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Braden Sutphin Ink Co –Committed to Cleveland Over 100 Years
Established in 1913, Braden Sutphin Ink Co is the oldest privately owned ink company in the U.S. The company was founded by Jim Braden who hired his first employee, Al Sutphin, which led to the company’s name Braden-Sutphin Ink Company. The company has come a long way from its beginnings with Jim Braden starting out as a letterpress ink specialist on the 5th floor of the Vulcan building on St. Clair in Cleveland.
Braden Sutphin Ink Co is committed to providing the highest quality products available to the printing industry. Clients can also expect high quality technical assistance and training for all their products and services.
Braden Sutphin line of products include environmental, low/no VOCs, EcoSmart Eco-friendly inks that meet or exceed nearly all US/Canadian green standards. The company also offers ink recycling programs to their clients.
Braden Sutphin Ink Co approached the City of Cleveland to assist with their expansion plans at their ink manufacturing facility located at 3650 East 93rd Street in Cleveland, Ohio. Through the Neighborhood Development Program Grant the City was able to help the company offset predevelopment costs related to upgrading their existing facility to accommodate the purchase of heavy duty ink equipment. Project costs totaled $254,795.
In 2013 Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson presented Braden Sutphin CEO, Jim Leitch, with a proclamation acknowledging the commitment of the company to remain Cleveland-based during the entire 100-year history, and for the company’s commitment to its employees and the community.
Though Headquartered in Cleveland, Braden Sutphin also has manufacturing facilities in Carlisle, Ohio and Milwaukee, and 15 full service satellite locations in the U.S. The company has grown its comprehensive ink portfolio to include a wide range of products including sheetfed, offset, web heatset and non-heatset inks, in addition to waterless, duplicator, low VOC, soy and vegetable-based, UV Curable offset, water-based flexo and digital.
The company will create at least 1 full-time job and retain 49 jobs for the City of Cleveland.