COMPANY HISTORY

Grocery Store

Bollin Label didn’t develop overnight; it evolved over 100 years.
It all began in 1912 when Gilly Bollin opened his neighborhood grocery store in Toledo, Ohio. Sons Jerry and Harry Bollin oversaw the grocery business until 1969, when Jerry founded Bollin Distributing Company, filling a need for carpet cleaning products in local stores. Recognizing the wide variety of pricing systems retailers used, the company continued to diversify its services to better meet customers’ needs by adding labels, tags, and label guns to its product distribution.

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History of Bollin Label

1969
1969

The Beginning

Jerry Bollin
Jerry Bollin founded Bollin Distributing Company in 1969 where he worked out of the garage to provide Bissell rental carpet cleaning equipment to local grocery stores like Food Town. In 1973, labels and labelers were added to the product offering like the Monarch Labelers which is a big part of our business today!
1974
1974

The 70’s

Label gun
Started selling label guns and labels.
1978
1978

First Label Press

Tickopres
Bought first Tickopres to print labels on pre-die cut stock. The Tickopres could print 1000 one-color labels in 7 minutes.
1982
1982

The 80’s

Bought a Mark Andy 820 Press.
1993
1993

The 90’s

rotopress
Bought two Rotopresses; a 4-color and a 6-color.
2014
2014

Bought 8-color printer

Bought a larger 8-color Nilpeter with more ink stations.
2017
2017

Stepping into the digital age

Xeikon digital press
Purchased Xeikon digital press. Chose to step into digital to meet market demands for short runs and fast turnaround.
2019
2019

50 year anniversary

50 years of Bollin Label Services
Bollin Label Systems celebrated 50 years!
2019

Rotopress

rotopress
Bollin Label purchased the 13” Rotopress to add to our flexographic fleet for increased capacity. This press is wider than the others we have which allows us to increase efficiency on large runs.
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