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Marking Systems, Inc. is a family-owned and -operated printing company started in 1971 by Henry Van Beber. Henry got his start selling for 3M’s Commercial Graphics division back in the mid to late '60s. Marking Systems was originally named Vanco and started out of our family home in Richardson, Texas, in 1969.

Back then, our primary products were semi-trailer graphics, in-town fleet graphics, and OEM nameplates and labels. Suffice it to say, we've grown a bit since then.

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Growth • Expansion • Success

Looking back over the years, we've seen rapid growth, steady success and more than a few moves to new facilities.

1971 Vanco was renamed Marking Systems Inc. and we moved to a 3,000 sq. ft. building in Carrollton, Texas.

1975 To accommodate more growth, MSI moved to an even bigger facility, a 5,000 sq. ft. building in Dallas.

1979 MSI built our own 15,000 sq. ft. building in the suburbs in Rowlett near Lake Ray Hubbard.

1979 Henry's sons Matt and Greg came to work after graduating SMU and Texas Tech respectively. Truly a family operation!

1992 MSI founder Henry Van Beber retired and turned the business over to his sons. By this time the decision was made to focus exclusively on producing Durable Product Labeling for Original Equipment Manufacturers. 2006 MSI moved to a 40,000 sq. ft. facility in Garland, Texas.

2011 Matt and Greg started a T-shirt printing company called TTY.

2016 Matt and Greg started a Die Cut Converting company, Marking Systems Die Cut or MSD. Die Cut Converting has been an excellent fit with our existing OEM base of customers.

2017 3M named MSI one of five 3M Preferred Converter printing companies in the U.S. MSI is the only 3M Preferred Converter for Durable Labels and Die Cut Converting in the same manufacturing facility. Marking Systems was chosen for this partnership because MSI has exclusively served OEM’s durable labeling requirements for over 30 years.

2020 TTY moved out into their own 35,000 sq. ft. facility also located in Garland. TTY manufactures all types of apparel for companies and brands like The Seaside Store and The New York Islanders, just to name a few.

2021 MSD topped $5M in sales.

2021 The MSI group of companies topped $45M in total sales.

2022 MSI/MSD will have added 10,000 sq. ft. of production space, two Preco fully automated die cutting lines, a roll-to-roll galvo laser system and a T-Tarp laminating line.

Why MSI/MSD?

If you are an engineer, Purchasing Agent or Sourcing for an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) looking for high-quality labels of all types or die cut converting you have come to the right company. Everything about MSI/MSD is designed with the OEM in mind.

Producing Custom Durable Product labels and precision die cuts requires a very detailed documentation and production process. MSI and MSD are ISO9001:2015 certified. We take the quality process extremely seriously and work every day to make sure we adhere to each procedure.

We are experts at manufacturing high-quality labels and die cuts exactly to specification for OEMs in all types of electronic industries.

As part of our overall business philosophy MSI/MSD is continually upgrading the facilities, equipment and training of our employees.

We have listed below just a few of the amazing customers who count on MSI as a key member of their supply chain. Marking Systems supplies these companies with all their quality durable product labels, including decorative nameplates, overlays, membrane switches, information labels, UL/CSA labels, and die cut/insulator products.

Industries we serve include test and measurement, telecommunications, aerospace, military, electrical distribution, medical, security and more.

In most cases, Marking Systems works directly with engineers to develop low-cost labeling solutions. ISO9001:2015 certification ensures we can meet our customers' quality expectations. Consistency is the key to everything we do from upfront planning and prototyping through to full product label production.

We're a family-owned company that treats our customers like family. Give us a call today to talk about your next project!

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