Dayton Legal Blank is getting voted off the island

Heard today from one of my vendors that Dayton Legal Blank sent letters saying they closed the doors Feb 11, 2013.

From their website:

DLB is a nationally renowned elections company and commercial printing company, founded in 1883 and located in the Dayton, Ohio Metro area. Today, DLB serves customers throughout Ohio and numerous other states, representing Elections, Government, Commercial Printing, Mail Fulfillment, and Database Marketing.

DLB is a nationally renowned provider of government election services, ballot printing and election products, providing outstanding quality and exemplary customer service. Dayton Legal Blank has been delivering state-of-the-art commercial and government printing services and products throughout Ohio and the nation for over 125 years. DLB, at the same time has served the Dayton Metro area and state of Ohio by providing high quality commercial printing and book restoration and binding. More recently DLB added variable image high quality digital printing, mail fulfillment services and a full compliment of transactional data and promotional messaging services and products.

via Dayton Legal Blank – Ballot Printing | Election Products | Creative Design Services | Specialty Printing.

Apparently, with all the money in political campaigns, the voting part of it hasn’t been as profitable. Considering the move to electronic poll books, voting machines, and digital signature capture devices- there isn’t much left to print- except those stupid petitions for the Dayton City Commission- and Xerox killed that market once paperweight stopped being a grounds for disqualification.

Thank you Dayton Legal Blank for employing people in our community for 130 years.

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Oh, so capitalism doesn’t allow a business to fail?  How sad.


They had teamed up with Diebold durning the switch over to electronic voting. I would guess it had something to do with that. Steve Harsman will be upset, no more free food and drinks they would supply at the SOS Conferences.

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Dave and the crew at DLB were top notch guys. They also did a lot of printing for the automotive repair industry and were one of Dayton’s last book archivist and repair shops. Binding and repairing antique and well used heirloom books is a lost art. Looks like we just lost another artist.


Dave a artist! Now that’s funny! I’ve heard Dave called many things but never that! DLB missed Bob and its the sign of the times. Ask some the DLB employee’s how they feel about Dave.


Sorry, when Bob Keeler turned co. over to son it was the beginning of the end. What comes around goes around