Graphic Village Acquires Dayton-Based DMS ink

Acquisition adds sophisticated, personalized communications capabilities.

Graphic Village announced today that it has acquired DMS ink (formerly Dayton Mailing Services), located in Yellow Springs, OH. The Yellow Springs facility will continue to operate, under the Graphic Village name.

Rooted in its direct-mailing expertise, DMS ink delivers sophisticated, personalized communications through its automated tools for targeted marketing. Graphic Village will maintain and grow the facility’s well-established qualifications (e.g. HIPAA) regarding the management of personal health and financial information. DMS ink also serves several other sectors, including: retail, political, energy, automotive, non-profit, education and many others requiring full project management of material acquisitions, complex data programming, just-in-time digital printing, marketing automation and fulfillment services.

“We’re excited to add DMS ink to Graphic Village,” said Eric Kahn, Executive Chairman of Graphic Village. “Strategically, this expands our capabilities, scale and regional footprint.”

“We’re excited to add DMS ink to Graphic Village,” said Eric Kahn, Executive Chairman of Graphic Village. “Strategically, this expands our capabilities, scale and regional footprint.” Mike Nold, CEO of Graphic Village echoed, “The addition of DMS ink further cements Graphic Village’s role as a leader in personalized mailing solutions, adding to our unique ability to delight our clients with an array of brand strategy, design, comprehensive printing, large format displays, packaging, apparel, and fulfillment solutions.”

The DMS ink brand will be phased out, and the company’s leadership and employees will become Graphic Village employees operating at its current Yellow Springs location. Former DMS ink owner, Christine Soward, will stay on as Vice-President of Business Development for mailing solutions.

“What we do is such a complement to Graphic Village, it’s truly a natural fit,” said Soward. “I’m happy to be able to continue serving our customers and offering them additional services as part of Graphic Village.”

This acquisition continues the growth of Graphic Village, recognized as the 16th fastest growing Cincinnati-region company in the 2019 Cincinnati Business Courier “Fast 55 Awards.” It also represents the 14th acquisition of Revitalize Capital, Graphic Village’s parent company.

Christine Soward and DMS ink to be honored at 2018 Prevent Blindness Ohio, People of Vision Award

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Dayton, OH – The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness, Shaun Yu, Discover Classical WDPR and Karen Levin, the Levin Family Foundation are pleased to announce that DMS ink and President/CEO Christine Soward, will be honored at the Annual People of Vision Award Event for their outstanding visionary leadership and philanthropic work in the community. Read More

DMS ink nominated in two categories for Dayton Business Journal, Business of the Year

Dayton, OH – For the second year in a row, DMS ink has been listed among the nominees to be honored in the 2017 Dayton Business Journal’s The Business of the Year awards program. The company was nominated under the categories of Woman Owned Business and Minority Owned Business. Last year, DMS ink was nominated in three categories for the awards and honored as the 2016 Woman-Owned Business of the Year.

According to the DBJ website, “The Business of the Year awards program has celebrated the region’s best in business for what is now 16 years, and culminates with a black-tie gala each fall. Honorees are picked by a combination of guest judges and the DBJ Editorial Board. The category winners are selected by a panel of outside judges, while the Regional Leader category is selected by the DBJ Editorial Board.”

Final awards will be presented at a black-tie awards gala on November 16 at the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton. Winners will also be featured in a special edition publication on November 17. Full Details (For Subscribers)

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

DMS ink hosts ORV-WBC WBE Dayton Forum Luncheon

Members of the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council met at the headquarters of DMS ink on Wednesday, July 26 for the WBE Forum Luncheon. Hosted by Beth Radford, announcements were presented by Sheila Mixon.

DMS ink staff, Mark Kuns, VP of Sales, Troy Singer, Director of Strategic Accounts, and Gery Deer, Communications Director presented a brief keynote discussion on, “How to Make Your Customer Communications and Advertising Relevant and Impactful.” The session covered insight and information on how data can be used to better target marketing by creating relevant, personalized communication.

The event concluded with a tour of the DMS ink facility. Here are some photos of highlights from the event.

DMS ink Sponsor Night at Dayton Dragons Baseball

Sunday July 9th was the DMS ink Sponsor Game of the Dayton Dragons at 5/3rd Field in downtown Dayton. DMS ink president and CEO, Christine Soward threw the ceremonial first pitch of the game! The “PlayBall” program included several DMS ink ads including our 3-panel, baseball-themed Critical Communication spread featured below! Were you at the game?Read More

DMS ink hosts exclusive inkjet technology event with Canon Solutions America

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, DMS ink hosted an exclusive informational event sponsored by Canon Solutions America at the company’s headquarters in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Guests of both companies were invited to have some one-on-one time with some of Canon’s inkjet specialists and gain a more complete understanding of the benefits and capabilities of the flagship equipment at DMS ink. Read More

DMS ink Digital Minute YouTube Channel

DMS ink now has available, free on YouTube, a set of four brief videos focused on conversations similar to those we have with our customers. Topics range from information about how we see turnkey solutions in the marketplace to understanding the concept of “critical documents” in communication.

Each video, produced by DMS ink’s in-house advertising firm, The Bricks Agency, is around 2 minutes and features a member of our sales staff relating information based on real world questions we get in the field.

If there is a related topic you are interested in learning more about, please drop us a line and we might answer your question in a subsequent video or blog post.


DMS ink hosts Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

May 18, 2017 – DMS ink and its subsidiary companies played host to the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce After Hours event on Thursday May 18, 2017. The event included open business networking and a detailed tour of the offices and production areas of the facility. Read More

DMS ink receives congressional visit

United States Representative Mike Turner (R-OH 10th District) visited the corporate headquarters of DMS ink at 888 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs on Monday, May 15th. The visit included a tour of the offices and production facility followed by a brief discussion with company owner and president, Christine Soward. Read More

DMS ink named a 2017 Fast 100 by USPAACC

DAYTON, OH – May 10, 2017 – DMS ink has been named by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) as one of the country’s Fast 100 Asian American Businesses in recognition of its substantial growth over the last year. This is the second consecutive year that DMS ink has been recognized with this award. (Click here to see video from the 2016 conference).Read More