The Earl Mich Company, headquartered just outside of Chicago, has evolved continually since its founding in 1930, offering a continually expanding portfolio of materials and valued-added converting services for the sign industry.
Owned by members of its founding family, Earl Mich is a supply distributor for sign companies throughout the Mid-West, with customers as far away as California and New York. The company’s on-line catalog is expansive, encompassing a full range of supplies, tools and software for a broad array of signage and graphic applications.
Product offerings from Earl Mich include vinyl materials, vehicle wraps, digital media, heat transfer materials, led lighting, banners and accessories, magnetics, substrates, frames and displays, paints, blades/cutters, saws, shop tools, software and stands.
The company also offers wholesale custom graphics including thermal and steel rule die cuts, along with converting services for custom roll lengths and widths. Earl Mich offers same-day service in most cases and free local delivery on many items within a 75-mile service area in and around its Wood Dale, Illinois headquarters.
Earl Mich represents many of the nation’s leading manufacturers, including Herculite and the Bantex Digital Media line. Earl Mich is a member of the Bantex Partners Program which includes joint promotional, marketing and inventory stocking elements for the Bantex brand.
“We pride ourselves on having many long time, knowledgeable employees who know our products well and are familiar with our customers’ needs,” said Greg McKay, vice president of Earl Mich. “When a customer calls us, it’s likely that the person answering the phone will be someone they have worked with in the past and who knows about their supply needs. Another important strength of our company is our extensive inventory levels and our converting capabilities which allow us to customize materials based on special needs.”
Earl Mich began offering Bantex Digital Media about five years ago, adding Bantex as its premium offering for digital inkjet printing of vinyl banners and signs.
“We were impressed with Bantex print quality along with its curl-free performance and breadth of the product line,” McKay said. “Bantex offers a great variety of products that are popular with our customers, such as the 18-ounce material for outdoor use, the black-back and curl-free materials. Bantex really rounds out our vinyl banner material offerings so that we can meet our customers’ needs for just about every premium application, from pole banners to high-end stands and displays.”
Another important advantage of the Bantex product line for Earl Mich customers is its certification by HP for printing with latex inks. This certification means that Bantex has been proven for smooth and efficient print production and consistent quality on HP printers using latex inks.
“With Bantex our customers can set up a digital printer for 20 banners and have it run smoothly, producing 20 banners all with consistently high quality,” McKay said.
For more information about the Earl Mich Company, visit www.earlmich.com.