Kelmscott Communications had its beginnings as the Kelmscott Corporation in 1936, an offshoot of Conway and Company. The name was borrowed from the original Kelmscott Press, a storied printer in 19th century England noted for its quality and artistry in the design, printing and binding of books.
The new Kelmscott Press in Aurora, IL, prospered and in July 1938 was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois as the Kelmscott Corporation, with John M. Strotz as President. Kelmscott continued under the ownership of the Strotz family for 37 years and was eventually purchased by W.I. Reeves in 1975. In 1985, the interest in Kelmscott Press owned by W.I. Reeves was purchased by Thomas and Roberta Reeves, with Thomas continuing in his role as President of the company he had filled since 1975.
In June 2004, Thomas Reeves sold the business to Scott Voris, the present owner of the business. The name was changed to Kelmscott Communications in August, 2008, to better express Kelmscott’s transition from traditional offset printer to multi-channel marketing service provider.