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Who are we

 

Since the printing house was founded in 1828, we have been producing all kinds of printed matter - everything from miniature prints to large format. Regardless of the scope of the task, we rarely say no, whether it is a stand-alone print job or a sizeable campaign. We are a graphic full-service company, and we CAN handle everything in printed matter from business cards to large prospectuses in-house. So, we can be there for you from the first idea to the finished printed matter.

 

We have built up a sizeable know-how in design and graphic production through more than seven generations in the graphics industry, and we can manage most every assignment in-house. We strive to provide our customers with the best quality in print, the most charismatic design and to eliminate the hassle of the printing process for you. In short, we are a company full of skilled, dedicated professionals , and we are passionate about our profession.

 

Reliable graphic collaborator

Should you choose Hertz bogtrykkergården, we guarantee a top professional result. And as a manufacturer of, among other things, prospectuses, we are geared towards tight schedules and delivery times, and we take pride in meeting deadlines.

 

We have compiled an overview of what products we can offer.

 

If you do not find what you need, please contact us  by mail or phone.

Our History

 

The colourful history of the Hertz book printing farm is clear from the moment you walk in the door at Abildager in Brøndby. To the left of the door is an old Rapid printing press from the early history of the printing house.

Walking upstairs to the 1st floor, you pass several memorial plaques, the old chandelier, and on the door the original brass sign. Throughout the offices, you will find mementoes of our long history - such as the two old bookcases, the counter, and the file cabinet in the reception, all telling their own story of a bygone era.

Key persons from our history

 

Sylvester Hertz

The company was founded in Vejle by royal privilege in 1828 by Sylvester Hertz in connection with Weile Weile Amts Kongelig priviligerede Avis og Avertissementstidende - Vejle Amts Newspaper.

Sylvester Hertz ran the company until he died in 1854, after which first his wife Cecilia took over the business and then their son Vilhelm. Like his father, the son was an active person in professional and political circles. But most notably from 1895, when the third generation of the Hertz-family came along and continued the business, it really took off.

 

 

Poul Hertz

Poul Hertz was an extremely enterprising businessman who rarely sat still and was continuously engaged in a multitude of projects. Every assignment he undertook was subject to the strictest quality requirements. For example, he would not procure a Typesetting machine until he was sure that the technology could meet his high demands.  In 1905 Poul Hertz sold the newspaper in Vejle and moved the printing house to the capital. He had a unique talent for creatively advertisements and promotions for his projects. One of the more spectacular ones that Poul brought to life was when in 1911 launch his new magazine "Verden og Vi". On the magazines first day of publication, he sent a procession of 50 "taximeter wagons" through the streets of Copenhagen. Each of the first 49 wagons carried a poster urging them to look at the last wagon. And on the last wagon, the news was announced that "Verden og Vi" had come on the streets!

 

In 1918 he sold this magazine as he was too busy with other projects. Among other things, developing his "Hertz Karthothek" with unique index cards and index cabinets, which was new at the time. Already early in the company's history, a register of employees in the company had been kept, and you can still see these cards with the old remarks. One of the cards says, for example, “Not diligent. Also, not skilled. Talks a lot." Or one of the more dramatic from 1944 "Resigned due to Sabotage. Good but talkative."

 

 

Ellen Hertz

When Poul Hertz died in 1939, his widow Ellen Hertz took over the business and ran it with her lively interest for printing. She had little interest in modern technology, and it was only reluctantly that she in 1973 invested in an offset machine - which, incidentally, never came into use in her lifetime. Despite her reluctance towards technology, the company flourished. As she had no heirs, she set up a limited company in 1972 to ensure the continuation of the printing house. The shares of which were placed in the Ellen and Poul Hertz fund.

 

 

Carl Henning Bentsen

At Ellen Hertz death in 1976, there was balance in the accounts and procurator Carl Henning Bentsen, who was employed in 1972, was promoted to director of the company. At her death, Ellen Hertz had left the printing house with a dependable clientele, and an older machine park. Therefore, Bentsen made several investments in new technology, and he succeeded in increasing the equity of the printing house considerably.

 

 

Kim Jensen

After Carl Henning Bentsen died in 1989, the current director Kim Jensen was appointed to run the company. Kim Jensen had already been employed as a printer in Hertz bogtrykkergården a/s in 1982.

 

Kim Jensen and Ole Lundsgaard bought Hertz bogtrykkergården in 2003. In 2016, Kim Jensen bought out Ole Lundsgaard, today he continues to run the company with his wife, Anni Jensen.

 

In a time, where technology evolves at a rapid pace, Kim Jensen is keeping a watchful eye on the developments and continues to invest in the equipment needed to survive in a very volatile market.

 

 

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