Optimize company wide branding and purchasing with a custom storefront designed to meet both your organization's purchasing and identity management needs. more UB Marketing Services is your source for concept to design to print and fulfillment on direct mail campaigns, branded items and packaging needs. more Utley Brothers Wholesale partners with resellers of printing with printing, services and online ordering exclusively to it's wholesale customers. more
Impressing a little humanity onto a sheet of paper, letterpress projects are printed on our decades-old Heidelberg Windmill presses. more| Atlantic Press With higher quantities this quality method of printing has been leveraged for decades to communicate a quality image and a clear image through print. more Digital printing combines quality, quick turns and shorter runs on a wide variety of print surfaces beyond paper including plastics, synthetics and more. more
Detroit Born | Michigan Made
The birth of Utley Brothers Printing is a classic Made-in-Detroit story which actually has it’s beginning in western Kansas when the older of two brothers sold his clarinet to purchase a mail order table top printing press. Much to his mother’s dismay, Wheeler Utley, decided as a high school student he would rather make money than make music and turned his focus towards his new hobby.
1933 was not a good year for Wheeler Utley to start a printing business. After all it was in the midst of the Great Depression. Wheeler pushed ahead through high school, gaining printing experience with his mail order press. The hobby turned into a passion at about the time the Utley family moved to Detroit, Michigan. The boys’ father, L.C. Utley, was a preacher and wrote religious tracts. He needed someone to print his publications so he encouraged Wheeler to become a “real” printer. They bought an old hand-fed press that had been stored for years in a chicken coop. Wheeler took the press home, cleaned it up and set up shop in the basement of the family home. Wheeler adopted the name Globe Print Shop for the new business. Small-yet-steady progress eventually led the young entrepreneur to open a “real” print shop on Manchester Street in Detroit, Michigan. Read the rest of the UB story here.