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Company Culture


Some will tell you that printing is - well, just putting ink on paper. We believe differently. We know that each printed piece produced for a customer is a very personal representation of them. And, we also know it is a representation of us - even though our name doesn't appear on the product. We take great pride in every project entrusted to us that goes through our shop. 
  

That pride is reflected in the attention-to-detail and care with which we handle each project. There is no greater satisfaction than delivering a finished product that helps a client reach their communication goals and objectives.

Our Mission And Promise To You

Our mission is to exceed our customer's expectations of service and communication, and to provide the highest quality printed product available.

In short, TO MAKE GREAT IMPRESSIONS.

Guiding Principles

Little did Jim "Wimpy" and Rose Kranz know in 1959 that their "mom & pop" shop called Kranz Printing in Hastings, Minnesota would someday grow to be the print communications provider of choice for local, regional, and even national companies - small and large. Still located in the SE Metro Twin Cities area, Graphic Design, Inc. (GDI) has grown to employ over 40 talented and dedicated people serving a client list of over 800.

Still family-owned and operated, "Wimpy", his son Tom, and the entire GDI team continue the strong tradition of customer care and exceptional quality printing that has earned the company the reputation of being "one of the very best" according to a large number of satisfied clients.

We're proud of the strong roots we've developed in our community and with our loyal customers. We pride ourselves on being a complete source for all of your business communications needs and have always been on the leading edge of technology. Over the years, when the timing was right, we grew by adding more shop floor space, larger presses, full color capabilities, Computer-To-Plate technology, enhanced electronic prepress technology, digital printing, and now addressing and mailing equipment. We understand that an investment in technology will actually save money in the long run - for us and for our customers - by improving efficiencies and timesavings at no loss to the high quality expected by our customers.

We will continue to grow as a skilled team of professionals ready to learn from each other and meet whatever challenges our clients may face.