Company History

What’s in a name? Model Printing does not call itself a Company, or an “Inc.” or a shop. It is a Service. And service is what owner Ed and Staff deliver, consistently day after day, along with the highest quality product in the shortest turnaround time possible at economical prices.

It is no accident that Model Printing Service has grown from a one-man letterpress operation in 1970 into a streamlined, technologically advanced enterprise in 2020. It is the result of hard work by dedicated employees and careful planning.

After working for his Dad Ed Klimczak Sr. and Uncle Carl Maurer part-time after school for seven years, Ed Klimczak Jr., a then adventurous 20-year-old, took a chance and purchased the business in 1970. The first few years, working with outdated equipment in a rundown building on Tenth Street, were slow and not very lucrative. But Ed had a dream of becoming the Largest Highest Quality Printing Company in Northeast Michigan. And in the not too distant future it happened. Model Printing Service, Inc. still is The Largest, Highest Quality, Most Technologically advanced Printing Company in Northeast Michigan.

Under Ed’s leadership, with the help of his brothers Glen, Keith and Kraig, Model Printing became the fastest-growing printing firm in Northeast Michigan during the 1980s & 90s. Most of our success and notoriety was a direct result of our superfast turnaround and our High Quality.

At a time when most printing firms took two weeks to print an order, Model Printing would commonly print many orders within 24-hours. Our quick turnaround was one of our most popular services. We have a great system we use to hit thousands of consecutive deadlines without fail. When we finally missed a deadline, we then proceeded to print thousands more jobs before we missed another one.

It seems like every company talks about the importance of customer service, but one of the lasting cornerstones of our business is the way our customers feel about doing business with us. Our dependability and reliability have become very renowned. When you work fast, hardly ever miss a deadline, have fair prices, and treat people with dignity and respect it is hard not to grow your business. That's what we do, and Model Printing currently has hundreds of active customers not only in the Alpena area, but across the United States.

We invite you to consider using our printing firm the next time your company needs printing. There's a reason why we have gained new customers every month for the last 43 years, and we would love the opportunity to demonstrate that for you on your next printing order. You see, we do things very differently than the other printers in our community, and we believe we can provide the best all-around experience for you if you'll give us a try.


If you would like to talk to one of our customer service representatives, please call 989-356-0834. We would be happy to discuss how we can help your business succeed and prosper. Feel free to ask for Ed Klimczak, the owner, when you call, and to inquire about taking a 30 minute tour of our business, hosted by Ed or Glen. Ed and Glen provide a very fast-paced and interesting behind-the-scenes tour of how things work in our company, and most of the businesses that have toured Model Printing have commented that it was a lot more fun than they thought it would be!