Welcome to Ray Schumann and Associates, Inc.
Ray Schumann and Assoc., Inc. was founded by Raymond H. Schumann in 1954. He selected a location in downtown St. Louis and opened a trade shop servicing offset printers. In the early 60's, zinc/magnesium (Dycrel) plate making was added to our plate making facilities. We expanded our location to midtown St. Louis in 1963.
In November 1973, we moved into our present location, 1347 January Ave. Since then, we have expanded our facility twice. Ray Schumann and Associates recognized the growth of the flexographic sector of the printing industry and in the early 70's, we added the DuPont Cyrel photopolymer printing plate to our expanding services. With the rapid growth of both narrow and wide web flexographic printing processes, Ray Schumann and Associates became a pioneer in the St. Louis area. From our original 12 x 18 processing equipment, we have continued to reinvest in equipment and are now capable of producing photopolymer printing plates up to 52 x 80.
With a full service graphics and prepress department, featuring ArtPro trapping software, a Fuji Luxel F-9000 "Sumo" image setter, FlexoCal software, and a wide range of proofing systems, Ray Schumann and Associates continues to be the leading flexo prepress company in the Midwest.
Ray Schumann and Associates is now proud to bring our customers the next level of quality in flexographic printing. In late 2003, we added Digital Flexographic plate making to our services. Along with digital color proofing based on custom color profiles from individual printing presses, Schumann Digital Flexo offers flexographic printers unsurpassed quality without the headaches or added expense of film imaged plates.
With an ever watchful eye to the future, Ray Schumann and Associates continues to reinvest in equipment which will enable us to enjoy continued growth in the prepress segment of the printing industry by providing our clients with the very best quality and cost efficient products available anywhere.