Meet The Team

The Print Authority builds successful relationships, both internally among our team and externally with clients. One remarkable aspect of The Print Authority is our focus on hiring and retaining the best team members. The average tenure for all employees is 12 years at the company. (We have one team member with over 25 years tenure!) In addition, our team averages 18 years of printing industry experience per person. Our team provides continuity and outstanding service…we really get to know you and your work.

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Eric Blumenthal

Founder, President

Fearless leader
for 28 years
Business owner
for 28 years

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Steve Loveless

General Manager

32+ years pressman and management experience in the printing industry

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Luanne Burger

Customer Service Manager

The Print Authority team for 27 years

Experience: 33+ years in the printing industry

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Dianne Stripling

Art and Marketing Director, Web to Print Specialist

Apple computers for over 29 years

Experience:​ 24+ years in the graphic design & printing industry, 19+ years at The Print
Authority.

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Tiffany Rau

Senior Graphic Designer, Marketing Specialist

Has been with The Print Authority for 13 years

Experience:​ 20+ years in the graphic design, marketing & printing industry, 13+ years at The Print Authority.

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Brooke Parker

Graphic Design Specialist

Has now been at The Print Authority for over 4 years

Experience:​ 9 years in design and print production.

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Katie Loveless

Account Executive

Experience:​ 12 years in print production.

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Ricky Tomlin

Two Color Press Operator

Experience:​ 34 years in the printing industry, 15 years at The Print Authority.

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Wendy Eckenstine

Accounting Manager

Wendy has been our Accounting and Benefits Manager for 19 years

Experience:​ 36+ years in the Accounting field and as a Tax Consultant

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Marilyn Ricciardi

Payables and Receivables Specialist

Experience:​ Over 32 years experience in AR/AP.

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Sarah McKinney

Digital Production Specialist

Experience: 10+ Years in Customer Service

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Drew Fitts

Finishing Specialist

Experience: 10+ Years in Retail, Warehouse, Shipping & Receiving

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Ashton Bancroft

Finishing Specialist

Experience: 10+ Years in Graphic Design, Production and Advertising

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Wes Roberts

Delivery Specialist

Experience: 17 Years in Manufacturing

Our History

Founded as a Nashville printing company in 1991, The Print Authority’s objective is to exceed the expectations of every client. Since expanding and relocating to Brentwood, Tennessee in 2000, The Print Authority has grown conceptually from a local printing and design company into a diversified, modern digital and offset commercial printing enterprise serving clients across the United States and beyond.

Software & Equipment List

Below is a general listing of our software and equipment, which may not be complete.

Mac & PC Platforms
Adobe Creative Suite
Two Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 1200 digital presses. Integrated bindery includes folding, saddle-stitching magazine style up to 50 sheets, drilling holes, stapling, and collating. The bizhub PRO 1200 also has an integrated cover insertion tray. Environmentally friendly low power requirements with biodegradable toner.
  • One Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100 digital press and one Konica Minolta Accurio C6100. Integrated bindery includes folding, saddle-stitching magazine style, drilling holes, stapling, and collating. The bizhub PRESS C1100 has an integrated cover insertion tray. Environmentally friendly low power requirements with biodegradable toner.
  • PSI LM 3655 Digital Envelope Press. Full color and variable data capability.
  • Mutoh ValueJet 1626UH hybrid UV digital printer. Prints both on rigid substrates and flexible roll material up to 64” wide.
  • Graphtec FC8600 Cutter Plotter for die cutting material on rolls
  • Wall cutter for rigid boards.
  • Epson T5270 Aqueous roll printer. Prints up to 36” wide on paper.
  • Banner Pro Professional Banner Hemming System
  • Ryobi 3302 Two Color Offset Printing Press.
  • Sunraise S Series Thermography Unit for raised printing on offset printed sheets.
  • 2 EFI Fiery Rip stations
  • Heidelberg Meta Dimension Software for workflow and imposition.
  • Heidelberg Suprasetter Metal Plate Machine. Runs up to a 250 line hybrid dot screen for all printing plates. This system is chemistry-free with no toxic byproducts. All metal plates are recycled.
  • Challenge Paper Cutter. Cuts up to a 28” x 40” size sheet
  • Heidelberg Stahl Folder. Folds up to 14” x 20” size sheets with right angle capability. This machine also perforates and scores paper.
  • Duplo Digital Creaser. Accommodates small scoring projects quickly and easily.
  • Challenge Paper Drill. Drills up to 3 holes at a time.
  • Horizon Collator and Booklet Making System. Collates, folds, and stitches books magazine style up to 20 sheets at a time.
  • Plastikoil Binding System
  • Duplo Perfect Binding System
  • GBC comb binding equipment.
  • Web laminator with automated cutting equipment.
  • ALM 3322 automated laminator.
  • Tech Lighting UV Coater
  • Shrink Wrap system with heat tunnel.
  • Round Cornering machine
I couldn’t have picked two more supportive people than your Luanne B. and Brooke P.
I received help repeatedly with incredible patience. No question from me was taken
lightly by them. At a point, I felt I was straining my new friendship with these “Print
Angels”. If you could give them a “well done!” I would appreciate it.
Owner, Personal Book Publisher

Advancing The Industries We Serve

Below are conferences The Print Authority frequently sponsors.

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CHART (Council Of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers) Conferences Sponsored In A Row

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IFX (Franchise Executive) Conferences Sponsored In A Row

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IFA Emerging Franchisor Conferences Sponsorship In 2016

Contact Us

7103-B Crossroads Blvd.
Brentwood, TN 37027

(615) 468-2679

Customer Service:
CustomerService@ThePrintAuthority.com

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 pm CST