OUR CAPABILITIES

From pre-press to completion, our professional printing staff will deliver a final product second to none. As part of our focus on customer service, we’ll be happy to sit down with you at the inception of your project to discuss the best printing options, paper choices and finishing techniques. We’re confident Production Press will satisfy all of your printing needs and exceed your expectations.
Graphic Design

In house design of printing projects. Production Press, Inc. have high quality in-house graphic designers to help process your print project files and provide design work as well.

Foil Stamping

Foil stamping applies metallic or pigmented foil on to a solid sheet of paper by application of a heated die onto foil, making it permanently adhere to the paper surface.

Embossing

Embossing is a process that alters the surface of the paper stock by providing a raised effect on selected areas of the paper. The embossed area is raised against the background.

Spiral & Wire-O Binding

The binding edge can be spiraled or wire-o bound. These are mostly used for manuals and directories which makes it easier to open and lay on a table or desk.

Perfect Binding

At Production Press most of our books are perfect bound. This provides for greater durability and easier reading. Perfect binding is identifiable by the squared-edge spine.

Variable Printing

Production Press provides this service which can include text, graphics and images that can be changed from one printed piece to the next, without stopping or slowing down the printing process and using information from a database or external file.

Die Cutting

Production Press offers premium services to make our project stand out. Die Cutting provides a cut on the sheet of paper for a specific size or shape within a printed piece.

Mailing Services

Production Press is able to address and process bulk mail projects, and deliver it to the postal service. Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) delivers to postal routes so that direct address lists do not have to be used.

ABOUT US

Production Press owners and Employees are here for you!

Production Press, Inc., located in Jacksonville Illinois, is a family owned, full service, multi-color printing company that has been serving the Central Illinois communities for nearly 100 years. Owners Joe and Brad Racey have continually invested in the latest equipment and have dedicated themselves to offering first-rate service.

The 33,600 square foot facility enables the tenured craftsmen and skilled staff of Production Press to serve a broad range of printing projects that print buyers from across the country have come to enjoy, respect and trust. Production Press Inc. is committed to quality service and looks forward to continuing our relationship with the many great people of Central Illinois, and beyond, who have put their trust in us through the years.

Please take a few moments to look through our new and improved web site and review the range of capabilities and services we offer. We are confident you’ll enjoy working with our highly skilled professional team.

OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM

Production Press is a multigenerational family business, with decades of experience in the printing industry.
JOE RACEY
JOE RACEY
Owner
Joe Racey has been the principal owner of Production Press for over 25 years. Joe is committed to constant improvement and upgrades to the most current technologies and equipment, helping to give Production Press a competitive advantage. In his spare time, Joe enjoys traveling in his motor home, and working on his farm near Jacksonville.
Brad Racey
Brad Racey
Owner
Brad Racey is following the family business, and has worked with Production Press for nearly two decades. Growing up with the printing business has put Brad at a distinct advantage, understanding the needs of the customer, and the constant change in the industry. Brad looks forward to working with you!
JOE KAUFMANN
JOE KAUFMANN
Sales Associate
Joe is a 10 year veteran of the printing team at Production Press, Inc. He works closely with the commercial customers in delivering quality service and products in a professional manner. Joe is a graduate of St. Meinrad College, a husband and father of 4 children. He is active in his church as a Youth Religion teacher and Eucharistic Minister. He follows his kids sports, and has a passion for golf but can’t play a lick.
Alanna Vinyard
Alanna Vinyard
Customer Service
Alanna has been with Production Press 17 years and has been in the customer service capacity throughout her employment. She works with estimating, job ticket entry, and invoicing. She also assists the government printing sales team. She is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College with a degree in business. Alanna has two grown children and two grandchildren.
Shelley Whewell
Shelley Whewell
Human Resource Manager/
Assistant Controller
Shelley has been with the company since 1993, and is involved in all aspects of the accounting process including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, and the human resource contact. She is graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a degree in Accounting. Shelley is married, the mother of two children, and resides in rural Winchester.
Tony Hall
Tony Hall
Controller & IT
Tony is in his 30th year with Production Press, Inc. He is a graduate of Eureka College with a BA in Economics & Business. Tony holds the positions of Controller and IT and is currently handling Purchasing duties. He enjoys working with a local company as it provides the opportunity to deal with most aspects of the operations of a business. Tony is married to his wife Tammy and enjoys golfing and fishing.
Louise Harvey
Louise Harvey
Prepress Department
Louise has been a part of team since 1981. What started as a career doing camera operation, stripping and design layout on a drafting table in Daytona Beach, Florida, morphed into her current position in the prepress department. Her and her husband Ted are the parents of three grown sons and ten grandchildren. and together they enjoy scrapbooking and antiquing. Louise also includes music and sewing as lifelong hobbies.
Linda Blesse
Linda Blesse
Prepress Department
Linda started at Production Press in 1988, and has 28 years of prepress experience, which includes customer support, data conversion, proofing and plating. She also runs the J75 Xerox In-Line printer, that has the ability to saddle stitch, collate, 3-hole punch, and run variable data jobs.
Trevor Grantham
Trevor Grantham
Prepress and Finishing
Trevor joined the Production Press team in 1996 at our Metropolis facility and transferred to our main facility in Jacksonville, Illinois. Proficient in both prepress and digital print functions, Trevor also helps out in our packaging and finishing department. In addition, he manages all of our in-house mailing services. He enjoys riding his motorcycle and taking care of his best four legged buddies Maggie and Bently.
Chris Cook
Chris Cook
Bindery Supervisor
Chris has been with the company for 20 years, recently becoming bindery supervisor. He has been married to his wife Sarah for over 20 years, and has two children. The family enjoys supporting the kids swim team, fishing, and playing games.
Jacquelynn Tucker
Jacquelynn Tucker
Customer Service
Jackie is the newest member of the team, and works directly with the government printing sales team as well as estimating, job ticket entry, and as a solutions provider. She is a graduate of Illinois College with a Bachelor’s of History. Jackie is an avid scrap-booker along with cultivating an extreme passion for reading and shoe collecting, stilettos to be specific.
Press & Bindery Team
Press & Bindery Team
Operators
The experienced press and bindery team at Production Press are experts in printing, binding, and every aspect of the printing industry. They are our front line experts to handle your project with pride and care.

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