Company Profile


Tidewater Direct, LLC and American Direct, Inc comprise 3 commercial web offset printing facilities across Maryland and Iowa. Together, they service national print markets with niches in direct mail printing, continuous forms printing, pharmaceutical printing and print management. A footprint of 200,000 square feet and a fleet 11 web offset presses enables Tidewater to compete nationally on high volume print projects. In addition to its presses, Tidewater Direct operates 2 binderies with multiple high-speed, late-model cutters and a fleet of paper folders including pharmaceutical folders. Each facility operates an independent prepress department ensuring redundancy across the locations.

Tidewater Direct and American Direct are sister companies, with a common ownership by Ken Boone. American Direct was built from the ground up; Tidewater Direct was formed by purchasing the assets from the declining Tidewater Publishing Corp creating two separate entities. By infusing the operations with fresh capital used to upgrade equipment and systems, and aligning them with those of American Direct, a national brand was created.