SWP is your ONE-STOP SHOP
- 48,000 sq ft facilty
- 100,000 sq ft. managed fulfillment
- promotional products
- fleet of trucks
- 24/7 production
We're Not Going Anywhere
SWP is privately held & exceptionally funded.
Homegrown and Houston Proud
SWP is Houston-based, Houston-owned and Houston's BEST since 1975.
We're Local. Not a Conglomerate.
Tim and Barkla Tully have built the largest commercial printer with the largest digital footprint in Houston.
Priority on Relationships
Putting a priority on relationships, SWP handles offers exemplary customer service, focusing on one customer at a time.
First Indigo in Houston unveiled at 2002 print show with the first digital variable workflow printing process.
- Remote Estimating
- 24/7 Staffing
- Online Customer Project Management System
- 3 Pressrooms available for CRITICAL CRUNCH TIME
- 3 Premier print awards
- 62 Printing excellence awards
- 137 "Best of" and awards of merit
- 6 Best of Show (People's Choice) Awards
- Recognized by Houston Business Journal as 3rd largest printer in Houston
- Top Small Business Award
About Southwest Precision Printers
38 years ago, Tim Tully and his wife, Barkla, began their printing business in a warehouse in Bellaire, Texas with equipment acquired from a former map printing enterprise. One noteworthy piece of equipment that was part of their acquired inventory was a 1940s press designed to print maps on aircraft destroyers in WWII. As the story goes, a neighboring mechanic volunteered to rebuild the press from a large box of parts included in the equipment purchase. The result was later affectionately known as the “Purple Paper Eater”.
During its first nine years, SWP printed one-color and two-color jobs. Tim would do the camera work and film stripping during the early morning, make his sales calls during business hours, and then run the press in the evening. Barkla, on the other hand, spent her days at a full-time job and then devoted her evenings to handling all accounting functions and other duties for their new business.
From those humble beginnings, our company has flourished and grown through a mixture of hard work, persistence and integrity to become one of Houston’s most respected commercial printers.
Today, SWP operates from a 48,000 square-foot facility in west central Houston at Beltway 8 and I-10 and is the largest independent, family-owned commercial printer in Houston. Ranked as the 3rd largest commercial printer in Houston by the Houston Business Journal in 2010, SWP has enjoyed continuous growth the past 36 years. The company has quadrupled sales since 1995 and we attribute our success to our exceptional staff, cutting-edge prepress technology, superb craftsmen and state-of-the-art equipment. Throughout the years, our outstanding team has won numerous awards for printing and graphic excellence.
With a passionate commitment to excellence, SWP is dedicated to continuing our tradition of providing our clients with the highest level of quality products, courteous customer service and cutting-edge technology.
• 9 Awards of Excellence • 12 Best of Category • Division III – Gold • Division III – Silver • Division III – Bronze • Finishing Division – Bronze • Best of Show, 2nd Runner Up • People’s Choice … [...]
Is It Worth Printing? Down To Earth, A Practical Look at Environmental Issues and Trends CLICK READ MORE
The finalists were announced for the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast’s (PIGC) 2013 Graphic Excellence Awards (GEA), which will be held on Wednesday, April 17th. Listed below are the SWP entries that have won an Award of Excellence or … [...]
The annual regional print competition gives Southwest Precision Printers the opportunity to recognize our customers and superb craftsmanship of our employees. The pieces entered in the competition will represent the finest printed materials produced by the leading printers and designers … [...]
Southwest Precision Printers (SWP) took home top honors at the 2012 Graphic Excellence Awards Gala on Wednesday, April 18th, taking home an impressive 23 awards: • 14 Awards of Excellence • 8 Best of Category • Best of Division III … [...]
Yesterday the finalists were announced for the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast’s (PIGC) 2012 Graphic Excellence Awards (GEA), which will be held on Wednesday, April 18th. Listed below are the SWP entries that have won an Award of Excellence … [...]
SWP gets a new Heidelberg! Southwest Precision (SWP) is in the process of adding a new press on the production floor in its Large Pressroom! The new Heidelberg CD 102 is currently being installed and should be up and running … [...]
TOP 5 POSTS
- SOUTHWEST PRECISION PRINTERS TAKES HOME TOP HONORS
- SWP on ESPN!
- New Heidelberg
- Graphic Excellence Awards Finalists Announced
- Graphic Excellence Award Entries Turned in on Friday, 2/15
- SWP on ESPN!
- SWP Wins BIG at Graphic Excellence Awards
- Great Article from International Paper
- 2013 Graphic Excellence Award Winners Announced
- Are You Ready for OTC?