As we led up to 2016, our 40th Anniversary as Lyle Printing, we are looked back to our old Kluge press that we used to hand feed. We were moving from a garage shop to a building we built at 3020 Fourth Street.This building was hand built by Bob Klepac and David Lyle in 1978
On February 22, 1985, this was our brand new two color Ryobi press. It printed two ink colors at one time! Now of course we can print full color digital printing from emails or flash drives. It is a whole new world from 1985! David Lyle on left and Terry Lyle on right.
Taken May 1, 1991, we were advertising our two printing shops in Bay City and El Campo. Lyle Printing started in 1976 and we will be celebrating 40 years on January 1, 2016! Bay City had five print shops in 1976 and now we are the only locally owned and operated print shop in Matagorda County! Thanks to our great customers and local businesses!
You never know where your high school job or mentor will lead you!. Thanks to L.E. "Brock" Brockman, who taught David Lyle through a high school program. He was a great guy and mentor, he stayed with us over four years as a consultant. Miss you Brock!
David and Linda Lyle have owned their printing business since January 1976. They were sweethearts at Wharton Junior college in 1971 and married in 1972. They have two grown daughters and four grandchildren (who when visiting, arrive from Austin and Lake Charles)
David trained with L.E. “Brock” Brockman as a printer while in high school. Later in college he worked for the A & M Press and the Bryan Daily Eagle. When “Brock” decided to retire, he called David to inquire if he might be interested in buying the business. The rest is history.
Linda and David bought the business in 1976, built a new building in 1977. In 1995, Lyle Printing moved to their current location at 2100 Sixth Street.
Lyle Printing serves customers with all kinds of needs; from business cards to 4 color printing including Etsy, and custom invoices, waybills, and raffle tickets. The option was added to include digital printing, but the old equipment is still being used. Some of the letterpress equipment is 70 years old. David and Terry Lyle maintain their own equipment.
Lyle Printing employs six people, both full time and part time. Most of our employees have been working here for 10 years or more. We are proud of our level of experience and are willing and eager to help our customers with their printing needs.