Our Story

The First Generation (1958-1986)

Hamlett Printing Service was founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1958 by Thomas M. Hamlett. The record industry was growing rapidly and seeking high quality printing companies to meet the growing demands of their customers. Printing labels for artists like Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Ike and Tina Turner and so on. Hamlett Printing Service quickly developed a reputation for developing superb products at a reasonable cost with prompt delivery. Over the years, that tradition has remained our primary goal. We desire to produce the best products for our customers to meet the ever changing demands of a dynamic industry.

The Second Generation (1986-2000)

When the company's founder decided to hang up his hat in 1986, it was a time to turn the corner and march on toward new challenges. Two of the founder's sons, David and Thomas Hamlett purchased the company and formed Hamlett Printing Service, Inc. The new partners continued to follow the traditions their father had established by maintaining the production of high quality products and services. The strength of this partnership helped the company to continue its growth in the record industry despite the dynamic changes the vinyl record industry would face in the coming years.

The 21st Century (2000- )

As Hamlett Printing Service, Inc. (HPS) entered the new millennium, the partners agreed to a new leadership venture. Senior partner David Hamlett became the sole owner of the corporation when he purchased his brother's share of the company. While David's leadership continues to move the company forward, he welcomes the continued support of his brother with accounting and computer software issues. Over the last few years, vinyl records sales have regained a new popularity once again. Hamlett Printing Service, Inc. has produced products for many of the independent labels and well known industry leaders. We have also serviced many record pressing plants such as the following:

  • Archer Records, Detroit, Michigan
  • Bill Smith Records, El Segundo, California
  • Musicol Recording, Columbus, Ohio
  • Rainbo Record Pressing, Santa Monica, California
  • Record Technology (RTI), Camarillo, California
  • Gotta Groove Records, Cleveland  Ohio
  • Quality Record Pressing, Salina, Kansas
  • Palomino Records, Shepherdsville, Kentucky
  • A & R Record Manufacturing, Dallas, Texas
  • Hit-Bound Record Mfg. Brooklyn New York

While this is a partial list all of the plants we service, we are fully committed to delivering your products to the location you desire in a timely fashion. While the products and services have changed a lot over the years, our commitment to service and quality has not. Today we continue to operate with the same high standards passed down from generation to generation. Take a look at the many choices you have at our Products & Services page. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you soon.