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PlasticPrinters Founder Luke Lingle

When PlasticPrinters.com opened its doors in 1996, founder Luke Lingle had a vision for his company: "To produce the highest quality product while maintaining the finest customer service." Now, over 17 years later, that vision has not changed. We pride ourselves on developing lasting relationships with our world-wide base of clients.

Find out how Plastic Printers can change your business for the better. We are card printing experts, and we will deliver! With our state-of-the-art equipment and staff eager to service you.

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Hastings Star Gazette Article

On a quest to be the best printer for small businesses, Plastic printers in the industrial park is thriving

By the time he turned 17, Luke Lingle had learned two key skills that, to this day, help him run a growing and successful business in Hastings. First, he learned about printing. Second, he learned the basics of making money.

As a member of a Park High School boys hockey team that was having a successful season, he spearheaded an effort to print up hundreds of T-shirts that featured the names of the players on the team. Lingle and his friends sold the T-shirts everywhere they could.

Since those successful T-shirt sales, little has...


The Plastic Printers Timeline -- Building our Vision

Build a big company with a small company attitude


Luke established Custom Plastic Printers, Inc. in the garage of his father's house in Cottage Grove, MN.


Moved to first building with 5 employees. Developed the first online quoting system for our products.


Purchased first digital printing press and hired 2 more employees.


Doubled the size of our building.


Moved to new location with double the space and hired 4 more employees.


Purchased first ever 6 color printing press. Installed CRM (Customer Relations Manager) to update customer status. Created sales teams to respond quicker to client needs.


Moved location again to a 14,000 sq. foot building -- well over doubling our size again. Purchased new HP Indigo 7 Color Press. Added new die cutting and lamination equipment capable of 640,000 cards per day.


Added a 6,000 sq. foot warehouse and manufacture space. Added much more inventory to serve your needs! Installed ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system to respond to changes immediately.


Finished our new office addition and hired 20 new employees. Installed a 5 color Litho Press. We added a high speed magstripe machine to triple our capacity!


  • Hired 15 more full time employees
  • Upgraded our encoding equipment
  • Added camera verification stations
  • Added several more presses
  • Implemented a custom built quality monitoring system


  • Hired 7 more full time employees
  • Added more lamination and die cutting equipment
  • Have a full social media presence
  • Added an online experience team
  • Had a ton more fun this year (check out the highlights here)


Because of YOU, the client, we are now 60+ employees strong, here to service you. We have installed a high speed encoding and variable data machine with camera verification to bring us into the future of quality control and card printing technologies. We have also spent time on hiring the Right People for OUR Company. Our Employees are a large part of our success!

Our Future

We will service clients from 6am until 10pm, 5 days a week. We will continue to manufacture all of our products in house. This allows us to service you and adjust to your delivery needs. Thank you for all your business as it is a key part to our success!

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