1987 TR Press, Inc was formed with partners Tony Tedeschi and Rob Barbaris to meet the needs of the growing local printing market. Its foundation was made up of two previous local printing companies. The Hunt Country Copy Center was located in the building that J & D Handyman occupies. It provided Fauquier County with its first quick print and desktop publishing service center, featuring an Apple Mac Plus with PageMaker 1.0 and an Apple Laser Writer printer.
1988 TR Press purchased Graphic Impressions, a small commercial printer, to provide our firm with a good, solid printing base.
1989 TR Press centralized its production under one roof at 17 South Fifth Street in Warrenton, later the home of the Fauquier Citizen.
1990 TR Press introduced full color copying to Fauquier County. Holly (Robinson) Tedeschi joined our team.
1991 We added a new press to provide cost-effective, multi-color printing to the community.
1994 The business operations of TR Press were sold to Arcom Publishing and merged with their printing company, Piedmont Press whose roots began in 1905 as the commercial printing division of the Fauquier Democrat. In 1995 we changed the name to Piedmont Press & Graphics to better reflect our commitment to design.
1996 We added electronic film output, color proofing, and web page design to our art department. We published one of the first County websites, Fauquier.com.
1997 We produced our first award-winning color work and expanded the Piedmont Express copy center with black & white, color and engineering copy services. Over the years Piedmont Press has won over 100 industry-printing awards.
1999 January 1st marked the day that the printing operations returned to the ownership of TR Press, Inc. and Tony and Holly Tedeschi. In August, a new five-color, computerized printing press was purchased and delivered to a pressroom hungry for it.
2000 We added Xerox copy machines that also serve as digital network printers. Piedmont Press won 20 first place awards in printing from the PIVA competition over the next 4 years.
2003 Mailing services, a Heidelberg Printmaster Press and wide-format printing were added.
2004 We began construction of our new facility in the Lineweaver Technology Park in Warrenton.
2005 Opened for business at our new location on January 3rd. We added computer-to-plate technology later in the year and launched Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine, a high-quality, freely distributed publication serving the local advertising community in and around the Town of Warrenton. Today, Warrenton Lifestyle is mailed and distributed to almost 12,000 homes and businesses.
2006 Expanded both our digital press capabilities with new equipment and our wide-format line by adding a high-speed, eco-solvent printer. Banners and posters became everyday products for our customers.
2007 Another digital press was added and at least one new printing machine has been acquired each year for the past 12 years! Our equipment is new, fast and features the latest technology.
2009 Piedmont Press & Graphics received the Dietz Award given to the best printer in their class in Virginia. We are very proud of this achievement. The Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine began publication.
2011 What an exciting year! Our acquisition of Dorsey Signs and Designs means we get to work with the talented Stevi Dorsey and our customers have the opportunity for more sign options from Piedmont Press. To support this endeavor, we’ve added two new pieces of equipment: the HP 25500 is a 60” wide high-speed color printer for indoor and outdoor signage and the Graphtec digital cutter expands options with vinyl and label stocks. Another high speed digital press was added. The community was entertained and informed at our spectacular Piedmont Palooza event in the fall.
2012 We purchased the largest, fastest digital press in the region. Turnaround times for your projects will get even faster with the same award-winning quality you’ve come to know and deserve. In November, we celebrated 25 years in business in Warrenton! New equipment arrived including a new digital press, new bindery equipment and computers. Piedmont Press has added over a quarter million dollars worth of new equipment in the past two years.
2014 We added very robust digital presses to expand our short-run, full color printing offerings.
2015 New mailing equipment lowered costs and increased productivity for inserted envelope products.
2016 A big year with the acquisition of our HP flatbed printer that prints on virtually anything up to 5' x 10' x 2 1/2" thick. We also purchased D & D Signs to expand our sign offerings. In the fall, we sold our Lifestyle Publications so we could focus on our printing and sign divisions. This fall, we will celebrate 30 years in business in Warrenton.