Panther Graphics doubles space in new building

Aug. 22, 2018

Panther Graphics has moved into its new space and revamped its brand for future growth.

The company started as a small print shop 30 years ago and was purchased by Midstates Group in 2011.

It’s now a commercial printing company that prints large, high-end sheet-fed runs for catalogs, brochures, magazines and other publications. Its lines of products and services have expanded over the years to business cards, envelopes, pocket folders, postcards and a marketing inventory management software that allows clients to order, track and reorder printed products.

There are 22 employees at the Sioux Falls location at 600 E. 52nd St. N.

“It was eye-opening to settle into our new place with all the equipment we had at the old location,” sales and marketing executive Erinn Coe said. “It really shows how hard our team worked to produce the work they did out of such a small space.”

Commercial printing is more than ink on paper, she said.

“It’s an art form – an art form that our clients create and we help get that idea from their vision to the final product. We knew a larger, more efficient location was going to better help us meet clients’ needs.”

The company also is tweaking its name as part of a rebrand – and dropping the “graphics” from it.

It was important to keep the core of the name as a nod to the brand’s history and longtime employees, Coe said.

“We have been known as Panther Graphics for many years and have always been called just Panther by the community. We decided to drop the ‘Graphics’ and keep ‘Panther’ moving forward. We also changed our staple red color to a bright yellow as a nod to the yellow eyes of a black panther.”

Panther also is focusing on honing its operating system and core processes as it prepares for more growth, she said.

“We are very grateful and thankful for all our loyal clients and amazing community who have been a crucial part of our growth. As we continue to grow, we will be implementing core processes to make things easier and more efficient for them, so we can continue that relationship for years to come.”

A ribbon-cutting with an open house is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

“We encourage anyone who has never stepped foot inside a press room to come and explore,” Cole said. “We also encourage those who know the business inside and out to stop by and celebrate with us.”

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Panther Graphics doubles space in new building

Panther Graphics has moved into its new space and revamped its brand for future growth.

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