Print Press

Our Story

Frye-Williamson Press, Inc. can trace its origins to the late 19th century to the Frye Printing Co. and Williamson Press which began in the early 20th century. Both companies were leaders in commercial printing in downstate Illinois offering a wide range of products to local businesses, state government and statewide associations headquartered in Springfield.

Throughout its history, the company has always been owned and managed by local individuals who were very active in the daily operation of the business. Access to key management by employees and customers created loyalty and trust. As clients needs expanded, so too, did the company's abilities to meet those needs by investing in new technology and attracting and retaining a highly skilled workforce. We still operate the business with the same core philosophies that were instilled by Mssrs. Frye, Babcock and H.L. Williamson.

To create the most complete printing facility in Springfield, Frye Printing and Williamson Press merged in 1968 to form Frye-Williamson Press, Inc. We continue to take the lead in investing in people and equipment, which have improved the speed, quality and efficiency of delivering print communications. The company has evolved by responding rapidly to society's ever increasing demand for more information. Whether it has been the first 4 color printing unit installed in Springfield or the first commercial print shop in the area to have a 100% digital workflow, FWP focus has always been to first identify the customers needs, then expand to accommodate them.

Mission Statement

Frye-Williamson Press is your partner in graphic communications. We work with you to find the most efficient, cost effective method to deliver your printed message in a timely manner.

Our Unique Selling Proposition

At Frye-Williamson Press, Inc., we try to understand our clients needs, then find solutions to help them communicate their message. It's not about the equipment we have - it's about the way we use it to help people.

We believe we work harder than most at educating our clients to the print communications process. Our willingness to work with clients before and after the order has helped us achieve a very high percentage of repeat business. Careful attention to small details go along way towards earning the trust of others.


  1. "We offer the best customer service in the printing business."
  2. "Every customer is treated as if they were our only customer."
  3. "Our average experience in our workforce is 21 years."
  4. "The most complete range of products under one roof in central Illinois."
  5. "The most current technology to support a wide variety of print collateral."