The Old Trail Printing Company









Founded in 1928 and one of the largest family owned printers in the Midwest, Old Trail Printing has a rich history of servicing clients throughout North America.


Our combination of offset, digital and wide format equipment means we have the best possible capability list to handle a variety of projects.  In addition to being recognized as an award winning printer, we have invested in technology tools that enable our customers to streamline their procurement processes, increase efficiencies, reduce waste and gain a higher return on investment with their printed communications.


With our comprehensive list of services, you can benefit from using Old Trail as your single source for creative, printing, mailing, fulfillment and more.




Who We Are

The Old Trail Printing Company was founded by Mr. Fred Whiteman in 1928. The company took its name from the street that it was built on. It was the National Old Trail, or Route 40, as it was known at the time.


In 1964, Mr. Whiteman sold the printing company to a young man who worked as a press operator at a local printing operation. His name was Bernie Held. He was determined to grow Old Trail Printing into one of the finest printing companies in the greater Columbus area. Bernie laid the foundation for the key element that would separate us from the rest of the crowd for generations to come. His passion for excellence in printing extended well into the values and character of the people he employed.

In 1987, Bernie passed away at the age of 61, but his legacy lives on at Old Trail Printing. His wife Mary is still active in the company as CEO. Two of Bernie’s children, Mike and Dave Held, lead the company with the same ideals that Bernie embodied. Our people are still our most valued asset. The Held family’s passion for quality, people and excellence in printing services remain the same. See for yourself. We know what really makes a printer great and you’ll find it all at Old Trail Printing.


In this fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in, it’s good to know that some things haven’t changed and at Old Trail Printing, our commitment to quality never will.


What We Do


Old Trail Printing continues to be the leading commercial offset printing company in central Ohio. Our full and half size Heidelberg offset printing presses are G7 calibrated to achieve the fastest and most accurate press colors that are as close to a perfect match to approved proofs as possible.



Old Trail Printing  built a dedicated, climate controlled pressroom to house our fleet of digital presses. That lineup
currently includes two Kodak NexPress SE3000 presses, a Ricoh C-751 printer and two Colormax7 envelope printers.
With the ability to print on a sheet up to 28" in length, the NexPress is the most advanced digital press available today.
The C-751 is capable of outputting sheets that can be re-run through an office laser printer. Applications include
preprinted letterhead and envelopes.



Old Trail Printing offers wide format printing with our HP FB700 printer. We can print on most flexible and ridged substrates up to 98" wide in 4-color process plus white inks. Old Trail also offers a variety of finishing options such as sewing, grommeting and vertical banner assembly, to name a few. With our Esko iCut flatbed cutter/router we can cut, bevel and trim nearly any material into a virtually endless selection of shapes and designs.



With Old Trail Printing’s OnDemand Printing services, you can offer your end users the convenience of being able to access and customize  business cards, letterhead, brochures and more, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a secure web site that is accessible from any web browser.



Old Trail Printing’s full-service mailing division operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers laser personalization, ink jetting, inserting, labeling, folding, wafer sealing and metering. Our Fulfillment division handles kitting, warehousing and shipping worldwide for a number of fortune 500 companies.



Old Trail Printing’s Digital Asset Management service provides you with the ability to store, catalog and manage all of your digital assets. You can allow 24/7 access to your design / marketing / sales teams wherever they may be located. Access requires only an Internet connection and a web browser.



The Old Trail Web Proof Approval system gives you fast, secure, easy-to-use access to your proofs from your location at any time convenient to you. Make detailed annotations to PDF proofs, approve and reject pages quickly and chat with other team members within the site while reviewing your proofs.



Old Trail Printing's File Transfer Service provides you with the ability to transfer data at speeds up to 100Mb per second. You can use any modern web browser or, if your prefer, traditional FTP software. Either method offers a fast, easy to use, secure file transfer service. Transfered files are stored in client dedicated folders that can only be accessed with the
proper credentials Our File Transfer Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To transfer files via web browser, click here.





Old Trail Printing would like to announce the arrival and installation of a new Moll Premier 36 Folder & Gluer System. The Moll Premier 36 expands upon Old Trail's capabilities by adding the ability to handle 36" sheets, increase productivity by reducing setup time and increase production speed.



Old Trail Printing has added a HALM 9" x 12" two-color, two-sided, offset printing press dedicated to high-speed, economical envelope printing. The new press has the ability to produce up to 30,000 envelopes per hour. With this new capability, Old Trail is providing it's customers with a new option for bulk, high quality envelope production.



Old Trail Printing is proud to announce it was awarded sixteen 2015 Print Excellence Awards from the Printing Industries of Ohio / Northern Kentucky. Printing Industries Association President, Jim Cunningham stated how impressed this year’s judges were with the overall quality of all of the entries. “Ken and Glenn are experienced judges and printers whose combined expertise spans more than 50 years in print.  Yet, even they were impressed with our members’ incredible work.  It’s easy in today’s fast paced world to just get the job done, but our Association members continue to demonstrate the pride and dedication to their craft that has made Ohio and Northern Kentucky printers some of the best in the world!”

Each year, Printing Industries of Ohio / N. Kentucky holds its Print Excellence Awards Competition to recognize Ohio and northern Kentucky printers who have demonstrated excellence in 34 categories. This year member companies submitted 500 printed pieces and two out-of-state expert judges ranked them in a regional competition. This year’s judges were Ken Eberhart, The Merrick Printing Company; and Glenn Petry.

Each of the gold award winners in the regional competition are entered in an association-wide competition for Best of Category and Best of Show prizes that will be awarded in August 2015 at the Grand Ceremony, held in Columbus, Ohio.


 Old Trail Printing won the following awards:

  • 8 Gold Awards

  • 5 Silver Awards

  • 3 Bronze Awards


Founded in 1928 and one of the largest woman owned printers in the Midwest, Old Trail Printing has a rich history of servicing clients across the country. Our combination of offset, digital and wide format presses means we have the right equipment to handle a variety of projects. In addition to being recognized as an award winning printer, we have invested in technology tools that enable our customers to streamline their procurement processes, increase efficiencies, reduce waste and gain a higher return on investment with their printed communications. With our comprehensive list of services our customers benefit from using Old Trail as their single source for creative, printing, mailing, fulfillment and more.

Printing Industries of Ohio / Northern Kentucky serves nearly 400 commercial printing companies and suppliers to the industry in its service area. The Association provides a broad range of products and services to its membership, including workers’ compensation and product discounts. Printing Industries of Ohio / Northern Kentucky is an affiliate of the national Printing Industries of America, the largest graphic arts.



Old Trail publishes newsletters on a regular basis and mails them to valued clients on our mailing list. The latest version is always available to download here on our web site. If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive future issues in the mail, simply click here and fill out the request form.



Old Trail offers a wide range of capabilities, all designed to help you meet your marketing needs. For a quick overview, click here for a sheet detailing how we can help you with your printing & marketing projects.



Old Trail Printing strives to maintain the the best, most current technologies available today, giving you the highest  possible quality at the lowest possible price. Click here to download an up-to-date copy of our equipment list.



Old Trail's dedicated Digital Pressroom contains two Kodak NexPress Digital Presses. Each NexPress is a color calibrated, high-speed digital press with a wide array of special functions available. Download the PDF brochure here to read all about the capabilities the Kodak NexPress can bring to your project.



To save yourself time & money, we offer a brochure to guide you in the proper steps to create files that utilize the dimensional ink capability of the Kodak NexPress. For additional information or if you have questions about the NexPress, please feel free to contact an Old Trail representative anytime.



We offer two documents to assist you in choosing materials and set the initial design parameters for wide format projects. Download the Wide Format Idea Guide and the Wide Format Checklist for a better understanding of what Old Trail's Wide Format capabilities are and how they can help you achieve your marketing goals. For additional information or if you have questions about Wide Format printing or finishing, please feel free to contact an Old Trail representative anytime.



Old Trail Printing offers the time and money saving option of online digital proofing. With online proofing, you can check your project for color and content from any location where  you can access the Internet. For a complete description of the capabilities and benefits, click here.


GoToCanvas - Life...On CanvasTM

Create gallery worthy art from your favorite photographs! With GoToCanvas you can quickly and easily upload your favorite images and we will print them on quality canvas for your home or office. In addition to your own photos, we offer a selection of images from local artists to choose from. Click here to begin creating art from your memories.


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Wendy's and Old Trail Printing have a long history that began in 1969. A friendly handshake between Wendy's founder, Dave Thomas and Old Trail's owner, Bernie Held, was the start of a partnership that has been in effect ever since. We at Old Trail take great pride in the fact that Wendy's International places its trust in our ability to produce and deliver top quality products and services for all of the franchise and company restaurants throughout North America. We strive to surpass the expectations of all of our friends at Wendy's and hope to serve you for many more years to come!


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Environmental Responsibility


Corporate social responsibility issues are becoming a core component of corporate brands. Dealing responsibly with your company’s footprint cannot only reduce risk, but can enhance your brand if you walk the walk and know how to talk about it. Carrying the FSC-certification logo on your print products tells the world that you support the highest social and environmental standards in the market where you use paper. Your purchase of FSC-certified paper and print products contribute to conservation, responsible management, and community level benefits for people near the forests that provide your paper.

The U.S. is the largest market for paper products in the world, producing 90 million tons of paper annually and, in-turn, consuming about 100 million tons. Despite improved technologies for refining post consumer pulp, virgin fiber is still a significant requirement, as only 35% of current consumption is met by using recycled fiber; in addition, approximately 25% of recovered fiber is exported out of US markets. Roughly 25% by volume of timber cut annually in the US is used for paper production.

While recycled fiber is a key element of the traditional model for responsible consumption, it is becoming increasingly clear that forest management in the production of the wood used in paper manufacturing, has more fundamental importance than even recycled fiber. The use of alternative fibers, chemical treatment and resulting effluence are other factors important to the responsible purchasing of paper and board. Old Trail can help you decide which paper is best for your needs. You can find more on FSC certified products by visiting



Old Trail is proud to partner with Braden Sutphin Inks in keeping the printing model as green as possible. Environmentally friendly inks are not new to Braden Stuphin’s product line. In fact, long before the popularization of soya inks, Braden Sutphin offered printers eco-friendly sheetfed products formulated with linseed and tung oils.

Now, in response to printers, print customers and end users becoming increasingly interested in environmentally friendly products and sustainability efforts, Braden Sutphin has developed the EcoSmart certification program.

Under the EcoSmart program guidelines developed by our technical director, an ink product will carry the EcoSmart seal if it meets the requirements below. We will continue to evaluate the EcoSmart program guidelines and make necessary adjustments as technology and the industry evolve.

Conventional oil base inks must meet each of the following requirements in order to qualify for EcoSmart certification:

- Contain no more than 5% Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Test

   Method 24, or as calculated from accumulated data on the ingredients contained in the product

- Contain a minimum of 45% of renewable resource content as calculated from accumulated data on the ingredients

   contained in the product

- Contain no more than 5% by weight of petroleum distillates

- Meet Council of Northeast Governors Coalition (CONEG) regulation for packaging, with a combined heavy metal
   total of less than 100 ppm of mercury, lead, cadmium and hexavalent chromium

Learn more about Eco-Smart inks by visiting Braden Sutphin's website.



It’s important to prove the economic and environmental value of print on paper in these critical times. Keeping print viable for future generations requires knowing and sharing the facts, as well as acting with both purpose and principle.

Is it worth printing? Doing business requires maintaining a balance. Among economic, environmental and social needs. Printing on paper meets those criteria. It’s a way to drive business in a renewable way — to be more effective in your communications and to be more sustainable. It’s worth printing if you incorporate environmental stewardship in your business, encourage your suppliers and customers to do the same and use printed materials wisely. According to the latest research on advertising, printed communications are making a significant contribution to the economy and have a positive impact on business.


Statistics show the following:

- Campaigns combining direct mail and internet yield up to an additional 25% response rate.

- Nearly 80% of households either read or scan advertising mail sent to their household.

- Direct mail gives advertisers a whopping 13-to-1 return on their investment.

- Nearly 80% of internet users surveyed said they were directly influenced make a purchase because of a direct mail.

- Brand recall is substantially higher using print vs. on-screen. On-screen information is 20-30% more difficult to read.

- Small and medium businesses still rely on newspaper and magazine articles (44%) and direct mail, including

   letters, postcards and catalogs (44%) to get results.



International Paper launched an environmental series in 2008 called Down to Earth™ that has received outstanding responses. With Down to Earth, we hope to clear up some of the myths and misconceptions about our industry and dispel these myths with thought provoking educational pieces that help our collective customers and others better understand complex environmental topics.

Series 1: Where does your paper come from?

Series 2: Is recycled paper the best you can do?

Series 3: How big is your carbon footprint?

Series 4: A Practical Look At Environmental - Pixels vs. Paper

Series 5: The Benefit of Certification Labels and Logos

Series 6: How Does Using Paper Lead to More Trees?

Series 7: Is It Worth Printing?

You can learn more about International Paper’s “Down to Earth” Series by visiting International Paper’s website.

Career Opportunities






Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Old Trail Team.


Old Trail Employees enjoy a friendly work environment with great benefits such as:


  • A Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance


For additional information, you can send us an email.


We will contact you if we feel you are a good fit for an open position.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Old Trail Printing has a policy to ensure that all employees and applicants have an equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or reprisal.

We will continue to value and respect the differences each employee brings from his/her culture. In addition, supervisors and managers will continue

to foster an environment where all employees are judged on their merits, and to promote a workplace free of discriminatory policies and

practices. Managers and supervisors are held accountable for supporting Old Trail Printing’s EEO policy and programs.



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You can contact us anytime via email or by phone during business hours at 614-443-4852.





100 Fornoff Road

Columbus, OH 43207

office: 614.443.4852 (M-F 8 to 5 Eastern)

fax: 614.443.7742

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