Company History

Our company dates back to 1844. We have stayed in business by being as committed to our customers as we are to excellent quality.

We offer our clients friendly experienced sales and customer service people that guide and assist them in their printing mailing decisions. Our plant personnel are skilled crafts people and are dedicated to providing top of the line quality to our clients. Our graphic artists can help you with design work and layouts.

Nelsons seeks to establish long term relationships with their clients and help them nurture and grow their businesses. Please contact us and let’s see how we can work together.

Our company has its roots in the 1800’s and has evolved through the years. In the early 1900’s, the company published a German language newspaper, “Deutsche Zeitung” in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA for the many immigrants from Germany. In May, 1920  Louis A.R. Nelson, Sr. (an Army veteran wounded five times in France during WWI ) went to work at Southern Printing and eventually took over and the name was changed to Nelson’s Southern Printing and Publishing Company. His sons L.A Rohde Nelson, Jr. and Rhame Nelson joined him in the 1940’s.

Today, The Nelson Printing Corporation is owned and operated by Eric H. Nelson (Rohde’s son) and Alex Nelson (Eric’s son). Nelson’s basic philosophy is still to serve our customers the best we can while forming long term friendships.

In 2014, Nelson Printing Corporation merged with Direct Marketers of Charleston, offering our customers an expanded range of marketing and direct mail services.

Today, Nelson’s is growing and has recently expanded their services by adding new equipment – two new digital production presses and a wide format printer/ cutter with laminator. As printing and our client’s needs evolve, Nelson's aim is to stay at the forefront in order to best serve our customers.