Our Story

A single mother of three sons finds herself in need of work following a divorce. She learns a new trade and secures a good job. Life is good until her employer suffers a devastating fire that causes the firm to shut its doors. What is this resourceful woman to do? In 1976, Inez Shapiro started a home-based typesetting business in south Toledo, Ohio called Shapiro's House of Type.

What began as a small, woman-owned business - when it wasn't fashionable to be one - continues to thrive today under the continued leadership of the Shapiro family.

Over the last 40 years, H.O.T. Graphic Services has grown through internal expansion and a series of acquisitions to become one of the largest full-service, marketing communication providers in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Always at the forefront of technology, H.O.T. offers a vast array of creative services to assist our broad client base with integrated communications and commercial printing.

At H.O.T., our core values and business philosophies have been steadfast. We endeavor to bring to our clients, associates and vendors integrity, respect, open communication, innovation and flexibility. Through our experienced, knowledgeable and creative associates, we constantly search for meaningful ways to add value to long-term business partnerships.

Well, that's our story...how can we help you tell yours?