Our philosophy over the last 65 years is simple, we give clients what they want. Each of our client relationships are unique because each of our clients are unique. We listen to your vision and use our combination of technology, talent and amazing service to empower you to build a print partner that supports your success.

As we look to the future, Vision is Strategically placed as a leader in the print communication industry combining data driven solutions, online marketing portals, state of the art print production, warehouse and fulfillment enabling our customers to refine and streamline their communications throughout the world.

history

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June, 2017
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1952

Frontier Lettershop founded by Francis E Brooks in 1952.

1982

Frontier Printing & Mailing is sold to a group of employees.

1985

Frontier Printing & Mailing is reacquired by original founder, Francis Brooks.

1986

Mark Steputis, the nephew of Mr. Brooks, joins Frontier Printing & Mailing in Outside Sales.

1994

Frontier Printing & Mailing is rebranded to Vision Graphics.

1995

Mark Steputis is named President of Vision.

1996

Mark Steputis acquires ownership of Vision after the passing of Mr. Brooks.

1999

Vision relocates to a new 25,000 square foot facility in Loveland, CO.

2002

Vision expands with an additional 25,000 square feet and invests in 6-color 40” and 56” presses.

2004

Vision acquires First Class Direct of Fort Collins, CO.

2008

Vision acquires Keyline Graphics in Denver, CO.

2011

Vision expands digital printing capabilities with the purchase of a HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press

2012

Vision acquires marketing solution provider Eagle:xm.

2014

Vision expands production output with a Komori 8-Color 40” Press

2015

Vision sells Loveland production facility and consolidates all operations to current headquarters at 5105 E. 41st Ave. Denver, CO.

June, 2017

Vision acquires portal driven communications business, Print CPG, and appoints PrintCPG’s CEO, Jake Walker, as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

December, 2017

Vision absorbs the sales operation of Pioneer Printing of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Leadership

Allen Taheri

RJ Hines

Mark Steputis

David Crandall

David Deaton

Allen Taheri

CEO

Allen Taheri was born in Isfahan, Iran on November 22, 1982. He moved to Starkville, Mississippi in 1989 and became a first-generation immigrant. Allen then moved to Jackson, MS. He attended high school at Jackson Academy. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2007. Allen has owned a business from age 14 and has been an entrepreneur ever since. He started T Enterprises, Inc. aka A2Z Printing in 2008 and now has four locations, three in Mississippi and one, Vision Graphics, in Denver, CO. He has made the company prosper with his business and people skills. A2Z started off as a two-man crew and has now expanded to employ 137 people with a revenue of 25 million dollars. Allen helps contribute to the community by donating printing to the Phoenix Club. He is the former chairman of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Compliance Advisory Panel and former member of Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Air Counsel. He recently had to resign from his position on the councils due to his family and business expanding. Allen is very family oriented. He has been married to his lovely wife, Michelle, for seven years. He has a five-year-old daughter, Mina, and 16 month-old twins, Leila and Lily. In his free time, Allen enjoys playing in an adult soccer league and traveling with family and friends.

RJ Hines

Chief Marketing Officer

RJ is responsible as Chief Marketing Officer for the umbrella of T enterprises companies which includes Vision Graphics and A2Z Printing located in Jackson MS. With over 25 years of executive management experience in the Software, Cloud, and Document Management space . Before joining the firm RJ was Senior Director of Client Services at Hot Schedules, a leader of cloud and mobile based solutions in the restaurant and hospitality space. He has served as COO of Gradient Analytics, which was one of the largest independent consulting and SaaS based research firms supporting Hedge and Mutual funds in North America and in Europe. RJ also held various Vice President of Sales and Marketing roles  at Ricoh USA throughout the US. RJ’s leadership skills, his wide bandwidth  understanding of services , solutions and markets will allow Vision Graphics and A2Z Printing to expand both its range of both tactile marketing automation and graphic communication solutions to our clients . In his spare time RJ is an avid runner, a lover of music and has a passion for travel.

Mark Steputis

Mark Steputis

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Steputis, Chief Operating Officer of Vision Graphics Inc started his career in the printing industry in 1986 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Taking ownership of that company in 1996.  Mark relocated the company to Loveland, Colorado and changed its name to Vision Graphics Inc. Under his guidance, the company grew from a local printing company into a national leader in the commercial print, direct mail ad marketing automation space and was recognized as one of the top 250 independently-owned companies in Colorado .

Over the span of 10 years, Mark ad his team acquired Keyline Graphics in 2009, and Eagle:xm, an integrated customer engagement agency that specializes in leveraging marketing intelligence, in 2012. In 2017 Vision integrated two additional firms, Pioneer printing of Cheyenne WY, and Print CPG of Tucson AZ. In 2018 Custom Direct was acquired that brough Election services and support capabilities to the organization .  In 2020 Mark made the decision to sell his ownership to T enterprises/ A2Z Printing with multiple locations east of the Mississippi river. He has been retained as Vision’s COO and a member of the corporate board. With over 140,000 square feet of production and fulfillment space, and with multiple locations able to produce and deliver anywhere and anytime, Mark has built a true global tangible marketing automation leader.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from San Diego State University and is very active in the printing and marketing communications industry. Mark and his wife Candee together have three sons, and four grandchildren. Mark and Candee spend their recreational time on a northern Colorado ranch he has owned since 1999.

David Crandall

David Crandall

Vice President of Operations

David A. Crandall serves the Vision Graphics team by overseeing all manufacturing operations, including premedia, digital and HUV press, wideformat, finishing, lettershop and fulfillment.

Joining Eagle:xm in 1999 as a project manager, David initially provided customer support to large accounts in the broadband industry. He also spent four years developing and managing the company’s strategic procurement processes and another eight year as manager of the fulfillment services department before moving into a broader production management role in 2013. His leadership has been instrumental in blending the best processes, systems and staff of the Eagle:xm and Vision Graphics brands.

David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He enjoys playing all sorts of stringed instruments, performing as an 18th Century reenactor, and camping with his family in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

David Deaton

David Deaton

Controller

David Deaton recently joined Vision Graphics as the Financial Controller.  David is responsible for managing all of the Finance, Accounting and Human Resources functions.  David brings to the role over 14 years of financial management experience from a diverse background of companies and industries.  David holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas State University, a Master’s of Science in Finance from University of Houston—Clear Lake, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.  David is originally from Texas, but has lived in the great state of Colorado since 2014.  In his free time, David enjoys skiing, traveling, and spending time with his partner and his puppy, Bailey.

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