About Us

Positive Outcomes Start Within

At Kreber, we’ve built our foundation on 100+ years of hard work in challenging environments, industry knowledge and expertise, and handed-down family values. We’ve grown alongside evolving trends, time and time again—and while practice makes perfect—we’re constantly learning, and striving to do better.

Today, the four essential values we focus on to stay true to ourselves include:

  1. Conducting ourselves with honesty and integrity while developing strong relationships through trust, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  2. Striving for exceptional, transparent communication with our customers and employees.
  3. Producing results that exceed our customers’ service and quality expectations.
  4. Maintaining a positive work environment fostering growth, prosperity, productivity, and creativity.

The Evolution of Kreber

  • 1905
    Columbus Electrotype is established as a foundry in 1905 by Frank Kreber. A few years later, Frank joins forces with George Van Bolt to create Van Bolt Kreber Electrotype.
  • 1920
    Frank’s son, Raymond E. Kreber Sr. joins the company and gradually takes over control.
  • 1938
    Frank purchases Van Bolt’s interest in the company and presides over the company until his retirement.
  • 1950s
    Raymond’s sons, Frank and Ray Jr. join the business. They purchase Terry Engraving, and develop several innovations that greatly improved the engraving process.
  • 1960s
    Van Bolt Kreber enters the world of color production with the acquisition of Imperial Engraving. The company becomes a leader in the offset stripping industry.
  • Early 1970s
    Van Bolt Kreber acquires Accurate Litho and develops a “direct screening” method of color separation, which moved the company to the forefront of the color reproduction industry. Combining its three plants into one location, the company becomes Kreber Graphics.
  • Late 1970s
    Kodak develops duplicated transparency film and color scanners, allowing color separation to be generated by computers. Adopting this new technology, Kreber becomes an industry leader in electronic color and page production.
  • 1980s
    The onset of desktop publishing and development of the Macintosh computer revolutionizes the advertising industry forever.
  • 1987
    Kreber Graphics expands its business offerings by opening its first photo studio in Columbus, called K.S. Studios.
  • 1988
    Kreber Graphics expands geographically by purchasing Color Graphics, a color separator based in High Point, North Carolina.
  • 1990s
    Kreber starts a small digital photography studio in North Carolina.
  • 1997
    Kreber purchases assets of two major furniture photography studios in High Point, and consolidates the three locations into one in High Point.
  • 2000
    Kreber implements marketing services into its offerings in addition to content creation studios in North Carolina and Ohio.
  • 2004
    Kreber’s Ohio operations move to a building in Hilliard, doubling its previous size. In operation for more than 100 years, Kreber’s reputation has grown to be one of the finest and largest studios in the United States.
  • 2018
    As we approach our 115th anniversary, Kreber continues to focus on growing its capabilities in the forms of photography, videography, CGI, and all things marketing.

Locations



Kreber
Ohio
800.777.3501
2580 Westbelt Dr.
Columbus, OH 43228



Kreber
North Carolina
800.775.3801
221 Swathmore Ave.
High Point, NC 27263

What We Offer

Find out how we use our industry experience to help clients save time and money, execute successful go-to-market campaigns, and handle the strategy, planning, creation, management, and distribution of content.

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