experts take care of it for you!


Fulfillment

What’s a better use of your time-managing your inventory of communications collateral or doing the things you need to do to grow your business? If you answered the latter, we couldn’t agree more. Learn how our on-demand inventory control and fulfillment solutions can help you, simply click on the Contact Us tab above.



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HAMBLIN SIGNS AND DESIGN

Think big! Be seen! Stand out! Take your brand in a whole new direction —with Hamblin Signs & Designs. Count on our experience (25 years plus!), expertise, and exceptional quality products to help you promote your organization with impact and ingenuity. For custom vehicle wraps, graphics, and lettering to banners, posters, yard signs and signage of any style, you’ve come to the right place.


Commercial Signs

Signs. They’re everywhere. So how can you make yours really stand out? The answer is simple: let the Hamblin Signs & Design team help. As your hassle-free guide through the complete commercial sign process, we can deliver the signage and service you need at a competitive price.


Banners

Set your message free—w ith affordable, high-quality banners from Hamblin Signs & Designs. Design your own custom banner or let our creative team design one for you.


Yard Signs

Yes, we do yard signs—and so should you if you’re looking for an easy, economical way to promote events, products, or even your next garage sale. From one color text to four color graphics, we can produce your signs quickly, and at a great price.


Vehicle Wraps

Research shows that vehicle graphic advertising boosts name recognition 15 times more than any other form of advertising. Just one vehicle wrap can generate between 30,000 and 70,000 impressions daily—making it one of the most cost-effective marketing tools available.

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THE HAMBLIN COMPANY
Awards

THE BENNY, The Printing Industry’s Highest Honor: THE INTERNATIONAL “BENNY” AWARD. The Premier Print Awards by Printing Industries of America.
The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition recognized The Hamblin Company in July, 1990 for outstanding achievement in print production. THC received their “Benny” in the Informational Catalogs category.
“We are extremely honored to join a small group of companies around the world who have won this honor” said Ray Hamblin President. I pay tribute to our awesome team who have excelled in this fierce competition,” he said.

THE 23RD ANNUAL HEALTHCARE ADVERTISING AWARDS GOLD WINNER

The Hamblin Company in partnership with the Michigan Conference of SDA for publication excellence, Balance Magazine. The Healthcare Marketing Report, The National Newspaper of Healthcare Marketing.


THE 23rd ANNUAL HEALTHCARE ADVERTISING AWARD SILVER WINNER

The Hamblin Company In partnership with Michigan Conference of SDA for Health Promotion Program, “Is What you’re Eating Eating You?


BEST WORKPLACE IN AMERICA AWARD (2002 – 2005) BEST OF THE BEST

The Hamblin Company, Tecumseh, Michigan. The Best Workplace in American designation is bestowed upon those companies in the Graphic Arts and related disciplines who have created an environment where employees can thrive along with their company through sound human resource practices. Companies named a ‘Best Workplace’ are evaluated in the areas of management practices, work environment, training and development opportunities, financial security, workplace and health and safety, work-life balance, recognition and rewards, and health and wellness programs.


SILVER CITATION – ANN ARBOR AD CLUB , ADDY COMPETITION

Awarded to The Hamblin Company for Open to Change piece in the category of Advertising industry, Self-promotion, Creative Services and Industry Suppliers, Collateral (brochures, posters, etc.)


CERTIFICATE OF MERIT presented to The Hamblin Company

(Recognizing marketing excellence in the Graphic Communications Industry).


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for outstanding craftsmanship in the production of DDF Community Investment Report, Lansing Gallery of Super Printing.


AWARD OF GRAPHIC ARTS EXCELLENCE for outstanding achievement in design layout and Production on a consolidated enamel printing paper-Alma College Folder.

THE MICHIGN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION awards recognition to The Hamblin Company for their contributions to the Michigan economy.


8 TIME, CERTIFICATE OF MERIT, Printing Industries of America, Graphic Arts Award Competition, recognizing excellence in printing and the graphic arts.


SPIRIT OF PHILANTHROPY AWARD, Andrews University, to Ray and Madlyn Hamblin in gratitude for their extraordinary spirit of philanthropy shown to the university.